Rail Travel & Holiday Packages

One of the best ways to explore the world is by rail. Picture yourself relaxing in your private cabin and watching the unfolding theatre of rural landscapes, glimmering coastlines and majestic mountain peaks from your window. Our rail holidays are a testament to the art of travel. We take the world’s most remarkable train journeys and transform them into immersive experiences that transcend the ordinary.

Our rail experiences offer the perfect blend of relaxation and exploration, where you can unwind in the cosy comfort of your cabin while the world outside unravels like a feature film. Experience a holiday that combines the elegance of train travel with the cultural richness of diverse destinations with our rail holiday packages.

Guide to Rail Travel & Holiday Packages

Take a look at our selection of expertly crafted, all-in-one rail holidays and deals below.

When you choose Entire Travel for your rail holiday, you’ll get a dedicated rail travel planner who will keep you informed throughout your journey. Check out our quick guide to ensure a smooth and memorable experience.

Choosing the Perfect Destination

Rail travel is your ticket to exploring a world of enchanting destinations. You get to traverse entire continents or hop seamlessly from one remarkable country to the next. Which one of these countries speaks to your wanderlust?

Benefits of Booking Rail Holiday Packages

Convenience is one of the main perks of booking a rail holiday package. Rail journeys involve a lot of meticulous planning, especially those that involve passing multiple countries. If you’re seeking a hassle-free experience and a tailor-made itinerary, booking with Entire Travel is a wise choice as we are well-versed in the nuances of rail travel.

Activities and Excursions

Rail journeys feature countless on-board activities and exciting excursions at every stop along the way. Luxury trains come with opulent lounges and world-class restaurants where you can savour gourmet meals, sample fine wines and engage in conversations with fellow passengers. At each destination, you have the opportunity to step off the train and immerse in the local culture. You have these activities to choose from:

  • Explore charming towns
  • Visit historical landmarks
  • Indulge in regional cuisine
  • Participate in local festivities
  • Hike through natural wonders
  • Join guided walking tours
  • Engage in workshops and demos
  • Relax in gardens and parks
  • Shop for trinkets at local markets

Our rail holiday packages feature carefully curated excursions that connect you to the spirit of the region you’re visiting.

Tips for Booking the Best Package

Securing the best rail holiday package that aligns with your travel interests and preferences can be tricky. But to ensure you get the best package and deal, here’s what you can do:

  • Find the right destination
  • Consider the duration of the journey
  • Review the inclusions offered with each package
  • Book your rail holiday package well in advance
  • Consider consulting with rail travel experts like Entire Travel

Packing Essentials

Preparing for a rail journey requires thoughtful packing. The general rule of thumb is to pack in accordance with the climate of your destination and the anticipated weather conditions during your trip. Some essentials to consider include comfortable clothing, sturdy footwear, dressier outfits for formal evenings, entertainment such as books and puzzles, a camera and a power bank.


ENTIRE Rail Journeys

Experience the allure of our curated selection of Iconic Rail Journeys. Each of these remarkable journeys shares a common thread: meticulous selection by our team of specialists to ensure unrivalled quality in every aspect of your travel. From luxurious cabins boasting breathtaking vistas to impeccable service and delectable cuisine, we guarantee an extraordinary standard of excellence. Just like every Iconic Train Journey, convenience takes centre stage. Unpack just once, allowing you to unwind and savour the seamless journey as you effortlessly glide between unforgettable destinations. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.

Rail Escorted Tours

Rail escorted tours are journeys where a dedicated tour leader accompanies a group, and the mode of travel is exclusively by train. This unique approach allows for a focus on exploring the key attractions at each destination while benefiting from the guidance and support of an experienced tour leader throughout the travel experience.

Rail Holiday Packages

A Rail Holiday Package offers an independent travel experience, catering to individual travellers rather than groups. This type of package involves train travel between various locations, enabling you to journey at your own pace and explore each destination at your leisure. This arrangement allows for a more personalised and flexible exploration, granting you the freedom to immerse yourself in the journey and take plentiful time to enjoy the route between destinations.

FAQs About Rail Experience

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What are rail travel holiday packages, and how do they combine train journeys with holiday experiences?

Rail holiday packages seamlessly combine train journeys with holiday experiences. These packages incorporate scenic train travel and offer cultural exploration through activities at various destinations along the route. With inclusive itineraries and handpicked experiences, combined with travel expertise, these packages offer convenience and a stress-free holiday.

Which countries or regions offer popular rail travel options, and what are some iconic rail routes included in these packages?

At Entire Travel, we have searched far and wide for the best rail destinations in the world, which we now feature in our rail holiday packages. Some of the iconic rail routes featured in our packages include:

  • Europe: The continent boasts an extensive network of scenic rail journeys. The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and the Royal Scotsman in Scotland are renowned for their picturesque routes and luxurious experiences.

  • United States: The USA offers a variety of iconic rail routes, such as the Alaska Railroad, offering a breathtaking journey into the heart of the country’s northern reaches.

  • Canada: Vast landscapes and the majestic Rockies provide a breathtaking backdrop for Canada rail holidays like the Rocky Mountaineer and VIA Rail's The Canadian, connecting Vancouver and Toronto.

  • Australia: The Indian Pacific, which traverses the continent from Sydney to Perth, and The Ghan, linking Adelaide and Darwin, are celebrated for their outback adventures.

  • South Africa: South Africa offers the luxurious Blue Train and Rovos Rail, both of which provide elegant journeys with scenic routes through the country's diverse landscapes.

  • Asia: The Golden Eagle, which trundles along the Silk Road, and the Eastern & Oriental Express offer unique rail travel experiences across multiple historical destinations in Asia.

Are rail travel holiday packages customisable, or are they typically pre-planned itineraries?

Rail holiday packages can vary in terms of customisation. Some are pre-planned with set itineraries, while others offer varying degrees of personalisation. You’re free to customise aspects like accommodation and excursions, while some operators provide entirely bespoke experiences for those with specific preferences.

What types of accommodations are available on rail travel holiday packages, and how does sleeping on a train work?

Accommodations on rail travel holidays can vary, offering a range of options to suit different preferences and budgets. Common types of accommodations include:

  • Private Cabins: These offer a private space with seats that convert into beds. They are popular for overnight journeys and often come with ensuite facilities.

  • Sleeper Cars: These cars feature a range of compartment sizes, from single to multi-berth, with shared bathrooms. Passengers sit in berths, which can be configured as beds in the evening.

  • Luxury Suites: Some packages include opulent suites with spacious beds, private bathrooms and additional amenities, providing a lavish experience.

  • Open Seating: Daytime travel might involve open seating arrangements, where passengers enjoy spacious seating that can be adjusted for comfort but do not have designated sleeping berths.

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