Amazing Train Journeys Around The World

Sit back and relax in the comfort of your seat whilst taking in the shifting landscape. There are many exciting train journeys in the world which offer another dynamic to your holiday experience.

Board a luxury train to reach remote destinations that would be hard to get to otherwise! Or sit back and relax enjoying the stunning scenery as you journey from one major city to another.

 

The TranzAlpine, New Zealand

  • Journey: Christchurch – Greymouth
  • Distance:  139 miles
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

This iconic New Zealand rail journey is renowned as one of the most beautiful scenic rail journeys in the world. Marvel at the South Island ’s striking natural landscape through large panoramic windows, all from the comfort of your spacious carriage.

Roam across the flat, dry tussock of the vast Canterbury Plains, before heading north-east as you glide along the edges of the ice-fed Waimakariri River. Climb into the Southern Alps via a series of 15 tunnels and 4 viaducts, to reach the high plains of Craigieburn. This is where you will experience the most iconic views of the TranzAlpine journey. Journey through the second-longest tunnel in the world, Otira Tunnel (8.5km), built in 1923 marking the completion of the world-famous railway between Christchurch and Greymouth.

 

The Pride of Africa

The magnificent Pride of Africa is a beautiful and elegant train that is run by Rovos Rail. This stylish train journey allows its passengers to experience travelling around South Africa in pure luxury. There are routes from the South of Africa to the North, between Cape Town to Pretoria.

There are also a range of breath taking journeys from East Africa to West, traveling from Walvis Bay to Pretoria, which are very popular. This train specialises in VIP service as staff are trained to the highest level to assist passengers with all their travel needs and making their experience on the Pride of Africa feel like they have stepped back in time when extravagance was everything.

 

The Rocky Mountaineer, Canada

Described by many as ‘the greatest rail journeys on earth’ and recently featured on the BBC program ’50 things to do before you die’ the Rocky Mountaineer is a Canadian legend.

Stunning views, breath-taking photo opportunities and in our opinion the best way to view the Canadian Rockies. You really can’t imagine how magnificent seeing the Rockies up close is.

From compelling snow-capped peaks, raging river rapids and the lush green pine forests that are synonymous with the Canadian countryside, there is always something spectacular to see. Keep your eyes peeled as you might be lucky enough to spot some of Canada’s famous wildlife, including black bears, coyotes, elk and moose.

 

The California Zephyr, USA

  • Journey: Chicago – San Francisco
  • Distance: 2,438 miles
  • Duration: 52 hours 40 minutes

The USA is an extremely popular holiday destination, and for good reason! With incredible diversity offering a huge selection of amazing places to explore. From world-class metropolitan cities to breath-taking natural wonders.

This incredible three-day journey travels nearly 2500 miles across grassy plains, vast deserts, majestic mountains, quaint towns, the Sierra Nevada and thriving cities! Take in the breath-taking scenery through the floor-to-ceiling windows of the lounge car.

 

Perurail’s Lake Titicaca Railway, Peru

  • Journey: Puno – Cuzco
  • Distance: 241 miles
  • Duration: 10 hours

Traversing the shores of Lake Titicaca to the beating heart of the Inca capital. Enjoy the incredible landscape along the way to Machu Picchu: towering mountains, snow-capped crests, winding rivers, and the steady change in vegetation to the point of entry to the enchanted rainforest that is home to the Inca citadel. Featuring an Observatory-lounge carriage with live music, this train offers its passengers maximum comfort and space on board

Where will an unforgettable rail journey take you? Place an enquiry on our website and let us design your ideal trip!

 

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