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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 Discovery: Lucerne & Interlaken

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Experience the thrill of exceptional panoramic views from the peaks of some of Switzerland's tallest 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$ 979
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Switzerland See Trip Details
  • Deluxe Switzerland: Sils-Maria, Bern, Zermatt & More

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: 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, all while enjoying some of the worlds most scenic rail routes.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,637
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Rail Travel Ideas, Romance & Honeymoon
    Switzerland See Trip Details
  • Grand Train Tour of Switzerland: Montreux, Zermatt, St. Moritz & More

    FIRST-CLASS | RAIL: Ride the rails of Switzerland to take in its alpine splendor. 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$ 1,819
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Switzerland See Trip Details
  • Switzerland's Most Famous Mountain Peaks: Jungfraujoch, Matterhorn, Gornergrat & More

    MODERATE | RAIL: Many of Switzerland’s most awe-inspiring and best known mountains are located close to the towns of Interlaken and Zermatt, in themselves, attractive resorts in which to spend time. Enjoy train rides and panoramic views of the central Swiss Alps.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,223
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Switzerland See Trip Details
  • All Ireland Rail and Coach Tour: Killarney, Galway & Dublin

    FIRST-CLASS | RAIL: What better way to see the Emerald Isle than by rail? This Ireland tour takes you to many of the country’s most famous sights, all with comfortable accommodation and reserved rail seats. To explore the many sights and attractions off the tracks, you'll travel with like-minded guests aboard a comfortable coach vehicle.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,636
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas
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  • London to Venice Signature with Belmond Simplon Orient Express

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Escape to London and Venice for a luxury stay in some of the world’s most famous cities, connecting between the two cities aboard the Belmond Venice Simplon Orient Express. Stay in deluxe hotels and enjoy private walking tours that’ll showcase historical landmarks like Buckingham Palace and St. Mark’s Square.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,670
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Tsars Gold Trans-Siberian Railway: From Moscow to Beijing

    DELUXE | RAIL: Travel the legendary Trans-Siberian Railroad through Russia, Mongolia and China in comfort. See dramatic changes of scenery as you traverse both Europe and Asia on our private train. It's time to check one off the bucket list.
    Duration:
    16 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 9,240
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Luxury and Beyond, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Rail Travel Ideas
    Russia See Trip Details
  • A Taste of Ireland with Belmond Grand Hibernian

    DELUXE | RAIL: Embark on a luxury train journey across Ireland and Northern Ireland. Get acquainted with Dublin with a stay in a deluxe hotel before boarding the luxurious Belmond Grand Hibernian and travelling to Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, as well as Dundalk and Waterford. Each night, return to the train for fine dining and pampering accommodations.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,549
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Grand Tour of Ireland with Belmond Grand Hibernian

    DELUXE | RAIL: 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$ 12,553
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas
    Ireland See Trip Details
  • Christmas Markets in Three Countries: Basel, Freiburg & Colmar

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Celebrate the holidays with a trip to three iconic Christmas markets in three different countries of Western Europe. Heading to Basel, Freiburg, and Colmar, you’ll savour Christmas treats and explore medieval old towns as you get into the holiday spirit in Switzerland, Germany, and France.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,089
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Bangkok to Singapore Signature with Belmond Eastern & Oriental Express

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: An unforgettable journey between Bangkok and Singapore on the renowned Eastern and Oriental Express. Travel through the Thai and Malaysian countryside while enjoying special on-board services. Stay in deluxe hotels and enjoy private guided tours in Bangkok and Singapore.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,897
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Luxury and Beyond, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Japan for Foodies: Tokyo, Matsumoto, Takayama & More

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Enjoy a deep-dive into Japanese cuisine, learning how it’s made, where it’s sold, and how best to enjoy it. On your journey, you’ll head on foodie tours in Tokyo, Matsumoto, Takayama, Kyoto, and Osaka and enjoy delicacies from sushi to soba and wagyu, while also exploring famous temples and monuments.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,865
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Private Experiences, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Japan Rail Discovery: 14 Days from Tokyo

    MODERATE | SELF-GUIDED: 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:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Go as you Please, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Japan See Trip Details
  • Japan Delights with Rail & Air: 15 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:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,280
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Go as you Please, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas, Vacation Packages with Airfare
    Japan See Trip Details
  • Japan Delights with Rail

    Take advantage of a week-long Japan Rail Pass to explore the major cities of Honshu. Starting in Tokyo, you’ll explore Nagoya, Kobe, Hiroshima, Kyoto, and Nara to see famous Buddhist temples, venture through mighty castles, and experience a taste of this Asian nation’s many wonders.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,287
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Go as you Please, Rail Travel Ideas
    Japan See Trip Details
  • 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:
    US$ 3,430
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Rail 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$ 1,546
    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$ 1,546
    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$ 2,646
    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:
    US$ 4,599
    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$ 841
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Rail Travel Ideas, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • 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$ 803
    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:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Rail Travel Ideas, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • 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:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Specialty Groups & Events
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  • Great New Zealand Rail & Cruise Experience: Escorted Luxury Vacation

    This escorted experience is perfect for train buffs. Travel on coaches, cruises and enjoy iconic New Zealand rail journeys while staying in comfortable accommodation. The journey will take you from Auckland and geothermal centre of Rotorua, to the capital of Wellington before moving onto the South Island and exploring famous Milford Sound. Great New Zealand Rail & Cruise Experience: Escorted Luxury Vacation
    Duration:
    16 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,989
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas, Single Friendly
    New Zealand See Trip Details
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