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In a bygone era, travelling by train was a way of life. Now it can be considered as a relaxing, enjoyable experience. Train travel now offers the ability to take in passing vistas while eating, reading or just relaxing.

Goway’s selection of great train journeys on 4 continents vary from the simple to the luxurious depending on your style. Most of the journeys include sleeping accommodation, sightseeing and some meals.

In Southern Africa, one can travel in style on either the Blue Train between Cape Town and Pretoria in 27 hours or Rovos Rail which offers an excellent selection of longer itineraries around Southern Africa. Less luxurious but still of a high standard are train tours with Shongololo Express offering a broad selection of journeys around Southern Africa.

Asia has an abundance of rail travel opportunities. On the Eastern and Orient Express, one can enjoy a 3 or 4 day itinerary between Singapore and Bangkok via Malaysia. In India, one can travel in the same style as the Maharajas used to do on the beautiful Palace on Wheels covering the best of Rajasthan in one week from Delhi including a visit to the fabled Taj Mahal. And then there is the famed Trans Siberian Express between Moscow and Beijing.

Australia, a large land mass is a perfect destination in which to travel by train. The legendary luxury train, the Ghan travels between Darwin and Adelaide with a stop at Alice Springs in the heart of the outback. It is possible to join in Alice Springs and travel either north or south. Of similar quality is the Indian-Pacific train travelling from ocean to ocean in approximately 65 hours – between Sydney and Perth with the ability to stop off or join en route. The Sunlander offers a shorter train journey between Brisbane and Cairns along the east coast.

Generally with rail travel you will avoid the responsibilities of driving and the expense of flying. You will also save on accommodation costs with sleeping berths available on overnight services. Another saving is airport transfers, since most rail stations are centrally located.


 

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Rail Travel Ideas

  • Switzerland Deluxe : Luxury Tour with Rail

    This first class luxury Switzerland tour takes you to many of the country’s most beloved and picturesque destinations, including St Moritz, Bern, and Zermatt, home to the iconic Matterhorn. Includes Glacier Express ride.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,315
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Romance & Honeymoon
    Switzerland See Trip Details
  • Great South African Rail Adventure

    A grand adventure offering insight into well-known destinations across South Africa. The Shongololo Express provides a special experience, accommodating 72 guests in two categories of comfortable en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, and classic wood-panelled carriages.
    Duration:
    17 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,965
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Shongololo Good Hope Special

    Embark on a comprehensive train journey across South Africa aboard the Shongololo Express. Travel from Pretoria to Cape Town, with stops in Eswatini, iSimangaliso, Durban, and Kimberley along the way, as well as game drives in Kruger and Hluhluwe and golfing opportunities at the country’s famous courses.
    Duration:
    16 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,690
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Shongololo Southern Cross Special

    Experience, on a relaxing train journey, 4 different countries, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland while taking in Victoria Falls, enjoying several game drives in 3 different wildlife parks including Kruger, exploring canyons, old mining towns and visiting Pretoria, Johannesburg and Maputo, Mozambique’s capital.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,995
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Rail Travel Ideas
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Perth and Beyond with Epic Cross Country Rail Journey

    Discover the highlights of the most remote capital on the planet with this exploration of Perth and beyond. Start in Perth, where you’ll explore the coastline and venture into the Pinnacles Desert. Then board the Indian Pacific train to venture east to Sydney to enjoy two days in Australia’s largest city.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 4,606
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Trans Continental Classic

    Travel from the Pacific Ocean to the Indian Ocean (or vice versa). Visit Sydney and Canberra, spend time aboard the ‘Indian Pacific’ train, and explore Adelaide and Kangaroo Island.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 5,264
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Rail Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Grand Train Tour of Switzerland: Zurich to Lucerne

    Ride the rails of Switzerland to take in its alpine splendour. Travelling across the entire country, you’ll journey along some of the world’s most famous train routes and enjoy alpine views of the Matterhorn and Lake Geneva as you travel between Zurich and Lake Lucerne.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,687
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Single Friendly, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Alpine Railway Journey : Small Group: Milan to Munich

    Travel by train and discover not only the dramatic scenery of the Alps but also the iconic cities of Milan and Munich. Also have stays in Stresa on Lake Maggiore, Zermatt located under the Matterhorn and beautiful Lucerne with its medieval centre and mountain backdrop.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,070
    Trip Type:
    Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Rail Travel Ideas, Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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  • Bangkok to Singapore Luxury Train

    An unforgettable journey between Singapore and Bangkok on the renowned Eastern and Oriental Express. Travel through the Malaysian and Thai countryside while enjoying the special on-board services.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,630
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Luxury and Beyond, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Best of Switzerland: Train & Aerial Cable Cars

    Experience the thrill of exceptional panoramic views of the Central Alpine Range from the peaks of some of Switzerland's highest mountains. Enjoy stays in the beautiful cities of Lucerne and Interlaken; explore the part of the area using scenic train rides and aerial cable cars.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,218
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Blue Train: Cape Town to Pretoria

    Enjoy grace and elegance as you sit back and relax travelling through the panoramic countryside of South Africa. Start from either Cape Town of Pretoria and let the Blue Train work its spell.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,389
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Blue Train: Pretoria to Cape Town

    Enjoy grace and elegance as you sit back and relax travelling through the panoramic countryside of South Africa. Start from either Cape Town of Pretoria and let the Blue Train work its spell.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,389
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Brisbane to Cairns: Reef & Rail Cruise

    This fabulous tour features a journey onboard the Spirit of Queensland train, in an innovative RailBed seat, an eco-cruise through Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, and a rainforest and Aboriginal experience.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,357
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Cruises & Sailing, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Aussie Rail Spectacular

    Explore the Australian outback aboard a luxury train, then round off your journey at the Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 5,626
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Rail Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Classic Moscow to St Petersburg by High Speed Train

    Explore the great monuments and mysteries of Moscow before spending three nights in beautiful Saint Petersburg, Russia’s most European city.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 909
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Rail Travel Ideas, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Russia See Trip Details
  • Classic St Petersburg to Moscow by High Speed Train

    Explore the cultural capitals of enigmatic Russia. Spend three nights in beautiful Saint Petersburg, Russia’s most European city, before exploring the great monuments and mysteries of Moscow.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 809
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Rail Travel Ideas, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Russia See Trip Details
  • Explore Ecuador by Land and Rail: Quito to Quito

    Ride one of the world’s iconic trains on this adventure through the mountains between Quito and Guayaquil. On this Ecuador vacation, you’ll pass through the volcanic landscape around Antisana and the indigenous centre of Riobamba before riding the Devil’s Nose, a remarkable switchback railroad that rapidly descends the almost-perpendicular heights of the Andes Mountains.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,612
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Explore Germany's Christmas Markets: Berlin to Munich

    Venture to Germany’s most popular cities during the heart of the Christmas season. Travelling to Berlin, Dresden, Nuremberg, and Munich, you’ll explore historic old towns, tour castles and palaces, and visit the world’s most-famous Christmas markets to get in the spirit of the season.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,042
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Specialty Groups & Events
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  • Germany at a Glance by Rail: Frankfurt to Munich

    Ride the rails to explore the major cities of Germany. Tour the Old City of Frankfurt to see the iconic Romsberg, survey the historical sights of Berlin, from the Brandenburg Gate to Checkpoint Charlie, before heading to Munich and seeing the fairy tale castles of the Swan King of Bavaria.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,546
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Grand Tour of Ireland with Belmond Grand Hibernian : Dublin to Dublin

    Embark on a luxury train journey across Ireland. Get acquainted with Dublin with a stay in a deluxe hotel before boarding the luxurious Belmond Grand Hibernian and travelling to some of Ireland’s most famous landmarks, including Blarney Castle and Galway, as well as Belfast in Northern Ireland. Each night, return to the train for fine dining and pampering accommodations.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 12,433
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Ireland See Trip Details
  • Great Southern Rail Journey

    Be among the first travellers to experience the all-new journey aboard the Great Southern connecting Adelaide and Brisbane. Starting in either city, you’ll skirt rugged coastline, stop off at sun-kissed beaches, and visit exhilarating capital cities while enjoying the best on-board service and comfort.
    Duration:
    3-4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 1,829
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Single Friendly
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Guayaquil to Quito Train Journey (and v.v.)

    A picturesque rail journey through the Andes is the ultimate way to experience Ecuador.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,957
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Highland Places & Tribal Faces of Sapa

    Travel by train to the former French “hill station” and resort located in the mountains of Northern Vietnam where scenic vistas and colourful hilltribes complete the picture.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 500
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Island Tracks

    Enjoy riding the new Spirit of Queensland Train as you travel from Cairns to Fraser Island stopping at Hamilton Island before heading to Sydney to see the incredible sights.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,862
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Japan Delights with Rail: 14 Days

    Take advantage of a two-week Japan Rail Pass to explore Japan’s main island. Starting in Tokyo, you’ll journey to Takayama, Kyoto, and Hiroshima, with day trips to Nikko, Nara, and Osaka along the way. Enjoy the comfort of having travel and accommodations pre-booked, giving you the freedom to explore at your own pace.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,970
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Go as you Please, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Japan See Trip Details
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