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Rail Journeys

There is something special about sitting back in your carriage on a train and watching the world pass you by. Listening to the clickety clack sounds and enjoying meals in the dining car. There are some amazing train trips all around the world and here you will see some of our favorite ones we recommend.  There are endless destinations to choose from and the top 5 rail choices selected for last year were:

  • 1. GOLDEN EAGLE TRANS-SIBERIAN EXPRESS, RUSSIA, MONGOLIA & CHINA.
  • 2. VENICE SIMPLON ORIENT EXPRESS, EUROPE.
  • 3. QINGHAI-TIBET RAILWAY, CHINA.
  • 4. ROCKY MOUNTAINEER, CANADA.
  • 5. THE GHAN, AUSTRALIA.

Whatever incredible rail journey you would like to do we can assist you in making it happen.

Palace on Wheels – India

Rediscover the age of decadence and romance. Step inside the Palace on Wheels and discover the elegance and pomp of a bygone era. This moving palace crisscrosses through the land of Maharajas Rajasthan and you travel in utmost luxury and pampering and no less a maharaja for the royal treatment is the byword of this luxury train journey. Discover the vibrant color of Rajasthan in a journey like no other as you travel on board the Palace on Wheels.

Palaces, wildlife, sand dunes and heritage sites; Palace on Wheels journey is a cultural extravaganza offering array of insider experiences and cultural interactions.

The journey begins in Delhi and heads to Agra to visit the iconic Taj Mahal before heading on its westward journey into Rajasthan. Here you will enter the vast desert landscape filled with Palaces and Forts. Enjoy the colours that fill the streets with sari clad women that seemingly glide along the dusty road beneath them.

The Ghan – Australia

A unique and epic experience, explore the wonders of Australia’s vast interior with one of the world’s most renowned rail journeys – The Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide.

Beginning in Darwin, this four day, three night, 2,979km all-inclusive journey will take you to some of the most remote and captivating parts of Australia in style and comfort. Operating April to October, your adventure through the country’s vast, varied, and captivating interior will leave you speechless. It’s the ultimate Australian outback experience.

HIGHLIGHTS AND INCLUSIONS

  • 4 days / 3 nights aboard The Ghan
  • All-inclusive meals, fine wines, and beverages
  • A regionally-inspired menu paired with a selection of local wines
  • Off Train Experiences in Katherine, Alice Springs, and Coober Pedy
  • Evening Off Train Experience in Manguri
  • A spectacular dinner under the stars at the historic Telegraph Station, Alice Springs
  • Explore Nitmiluk Gorge’s powerful natural wonders and rich Indigenous culture
  • Venture into the underground opal mining town of Coober Pedy

This is a wonderful experience that encapsulates the outback of Australia.

Swiss Alps – Majestic Peaks

Switzerland is high on the wish list of many travelers. You can explore Switzerland by rail with a Eurail Pass and travel through the snow-capped Alps, alongside beautiful mountain lakes and across rolling green hills. Switzerland’s stunning nature and charming cities make this a country you don’t want to miss!

There are 5 main rail journeys in Switzerland and with a little assistance from 123Travel we can link them all up with boutique accommodation along the way.

  • The Golden Pass
  • The Glacier Express
  • Bernina Express
  • Voralpen Express
  • Gotthard Panorama Express

Five amazingly scenic train rides in Switzerland summed up. Of course, there are plenty more great rides you can enjoy around here. Like for instance the mountain railways up Jungfrau, Pilatus or Gornergrat. Just to name a few.

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