Category: Rail Travel

How to travel in luxury on the Eurostar

How to travel in luxury on the Eurostar

Sometimes the most convenient way to get around Europe isn’t by air but instead by rail. But did you realise that you can still do this with a considerable degree of comfort? Read on to learn more about Eurostar’s Business Premier class. The Eurostar, if you didn’t know already, is a high-speed rail service that [...]

Ultimate worlds

Ultimate worlds

We know, size isn’t everything. But while not trying to make it onto the pages of the Guinness Book of records, we thought you might be interested to read about some of the truly ‘ultimate’ experiences around the world. Our collection of superlatives includes: The highest destination Kilimanjaro, which stands at nearly 6,000 metres, id [...]

15 gift ideas for Mother’s Day in London

15 gift ideas for Mother’s Day in London

Mother’s Day is a day where mothers as well as those in maternal positions such stepmothers, grandmothers and mothers-in-law are honoured for their eternal love and care. Here are some of the best luxury gifts in London to treat those special mother figures in each of our lives and show them how much we appreciate [...]

10 challenges with style

10 challenges with style

I have a birthday looming. It got me thinking about how, as travellers, we all deal with getting older so differently. Some of us give in gracefully and willingly to the draw of ever more comfortable hotels with good food and wine. Nothing wrong with that to my mind! However there are others who, as [...]

Photograph of the week: Early morning in Berlin

Photograph of the week: Early morning in Berlin

Getting up at 4am to catch the first train from Berlin to Munich was never going to be easy, but this view from Berlin Ostbahnhof as the sun started to rise over the train tracks, lighting up the industrial east, suddenly made it seem worthwhile. Ostbahnhof (which translates to East Station) was initially opened in [...]

4 unique ideas for your next visit to Madrid

4 unique ideas for your next visit to Madrid

If you are visiting Madrid for the first time, or have been many times before and are looking to do something different, then we hope this will give you some inspiration. Whether you’ve a head for heights or prefer to keep your feet firmly planted on the ground, there is something here to lure you [...]

Zermatt – top 5 experiences of a lifetime

Zermatt – top 5 experiences of a lifetime

Zermatt is one Europe’s most awe-inpsiring ski destinations. Resting in the shadow of the mighty Matterhorn, this is a world class resort steeped in history and tradition. The combination of breathtaking scenery, top class hospitality and one of the highest ski areas in the Alps make this a dream destination for 365 days a year. [...]

The Blue Train does KwaZulu-Natal

The Blue Train does KwaZulu-Natal

The Blue Train is an all-inclusive luxury rail cruise that showcases some of South Africa’s most spectacular scenery, whilst guests are pampered on-board, and has been regularly voted ‘The World’s Leading Luxury Train’. By day, elegant private suites provide generous lounges, changing, as night falls, into subtly lit en suite bedrooms with butler service. The [...]

The world’s greatest railway journey

The world’s greatest railway journey

The main attraction of any railway journey is the gradual, graceful change in scenery as you move through different timezones and climates. Travelling on board the incredible Golden Eagle Private Train along the Trans-Siberian Railway you will pass through eight distinct time zones, and travel over 6,000 miles – one third of the way around [...]

Japan’s latest bullet train, capable of speeds of up to 311mph

Japan’s latest bullet train, capable of speeds of up to 311mph

Japan is continuing to lead the way in high-speed rail travel with a ‘levitating’ train capable of speeds up to 311 miles per hour (that’s equivalent to 500 kilometres per hour). Tests have been underway in the Yamanashi prefecture on the nation’s new generation L0 Series trains which, instead of having conventional wheels, use the latest magnetic [...]

Top 5 decadent Great Gatsby London experiences

Top 5 decadent Great Gatsby London experiences

The decadence, the opulence, the romance, the fashions of the roaring 20s – Baz Luhrmann’s new production of The Great Gatsby has brought a whole new audience to F.Scott Fitzgerald’s great American novel. Now you can imagine yourself as a guest at one of Jay Gatsby’s lavish parties with The Great Gatsby-style offers available at [...]

Riding the Orient Express Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu

Riding the Orient Express Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu

Named after the famous American explorer that brought Machu Picchu to the world’s attention in 1911, the Hiram Bingham Train is considered one of South America’s greatest train rides. Operated by Peru Rail and backed by the British Collection Orient Express Hotels, Trains & Cruises, the luxury Hiram Bingham Train is the finest way to [...]

The world’s longest high speed rail journey

The world’s longest high speed rail journey

The world’s longest high speed rail line is the Beijing-Guangzhou rail route which opened last month. Now you can experience the speed and luxury of a Chinese bullet train, at speeds of 300 kilometres per hour. This is the equivalent of 80 metres every second and had a reduced a journey that once took 22 [...]

Combine two World Wonders with a Machu Picchu Galapagos vacation

Combine two World Wonders with a Machu Picchu Galapagos vacation

With frequent and reliable flights throughout South America, luxury travellers are now taking full advantage of everything that South America has to offer, and combining multiple destinations in one comprehensive vacation. One of the most in demand trips combines the highlights of Ecuador and Peru, to create a once-in-a-life-time Machu Picchu Galapagos vacation. There are [...]

Is this the world’s most luxurious train?

Is this the world’s most luxurious train?

The opulent Palace on Wheels train was rated as one of the world’s top ten luxury train journeys last year. The Palace on Wheels is undoubtedly one of the most luxurious trains in India, and is a fantastic way to explore Rajasthan. The Palace on Wheels is India’s original luxury train, with its first journey [...]

The new Swiss Alps Ski Train

The new Swiss Alps Ski Train

This winter, there’s a new Swiss Alps Ski Train from London to Switzerland! Operating each Saturday from 22nd December 2012 to 13th April 2013, the Eurostar service pulls out of London, changes in Lille for the TGV and then zooms direct to Switzerland. With stops at Aigle, Martigny, Sierre, Visp and Brig, the Swiss Alps [...]

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