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In a bygone era, travelling by train was a way of life. Now it can be considered 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 varies from simple to 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 to 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 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 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$ 6,888
    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: 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
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  • Best of Switzerland: 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$ 1,011
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • 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$ 1,485
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Grand Train Tour of Switzerland - Best of Winter

    FIRST-CLASS | RAIL: Venture across Switzerland by rail during the height of winter to explore its magical alpine landscape. Connecting to Lucerne, Interlaken, Brig, and Chur by rail, you’ll ride along some of the world’s most famous train routes and enjoyable unbeatable views of mountain peaks and frozen lakes. You’ll also have time to explore the mountains and even go skiing!
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,739
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Grand Train Tour of Switzerland - Winter Magic

    FIRST-CLASS | RAIL: Discover a landscape of glaciers, powder snow, and frozen lakes on this winter train journey through Switzerland. Ride the rails of Switzerland to Interlaken, Zermatt, and St. Moritz to bask in the country’s unparalleled alpine splendour. You’ll have plenty of leisure time to ski and enjoy spectacular views of the Matterhorn and other mountain peaks.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,789
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Eastern Rail Experience: Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto & More

    MODERATE | RAIL TOUR: From the bustling seaport of Halifax to the vibrant city of Toronto by train, with stops in the Québec City and Montréal for plenty of magnificent French flavour. Combining big city flair, the romance of rail travel and riveting landscapes across three provinces makes for a superb trip not just for train buffs.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,483
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Christchurch: Great New Zealand Rail & Cruise Experience: Premier Escorted 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.
    Duration:
    19 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 8,795
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas, Single Friendly
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  • Mountain Rails (Eastbound): Vancouver, Kamloops, Jasper, Calgary & More

    FIRST-CLASS | RAIL TOUR: A daylight train journey to experience the Canadian Rockies is on many bucket lists. This trip starts in fabulous Vancouver at the Pacific Coast, takes in a visit to lovely Victoria before you board the Rocky Mountaineer. Magnificent landscapes set the tone for the entire trip, from British Columbia’s lush and wild interior to the majesty of Alberta’s mountains and its world-renowned resorts of Jasper and Banff.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,481
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
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  • 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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  • Rail and Cruise in Eastern Canada

    MODERATE | RAIL AND CRUISE TOUR: A wonderful trip that combines a 7-Day cruise on the mighty St. Lawrence River with journeys by rail on either side of the cruise. The ship moves into US waters to see Millionaire’s Row from up close, but the 1000-Islands and Upper Canada Village are the big highlights. Toronto, Québec City and Montréal provide the city flair, but you can also enjoy a full-day excursion to Niagara Falls.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,222
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Southern Taiwan by Rail

    FIRST CLASS | ESCORTED COACH & RAIL TOUR: 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$ 600
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Swiss Mountains & Golden Pass Line: Lucerne, Interlaken & Montreux

    MODERATE | RAIL: 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$ 3,775
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Switzerland by Glacier Express

    FIRST-CLASS | RAIL: 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$ 3,239
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
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  • The Legendary Silk Road Railway: Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan & Kazakhstan

    FIRST-CLASS | RAIL: Follow the legendary Silk Road back in time across three countries, weaving your way along ancient trade routes aboard a private train. Explore seven stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites spread across Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan, and experience the colours, sounds, and spirit of medieval market cities.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Rail Travel Ideas, Small Group Touring
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  • The Royal Atlantic Ireland Tour by Rail & Coach

    FIRST-CLASS | RAIL: Uncover Cork, the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher, and the Aran Islands on this superb Ireland tour that mixes train and coach travel, letting you experience the country at its finest.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,575
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas
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  • West Coast Rail Adventure

    FIRST-CLASS | RAIL TOUR: While the Rocky Mountaineer train journey from Vancouver to Jasper via Whistler and Quesnel is the centre piece of this itinerary, there are plenty of other embellishments that make it such a spectacular trip. Vancouver is a splendid start, but you also have a full day in Victoria and to round it off the majestic scenery of the Rockies comes into its full glorious focus in Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,682
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Canada See Trip Details
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