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In a world where travel often revolves around speed and efficiency, rail journeys offer a refreshing way to explore the world. Whether you're an avid traveller or simply seeking a unique and immersive experience, embarking on a train journey can be a rewarding adventure. Entire Travel Group is your ticket to the world of luxury rail travel and curated experiences. Here, the journey itself is as important as the destination, allowing you to savour every moment of your travel.

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Train Tour | Europe

The inaugural voyage of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express marked the beginning of a new era in travel. Over the course of the twentieth century, the train has played a prominent role in the realm of continental travel - offering a luxurious mode of transportation for exploring the finest cities of Europe. The train travels with all the same luxury with its free-flowing champagne, fine furnishings and legendary artefacts. To this day, the train remains a symbol of unparalleled elegance and sophistication, transporting guests to Europe's greatest cities - these include the classic two-day journey from London to Venice, as well as visits to Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Berlin and Istanbul, just to name a few.

El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo | Europe

El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo is recognised as one of the world's most exclusive and luxurious trains. Specifically designed for a narrow-gauge railway, it provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Spain’s breathtaking natural landscapes, spanning from high mountains to the Cantabrian coast, and traversing valleys and riverbanks. This unforgettable journey promises a blend of glamour, picturesque scenery, cultural richness and beauty.

Al Ándalus Train | Europe

Introducing the Al Andalus Train, a luxurious train journey through Andalusia! Embark on a privileged voyage through the South of Spain aboard cars that once graced the English monarchy's travels through France in the 1920s, between Calais and the Côte d’Azur. Set against the backdrop of the romantic Belle Epoque era, today, this Andalusian train sets the standard for comfort, elegance, and spaciousness.

Costa Verde Express | Europe

Travelling on the Costa Verde Express offers a nostalgic journey through the scenic landscapes of northern Spain, connecting Bilbao and Santiago de Compostela. This unique mode of transport combines regional cuisine, art, monuments, coastal vistas, and landscapes, providing passengers with a captivating experience aboard a "train hotel." The carefully curated itinerary makes the Costa Verde Express an exceptional way to explore the less-visited yet culturally rich regions of Europe.

El Expreso de La Robla | Europe

Explore the enchanting routes of "El Expreso de La Robla" in northern Spain. Aboard this charming train, the scenery unfolds like a masterpiece, showcasing verdant valleys, majestic mountains, and quaint villages. The journey carries a nostalgic ambiance, with meticulously restored cars ensuring a voyage filled with comfort and elegance. Traveling from Bilbao to León and vice versa, the route unveils the cultural and natural wealth of the region, providing an unforgettable experience that seamlessly blends history and modernity.

Eastern & Oriental Express Train Tour | Malaysia

Embark on a voyage aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express, as a fresh chapter unfolds. Immerse yourself in the captivating charm of train travel, as the renowned Eastern & Oriental Express recommences its journeys through the enchanting landscapes of Malaysia. Step onto the train and step into a realm of timeless luxury. As you journey into some of the most breathtaking scenes in Malaysia, you’ll find endless moments of beauty to admire on board. Be swept up in the culture, dining deliciously on local flavours and admiring the best of Malaysia on a journey that embraces adventure, nature, food and art.

The Orient Silk Road Express | Central Asia

Embarking on a journey along the iconic Silk Road is a voyage of historical richness and cultural exploration, made even more enchanting aboard the Orient Silk Road Express. A journey onboard this Private Train provides optimal comfort for traversing the renowned Silk Road. Explore one of the most remote parts of the world without sacrificing modern comforts or worrying about details. Our selection of rail tours will allow you to travel with confidence in this land of turquoise domes, enticing bazaars and imposing desert ruins. This once in a lifetime railroad voyage includes tours led by experienced guides and delicious dining both on and off the train.

Royal Scotsman Train Tour | Scotland

Experience the essence of Scotland with thoughtfully crafted journeys that will awaken your senses. Embrace the soul-stirring melody of bagpipes as you arrive at Edinburgh Waverley Station, with the train's whistle marking the commencement of your adventure. Relax in the comfort of your cabin and witness the breathtaking transformation of the surrounding landscapes into wild and magnificent vistas. Step onboard the Royal Scotsman, a one-of-a-kind luxury sleeper train that traverses the Scottish Highlands and create memories that will be cherished for a lifetime. While the journey may have a defined beginning and end, its impact on you will be everlasting.

The Blue Train Tour | South Africa

The Blue Train exudes an air of mystery and allure, as it weaves its way through the breathtaking landscape of South Africa, leaving behind a distinctive blue trail. Renowned for its exceptional level of opulence and personalised service, The Blue Train has become an icon of luxury travel. Onboard the train, guests indulge in exquisite meals freshly prepared by top chefs and accompanied by some of the best wines South Africa has to offer. Around-the-clock personal butlers see to the guests’ every need for the duration of their experience; be it in the comfort of their private suites or at any one of the lounges.

Rovos Rail Train Tour | South Africa

Rovos Rail has been providing exceptional travel experiences since its inception in 1989, earning a global reputation for its world-class service. The bespoke rail journeys connect some of Africa's most extraordinary destinations and offer a range of off-train excursions. The classic coaches provide a nostalgic setting, with spectacular landscapes unfolding outside the windows. The friendly staff cater to guests' every need, and the top-notch cuisine is accompanied by a selection of South Africa's finest wines.

Great Southern Train Tour | Australia

The Great Southern train embarks on a breathtaking journey between Adelaide and Brisbane, offering guests the opportunity to embark on unforgettable Off Train Experiences while showcasing stunning coastal and inland scenery. This is the ultimate summer journey of exploration, spanning from the rugged eastern coastline to lively cities and everything in between. You can also travel from the sunshine state beginning in Brisbane travelling to Adelaide, and view sun-kissed beaches, rugged coastline, forested peaks, and vibrant capital cities. On board, indulge in fine dining, premium wines, and world-class hospitality, as you journey through diverse landscapes and marvels of nature.

Indian Pacific Train Tour | Australia

Embark on an unforgettable all-inclusive rail holiday with the legendary Indian Pacific, which will transport you between Perth, Adelaide, and Sydney in comfort and style. The epic transcontinental crossings between the Indian and Pacific Oceans are a hallmark of this train. Travel on a four-day journey between Sydney and Perth, which traverses mountain ranges, arid deserts, goldfields, rocky valleys, and desert savannahs. Experience the adventure of a lifetime as you take in the breathtaking scenery spanning the width of Australia.

The Ghan Train Tour | Australia

Regarded as one of the world’s greatest rail journeys, The Ghan delivers so much more than an extended train ride. It promises access to parts of Australia no other holiday can come close to – the perfect balance of comfort and adventure, culminating in an experience that will move you in every sense of the word. Follow in the footsteps of some of Australia's heroic pioneers when you board The Ghan is Adelaide, Alice Springs or Darwin. Be in awe of the stunning vistas, with the rusty red hues of the MacDonnell Ranges encircling Alice Springs, the entry point to the Red Centre and Uluru. Then head north towards Katherine and immerse yourself in the tropical magnificence of Darwin.

Golden Eagle Danube Express Train Tour | Central & Southern Europe

The Golden Eagle Danube Express is a luxurious hotel-on-wheels, allowing you to unpack just once and settle into your well-appointed and comfortable cabin for the voyage of a lifetime. Experience a one-of-a-kind rail journey, which seamlessly blends modern amenities with traditional style, evoking a sense of nostalgia and transporting you back in time. During each journey, enjoy scenic daytime travel and stopovers at fascinating destinations, where local expert guides will offer a sightseeing program and bring the location to life.

Golden Eagle Train Tour | Central Asia

The Golden Eagle is a luxury train taking you on an experiential voyage through Central Asia to discover the enchanting allure of the Silk Road. Explore a range of incredible rail tours, perfectly curated to create memories to last a lifetime. The Golden Eagle has been designed with your comfort, relaxation, and pleasure in mind, featuring not only private ensuite sleeping cabins but also a stunning Bar Lounge Car and Restaurant Cars. Some tours on offer travel through countries situated on the western shores of the Caspian Sea - Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia - in the South Caucasus region.

Rocky Mountaineer Train Tour

An unforgettable way to experience the Canadian Rockies. Offering four unique North American rail routes and renowned for its luxurious glass-dome coaches, Rocky Mountaineer is considered by many to be one of the world’s ultimate travel experiences. The breathtaking scenery is complemented by vibrant storytelling, regionally-inspired cuisine and impeccable service. Onboard, everything is choreographed to make your journey feel special, effortless and unforgettable.

The Canadian Train Tour | Canada

VIA Rail's flagship train, The Canadian, travels four-nights between Vancouver and Toronto and lets you see the breadth of the country like never before. Leave the city centre behind and glide past gentle prairie fields, rugged lake country and picturesque towns to the snowy peaks of the majestic Rockies. The Canadian features all the elements of a classic rail journey with a dining car, glass viewing domes and your own private cabin where you fall asleep to the gentle rocking of the rail.

Alaska Railroad Train Tour | USA

With over 800 kilometres linking many of Alaska's most popular destinations - the Alaska Railroad is your ticket to adventure. The captivating beauty and scenic allure of this immense and magnificent territory are enhanced through panoramic windows and enriched by the historical accounts shared by the knowledgeable tour guides. Whether you desire to visit Anchorage, Seward, Denali National Park, Fairbanks, or any of the captivating stops in between, the Alaska Railroad offers two distinct classes of service to accommodate your travel needs.

Popular Rail Journey Packages

Let's explore some of the world's most renowned rail journey packages. These train tours offer not just transportation but a complete travel experience, from luxurious accommodations to guided excursions.

Europe

  • Golden Eagle Danube Express: Journey through the heart of Europe on this luxurious train, experiencing the scenic beauty and rich history of cities like Budapest, Vienna and Prague.
  • Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Step into the Golden Age of travel as you traverse Europe aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Revel in the romance of the rails on a journey from London to Venice, winding through exquisite landscapes.
  • Royal Scotsman: Explore the stunning landscapes of Scotland, from the Highlands to the remote West Coast, on the Royal Scotsman. This luxury train offers an intimate and immersive Scottish experience.

North America

  • Rocky Mountaineer: Witness the awe-inspiring beauty of the Canadian Rockies from the comfort of this luxurious train. Traverse through British Columbia and Alberta, taking in the stunning vistas.
  • Alaska Railroad: Discover the wild beauty of Alaska as you journey through its pristine wilderness on the Alaska Railroad. From Anchorage to Fairbanks, this is an adventure like no other.
  • VIA Rail - The Canadian: Cross the vast expanse of Canada on VIA Rail's The Canadian. Experience the diverse landscapes of this vast country, from bustling cities to serene lakes.

Asia

  • Golden Eagle: Explore the enchanting landscapes of Asia on the Golden Eagle, offering journeys through countries like Uzbekistan, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and more. This is a true transcontinental adventure.
  • Eastern & Oriental Express: Embark on a voyage through Southeast Asia aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express. Travel from Singapore to Malaysia and back, passing through lush tropical scenery and historic towns.

Australia

  • Indian Pacific: Traverse Australia from coast to coast on the Indian Pacific. This iconic journey takes you from Sydney to Perth, crossing the continent's diverse landscapes.
  • Great Southern: Experience the beauty of southern Australia on the Great Southern train. This journey from Adelaide to Brisbane showcases the country's rich culture and landscapes.
  • The Ghan: Journey through the heart of Australia on The Ghan. Travel from Darwin to Adelaide, encountering the country's vast deserts and unique wildlife.

South Africa

  • The Blue Train: Discover the stunning landscapes of South Africa from the luxury of The Blue Train. This elegant journey offers views of the country's diverse scenery.
  • Rovos Rail: Experience the grandeur of Africa on Rovos Rail. Travel from Cape Town to Pretoria, enjoying the opulence of this train while taking in the beauty of the African landscapes.

Booking and Planning Tips

Booking a rail journey package is the first thrilling step toward your next adventure. To ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience, follow these steps:

  • Define Your Destination: Begin by choosing your desired destination from a range of rail journeys, focusing on your dream location.
  • Select Your Package: Explore packages available for your chosen region, selecting one that aligns with your interests.
  • Check Availability: Given the popularity of rail tours, it's wise to secure your spot in advance, especially during peak travel times.
  • Customise Your Experience: Many rail tours offer customisation options, allowing you to tailor your journey to your preferences.
  • Review Inclusions: Carefully review the package inclusions, covering accommodation, meals and guided tours to avoid surprises.
  • Budget Considerations: Set a budget and choose a package that fits within it, taking into account various price points.
  • Travel Insurance: Consider travel insurance for added protection.
  • Confirm Documentation: Ensure all necessary travel documents, including passports, visas, and rail tickets, are in order.
  • Prepare for Departure: As your departure date nears, start packing and create a checklist of essentials.
  • Contact Our Experts: Feel free to reach out to our travel experts for any assistance or guidance needed during the booking process. We're here to ensure your journey is seamless and enjoyable.

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FAQs About Rail Journeys

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Are meals included in the ticket price for long-distance train journeys?

In many luxury train journeys, meals are included in the ticket price. You can enjoy gourmet dining experiences onboard. But check the specific inclusions of your chosen rail journey package.

Are there specific seats or cabins with better views on scenic train routes?

Some scenic train routes offer specially designated cars or cabins with panoramic windows to maximise your view of the passing landscapes. These are often available in first-class or upgraded ticket options.

Are there Wi-Fi and power outlets available on trains for passengers?

Availability of Wi-Fi and power outlets on trains can vary. Many modern train services do offer these amenities to enhance passenger comfort and connectivity.

How early should I arrive at the station before my train departure?

To ensure a stress-free departure, it's advisable to arrive at the train station approximately 30 to 60 minutes before your scheduled train departure.

Is smoking permitted onboard?

In recent years, most trains have implemented strict no-smoking policies to ensure a comfortable and healthy environment for all passengers.

What are the benefits of travelling by train over other modes of transportation?

Train travel offers advantages like stunning scenery, relaxed pace, eco-friendliness, comfort, and cultural immersion. Trains often take you to city centres for unique experiences.

What are the main differences between standard and first-class train tickets?

First-class tickets offer spacious seating, gourmet dining and lounges. Meanwhile, standard tickets provide a comfortable experience but fewer perks.

What is the luggage allowance for travelling guests onboard the train?

The luggage allowance for train passengers can differ depending on the rail operator and your ticket type. Review the specific luggage policies provided by your chosen package to ensure you comply with their guidelines.

What is the policy for bringing pets on board trains?

Policies vary by rail operator, so check with them regarding pet travel.

Why book your rail journey with Entire Travel Group?

When you book your rail journey with Entire Travel Group, you gain access to expert guidance and personalised service. Our team specialises in curating extraordinary rail journey experiences, ensuring your adventure is seamless and tailored to your preferences.

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