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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.

Recent Reviews What our clients are saying about their Rail Journey experiences

Ultimate Tour of New Zealand   , NSW, Australia, Sep 2022
We just returned from NZ after being on the Ultimate tour run by Grand Pacific Tours which was booked by the wonderful Jemma and Hannah from Global Journeys. We were the first tour back for over 2 years after Covid and it was a great holiday. The Tour Leader who doubled as the Coach Driver, Paul, loved his job and was terrific person as well. The hotels ...read more were all excellent and the meals were great. The included attractions such as Doubtful Sound overnight cruise, TSS Earnslaw Cruise to Walter Peak, Te Puia Maroi Hangi and Concert, International Antarctic Centre just to name a few were some of our favourites. Every detail about the tour was first class and the scenery of New Zealand was absolutely beautiful. We would highly recommend this tour.
We enjoyed the cruise as we did not have to repack our case each day     , VIC, Australia, Sep 2022
It was a very friendly group and most helpful to me. The early starts were hard for Joy & I. The Ice Glacier was interesting.
Exceptional Canadian Rockies tour     , NSW, Australia, Aug 2022
The scenery was superb throughout the trip. The travel group was full of friendly like-minded travellers. Interesting optional activities included in package. I sometimes opted for more than one activity at my cost.
Rocky Mountain Splendor   , VIC, Australia, Aug 2022
This 17 Day Trip that we booked through Global Journeys was excellent. The trip consisted of two components, namely: (1) A cruise with Holland America to Alaska & back to Vancouver (8 days) & (2) A trip with Trafalgar Tours that took us to Victoria Island in British Columbia & the Rocky Mountains right up to Banff (9 days). The return journey from Banff ...read more to Vancouver was over a 2 day period by train with an overnight stop in Kamloops. The Rocky Mountaineer journey via coach & train was simply brilliant. We were able to see & walk on the 'glaziers' - something that Trafalgar Tours made possible. The hotels we were put up & food served was par excellence. There was a cross section of travelers from many countries with ages ranging from 45 to 75 years & everyone got along well and looked after each others welfare.

The pace of the tour was quite relaxed & good - we were never rushed. The Tour Director Allen Gibson was superb & knowledgeable, With COVID there was a Health & Wellbeing Official on the coach who took good care of sanitizing the interior of the coach at every turn, John our driver was very courteous & knew all the roads/short cuts and most importantly kept us safe. Travelling from Australia to North America in August was ideal as it was Summer over there & gave us every opportunity to be outdoors. The cruise to Alaska & back was good with just 3 stops at ports for a brief period of approx. 6.5 hours which did not leave you much time to explore the towns once you went on the pre-booked excursions. We felt there was too much sailing, would have liked more time at the ports. Internet was not complimentary on the ship & had to be purchased at quite a high price. Many people on the ship could not wait to get off the few port stops to go to local pubs & use the complimentary Wi-Fi.

Hannah Campbell was the ultimate professional who listened to what we wanted as regards to the tour & put together all the paperwork and followed up with Trafalgar Tours every step of the way & kept us in the loop. We had no worries as all the 'final' paper work was sent to us by Hannah well in time prior to departure from Melbourne. A very big thank you to Hannah for her efforts.

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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...