Luxury Train Journeys
Luxury Train Journeys
Discover the art of slow travel with our luxurious train journeys
Traveling by train is one of the best ways to travel across a continent or sample hard-to-reach areas, relaxing while gazing out at the passing scenery that’s often inaccessible by car. You’ll ride the rails in comfort and style, whether you’d like to embark on a short ride as part of a longer itinerary or prefer the train journey be the main focus of the experience. Either way, our travel experts can help make it happen.
Some of our most popular train journeys include Canada’s famous Rocky Mountaineer which rolls through the dramatic Rockies, South Africa’s classic Blue Train via Rovos Rail, and the heart-pounding adventure on the Devil’s Nose in Ecuador. The latter has a track that rises more than 2,000 vertical feet in just seven miles going forward before reversing to climb up the heart-pounding switchbacks. Another option is riding into the towering Andes to reach iconic Machu Picchu on the Hiram Bingham Express. Or when visiting Australia, cross between Sydney and Perth on the Indian Pacific and between Adelaide to Darwin riding the Ghan, ensuring an unforgettable trip. The Eastern & Oriental Express oozes sophistication by capturing the elegance of the 1920s and ‘30s while traveling through Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
Geneva, Montreux, Interlaken, St. Moritz, Tirano, Zurich7 NightsFrom $4,598 PPIn Switzerland the train is king, almost any journey from one town or city to another can easily be done and usually involves stunning views of mountains, lush green pastures and pretty wooden farmhouses. That stereotypical view of Switzerland really does exist - everywhere! This week-long tour takes in three of the most iconic routes in the country, the Goldenpass, Glacier Express and Bernina Express, with comfortable 4-star accommodation along the way. For those wanting to see as much of Switzerland in a short period of time as possible, this itinerary is a must.
Johannesburg, Rovos Rail, Cape Town7 NightsFrom $6,040 PPExperience South Africa by rail on this 7-night highlights itinerary. You will start your itinerary in Johannesburg, where you will spend a night relaxing and recovering after your international flight. The following morning, you will board the luxury train, Rovos Rail. Traveling through the Karoo – a semi-desert landscape – as well as lots of destinations like Kimberly, Worcester in the Hex River Valley, and Matjiesfontein. You will have the opportunity to disembark the train and explore historic towns, making photographic memories along the way.
On board, step back in time and enjoy the luxurious train journey itself. You will be on an all-inclusive basis which means all meals and drinks are included so sit back and enjoy; Whether it’s high tea served in the lounge, or attending dinner dressed formally. You will arrive at Cape Town station, where you will be transferred privately to your hotel. You will spend the final three days in Ellerman House in Cape Town – one of the most luxurious properties in the city. Enjoy Cape Town at your leisure, with a private Cape Peninsula Tour included and other excursions available for us to plan for you.
St Moritz, Tirano, Lugano, Zurich3 NightsFrom $1,931 PPStarting in the luxurious resort town of St. Moritz, the Bernina Express is a true feat of engineering, taking a journey across the Alps and down into the small Italian town of Tirano. The route is the highest railway track in Europe and the steepest in the world, taking passengers through 55 tunnels and 196 bridges! Along the way, you will marvel at the dramatic changes in landscape from pine forests, up to the Eastern Alps’ highest mountain, Piz Bernina, at over 13,120 feet, along sparkling glaciers, frozen lakes (even in summer), deep gorges, and down into palm-filled streets. From Tirano, you will travel by luxury coach to Lugano, Switzerland’s largest Italian-speaking city.
Our 4-day package includes 1st class rail throughout, including the transfers from Zurich to St Moritz, and back from Lugano. However, this can easily be altered to any city in Switzerland at no extra charge. Many guests also chose to do the Bernina Express in reverse, starting in Milan or Venice which can also easily be arranged.
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