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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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  • 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:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,459
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries, Rail Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Andean Explorer Train Journey from Puno

    Andean Explorer Train Journey
    Duration:
    10 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 278
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions, Rail Travel Ideas
    Peru See Trip Details
  • 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$ 3,058
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, VIP Luxury Touring
    Thailand See Trip Details
  • Beijing to Shanghai With High Speed Train

    Perfect for those with limited time, this trip takes in the best of China’s most popular cities, both ancient and new.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,343
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules, Rail Travel Ideas
    China See Trip Details
  • Belmond Royal Scotsman - Classic Rail Journey

    Travel on a luxury train from Edinburgh through the magnificent Highlands of Scotland. Sit back in a comfortable seat and view spectacular scenery, visit historic castles, dine and sleep on board.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,648
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Rail Travel Ideas
    United Kingdom See Trip Details
  • Belmond Royal Scotsman - Grand North Western

    A journey commencing in Edinburgh on the famed luxury train through the heart of Scotland. View majestic mountains and dramatic coastlines. Visit historic castles and see local wildlife. All while sitting back, sleeping or dining on board.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 10,743
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Rail Travel Ideas
    United Kingdom See Trip Details
  • 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$ 697
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Independent Travel Modules, Rail Travel Ideas
    Switzerland See Trip Details
  • 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:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,202
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, VIP Luxury Touring
    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:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,202
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, VIP Luxury Touring
    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$ 2,757
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Independent Travel Modules, Rail Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • China and Pandas with Tibet Train

    An unbeatable combination - after Imperial Beijing, travel on the Tibet Express through majestic scenery to Lhasa then fly to Chengdu and its Pandas and finally to electrifying Shanghai.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,256
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Rail Travel Ideas
    China See Trip Details
  • 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:
    US$ 3,478
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries, Rail Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • End of the World Train - Ushuaia

    The End of the World Train ride is the world's southernmost train. Built on the backs of the convicts who were imprisoned in Ushuaia, it is a testament to the fortitude of the cities very first, though indentured, citizens.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 71
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions, Rail Travel Ideas
    Argentina See Trip Details
  • Essentials of Spain Barcelona to Madrid

    Ideal for a first time visitor, this essential Spain tour starts in the country’s most unique and famous city, Barcelona. It then takes in historic Granada, Sevilla, and Toledo before disembarking in Madrid.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,886
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Locally Escorted Tours, Rail Travel Ideas
    Spain See Trip Details
  • Essentials of Spain from Madrid

    Visit five iconic Spanish cities, Madrid the capital, Cordoba, Seville and Granada in Andalusia and Barcelona in Catalonia, each with its own character, culture and history. Enjoy magnificent architecture, old and new and be awed by all that Spain has to offer the visitor.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,780
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Locally Escorted Tours, Rail Travel Ideas
    Spain See Trip Details
  • Guayaquil to Quito Train Ride (and v.v.)

    A picturesque rail journey through the Andes is the ultimate way to experience Ecuador.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,881
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, VIP Luxury Touring
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Highland Places and 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$ 498
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Rail 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$ 1,798
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Rail Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Kaohsiung City & Bullet Train | Taiwan

    Travel by bullet train. Surrounded by many fascinating landscapes, Kaohsiung offers various pursuits such as soothing hot springs, age-old handicraft centres and historic pavilions.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 389
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Rail Travel Ideas
    Taiwan See Trip Details
  • Machu Picchu by Train

    Journey in comfort by train from Cusco to Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas”. The ruins found there are some of the most famous and most beautiful ancient sites in the world.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,014
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Rail Travel Ideas, VIP Luxury Touring
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Palace on Wheels

    Travel like a Maharaja on this opulent private train furbished in a traditional style with service to match visiting the many gems and treasures of Northern India – Taj Mahal included!
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,431
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    India See Trip Details
  • Peru Belmond Andean Explorer - Andean Plains & Islands Train Journey

    Tour Peru’s most scenic regions, enjoying the opulence of the country’s first luxury sleeper train. Set out from the white city of Arequipa, taking in Lake Titicaca before disembarking in historic Cusco.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,620
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Peru Belmond Andean Explorer - Peruvian Highlands Train Journey

    Tour Peru’s most scenic regions, enjoying the opulence of the country’s first luxury sleeper train. Set out from Cusco, taking in Lake Titicaca before disembarking in the white city of Arequipa.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,744
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Peru Belmond Andean Explorer - Spirit of the Andes Train Journey

    From Lake Titicaca to the heart of Incan civilisation, the Belmond lets passengers arrive in style.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 699
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Peru Belmond Andean Explorer - Spirit of the Waters Train Journey

    From the heart of Incan civilisation to Lake Titicaca, the Belmond lets passengers arrive in style.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 792
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Peru See Trip Details
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