Luxurious Rail Holidays

The romance of train travel continues to beckon. Traversing the world’s iconic landscapes from Australia’s desolate red outback to the rugged Canadian Rockies and the wilds of South Africa, these great rail journeys and others hearken back to an age of polished elegance, where superior comfort and five-star service are as much a part of the experience as the breathtaking scenic vistas and relaxing, unhurried pace.

Discover wilderness areas otherwise unseen, where nature reveals itself in all its magnificent glory. Specially designed observation cars provide uncompromised views as the journey progresses through vast prairie or dessert lands before continuing its winding path through towering mountain peaks, picturesque canyons or charming towns and villages. Enjoy a drink as the world passes serenely by before proceeding to an opulently decorated dining car where a first class dining experience awaits.  

From Australia’s interior journeys on the famed Ghan and Indian Pacific or Queensland’s coastal Sunlander, there are plenty of options to choose from right here at home. Just some of the world’s most famous rail escapes include the Rocky Mountaineer through the Canadian Rockies, the Blue Train and the Rovos in South Africa and arguably the world’s most famous train of them all, Europe’s Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

Travel Associates is the expert in deluxe travel.  Set the wheels in motion by calling 1800 017 849 to begin planning your exciting rail journey with us today.  


Landwasser Viaduct Switzerland

You may not realise it, but you've already seen images of Switzerland’s most spectacular points of interest.

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It starts with the tip of a hat of a smiling conductor, and the classic comforts of a luxury train car. A rich single malt whisky paired with the exhilarating stories of a Scottish highlander. The rousing notes of a local fiddler and the soothing rhythm of a gliding train.

rocky mountains

What do you do when, as a travel writer you can’t get to a destination to experience it for yourself? You send your parents and get them to come home with a blow by blow. My parents recently discovered the wonderful wilderness of the Canadian Rockies and Alaska with APT.


In recent years two curious throwback events in the UK – The Distinguished Gentlemen’s motorcycle ride and The Tweed Run (see numbers 10 and 9 respectively) – have uncovered a yearning for yesteryear.

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