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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

    MODERATE | ESCORTED COACH TOUR: 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$ 4,795
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas, Single Friendly
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Japan Art & Gardens: Kyoto, Naoshima, Okayama & More

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Discover modern art, Japanese traditions, and manicured gardens on this unique tour across Japan. Journey by rail across the country from Kyoto to Tokyo, stay on the contemporary art island of Naoshima, try on a kimono, meet a maiko, and admire some of the world’s most celebrated artworks.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Japan See Trip Details
  • China Rail Discovery: Beijing, Nanjing, Suzhou & Shanghai

    FIRST-CLASS | RAIL: Travel independently on China's famous high-speed rail network between Beijing and Shanghai, stopping in Nanjing and Suzhou en route for the ultimate eastern China experience. Enjoy the personal attention of your local guide in each city as you discover the sights, history, and flavours of each distinct region.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,209
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    China See Trip Details
  • Hike, Bike & Cruise Northern Vietnam: Ninh Binh, Halong Bay & Sapa

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: An unforgettable active adventure awaits you in Northern Vietnam as you traverse the capital of Hanoi, enjoy cycling through the scenic wonderland of Ninh Binh, take in awe-inspiring Halong Bay on a traditional junk cruise and explore the region of Sapa, famous for its ethnic villages, vibrant markets and friendly locals.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,475
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Private Experiences, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Japan Rail Discovery: 7 Days from Tokyo

    MODERATE | RAIL: Take advantage of a 7-day Japan Rail Pass to explore the highlights of the Japanese island of Honshu. Experience futuristic Tokyo and visit the famous shrines of Nikko before connecting to Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Nara to visit historic temples, medieval castles, and landmarks from World War II.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,095
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Go as you Please, Rail Travel Ideas
    Japan See Trip Details
  • Japan Hike, Bike & Hot Springs

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Experience Japan’s bountiful nature on this active vacation. Connecting across the nation from Tokyo to Kyoto, you’ll explore Hakone National Park, cycle to tea fields and rice paddies, hike Mt. Fuji, and stroll the Nakasendo Trail. Along the way, rejuvenate in onsen and visit some of the country’s most famous temples and gardens.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Bucket List Travel Ideas, Private Experiences, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Japan See Trip Details
  • 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:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Luxury and Beyond, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Rail Travel Ideas
    Thailand See Trip Details
  • Ultimate Japan: Tokyo, Kanazawa, Kaga Onsen & More

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Explore the highlights of Japan on this incredible rail journey which seamlessly combines a mix of deluxe hotel stays, traditional ryokan stays and privately guided day tours to unfold the wonders of this incredible country. You'll even have an opportunity to wear a kimono and participate in a tea ceremony!
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ On Request
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Rail Travel Ideas, Romance & Honeymoon
    Japan See Trip Details
  • Signature Amritsar: The Golden Temple

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This exceptionally beautiful temple in the state of Punjab is surrounded by a large impressive lake and cannot fail to impress with its photogenic appeal and its setting. Seeing is believing!
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 497
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Rail Travel Ideas, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    India See Trip Details
  • 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
    Japan See Trip Details
  • Ancient Silk Road: Xian to Urumqi

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Journey along the ancient Silk Road on this trip to Western China. Starting in Xian, you’ll travel west to far-flung parts of China, cross the Gobi Desert, see ancient treasures, and get to experience the traditions and daily lives of the Uyghur people and other Chinese minority groups.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,936
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Private Experiences, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    China See Trip Details
  • Japan Rail Discovery: 21 Days from Tokyo

    FIRST-CLASS | RAIL: This epic rail journey across Japan takes you to several of the country’s most popular cities and landmarks. Starting and ending in Tokyo, you’ll visit Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki, with the comfort and convenience of having your travel and accommodations pre-arranged, letting you explore at your own pace.
    Duration:
    21 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Go as you Please, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Japan See Trip Details
  • Experience Sapa

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: 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$ 758
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Rail Travel Ideas, Romance & Honeymoon, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Tsars Gold Trans Siberian Railway: From Beijing to Moscow

    DELUXE | RAIL: Travel the legendary Trans-Siberian Railroad through Russia, Mongolia and China in comfort. Dramatic changes in landscape and culture abound as you traverse both Europe and Asia on this exclusive train. It's time to check one off the bucket list.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 9,020
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Rail Travel Ideas
    China See Trip Details
  • Japan Rail Discovery: 14 Days from Tokyo

    MODERATE | RAIL: 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$ 2,059
    Trip Type:
    Go as you Please, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Japan See Trip Details
  • Tsars Gold Trans-Siberian Railway: From Moscow to Beijing

    DELUXE | RAIL: Travel the legendary Trans-Siberian Railroad through Russia, Mongolia and China in comfort. Dramatic changes in landscape and culture abound as you traverse both Europe and Asia on this exclusive 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
  • Magic Cities of Southern Germany by Train

    FIRST-CLASS | RAIL: Embark on an enchanting journey through the south of Germany, stopping in historical Nuremberg and vibrant Munich - which charms with its friendly citizens and gorgeous architecture. Later, discover wonders both old and new at Neuschwanstein Castle and in Stuttgart, and in between, take in the scenic countryside while relaxing on the train.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,022
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Private Experiences, Rail Travel Ideas
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Classic Moscow to St Petersburg by High Speed Train

    MODERATE | RAIL: 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$ 907
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Russia See Trip Details
  • Classic St Petersburg to Moscow by High Speed Train

    MODERATE | RAIL: 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$ 866
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, 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
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • 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
  • Great Southern Rail Journey

    FIRST-CLASS | RAIL: 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:
    US$ 1,345
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Single Friendly
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Island Tracks

    FIRST-CLASS | RAIL: 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$ 1,987
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Legends & Loughs with Belmond Grand Hibernian: Dublin to Dublin

    DELUXE | RAIL: Explore Ireland in style with this luxurious train journey to the nation’s most popular cities. Aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian, you’ll spend a few days in Dublin before venturing across the country to see Cork, Blarney Castle, and the Cliffs of Moher. Each night, return to the train for fine dining and pampering accommodations.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 8,842
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Ireland 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$ 1,081
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Peru See Trip Details
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