TOP 5 BEST TRAIN TRIPS IN THE WORLD
The Canadian – Canada
This train runs between Toronto, Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia and offers travellers a view of the varied terrains Canada has to offer. Running through waterfalls, golden prairie fields and the Canadian Rockies. The Canadian offers a carriage with a windowed roof so you can take in the sights from every angle. The journey of 4,466 kilometres, takes a total of 4 nights and 3 days while experiencing elegant lounges, spacious seating, and a selection of cosy sleeper cabins. Your taste buds will enjoy the chef’s freshly prepared meals that showcase Canadian cuisine and exquisite regional specialities.
The Shongololo Express – Africa
Safaris are on everyone’s bucket list, why not combine a wildlife safari with an unforgettable train journey through urban and rural Africa. Running from Pretoria to Cape Town, the 14-night, 15-day journey offers an amazing and comprehensive view of South Africa, incorporating virtually everything internationally-regarded 'must see' sight and highlight of this country, including the natural creatures. Professional multi lingual guides are ready to take guests on inclusive scheduled excursions offering a wealth of knowledge to assist passengers in gaining the most from each day's programme. Cuisine on board includes traditional Cape Malay, West, Central and Southern African specialities.
The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels – India
If you want to travel like royalty, then this is the train journey for you. With spacious cabins, rich interiors, 2 retro bars and even an on-board spa. This train starts and ends in New Delhi, along the way you will be welcomed with elephants in Jaipur, have lunch at the Lake Palace in Udaipur, embark on a tour of the Taj Mahal and even experience a camel safari. You will have the opportunity to rediscovering a bygone era, offering a taste of decadence and romance of a past time while discovering the tastes, smells and vibrant colours of current India.
Orient Express – Europe
The Orient Express was a long-distance passenger train service created in 1883 and although the original Orient Express was simply a normal international railway service, the name became synonymous with intrigue and luxury travel. Today, the Orient Express is as glamorous and luxurious as it gets. These Twenties style, art-deco carriages offer world-class service, the finest cuisine, picture perfect scenery and even a piano bar in the evening for those looking for a romantic evening activity. Several routes are available, from London to Venice, breath-taking journey through rural French farmlands and Swiss Alpine valleys, and even a romantic Paris to Istanbul, an authentic adventure over six days to the edge of Europe.
The Ghan – Australia
The Ghan offers travellers the opportunity to experience the Australian outback in pure luxury. Traveling from Darwin to Adelaide this journey offers views like nowhere else, from the sweltering tropics to the blistering red desert. For those who don’t want to spend the whole time on the train this journey also offers off-train excursions such as leisurely boat tours and trips to the quirky desert town of Alice Springs. The 2,979-kilometre journey takes 4-days and 3-nights to complete, offering the most amazing sunrises and sunsets the outback has to offer. Tours available from operates from April to October 2019.