Rocky Mountaineer Train, Canada

Rail Journeys

Travel on a luxury train across Australia, Canada, South Africa, Central Asia or Europe and see the world from a unique perspective. You don’t have to be a train-spotter to enjoy one of our rail journeys. You just need to embrace the notion, that the journey is as much a part of the experience as the destination itself.

Travelling by train has its own distinct pace and rhythm. Most of our rail journeys and experiences celebrate the notion of slow travel, giving travellers time to relax while the country you are travelling through unhurriedly reveals itself on the other side of the train window.

There is something inescapably nostalgic about train-travel. It conjures up memories of a bygone age when people dressed for dinner and travellers were in less of a rush. Our rail journeys and rail experiences celebrate the romance and history of train travel around the world, while providing the modern traveller with luxury amenities and an idiosyncratic means of transport.

Picos de Europa National Park
Picos de Europa National Park

Transcantabrico Train

Travel across northern Spain’s Cantabrian Coast onboard the Transcantabrico train, on a eight-day journey from Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastian, or vice versa. Stop in Oviedo, Gijon, Bilbao, Santander and Picos de Europa National Park, home to the brown bear, Iberian wolf and the Cantabrian chamois. Sip local wines and saviour cuisine from the Basque Country before retreating to your suite. By day, enjoy guided city tours and visit the Guggenheim Museum and Antoni Gaudi’s El Capricho villa. At night, the train stays stationary, offering flexibility to explore the sights.

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Golden Eagle Train, Bar Carriage in winter, Russia
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Golden Eagle Luxury Trains

Golden Eagle Luxury Trains are renowned for operating some of the world’s most pioneering rail journeys over the last 29 years. Voyages include rail journeys through Central and Eastern Europe, Mongolia, China, Central Asia and India, on board a selection of the world’s leading luxury private trains.

Journey on the Golden Eagle for the voyage of a lifetime by rail.

Golden Eagle train

Shinkansen bullet train passing by Mount Fuji, Yoshiwara, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan
Bullet train passing Mount Fuji, Japan

Slow travel by luxury train

Combine the capital city of Tokyo with the natural beauty and volcanic landscapes of Hokkaido. A Shinkansen bullet train links Tokyo and Hakodate on the island making a holiday here incredibly easy. The itinerary is put together to include stops along the way where you will take guided excursions to gain a greater insight into the places you are seeing.

This is a great trip for a second visit to Japan or for anyone seeking wilderness landscapes, wildlife, great food and rich culture.

Japan train journeys


Fast or slow, what kind of train experience suits you?

Bullet Train, Japan

Bullet Train

Travel on the world famous Shinkansen bullet train reaching speeds of up to 300 kilometres per hour.

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Train of the clouds, La Polvorilla viaduct, Argentina

Board the “Train to the Clouds”

Board the Tren de las Nubes for an exhilarating journey that clambers through tunnels and over floating tracks to reach a 4,475-metre-high destination.

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Shangri La Express Train, Golden Eagle Silk Road Journey, China

Silk Route by Train

Journey the Silk Route by luxury train crossing five countries through Central Asia; a magical way to see this ancient trading route.

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TranzAlpine train

TranzAlpine Train Journey

Board the TranzAlpine train for a spectacular journey between Greymouth and Christchurch, passing through epic scenery.

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Station View, Eastern & Oriental Express, Bangkok, Thailand

Eastern & Oriental Express

Board the iconic E&O train to journey between Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

Copper Canyon Train, Mexico

Copper Canyon Train Ride

Ride the Copper Canyon Railway, often considered to be the most dramatic train journey in the western hemisphere..

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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Darjeeling, India

Darjeeling Toy Train

From Darjeeling to Ghoom Monastery, ride the classic, toy train.

Hida Wideview Train

Hida Wideview Train

Follow a wonderfully scenic route through the Japanese Alps travelling by bullet train and the Hida Wideview train, offering panoramic views.

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Indian Pacific Train heading Eastbound through Clare Valley, Australia

Australia by Train

Cross the country by train onboard the Ghan or the Indian Pacific.

Station View, Eastern & Oriental Express, Bangkok, Thailand

Take the Sleeper Train

Journey on the local overnight sleeper train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai or treat yourself to Eastern & Oriental’s journey to Singapore.

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Train from Kandy to the Tea Country, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Scenic Train Ride

Travel by train into the heart of the central highlands, passing through some of Sri Lanka’s most spectacular scenery.

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From Peru to New Zealand, Japan and India, these suggested holidays include some of the world’s most iconic train journeys. Take the time to search through them and find something that is the spark for your unique adventure.

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