There can be no better way to immerse yourself into a country and meet the local people than to take to the trains. Whether it’s a Great Railway journey of epic proportions or a short hop in a rural setting, sometimes the journey itself becomes the destination. Jump on-board, feel like a traveller rather than a tourist and let the landscape speed by.
Of the many incredible rail journeys in the world, we have chosen just some of our favourites here:
- Take to the hills on the undeniable picturesque “Toy train” of the Darjeeling Himalayan railway, travel to the depths of tiger country or relax in laid back luxury.
- For epic overland adventures take the Trans-Siberian or Trans-Mongolian Railways, the Rocky Mountaineer across Canada or the Japanese Alps by train.
- Reach the pinnacle of Machu Picchu on the aptly named Sun Gate and then descend on foot when the crowds have disappeared.
Alternatively, join one of our luxury train charters, including our Iran Train Charter with Michael Portillo or our India Rail Journey in the company of Mihir Bose.
These memorable journeys will stay with you as the tracks fade into the far-reaching horizon.