WITH WORLD JOURNEYS
Here we showcase rail journeys to some of the most fascinating places on earth. These are World Journeys' personal suggestions of where to go and what to see. Their team of experts can tailor-make your itinerary to include unique experiences at either end of your rail journey, from wildlife safaris in Africa to the sights of the Canadian Rockies. In some cases, you can combine rail routes, or why not add on a cruise or a culinary tour? Whatever it may be, they're here to craft the perfect trip.
EXPERIENCES NOT TO BE MISSED
RENFE LUXURY TRAINS OF SPAIN
Rich Spanish culture, first-class service and gastronomic delights are the pillars of a luxury rail journey with Renfe. Influenced by the refined flavours of local cuisine, each day offers a new culinary experience with fine dining served both onboard and in world-class restaurants on off-train excursions. To ensure a well-rested sleep, all trains are parked at stations overnight while guests enjoy onboard entertainment, including live performances and culinary activities.
Rocky Mountaineer combines the comforts of modern luxury with impeccable first-class service. Each voyage crafts a unique story, traversing breath-taking terrain inaccessible by other means. As you glide through the Canadian wilderness, learn about the history of the changing landscapes from charming hosts and dine on fine cuisine inspired by Western Canada's rich culture. By day, discover world-class attractions in off-train excursions to national parks, picturesque valleys and serene lakes. By night, stay at luxurious hotels located in some of Canada's most vibrant cities. Rail Journeys can also be combined with a luxury Alaskan cruise on Holland America Line or UnCruise Adventures. With two exclusive service levels to choose from, Rocky Mountaineer choreograph an unforgettable travel experience.
Capturing the spirit and romance of a bygone era, Rovos Rail traverse some of the greatest destinations in Southern Africa, linking rail routes with world-class attractions, wildlife reserves and vibrant African cities. Each journey offers a unique safari experience in the comfort of five-star luxury. The extravagant train fleet features reconditioned wood-panelled coaches, two lounge cars, and for an authentic experience, there are no TVs or radios onboard. Chefs cater to guests every need, serving five-star cuisine alongside the finest South African wines, and the dining cars evoke Victorian charm with formal attire, fine china and crisp linen.
THE PALACE ON WHEELS
Renowned for being the first luxury tourist train in India, the Palace on Wheels explored the royal heritage, wildlife and palaces of Rajasthan. With interiors derived from the coaches of the erstwhile rulers, the onboard atmosphere recaptures the royal era of Kings and Queens. Dining cars reflect the unique style of Rajasthan, while all 14 coaches are lavishly decorated after the former princely states of Rajputana. Each passengers saloon is accompanied by two exclusive attendants dressed in traditional Rajasthani attire, and guests can relax in the two onboard resto-bar lounges, or treat themselves to an exotic spa treatment in the Ayurveda Health Facility.
GOLDEN EAGLE LUXURY TRAINS
Renowned for their pioneering rail journeys, Golden Eagle Luxury Trains operate throughout China, India, Iran, Central and Eastern Europe, Mongolia, Russia and Central Asia. First Class service, fine dining and luxurious accommodation provides travellers with romantic exploration of some of the world's most diverse destinations.
TAILOR MADE COLLECTIONS 2019
QUEST FOR THE NORTHERN LIGHTS
Take in the beautiful cities of Moscow and Vladimir before travelling deep into the Russian and Norwegian Arctic in pursuit of the magnificent Aurora Borealis. Other highlights of this journey aboard the Golden Eagle include a tour of the magical Snowhotel in Kirkenes and a visit to St Petersburg, teeming with impressive palaces and historic monuments.
INCLUDES Luxury accommodation on board and in hotels, all meals, excursions as per the itinerary, specified beverages on board the train, tour host, porterage and gratuities
DEPARTS Feb 1, Dec 21, Dec 29
From $19,375* pp twin share (Silver Class)
THE NAMIBIA JOURNEY
From South Africa's western savannahs to the Atlantic in the west; visit the diamond town of Kimberley, traverse the Northern Cape into Namibia and marvel at Fish River Canyon, the Quiver Tree Forest, and the untamed Kalahari. German-influenced Windhoek, stunning Sossusvlei, and game-rich Etosha National Park will surprise and delight you.
INCLUDES Luxury accommodation on board and in lodges all meals, excursions as per the itinerary and specified beverages.
DEPARTS Selected dates, Apr 4, 25, May 9
From $7,622* pp twin share (Pullman Suite)