From a luxurious day trip on the Orient Express Northern Belle or British Pullman to a 21 day great rail journey across Australia, a train holiday is sure to be an experience you will never forget.
Within the United Kingdom you can take an Orient Express day trip or short break from over 50 departure points around the country. Visit locations as diverse as Glamis Castle, Portmeirion, The Lake District, Hampton Court, Edinburgh and Loch Lomond and The Trossachs, as well as trips to special events like the Chelsea Flower Show, Ladies Day at Royal Ascot and Wimbledon. Or take a 2 night break to romantic Paris, a gift sure to treasured forever by loved one. Of course you could be tempted by a 5 night or longer break across Europe on the Venice-Simplon Orient Express. Magnificent carriages, first class food and service, together with amazing scenery that will take your breath away, ensure a trip that you’ll never forget.
Departing on the Eurostar from St. Pancras station opens up a whole world of possibilities on a train holiday to Europe. Maybe a cultural Grand Tour of Italy, taking in Rome, Venice and Florence appeals. If you’re after amazing scenery consider Switzerland’s Glacier Express or a trip aboard the Arctic Circle Coastal Explorer. Starting in Europe and then taking you from Spain and then into Morrocco there is the evocative Marrakech Express.
Leaving Europe behind, take perhaps the ultimate train holiday on the Trans-Siberian Express or maybe the slightly different trip of Beijing to Moscow. India offers a trip around the Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur with the chance to see tigers in their natural environment – something you’re sure never to forget.
South Africa offers a journey through stunning landscapes on board the iconic Blue Train, on one of the world’s most luxurious great rail journeys.
Across the pond in North America, you real are spoilt for beautiful scenery. Take a trip along the west coast, through the Rockies all the way up to Alaska. Maybe the wild west and Las Vegas are more your style, or travel right across America on a 21 day coast to coast adventure.
The real beauty of a longer break by train is the flexibility it can offer, particularly around Europe. With a choice of departure dates and the ability to select different hotels along your route and at your destination, perhaps staying an extra night or two in your favourite city, you can really create a holiday by train that is tailor made just for you.
On some holidays you will also have the benefit of having a personal tour manager and guide. These escorted train holidays are available to many destinations around Europe and further afield.
Perhaps the greatest benefit of all is how much kinder you will be to the environment by taking your holiday by train, rather than the plane, particularly when compared with short-haul flights where your carbon footprint can be reduced by up to 90% by taking the train.
So next time you consider a holiday why not consider a holiday by train. No more hours getting to the airport and then waiting in endless queues, your holiday can start the moment you reach your local departure point.