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Train travel has a unique charm. Take the scenic route on a rail journey through lesser-travelled countrysides or choose an iconic railway celebrated for its incredible scenery. Wind through the Swiss Alps, across Scottish moors, or through the prairie fields of Canada. Showcasing only the very best Operators, our selection of train trips around the world have been hand-picked to ensure a memorable holiday by rail.

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India's Beauty by Train

India's Beauty by Train

Climb aboard the Deccan Odyssey to travel in carriages as beautiful as the city of Jaipur on a journey as special as the Taj Mahal itself.

See More of Japan by Bullet Train

See More of Japan by Bullet Train

Speed from the temples and teahouses of Kyoto to the bright lights of Tokyo in under two and a half hours – leaving you more time for exploring!

Australia’s Great Southern Rail

Australia’s Great Southern Rail

Discover the heart of Australia on the Ghan. Take in the Red Centre as you travel between Darwin and Alice Springs or Alice Springs and Adelaide.

The Trans-Siberian Railway

The Trans-Siberian Railway

Rock through the Ural Mountains and Siberian taiga forests as you uncover historic towns and medieval cities. Amazing scenery and rich culture unfold before you as you traverse this vast land between Moscow and Vladivostok.

Switzerland’s Glacier Express

Switzerland’s Glacier Express

All aboard for a breathtaking journey through dramatic peaks and plunging valleys. Travel Oberalp Pass, take in views of Rhine Gorge, and fall in love with the alpine villages connected by this iconic railway.

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Wonderful Tour of NZ   , United Kingdom, Jan 2023
Have just returned from the most fantastic trip with Grand Pacific and I can honestly say that it more than exceeded my expectations. I had been very uncertain about coach travel, but as a single traveller, there are not too many options and the small group tour coach operated by GPT was so comfortable with only 20 seats on a full size vehicle. My travel ...read more companions turned out to be a delight and we had some great experiences together.

The tour itself was extremely well coordinated and organised and our coach captain kept us all in order and took very good care of all our wants and needs. He was patient and knowledgeable and kept us amused and entertained during the sometimes necessarily long journeys, and we felt very safe and secure in his care.

There was a good choice of excursions at the various tour stops and the standard of hotels used was generally extremely high, with good locations with the overnight stay on the boat through Doubtful Sound being one of the highlights of the whole trip for me, along with the helicopter flight from Fox Glacier. The only comment I would make is that the trip could have been improved if we had stayed 3 nights and not 2 at most of the towns. With the excursions taking up the free time it would have been great to have more free time to explore each place, as fort the majority of tourists this will be the only time they get to visit NZ given the distances most had travelled to get there.
The best of NZ in comfort.     , SA, Australia, Dec 2022
Great tour of NZ highlights. Luxury coach with excellent driver/guide who went the extra mile for guests. Visited lots of wonderful places & planned & optional activities were excellent, including Bay of Islands, Rotarua Skyline Ride & Luge, Franz Josef Glacier & helicopter, Haast River jet, Wildlife & Cultural tours, old steam trains & Larnach Castle. ...read more Doubtful Sound Cruise was one of many memories we will treasure. Majority of accommodation of a high standard with welcoming staff. Well organised & would highly recommend.
Laid back, less hustle and bustle   , NSW, Australia, Nov 2022
Even though the places listed on the itinerary were many, this actual tour had way to much free time, causing yourself to indirectly making your own plans quiet often. This was disappointing as we had no knowledge of the areas. Also some hotels were way below standard.
What an experience!   , NSW, Australia, Oct 2022
Awesome tour guide, went above & beyond, great personality! The trip was well organised but some of the appointed hotels were ok at best. The itinerary was awesome, educational & sometimes surprising. Overall would recommend.

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The Ghan: Adventure Meets Luxury in the Northern Territory

16 June, 2020

The Ghan: Adventure Meets Luxury in the Northern Territory

The Ghan rail journey carves its way through the heart of Australia, striking the perfect balance of adventure and luxury. It showcases remote regions that are difficult to access without compromising on creature comforts along the way. Watch in awe as scorched red earth and vast landscapes...

See the World on These Much Loved Train Trips

23 October, 2018

See the World on These Much Loved Train Trips

There is a certain comfort to be found in the gentle rock of a train carriage, particularly when you are passing through some of the most incredibly scenic places on the planet. The world of train travel brings holidaymakers a unique collection of experiences and rail journeys that make their...

Canada Train Journeys

19 September, 2018

Canada Train Journeys

Fancy rolling through charming towns and rugged landscapes on a cross country rail journey through Canada? Travelling Canada by train is the perfect way to traverse the scenic mountain ranges, vast lake country, and soft prairie fields of the Canadian countryside.The Canadian VIA Rail network...

Great Rail Journeys with Travelmarvel

15 August, 2018

Great Rail Journeys with Travelmarvel

There is a certain charm to traversing a landscape by train. You gently rock in time with your carriage and gaze out at views undisturbed by highways and other vehicles jostling to get someplace. The countryside is yours, mapped out by two tracks carefully suspended over deep valleys, nested...