Rail Journeys

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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Must do experiences and highlights of our Rail Journeys

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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What our clients are saying about their Rail Journey experiences

“Not Impressed”
Rosemary & Neil - NSW, Australia Sep 2019
The trains were great and everything (especially the scenery) was what was promised. The hotels in St Moritz and Zermatt were terrific - beautiful rooms and outlook. The provided meals were lovely (great buffet breakfasts) but often served too late in the evening to be really appreciated. It was the overall organisation of the tour that left us unimpressed. Our introduction was a hotel room in London that was so tiny we could not have two suitcases open at any one time if we wished to actually walk ...read more

“Well organised tour”
Peter & Cheryl - NSW, Australia Sep 2019
The tour went without a hitch with free time and trains to catch. Glad we went for portage, carrying bags would have been difficult. Rooms in general were on the small side. All transfers even to Zurich were confirmed well before time (thanks to tour leader Brian). Group size could have been smaller, I think 28 would have been a good size group. Over all a good trip. Special thanks to tour leader Brian.

“Really well orgainised and enjoyable tour of two fascinating Russian cities.”
Phil & Linda - WA, Australia Sep 2019
This was the first time that we travelled with Insight as in the past we went with Trafalgar. The tour was very good. Our Tour Director Anna was excellent, very professional and organised with great knowledge of Russia. The local guides were also excellent. The accommodation was excellent, particularly in Moscow. The optional tours were excellent and certainly enhanced the tour considerably. However, with about 11 optionals available over a 6 day period, it did not leave much room for "included" ...read more

“Truly Majestic Rockies”
Ermioni - WA, Australia Sep 2019
Thank you Jemma you did a great job of organising our trip! Absolutely dazzling! Highlight was definitely the Rockies, however I would omit the Okanagan Valley and the stay in Kelowna in favour of an additional night in Lake Louise or Banff! Tour pace was hectic but it ensured we saw everything! The Optional Excursions were all flight related and were cancelled due to weather conditions so our rating is not really a reflection of the quality! Our tour guide Nancy and driver Owen were wonderful ...read more

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See the World on These Much Loved Train Trips 23 October, 2018
See the World on These Much Loved Train Trips

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Canada Train Journeys 19 September, 2018
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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..