LUXURY TRAIN TOURS

BELMOND ANDEAN EXPLORER

Laurent Carrasset, regional managing director of Belmond Andean Explorer, says the tour is ‘the most beautiful and luxurious train ride in South America and, hopefully, the world’. The sleeper train was designed with elements ‘inspired by Peruvian nature: soft Ivory… Read More

FFESTINIOG TRAVEL

‘Our aim is to give the best rail holiday possible,’ promise the team at Ffestiniog. Founded in 1974, the ‘small, independent’ Welsh firm offers up to 40 escorted rail tours in the UK, Europe and worldwide every year. A sister… Read More

GOLDEN EAGLE LUXURY TRAINS

There’s a way to ‘absorb the rich cultures and cinematic landscapes’ on a journey through Russia, Asia and Europe, says Golden Eagle Luxury Trains. ‘We’re the only company that specialises in really top-end luxury long-distance tours,’ enthuses president Tim Littler…. Read More

GREAT RAIL JOURNEYS

The leading rail holiday experts at Great Rail Journeys aim to provide clients with ‘a truly first class holiday’, from UK and Ireland and all the way to Australasia. Guests start at the company’s recently launched departure office at St… Read More

MAHARAJAS’ EXPRESS

The Maharajas’ Express is the government of Rajasthan’s uber-luxe gift to India’s tourism industry. It is appropriately named, CEO Rajiv Wahie of Tailormade Journeys says: ‘Clients are all treated like kings, everyone is individually taken care of.’ Each coach has… Read More

PALACE ON WHEELS

When you choose Palace On Wheels, you are embarking upon ‘a fantasy world of luxury and style’, a week of ‘royal living’ on board the regal class rail. The décor, service and finish are all contemporary, while evocative of India’s… Read More

ROYAL RAJASTHAN ON WHEELS

The lavish Royal Rajasthan On Wheels has been taking passengers on week-long fairy-tale tours of the former princely states of Rajasthan and beyond since 2000. The journey starts in Delhi and continues on to Jaipur, Jodhpur and Varanasi, where passengers… Read More

SEVEN STARS

Described as ‘a very special creation’ by operator JR Kyushu’s international sales correspondent Simon Metcalfe, Seven Stars is the first luxury sleeper train in Japan, a fusion of Japanese and Western design. It was created by Koji Karaike and designer… Read More

SHONGOLOLO EXPRESS

Run by Pretoria’s luxury train operators, Rovos Rail, Shongololo Express is your go-to for rail adventures in South Africa. A signature trip is its 15-day journey from Pretoria to Cape Town, which offers both golfing and non-golfing itineraries. Shongololo aims… Read More

TRAIN SUITE SHIKI-SHIMA

A journey through eastern Japan aboard the Train Suite Shiki-Shama promises to showcase the ‘depth and complexity’ of the nation’s seasons and culture. The five-star experience begins at Tokyo station, where guests will receive a red carpet welcome. It’s pleasure… Read More

TSARS GOLD

‘One of the most comfortable ways to travel the Trans-Siberian’, the Tsars Gold private train is recommended as ‘the trip of a lifetime’ across Russia, Mongolia and China. The train departs from Moscow to Beijing or vice versa. Stops along… Read More

VENICE-SIMPLON ORIENT EXPRESS

Belmond’s signature pan-European journey, aboard the most storied set of carriages in the world, takes guests back in time. The train, with polished wood and antique fixtures, ‘epitomises the glamour and elegance of the Golden Age of travel’. The Venice-Simplon… Read More