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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

  • New Zealand Rail Adventure: Value Plus Escorted Vacation

    Hop aboard and rediscover the romance of rail travel, taking in some of the world's truly remarkable landscapes from a unique vantage point on this escorted vacation including travel on the Northern Explorer train from Auckland to Wellington, the TranzAlpine train from Christchurch to Greymouth plus other great New Zealand rail experiences.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,846
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas, Single Friendly
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Panama Transcontinental Train

    The historic Panama Canal Railway offers an unforgettable experience with spectacular views of the landscape at the heart of the Panama Canal Watershed. Recreate the experience of the California Gold Rush and enjoy the spectacular landscape at the heart of the Panama Canal Watershed from the comfort of your train cabin. The huge panoramic train windows allow you to see breathtaking views as you weave in and out of lush tropical rainforest along the Panama Canal. The Panama Canal Railway offers an unforgettable experience on the first railroad to join the two oceans. The train can be taken in the morning from Panama City or in the evening from Colon, EcoCircuitos highly recommends taking the train in the morning, as it offers incredible views of mystic morning fog lifting off the rainforest and the chance of combining this unique experience with other day tour options in the Colon Province, like the Fort San Lorenzo and the colonial town of Portobelo.
    Duration:
    1 Hour
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips, Rail Travel Ideas
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  • 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$ 1,592
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
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  • 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$ 1,817
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
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  • 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$ 650
    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$ 733
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Rovos Rail Dar Es Salaam to Lobito

    Ride through the heart of Africa on this incredible luxury rail journey aboard the Rovos Rail. Travelling from the Indian to the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll head on safari game drives, tour Central African cities, and enjoy the unmatched luxury of the Pride of Africa as you pass through Tanzania, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Angola.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 12,820
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Rovos Rail Safari: Pretoria to Pretoria

    Play at the world-renowned Leopard Creek golf course, plus superb courses in Swaziland, Durban, the Drakensburg and Sun City. Enjoy game viewing in Kruger Park, Mkhaya and Hluhluwe Reserves.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,414
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Rovos Rail: African Golf Collage from Cape Town to Pretoria

    Journey across the picturesque landscapes of South Africa with Rovos Rail, enjoying luxury train travel and old-world atmosphere during your vacation. As you head from Cape Town to Pretoria, you’ll stop off at premium golf courses to tee off in the gorgeous South African countryside.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,615
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Rovos Rail: African Golf Collage from Pretoria to Cape Town

    Journey across the picturesque landscapes of South Africa with Rovos Rail, enjoying luxury train travel and old-world atmosphere during your journey. As you head from Pretoria to Cape Town, you’ll stop off at premium golf courses to tee off in the gorgeous South African countryside.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,615
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Rovos Rail: Cape Town to Pretoria (or v.v)

    Departing from Cape Town or Pretoria, stopping en-route to view Kimberley's 'Big Hole' and the Mine and Diamond museums, while enjoying the stark beauty of the Northern Cape.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,518
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Rovos Rail: Dar Es Salaam to Cape Town (v.v)

    This journey is one of the most famous rail experiences in the world. Travel through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania combining the luxury of pre-war travel with modern touches.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 12,820
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Tanzania See Trip Details
  • Rovos Rail: Durban to Pretoria (or v.v)

    Join this three day safari on the most luxurious train in the world and experience the splendour of KwaZula Natal. Take in the 'Big Five' at the private bush retreat of Nambiti Conservancy, and Spionkop battlefields tour with a world class historian.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,518
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Rovos Rail: Pretoria to Swakopmund or vice versa

    Ride through the natural wonders of southern Africa on this luxury rail journey aboard Rovos Rail. As you pass from South Africa to Namibia, you'll explore diamond mines, hike through deep canyons and vast deserts, and head on safari game drives while enjoying the unmatched luxury of the classical trains of Rovos Rail.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,055
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Rovos Rail: Pretoria to Victoria Falls (or v.v.)

    This journey takes guests from Pretoria westward to Botswana before crossing the border into Zimbabwe and on to the mighty Victoria Falls. This tour also operates in reverse.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,986
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Shongololo Dune Express

    Enjoy an outstanding train tour starting from Pretoria which visits Kimberley and Upington in South Africa before crossing into Namibia, a country offering everything from huge canyons, wildlife safaris and old mining towns eventually finishing at Swakopmund. This is an experience offering unforgettable landscapes.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,526
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Shongololo Good Hope Golf

    This comprehensive train itinerary of South Africa covers many of the country’s highlights while catering to golfers who can play on some of the top golf courses here. The train departs from Cape Town and finishes in Pretoria with many memorable stops in between.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,477
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Shongololo Southern Cross

    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:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,526
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Singapore to Bangkok 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:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,494
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas
    Singapore See Trip Details
  • South Island Wilderness Escape

    Travel onboard the TranzAlpine Express or by car and enjoy a luxury wilderness escape that takes you to the beautiful Arthur’s Pass region, an area not many visitors are lucky enough to see.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 733
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Swiss Mountains & Golden Pass Line: Zurich to Zurich

    Enjoy breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps and explore enchanting towns on this journey through Switzerland. Heading from Zurich to Lucerne, Interlaken, and Monteux, you’ll explore picturesque resort towns, ascend towering mountains, and ride along one of the most famous rail lines in the world.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,063
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Switzerland by Glacier Express 3 Days: Zurich to Zurich

    Ride the Glacier Express to journey between two gorgeous alpine resorts in the Swiss Alps, St. Moritz and Zermatt. Peer out of the panoramic windows to admire the breathtaking landscape of mountains and forests, and explore the picturesque centres of these charming resort towns.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,163
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Switzerland See Trip Details
  • Switzerland by Glacier Express 5 Days: Zurich to Zurich

    Board the Glacier Express for an unforgettable train ride through the picturesque Swiss Alps. On this journey, you’ll travel from dazzling St. Moritz to sophisticated Zermatt, enjoy a stay in magical Interlaken, and visit Jungfrau, the highest train station in Europe and one of the main summits of the Bernese Alps.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,720
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Switzerland See Trip Details
  • Switzerland Deluxe (Luxury Tour) includes 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$ 3,809
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Romance & Honeymoon
    Switzerland See Trip Details
  • Switzerland's Most Famous Mountain Peaks includes 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$ 955
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Switzerland See Trip Details
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