Our specialists have ridden the rails throughout the world. We've crossed the Red Centre of Australia on the Ghan and the vast wilds of the Rocky Mountains on the Canadian, and experienced Japan's world-class rail network aboard the super-sleek bullet trains. If you’d like to make a train journey part of a wider trip, or plan a holiday that centres on train travel, we can suggest options for the country you want to visit, or recommend countries where we’ve personally experienced the journey and know it’s well worth taking.
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Our recommended journeys by rail
A private Trans-Siberian journey - Beijing to Moscow
Travel on one of the world's greatest rail journeys, starting in Beijing, crossing the Gobi desert and the vast Siberian plains, finishing in Moscow - or vice versa.
Ecuador by river & rail: Amazon cruise & Tren Crucero
A two week trip taking in the colonial capital of Quito, a luxurious Amazon river cruise and iconic train journey from Andes to Coast.
Best of Western Canada Self-Drive
This self-drive itinerary includes time spent on the Canadian. Once on board you can enjoy fantastic views from the domed glass observation cars. You will be accompanied by experienced guides who know the areas you pass through better than anyone.
Top train journeys
A great rail journey can leave long-lasting memories of a country. Relaxing in a train enables you to cover great distances while taking in the beauty of the passing scenery.
Our guides to rail travel by country and region
Luxury train journeys through India
India specialist and former Mumbai resident Alison shares her experiences of luxury train journeys in India. She has picked out some of the most interesting routes and explains why they’re a fascinating way to explore India.
Canada & Alaska rail journeys
The vast wilds of Canada and Alaska were tamed by rail, and even now the land is crossed by some of the world’s most iconic rail journeys. Here we showcase some of the best.
Railway journeys in Australia
Travel the epic span of Australia through the Outback and past mountain ranges and gentle farmland, coast to coast, by train. Ride the railway east to west, or north to south, as part of a tailor-made trip to Australia.