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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“A Wonderful Combination of Culture, Scenery and Cuisine”
This tour is conducted in partnership with Great Rail Journeys (a British Company) and our smaller than usual group comprised 9 Brits, 6 Australians, a Scottish Tour Director and a Japanese local guide. We travelled by both rail (regional and bullet trains) and bus, giving us a pleasant variety. When we travelled by train, our luggage was transported separately by bus so that we didn’t need to struggle with large cases on those journeys. The tour itinerary had a wonderful mix of culture and ...read more scenery, despite Mount Fuji being shrouded in cloud. A bad back dictated that we couldn’t choose a tour that used ryokans and the hotels we stayed in were excellent. While some rooms and bathrooms might be considered a little on the small side by Western standards, they were all a very generous size for Japan. Electric pots or kettles were provided everywhere, though sometimes only with green tea and no milk. Breakfasts were all quite good, and the included dinners were excellent. They gave us a variety of culinary experiences that enabled us to understand which specific Japanese food we loved and which we might not bother with again. We found the more rustic food just delicious but the “haute cuisine”, though exquisitely presented, was less to our taste. Our Tour Director was very well organised and everything went exactly to plan. Our local guide was a delightful man with exceptional local knowledge and gave us some wonderful insights and experiences. We would certainly travel with either company again.
“Fantastic 19 day Ultimate Rail, Cruise and Coach Experience”
Thoroughly enjoyed our Ultimate tour. Great driver/Tour Director and we were thoroughly spoilt by the luxurious coach - I don’t think you would find any other tour company in the world that provides such luxury. All excursions, both included and optional, were first class. Great hotels and meals. Our fellow travellers were all great company and this added to the overall experience. New Zealand is truely an amazing country and well worth a visit. The service provided by Yvonne Brooks at Global ...read more Journeys was first class and we will not hesitate in booking future holidays through them.
“Wonderful tour of North and South Islands New Zealand”
Would most definitely travel with Global Journeys and Grand Pacific again. Coach 10 out of 10, our driver’s knowledge and the way we were looked after was exceptional. Nothing was too much trouble for him. All our travelling companions were great. Accommodation and food was excellent, only downside was the showers over bath.
“New Zealand Rail Coach and Cruise tour of North and South Islands”
We had a fabulous time and can't rate our tour guide, Dave Taylor, and coach drivers, Kevin and Andrew, highly enough. They went out of their way to keep everything running like clockwork. We also had a lovely group of travellers with us. Thanks Madeline for helping us with the booking and all else you did to make things run smoothly. We would certainly book again with both Global Journeys and Grand Pacific Tours.
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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..