Romantic Train Vacations

There's lots of time to hold hands, view breathtaking scenery through your window and plan all the details of your romantic getaway.


Romantic train vacations are one of the most romantic ways for couples to travel.

There are wine-tasting and champagne brunch trains, fine dining trains, weekend of relaxation with a rejuvenating spa package trains, honeymoon trains and you can even have a wedding on a train.

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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. Find out more about train getaways and honeymoons on the world's most luxurious trains: Blue train South Africa, Thailand train travel, Orient Express and more ...

Canada train vacation: From picture windows or domed observation cars you can enjoy the vastness of the Canadian landscape around you.

Canadian rockies train vacation: Find yourself transported into a land of native people, coastal rainforests, canyons and mountains.

Take the legendary Alaska train vacation or find out more about other romantic US train vacations.

Colorado Train Vacation: A legendary US Train Vacation is The Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad which is the gateway to the spectacular vistas of the San Juan Mountains. Take a on a Colorado train vacation on the coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive winds through spectacular & breathtaking canyons in its remote wilderness.

European train vacation: For those who crave a luxury train vacation find out about Europe luxury trains. The Danube Express and the Orient Express are perfect for a 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.

The Orient-Expresss offers a stylish collection of luxury hotels, restaurants, tourist trains and inward waterway cruises throughout the world, in settings as diverse as Peru, Botswana, Tahiti, Portugal and Australia.

Or capture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era, when privileged travelers experienced the magic and mystery of Spain train vacations in a relaxed and elegant fashion.


World’s leading provider of long distance luxury rail journeys, GW Travel operates private trains in Russia and its former Republics, Mongolia, China, Tibet, India, Canada and Africa. Although they have no age restrictions on the tours, the majority of travelers are 55 +. The average age is 66.

GW-Travel: Itineraries:

GW-Travel: The Trans-Siberian Express Classic Route
Moscow to Vladivostok - Across 8 time zones in 15 days

You can expect the ultimate level of luxury on your Russia train vacations. The train boasts a hairdressing salon and medical facilities, with a qualified doctor on board. The two restaurant cars, complete with a fully stocked bar, offer Russian and Siberian menus with many tasty treats for couples to enjoy.

GW-Travel: The Silk Road
Beijing-Moscow in 21 Days

China and Tibet
Hong Kong – Three Gorges – Lhasa (17 days)
Lhasa - Xian - Beijing (11 days)
Imperial China & the Yangtze River (Beijing - Three Gorges - Hong Kong) (12 days)

GW-Travel: Africa train vacations
Cape to Cairo (34 days)
Described when it was being promoted in the 19th Century as ‘the greatest romance in all history’

From the wonderful Victoria Falls to the Ngorongoro crater, this extraordinary continent is a magnificent destination for those prepared to step off the more beaten holiday tracks.
Described when it was being promoted in the 19th Century as ‘the greatest romance in all history’, Rhodes’ Cape to Cairo railway

India train vacations
The Darjeeling Mail 15 day tour covers everything from India’s most important cities to spectacular UNESCO-listed sights such as the Taj Mahal, the ‘ghost city’ of Fatehpur Sikri and of course, the unique Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.

The Madras Mail (15 days) covers everything from India's most important cities to spectacular World Heritage Sites and stunning coastlines. The gateways of Bombay and Madras are key ports of call in the South. They open the door to a more tropical India, slower, tranquil and even more exotic.


Steam Tours

The Arctic Circle by Steam: A 6,760 km journey through Russia (Moscow to Murmansk) during white nights, on the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express. (GW Travel )
Jinpeng China Orient Express: A remarkable 12 day journey aboard the China Orient Express Private Train (Shangri-La Orient Express)


Eastern & Oriental Express
Experience a panoramic view of the mystical landscapes of Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Laos.

India train vacations


The Maharajas Express - Celebrity chefs and guest lecturers shed light on its history and capture the essence of India.

Expected to be one of the most luxurious tourist trains. Currently under construction but you can already reserve your tour starting March 2010.

Princely India (8 Days / 7 Nights)
Mumbai - Vadodara - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Bikaner - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra - Delhi

Royal India (7 Days / 6 Nights)
Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Vadodara - Mumbai

Classical India (7 Days / 6 Nights)
Delhi - Agra - Gwalior - Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh - Varanasi - Gaya - Kolkata

Celestial India (8 Days / 7 Nights)
Kolkata - Gaya - Varanasi - Bandhavgarh - Khajuraho - Agra - Gwalior - Delhi

The Golden Chariot

Showcasing the heritage of Karnataka, India

The Golden Chariot Tour (7 Nights / 8 Days)
Places Covered: Bangalore Srirangapatnam - Mysore - Kabini - Shravanabelagola - Belur - Halebid - Hampi - Badami - Aihole - Pattadakal - Goa.

Deccan Odyssey

Travel in the manner of Indian Royalty.

The Deccan Odyssey is the air-conditioned Luxury Train that operates in the State of Maharashtra. Travel to beautiful beaches in Goa and Maharashtra, see the grand forts and palaces of the Marathas and the Osho Ashram in Pune on your Deccan Odyssey. Travel on a journey through beautiful scenery and heritage destinations, as you tour the historic sites of Ajanta, Ellora and Aurangabad. Your luxury train ride brings you back to the modern city of Mumbai.

Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

The luxurious Royal Rajasthan on Wheels takes you through a seven day exploration of the vibrant Rajasthan. The 7 day journey begins at New Delhi and takes you through various erstwhile princely states of Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur and Bharatpur. After experiencing the multi-faceted Rajasthan, you will be ushered to a new exploration at Agra.

China train vacations

Tangula Luxury Trains

The remote western regions of China, with its varied geographies and myriad of cultures, await exploration. On your Tangula journey you will encounter China's most stunning destinations, places that have been captured in poetry and art throughout the centuries, all while traveling in first class comfort. Each journey also features exclusive off-train excursions that will connect you to these unique environments.


Northern Route: Beijing to Lhasa and Lhasa to Beijing
Five-day/four-night journeys depart from Beijing for Lhasa, with four-day/three-night journeys departing from Lhasa for Beijing. Traverse the vast grasslands and deserts that were once part of the old Silk Road, enjoy the spectacular Tibetan plateau, pass through a myriad of snow-capped mountain ranges and glide along the rim of the pristine, mineral-rich Cuona and Qinghai Lakes.

Southern Route: Beijing to Lijiang and Lijiang to Beijing
Five-day/four-night journeys depart from Beijing to Lijiang, with four-day/three-night journeys departing from Ljiang for Beijing. Traveling through Guizhou and Yunnan provinces, home to more than 25 ethnic groups, each with its own customs, architectural style and artistic traditions, you will visit the mystical karst landscapes of the Li River, the extraordinary Shilin Stone Forest and enjoy the fabled charm of Dali.

A journey on board Tangula Luxury Trains is a balance of remote exploration and modern luxury. From embarking on adventurous excursions or joining activities in the scenic car to enjoying a glass of Champagne in the intimate sanctuary of your own private suite, you have the freedom to tailor the experience to your own desires.

Brazil train vacations

The Great Brazil Express

An intimate train (fits only 22 guests) that travels through the gorgeous Brazilian countryside.

This colonial style, two-coach Great Brazil Express, with wood paneling, leather armchairs and exotic bird prints train is the first luxury train in Brazil. There are no sleeper cars - guests stay in hotels.

7 Days Tour: Curitiba-Iguassu Falls
8 Days Tour: Iguassu Falls-Curitiba
8 Days Tour: Rio de Janeiro-Iguassu Falls
10 Days Tour: Iguassu Falls-Rio de Janeiro

Blue train South Africa

The Blue Train
For Special Packages --

The well-known luxury train in South Africa. Kings and presidents have traveled on this magnificent moving five-star hotel.

The Blue Train Routes - scheduled and charter services.

Scheduled Routes

Pretoria - Cape Town - Pretoria
The route between Pretoria and Cape Town is a 27-hour journey of 1 600 kilometres (994 miles), through some of the most diverse and spectacular scenery offered by the African sub-continent.

The Blue Train signature route is between Pretoria and Cape Town. It is one of the most luxurious train journeys in the world -- luxury suites, elegant lounges, fine dining and a a butler on call to attend to your every need. Each suite has its own bathroom with either a shower or bath. There are two luxury coaches which both have three suites with bathrooms fitted with tubs.

Pretoria - Durban route
The Durban route takes guests from Pretoria to Zimbali Lodge in Durban. The package includes two nights' accommodation on The Blue Train and two nights at Zimbali Lodge. Zimbali Lodge, home to a spectacular 18-hole golf course, is the golfer's ideal retreat. It boasts indigenous trees, natural streams and ponds which create a dramatic and beautiful setting.

The Blue Train Bakubung Game Lodge Bonanza
This route takes guests from Pretoria to Bakubung Game Lodge for an unforgettable two night stay, with daily game drives accompanied by qualified rangers and trackers.

Find out more about a romantic South Africa Vacation.

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