Travel through landscapes of pine-clad mountains and reflected in mirror-still lochs in the Scottish Highlands aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman. Life onboard is relaxed yet indulgent.
Taking the train is not only the most scenic way to discover destinations but also one of the most environmentally friendly ways of traveling! When compared to cars and airplanes, trains emit between 66 and 75 percent less carbon. Trains are far more sustainable - in terms of energy consumption, use of space, and noise levels.
What is a Carbon Footprint?
A carbon footprint is a measure of the effect you have on the climate in terms of the number of greenhouse gases you produce (measured in units of carbon dioxide). Many of your daily activities generate carbon emissions which have an impact on the health of the environment. Rail is your greenest choice!
A journey aboard the famed navy blue and gold carriages of the Rocky Mountaineer is synonymous with true luxury, breathtaking adventures, delicious food, inspiring landscapes, and unparalleled service.
Experience pure comfort, opulent interiors, fine dining, and convivial company along the tracks as you relive the 'golden age of rail travel'. The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is synonymous with glamour, sophistication, impeccable service and iconic journeys.
One of Switzerland’s most scenic rail journeys, the Glacier Express connects Zermatt, nestled peacefully in the shadow of the Matterhorn, and resort-town-extraordinaire St Moritz. The train gives you ample time to soak up the magnificent views from the panoramic windows.
The Bernina Express is one of the most picturesque train journeys in the whole world. With huge, panoramic windows, you won’t have to miss one scenic second.
The Alaska Railroad travels through or near amazing scenery, including national parks, fjords, and ancient geology. You may even get to experience the Aurora Borealis.
Via Rail is the national rail operator of Canada and operates many trains coast-to-coast between Toronto and Vancouver.
The Caledonian Sleeper provides comfortable overnight travel between London and Scotland. It is actually two separate trains; the Highland sleeper, which serves Inverness, Fort William, and Aberdeen, and the Lowland sleeper for Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Travel on a luxurious journey through the heart of Australia on The Ghan. Enjoy gourmet cuisine, elegant private cabins, and off-board excursions within Australia’s outback.
Travelling between Sydney, Adelaide, and Perth, the Indian Pacific traverses mountain ranges, arid deserts and goldfields, rocky valleys, and desert savannahs on its transcontinental crossings.
Travel in time to the 1920s, when the historic Pullman cars that today are used for its lounges first operated. Together with the suites, they create an authentic five-star hotel on rails, with amenities that meet the most demanding of expectations.
The spectacular Flåm Railway runs between Myrdal and Flåm in Norway and is one of the world's most beautiful train journeys. It is one of the most popular rail journeys in the world due to the combination of its steep gradient and wonderful scenery. A highlight of our Norway in a Nutshell tour.
The Gornergrat Railway also nick-named the "Cog Railway to the Sky", was the world’s first fully electrified cog railway and remains Europe’s highest open-air cog railway. The Gornergrat brings passengers direct from the Zermatt station to the summit of the Gornergrat, 365 days a year.
Maximum comfort, top-level service and this unique destination combine to make any journey onboard the Maharajas' Express both the trip of a lifetime and the perfect way to explore India.
The Palace on Wheels luxury train was voted as the 4th best luxury train in the world. The Palace on Wheels carries with it an intrinsic ambience that goes perfectly well with the majestic charm and beauty spread so lavishly across the terrains of India.
The Jungfraujoch is the highest railway station in Europe, at 3,463 metres (11,362 feet) above sea level. Travel to this unique destination is achieved not by one train, but rather a series of short connecting services on the Jungfrau railway.
A trip on the Jacobite Steam Train is a must-do journey whilst in Scotland. A chance to take in the beauty of the West Highland line in style on a day trip from Fort William to the fishing village of Mallaig. The scenery is some of the most beautiful in the world.
A visit to Mount Pilatus is a must-do day-trip while in and around the Lucerne area. The journey itself is fascinating and a real adventure; as it is comprised of several different forms of transport.
The Gotthard Panorama Express offers a unique combination of a scenic train journey and travel by paddle steamer. All seating on the panorama train is exclusively first-class.
The GoldenPass Line, an extraordinary journey in 3 different trains, with a panoramic view of breath-taking scenery. A never-ending spectacle of three mountain passes, the famous 4000-metre Alpine peaks, 8 lakes, and unforgettable excursions.
The Golden Eagle Danube Express is a spectacular luxury train that runs on several journeys, including between Venice and Budapest and between Venice and Istanbul.
With a daylight service between the two great cities, Melbourne and Adelaide, you will enjoy a relaxing and unique journey, while savouring the creature comforts and romance of rail. Onboard, you’ll experience a comfortable journey as you watch the diverse landscapes outside your window, from rugged mallee scrub to fields of green and gold.
The Al Andalus Train is a luxurious tourist train that travels through the Andalusia region of Spain, offering passengers a unique and exclusive experience. The train is known for its elegant decor, gourmet cuisine, and stops at some of the most beautiful destinations in southern Spain.
Explore the "Queen of the Mountains" - Mount Rigi, surrounded by three Swiss lakes. Take a scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne, then ride the Rigi Bahn cogwheel train, or cable car from Weggis, to reach the top for stunning alpine views.
Be hosted in unrivalled style on a timeless adventure with exotic cuisine at white-linen coated tables in the ornamental dining cars.
Echoing the grace and romance of African exploration, Rovos Rail provides a nostalgic journey that encapsulates the timeless allure of travel.
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