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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

  • Japan Delights with Rail: 21 Days

    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 From:
    US$ 2,945
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Go as you Please, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Kaohsiung and Southern Taiwan by High Speed Train

    Travel south on Taiwan's modern high speed rail system and explore the vibrant city of Kaohsiung, the dramatic coastline of southern Taiwan, and the fascinating historic city of Tainan.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 563
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas
    Taiwan See Trip Details
  • Legends & Loughs with Belmond Grand Hibernian: Dublin to Dublin

    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$ 8,521
    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$ 1,083
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Magic Cities of Southern Germany by Train

    Embark on an enchanting journey through the south of Germany. Visit Nuremberg with its historical treasures and vibrant Munich, which charms with its friendly citizens and gorgeous architecture. Admire the fairy tale castle of Neuschwanstein and learn about Germany’s automotive industry in Stuttgart.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,664
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Magic Cities of the North & East of Germany by Train

    Discover the rich history and culture of some of Germany’s most famous cities on this trip through the north and east of the country. Travelling by train, you’ll start in Frankfurt and work your way across the nation with stopovers in Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin, and Dresden to explore their legendary highlights.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,119
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • 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$ 4,996
    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
    Panama 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:
    On request
    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:
    On request
    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:
    On request
    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:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Peru See Trip Details
  • 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
    Tanzania See Trip Details
  • 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$ 4,247
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • 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$ 5,403
    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$ 5,403
    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:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,403
    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$ 1,585
    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$ 5,318
    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$ 2,074
    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$ 5,772
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Shongololo Good Hope

    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$ 6,764
    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$ 5,772
    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$ 3,507
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas
    Singapore See Trip Details
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