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.
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