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Great Rail Journeys - Holidays By Rail offers classic rail journeys on the world’s most renowned trains and famed rail routes.


Great Rail Journeys

Iconic trains, legendary rail routes, and outstanding destinations make these rail journeys truly special. From Switzerland’s breathtaking Glacier Express to the thrilling Rocky Mountaineer through the Canadian Rockies, the perfect classic rail journey awaits you.

The Canadian

VIA Rail's The Canadian
Canada’s premier overnight train travels between Toronto and Vancouver, taking you across five provinces, past stunning scenery and through the Canadian Rockies.

Holidays on the Canadian

California Zephyr

Amtrak's California Zephyr
This scenic rail route takes travellers from Chicago, across the plains of the Midwest, over the Rocky and Sierra-Nevada Mountains to the shores of San Francisco.

Holidays on the California Zephyr

The Blue Train

Africa's Blue Train
Travelling the classic route from Pretoria to Cape Town, this legendary luxury train offers a stunning 1,600 km. journey through Africa’s spectacular scenery.

Holidays on the Blue Train

Empire Builder

Amtrak's Empire Builder
Travelling the route taken by America’s early explorers, this famed train trip offers magnificent views of the mighty Mississippi, the northern prairie states, and the dazzling Pacific Northwest.

Holidays on the Empire Builder

Trans-Siberian Express

Golden Eagle's Trans-Siberian Express
The deluxe Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express takes travellers along a 9,656 km route across eight time zones from Moscow through Mongolia to the port town of Vladivostok.

Holidays on the Trans-Siberian Express

Rocky Mountaineer

Canada's Rocky Mountaineer
The all-daylight touring train travels four historic rail routes from Vancouver through the Canadian Rockies, putting travellers in the heart of awe-inspiring scenery.

Holidays on the Rocky Mountaineer

The Ghan

The Ghan
Travelling the 2,979 km route from Adelaide to Alice Springs to Darwin, this famed journey offers spectacular vistas of Australia from north to south.

Holidays on the Ghan

Palace on Wheels

Palace on Wheels
Beginning and ending in New Delhi, India’s luxury train travels the scenic route throughout Rajasthan with stops at important monuments, royal palaces, National Parks, and the Taj Mahal.

Holidays on the Palace on Wheels

Coast Starlight

Amtrak's Coast Starlight
One of America’s most scenic rail routes connects Seattle and Los Angeles, taking travellers along snow-covered mountains, lush forests, and California’s dazzling Pacific coastline.

Holidays on the Coast Starlight

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
Transporting travellers back to the golden age of rail travel, this luxury train offers classic rail journeys along famed train routes throughout Europe.

Holidays on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Royal Canadian Pacific

Royal Canadian Pacific
North America’s only luxury train showcases unique aspects of the Canadian Rockies as it travels its route in well-restored carriages built in the early 1900’s.

Holidays on the Royal Canadian Pacific

Glacier Express

Glacier Express
The breathtaking 7 ½-hour journey across the Swiss Alps offers panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, quaint villages, and alpine fields and streams.

Holidays on the Glacier Express

Royal Scotsman

The Royal Scotsman
Journey through the Scottish Highlands on the UK’s luxury train complete with well-appointed en suite cabins, a lovely observation car, and unique scenic sightseeing.

Holidays on the Royal Scotsman

Danube Express

Danube Express
The Danube Express will whisk you on an unforgettable journey through stunning scenery to some of Europe’s most fabulously beautiful cities.

Holidays on the Danube Express

Flam Railway

Flam Railway
Norway’s most incredible rail trip is the 20 km. long journey from Myrdal to the Aurlandfjord with stunning sights including mountain cliffs, deep ravines, and waterfalls, ending at the Sognefjord.

Holidays on the Flam Railway

The Ocean

VIA Rail's Ocean
Canada’s Ocean makes the trip between Montreal and Halifax, travelling along the south shore of the St. Lawrence River through quaint villages into New Brunswick.

Holidays on the Ocean





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Great Rail Journeys

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