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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What our clients are saying about their Rail Journey experiences
“Sheep to sheep tour of NZ”
We saw whales, dolphins, seals, penguins, kiwis, and herds of grazing cattle, sheep, horses, and deer. We also saw some politicians in their natural habitat (Parliament, in Wellington). The Gallipoli exhibit, in the Te Papa Museum was well worth the trip. (We needed more time for that). The trip was packed with sights and information. We need some time to decompress and research some questions that arose during the tours, to better understand the significance of what we saw. For example, we have ...read more to read the terms of the Treaty of Waitangi. There was a lot of time spent on the road, in the bus. WiFi would have been useful.
“Fabulous tour of New Zealand”
Our Tour Director and both drivers ensured that we had an excellent rail tour of New Zealand. The APT tour was varied and enjoyable, with well-paced days and something for everyone. The hotels were good, most of the included breakfasts and dinners were of a good standard and the hotels well located for when we had personal time. Couldn't expect any more from a tour (and we've done maybe 15) so we would be happy to travel with APT again in the future. Jemma at Global Journeys was excellent in providing ...read more us with timely information and answering questions, etc.
“Excellent tour through New Zealand by Coach, Train and Boat”
Booked our Grand Pacific 19 day tour through Global Journeys (a first for us who usually like to do it ourselves)! The whole experience from booking through to the holiday and return was simple and worry free. Amazing job by Global Journeys who never once balked at all my questions!! (Joke, they were excellent). The Grand Pacific tour was excellent, well run with great food and accommodation. While the pace was full on we loved every minute of our trip. Our highlight being the helicopter flight to ...read more land on the Glacier from Franz Josef. Blessed with a great morning.
“19 Day Ultimate Small Group New Zealand Trip”
We have just returned from a Business Class on Wheels NZ holiday which was fantastic. The coach was extremely comfortable. Accommodation was very good but do tell them on booking that you want a separate shower as many of the hotels just have a shower over the bath and no hand rails. Highlight was certainly Doubtful Sound. Unfortunately we were rained out in Bay of Islands and didn't get to see the Hole in the Rock. Having only 20 on the trip made the whole experience great. Would certainly reco ...read moremmend.
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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..
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..
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..