Luxury Rail Journeys
An ever changing Aspect
Some destinations are only visible from the window of a moving train, meandering through the scenic landscapes of our continents. A luxury rail adventure is an incredibly immersive experience, varying from lush green forests to dry, arid plains to snow-covered mountains. Whilst these journeys are adventures in their own right, they often form part of a larger holiday, combining your time on the tracks with flights, end-to-end accommodation, excursions or even a cruise. No matter where your passion for exploring takes you, our travel experts are here to help every step of the way as we work with leading operators around the world.
You may be wanting to start planning your first luxury rail journey or you may be a veteran, looking for a new destination to explore; there may be more options than you think… Join our travel experts below as we journey across the world , showcasing some of the best adventures available. The best part? We can tailor-make anything you see into your own holiday, creating the perfect itinerary for every type of traveller. So fasten your seatbelt and climb aboard.
Amongst the most iconic rail journeys in the world has to be the Rocky Mountaineer. Traversing the Continental Divide – concurring impressive landscapes with engineering feats – journey from Vancouver to a range of destinations; the glistening lakes of Banff & Lake Louise, the mesmerising mountains overlooking Jasper and most recently, the extraordinary ‘unseen west’ of vast canyons and inspiring deserts of Colorado.
With no shortage of luxury, you’ll journey in SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf Service on this fully-inclusive experience; panoramic views, delicious meals & beverages brought right to your seat, friendly Hosts and even complimentary baggage transfers.
Did you know… that you never sleep onboard the Rocky Mountaineer? All of their journeys include hotel accommodation in designated stops along the route for your comfort.
Venice-simplon orient express
Since this famous name made its maiden journey from Paris to Istanbul in 1883, it has been synonymous with luxury travel and its easy to see why. Your voyage begins on the platform of an iconic European city, where historic carriages await. After you depart, take a seat in a dining carriage and enjoy their seasonal menus. As the evening continues, stroll to the Bar Car for an unforgettable evening of cocktails and conviviality before retiring to your cabin or suite onboard.
As the new day breaks, you’ll awaken to a world of new views from your window. From rolling hills to Alpine mountains with some aperitifs and hors d’oeuvres between. Your journey ends after a spot of lunch, as you arrive at your destination. From London to Venice, Paris to Verona… where will your Orient Express adventure take you?
With discreet and friendly service, top cuisine and of course, a selection of South Africa’s finest wines, Rovos Rail harks back to the elegant era, encompassing the timeless grace and high romance of Africa exploration. Offering a series of bespoke journeys – lasting from 48 hours to 15 nights – explore some of the continent’s greatest destinations from aboard the beautifully restored vintage wood-panelled coaches.
Hosting you across their observation, lounge, dining & club cars, you can rediscover the pioneering trail of the Karoo on a 3-night journey between Cape Town & Pretoria, venture into the heart of the South Africa bushveld on a 2-night safari or enjoy a 12-night tapestry of landscape, game, history & culture as traverse this region.
Rovos Rail is currently booking up to & including 2025 and is also available for Private Hire.
Regarded as one of the world’s greatest train journeys, The Ghan delivers so much more; unlock parts of Australia that no other holiday can come close to, whilst maintaining a balance of comfort, luxury and adventure. Onboard your journey between Darwin and Adelaide you’ll find sumptuous dining, elegant private cabins along with an attentive service. You can also choose from a range of included Off Train Experiences to create your personal journey through Australia’s outback & beyond.
Want to see other parts of Australia? Why not take the tracks from Perth to Sydney onboard the Indian Pacific or explore the Great Southern route between Adelaide & Brisbane, with Off Train Experiences in Melbourne, Canberra & beyond.
Did you know… you can take any of these journeys in either direction. Select routes operate seasonally; speak with our travel experts for more information.
One of the shortest journeys, yet splendidly scenic nonetheless – the Glacier Express spends just under 8 hours traversing through 168 mountainous miles between the towns of Zermatt & St Moritz, regarded for their luxury ski resorts. The Alpine route is what makes this train so marvellous as it meanders the narrow-gauge railroads.
Whilst there’s no overnight accommodation required onboard, there are First & Second Class panoramic cars. For those seeking a little more luxury, Excellence Class provides a guaranteed window seat, a 5-course regional meal served at your seat, exclusive access to the Glacier Bar and a concierge service.
This route is busy during high-season owing to the popularity to visit the slopes. We recommend travelling during shoulder season if you want to experience this journey.
No matter which luxury rail journey appeals to you – maybe it’s all of them? – our travel experts are here to create a bespoke itinerary around this adventure. Take the Rocky Mountaineer west before embarking on an Alaska cruise from Vancouver; twin the Orient Express with citybreaks in Paris and Verona, or board Rovos Rail in Pretoria on your way to explore Cape Town, the Garden Route and bounty of safari options across the African continent. Simply get in touch today to start planning your luxury rail journey.