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Train Vacations Worldwide


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

  • 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$ 705
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Stimela Star - Victoria Falls to Hwange

    Stimela is the word used in Zimbabwe for a train.The Stimela Star is a private overnight sleeper train which is hooked up to the regular Victoria Falls to Bulawayo passenger train. The Star transports you in comfort and old fashioned style overnight from Vic Falls, ready for your adventure in Hwange National Park.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 469
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Zimbabwe See Trip Details
  • 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$ 2,257
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Switzerland See Trip Details
  • 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$ 1,248
    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$ 1,845
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Switzerland See Trip Details
  • Switzerland's Most Famous Mountain Peaks with 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$ 1,062
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Switzerland See Trip Details
  • Taste of Ireland with Belmond Grand Hibernian: Dublin to Dublin

    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$ 5,413
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Ireland See Trip Details
  • The All Ireland Rail Coach Tour: Dublin to Dublin

    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.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,466
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas
    Ireland See Trip Details
  • The Ghan Expedition

    You don’t have to rough it to experience the ultimate Outback adventure. Climb aboard The Ghan, one of Australia’s most iconic rail journeys and follow the trail of the country’s earliest explorers from Darwin to Adelaide.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,025
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Rail Travel Ideas, Single Friendly
    Australia See Trip Details
  • The Legendary Silk Road: Across Central Asia by Private Train

    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 From:
    US$ 5,867
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Turkmenistan See Trip Details
  • The Royal Atlantic Ireland Tour by Rail & Coach: Dublin to Dublin

    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$ 1,093
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas
    Ireland See Trip Details
  • Train it to the Hunter Valley

    Enjoy the flavours and serenity of one of Australia’s favourite wine regions. Take the train from Sydney up to the Hawkesbury River, and savour the wines of the Hunter Valley.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 199
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Tsar's Gold Train: Trans Siberian Rail: Beijing to Moscow

    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.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 8,000
    Trip Type:
    Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Rail Travel Ideas
    China See Trip Details
  • Tsars Gold Train: Trans Siberian Rail: Moscow to Beijing

    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.
    Duration:
    16 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 8,200
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Rail Travel Ideas
    Russia See Trip Details
  • Ushuaia: End of the World Train Half Day Tour

    The End of the World Train ride is the world's southernmost train. Built on the backs of the convicts who were imprisoned in Ushuaia, it is a testament to the fortitude of the cities very first, though indentured, citizens.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips, Rail Travel Ideas
    Argentina See Trip Details
  • Venice Simplon Orient Express: London to Venice

    Don’t just take the train from London to Venice. Embark one of the world’s most famous train journeys, surrounded by the style, luxury, and opulence of the 1920’s.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,470
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Romance & Honeymoon
    England See Trip Details
  • Venice Simplon Orient Express: Venice to London

    Indulge yourself and enjoy the excitement of a 2 day luxury train journey on the historic Orient Express with a brief stop in Paris en route. Gourmet meals, outstanding on board service and comfortable sleeping accommodation all add up to an experience extraordinaire!
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,115
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Italy See Trip Details
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