Luxury Train Vacation

There is something special about a luxury train vacation. Breathtaking changing scenery rolling by your window and its unique grandeur and an unhurried luxury complements perfectly romantic getaways and vacations for two.

India Luxury Train Vacation

The Viceroy of India
Indian Railways

Bombay - Jaipur - Sawai Madopur - Agra - Delhi - Varanasi - Darjeeling - Calcutta. The route starts in Mumbai (Bombay) and travels to Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Goa, Belgaum, Kolhapur, Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Ajanta-Ellora, and then back to Mumbai.

The Deccan Odyssey is the perfect fusion of luxury and the charm of train travel. An all inclusive luxury rail cruise with an opportunity to view India's unique landscapes and visit some of the world's outstanding attractions along the way.

For more details visit: http://www.saivoyages.net/luxury-train-journey/viceroy-of-india.html

Fairy Queen
Indian Railways

From the beautiful city of Alwar to the historical monuments of Delhi and the world famous Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary.

The itinerary includes 1Night/2 Days of a momentous luxury train vacation journey. The train leaves Delhi Cantonment Railway station on every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the months of October to March.

For more details visit: http://www.luxury-train-travel-tours-india.com/the-fairy-queen/about-the-fairy-queen.html

China/Mongolia/Russia Luxury Train Vacation

Transibérien Golden Eagle
Trans-Siberian Railway

Moscow - Volgograd - Kara Kum- Khiva _Merv -Ashgabat - Bukhara - Samarkand - Tashkent - Almaty - Crossing into China - Urumchi - Dunhuang - Jiayuguan - Xian - Beijing.

The longest and the most famous railway journey in the world, the Trans-Siberian Railway traverses the whole expanse of Russia from Europe to the Orient. A perfect romantic getaway that enables the two of you to relax and to become lost in the rhythm of the journey as time zones and the urgency to arrive become meaningless.

For more details visit: http://www.traindeluxe.com/t/train/trans-siberien-express/transiberien-golden-eagle/10/train.html

Africa Luxury Train Vacation

Rovos Rail
Private railway company, Capital Park Station andLocomotive Yard situated outside Pretoria.

Northbound (N1): Cape Town - Matjiesfontein - Kimberley - Pretoria; (N2): Joburg & Pretoria City Tour & Accommodation Available on Request; (N3): Pretoria - Victoria FallsSouthbound (S1): Victoria Falls - Pretoria; (S2): Joburg & Pretoria City Tour & Accommodation Available on Request; (S3): Pretoria - Kimberley - Matjiesfontein - Cape Town; (S4): Cape Town - George; (S5): George - Cape Town Eastbound (E1): Pretoria - KwaZulu Natal - Spionkop - Ardmore - DurbanWestbound (W1): Durban - Ardmore - Spionkop - KwaZulu Natal - Pretoria

Annual Journeys:

1. Cape Town - Dar Es Salaam , Dar Es Salaam - Cape Town 2. Pretoria - Swakopmund in Namibia , Swakopmund in Namibia to Pretoria3. African Collage : Pretoria - Cape Town via Kruger Park Durban/Natal Midlands/Bloemfontein /Port Elizabeth/Oudtshoorn/George/ Knysna/Cape Town4. Golf Safari - Pretoria/Phalaborwa/Hluhluwe/Durban/Ladysmith/Sun City/Pretoria.

Experience the extravagant elegance of rail travel on the most luxurious train in the world. Rovos Rail's unique train safaris through the heart of Africa combine some of the most magnificent scenery with the glamour and excitement of the golden age of rail travel.

Step aboard the wood-panelled coaches - classics remodelled and refurbished to mint condition - and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury as some of the most varied scenery imaginable unfolds beyond the windows. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era, when privileged travellers experienced the magic and mystery of Africa in a relaxed and elegant fashion.

For more details visit: http://www.rovos.com/index.html

The Shongololo Express
Southern Africa Train Adventures

Cape Town - Winelands / Overberg Region - Mossel Bay (Garden Route) - Oudtshoorn (Klien Karoo) - Port Elizabeth - Bloemfontein - Ladysmith Midlands / Southern Drakensberg - Northern Zululand - Southern Zululand - Durban - Pretoria / Johannesburg / Soweto - Swaziland - Mpumalanga (Kruger National Park) - Panorama Route or Kruger Park.

Couples can enjoy a varied program of touring, superb breakfasts and dinners on board, and a lounge full of new friends each evening - all these combine to create an unforgettable romantic vacation.

For more details visit: http://www.shongololo.com/

Canada Luxury Train Vacation

Rocky Mountaineer
Armstrong Group

All daylight Canadian railway trips through the stunning landscapes of British Columbia and the iconic scenery of the majestic Canadian Rockies. Depending on the rout you choose highlights will include travel through the legendary Spiral Tunnels, Fraser Valley, Fraser and Thompson Canyons, Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Pass, Banff National Park, Pyramid Falls, Albreda Icefields, Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper National Park, Coastal rainforest, Seton and Anderson Lakes, Rocky Mountain Trench, West Vancouver and Stanley Park, Howe Sound, Mount Garibaldi, Cheakamus Canyon, Brandywine Falls.

Rocky Mountaineer was named in National Geographic’s Journeys of a Lifetime as one of the World’s Greatest Trips and also voted by the Society of American Travel Writers as the Best Train Experience in the World. Four spectacular train travel routes highlight the diverse beauty of Canada’s West as couples relax and enjoy renowned service and gourmet cuisine onboard. Whether it’s a passion for historical adventure, an appreciation for natural wonders, or a desire to visit world-class destinations, there is a vacation experience to suit everyone’s taste.

For more details visit: http://www.rockymountaineer.com/en/

Mexico Luxury Train Vacation

Sierra Madre Express
American owned and operated Company

Tucson - Santa Cruz Valley - Croos the border into Mexico - After passing the spectacular scenery of Temoris, we arrive in Bahuichivo - Hotel stay at Cerocahui - Gallego Outlook for an unforgettable view of the remote Urique Canyon - Divisadero - Creel in the heart of Tarahumara country - Tour of Cusarare - Your last day aboard the Express is spent traveling north along the coast.

Experience the "world's most exciting rail journey" as the train makes its way through the rugged terrain, traversing the historic rail line that took almost 100 years to build. Travel over 36 bridges and through 87 tunnels as the train takes you through a showcase of the spectacular geography of Central Mexico.

For more details visit: http://www.sierramadreexpress.com/index.htm

Australia Luxury Train Vacation

The Legendary Ghan
Great Southern Railway

Marvel at the spectacular Australian landscapes; from the rusty reds of the MacDonnell Ranges surrounding Alice Springs, gateway to Ayers Rock and the Red Centre, then north to Tennant Creek, Katherine and the tropical splendor of Darwin.

The Ghan travels 2,979 kilometers from Adelaide to Darwin on this transcontinental journey through the Red Centre of Australia. The Ghan offers a weekly return journey between Adelaide and Darwin, and in either direction provides two nights aboard this legendary train. Off-train touring is a feature of the new journey, providing the chance to learn more about the unique desert flora and fauna.

For more details visit: http://www.gsr.com.au/site/the_ghan.jsp

The Overland
Great Southern Railway
Adelaide – Melbourne, Melbourne – Adelaide.

The Overland offers Daylight Service between Adelaide, the gateway to many of Australia's best wine producing regions including the Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale, and Melbourne, home to may international sporting events, outstanding shopping and entertainment.

For more details visit: http://www.gsr.com.au/site/the_overland.jsp

Sunlander
Rail Australia

The Sunlander weaves its way along Queensland's incredible east coastline.. It's a relaxing, comfortable journey that runs between Queensland's tropical capital, Brisbane, and laid back Cairns, where the Great Barrier Reef meets the timeless Daintree wilderness.

For those who crave a luxury train vacation Queenslander class, is the only way to travel. This premium, all inclusive style of travel features first-class accommodation, fine dining in an exclusive restaurant car, entertainment and local commentary, personalized service, and a host of extra special touches to ensure a memorable journey.

For more details visit: http://www.railaustralia.com.au/sunlander.php

The Southern Spirit
Great Southern Railway

The Southern Spirit highlights the essence of Australia’s southeast including The Grampians National Park, Ned Kelly Country, and the majestic Murray River. Visit the Western Plains then cross the awe inspiring Blue Mountains and descend to the Hunter Valley for an extended tour. Enjoy a taste of the pristine mid-north coast of New South Wales, with visits to Port Macquarie and Byron Bay.

* NEW in 2011
Adelaide to Brisbane or Melbourne to Brisbane
Brisbane to Adelaide or Brisbane to Melbourne

Follow the path less travelled in Platinum or Gold Service as The Southern Spirit explores the sights and delights of Australia's southeast. Join The Southern Spirit in Adelaide, Australia's wine capital and gateway to the Outback or the sophisticated southern city of Melbourne for a leisurely journey of up to 5 nights and 6 days to the final destination in sub-tropical Brisbane.

For more details visit: http://www.gsr.com.au/site/southern_spirit.jsp

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