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Great Rail Journeys

Great Rail Journeys

Whether you are looking to experience one of the world’s great rail journeys or just to explore the world by train, put your rail holiday plans in the hands of Trailfinders the travel experts.

However you are looking to travel our dedicated team of rail specialists can combine your rail journey with just about any holiday you can think of and whether you are looking to ride the rails on an iconic rail journey, relive the golden age of luxury travel or just to use the trains to explore your chosen destination, Trailfinders can help.

Our dedicated Rail Team will gladly help you choose your perfect rail journey, but here's a quick rundown to get you started.

Luxury Rail Journeys
If only the best will do for you then this is the way to travel.
Often travelling on lovingly restored carriages, but always delivering exceptional levels of personalised service these are rail journeys where the train is the star of the show.
Orient Express – London to Venice
The Blue Train & Rovos Rail – South Africa
Eastern & Oriental - Bangkok to Singapore
Palace on Wheels- India
Charlevoix Touring Train - Canada
Golden Eagle - Trans Siberian Express
Hiram Bingham - Peru

Scenically Spectacular Train Journeys
It’s fair to say that all of the journeys featured here travel through some beautiful country but some just take your breath away.
These are journeys that would be famous however you saw them. The fact that you can relax and watch them all roll past your window on a train, makes them all the more special.

Rocky Mountaineer - Canada
Empire Builder - USA
Alaskan Railroad - USA
Tranzalpine – New Zealand
Train to the Clouds - Argentina

Quirky Train Journeys
Some journeys almost defy description; quirky remnants of once great rail networks or engineering follies that still amaze.
We’ve featured a number of charming unusual journeys here but if there is one you’ve always had a hankering for just ask your Trailfinders consultant

Toy train - India
Devils nose - Ecuador

Great Rail Journeys
Harking back to days when the train was the only way to cover long distances overland – if you didn’t want to saddle up that is – these journeys are often tied up with the pioneering history of the nations that built them and have a romance and spirit of adventure that still survives to this day. Once you’ve travelled the full length of one of these great rail journeys you’ll feel a sense of achievement and a connection with the country that no amount of flying will ever get you.

Trans Siberian Railway – Moscow to Vladivostok or Beijing
The Ghan – Adelaide to Darwin
Indian Pacific – Perth to Sydney
California Zephyr – Chicago to San Francisco
The Canadian – Toronto to Vancouver

Rail Holidays
In many places such as the USA, Canada, Australia, Japan and India, taking the train is a wonderful alternative to flying or driving.
Often travelling right in to the heart of the cities, rail holidays can be a relaxing alternative to navigating by car and are a more engaging way to see the country and meet the locals than flying.
Elsewhere countries like New Zealand, Thailand and Vietnam may not have the extensive networks but travelling on the comfortable trains is a wonderful way to see the scenery and meet the locals.

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For inspiration on how to include any of these destinations in a tailormade holiday ask for your copy of Trailfinders Great European Rail Tours brochure.