See the world in style by train

Combining magical destinations with legendary rail journeys, our global tours have been designed with one aim in mind: to create memories that last a lifetime. Travel on world-famous heritage lines, immerse yourself in new cultures and explore the most scenic places on Earth, while we take care of the finer details.

From the Middle East to North America, we’ve scoured the globe for rail journeys that unite cultural interest with awe-inspiring scenery. Whether you’re a lifelong rail enthusiast or a traveller looking for a unique way to experience a new culture, train really is the only way to travel. The only question is…where in the world will you go?

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Middle Eastern magic

Ancient sites, classic railways, colourful cities – our carefully-crafted itineraries offer a unique insight into different Middle Eastern cultures. Discover Jordan by rail, exploring the beautifully preserved Roman citadel of Amman, the remains of Ottoman castles and rock-cut tombs of Petra. Travel deep into Israel, sightseeing in cities that have been pilgrimage destinations for centuries. We believe that the journey is all part of the experience, so expect to travel on an exciting collection of private charter trains and steam-hauled locomotives. There’s plenty for rail enthusiasts to marvel over as well, including the Ottoman-era railway that was famously sabotaged by Lawrence of Arabia. With different options often available for enthusiasts and culture buffs, our Middle Eastern tours really do have something for everyone.     

Central and South America: journeys of discovery

The beauty of Central and South America is best seen from the comfort of a rail carriage. Our carefully crafted tours showcase the continent’s cultural and scenic highlights, from Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas to the jewels of Aztec and Mayan civilisation. 

At the centre of our Central and South American tours are some of the world’s most thrilling train journeys. Travel through Mexico on the 400-mile-long Copper Canyon Railway, taking in a patchwork of spectacular scenery en-route. Soak up views of Peru’s famously beautiful Lake Titicaca and spot llama herders on motorbikes as you take a luxury train from Puno to Cusco. See the Andean mountains by steam train or marvel at the famous 42-inch gauge Guayaquil & Quito Railroad in Ecuador. On these world-class rail journeys, there’s a new wonder waiting around every bend. 

If you want to explore still further, choose one of our fabulous add-on experiences. You could end your trip by taking a riverboat into the Amazon or seeing the famous wildlife of the Galapagos Islands. 

Amazing Asia

Glorious beaches, ancient temples, tea tasting and, of course, fascinating heritage railways – our tours of Asia are packed with unforgettable experiences. From the awe-inspiring scenery of the Indian Himalayas and the Buddhist Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan to Sri Lanka’s palm-fringed beaches and UNESCO World Heritage sites, we’ll introduce you to some of the most beautiful places on the planet. What’s more, you’ll be travelling in sublime style – often staying in luxurious hotels and even travelling by private train.  

Highlights of our Asia tours include a succession of rail museums and well-preserved heritage lines. Ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway ‘Toy Train’ or travel in comfort on Sri Lanka’s broad-gauge railway system. Enthusiasts will have the chance to visit museums and running sheds, while culture fans explore temples, bustling bazaars and ancient ruins. There’s plenty for nature lovers to see and do on our Asia tours as well, including wildlife sanctuary and national park tours – bring a camera to snap the exotic wildlife you’re sure to spot en-route.  

Scenic thrills in North America

Railways have played a crucial part in North American history, connecting far-flung destinations and ferrying people and goods across wild, uninhabited landscapes. Exploring the continent by rail is an experience like no other – you’ll wind slowly through spectacular scenery, stopping off to discover a succession of historic towns, museums and other cultural highlights. Our autumnal tour dates are also the perfect time to see the fall colours, exhibiting the region at its most beautiful.   

Spot eagles and bears as you journey through Alaska’s pristine forests, enjoy the railways museums and historic trains of New England or visit a spectacular succession of national and state parks as you tour the western USA by steam train. Whether you’re an enthusiast, a culture junkie or simply want to sit back and relax while some of the world’s most beautiful landscape roll gently by, there’s something here to get excited about.