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
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
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
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
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
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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“Fabulous scenery enjoyed on an amazing train trip”
Our Cosmos Train Tour of Switzerland could not have been more enjoyable. Our tour director Fiorenza (Flo) was brilliant in providing detailed background to the scenery we were enjoying. Her instructions were clear so that no one kept the group waiting and all particular needs were remembered and catered for. Swiss trains are extremely comfortable. We were in First Class most of the time with luxurious panoramic windows to enjoy the snow covered Alps, the rushing mountain streams, the amazing ...read more viaducts and the cute Swiss villages dotted across the alpine terrain. The Swiss engineering which makes such a tour possible is incredible. Our hotels were very good with only one in Krienz below our standard. The breakfasts were always tasty with an extensive selection, and the included dinners much appreciated. Flo always directed us to somewhere for lunch with inexpensive but healthy options. In particular, Flo had a very positive influence over the group so that we travelled together very harmoniously, making our tour fun for everyone.
We absolutely loved this tour of the two major cities (St Petersburg & Moscow) with Insight. It was a fantastic experience that we would thoroughly recommend. The tour guides were superb and brought to life the culture and history of these fascinating cities. The hotels were exceptional and the breakfasts were the best we have ever had. Thank you to Global Journeys for making the bookings so easy.
“Enjoyable Grand Alpine Explorer”
Quite an enjoyable tour, glad we took this. Well organised in Munich with meeting and transfer to the hotel. We met our tour guide and were surprised to meet additional people with him who had started from London. We were incorporated to form the tour group. The tour of Munich was good, however we had to buy a return train ticket to get back to the hotel. A change to the accommodation booking in Innsbruck to an alternate location (Kramsgach Weislng) meant we lost our sightseeing time in Innsbruck. ...read more Not good. Arrived in St Moritz, it was really enjoyable. Loved the Bernina Line train to Tirano. Excellent, great day out. Loved the Glacier Express train, including lunch onboard. Unbelievable trip to Jungfrau, very nice and enjoyable. It was very good to have free time, especially without the expectation of added on excursions or group tours. Don't change this feature. There was confusion at the end of the tour in Interlaken and with the trip to Zurich. Did not visit Zurich other than the airport. The tour guide was not aware that this Zurich trip was included in our arrangements and he was expected to help set it up. He did help us set things up, but left early with the England contingent leaving us to sort out the issues that arose with taxi bookings. Not good. Note: Regarding the optional excursions star rating, gets 5 stars because there wasn't any, hence good.
“Great rail journey through Japan.”
Japan was not as expensive as I thought it would be. Great rail service and I'd recommend this to trip to others considering travelling to Japan for a couple of weeks. Highly recommend Explore! (Review provided by Explore Worldwide.)
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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..
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..