Category: Rail Travel

5 unforgettable African rail experiences

5 unforgettable African rail experiences

Luxuries of a bygone era, there is little that can relax the mind and soul more than a luxury steam rail holiday. Countryside passes by at an elegant pace, time stands still, and more tea is served. If you have always wanted to experience this luxury of yesteryear, here are Africa’s most delightful rail holidays: […]

5 recommendations for a luxury tour of Japan

5 recommendations for a luxury tour of Japan

If you’re a traveller with a sense of adventure then the Far East is a part of the world you absolutely must see. Japan is a particular jewel of East Asia and a remarkable place to visit. Culture shock is the phrase perhaps most often used by visitors to this intriguing island, but this is […]

5 reasons why the North of England is awesome

5 reasons why the North of England is awesome

There’s been a lot of talk lately about divisions between the North and South of the UK and, even though Scotland has made up its mind, England still has a North-South dilemma of its own. On this note, Virgin Trains have launched a new campaign which is all about ‘Arriving Awesome’ to your destination and, […]

The top 5 train journeys to take in India

The top 5 train journeys to take in India

Travelling by train in India is an experience like no other. From luxury trains with comfortable cabins and fine dining on board to scenic mountain railways, commuter trains and long-distance journeys, there is certain to be a trip to suit everyone. Here are our recommendations for the top 5 train journeys to take in India. […]

The world's best rail journeys

The world’s best rail journeys

Train journeys offer a more relaxed pace of travel and often evoke a feeling of a bygone era, with elaborately decorated carriages and the opportunity to mingle with likeminded people. There are countless rail journeys across the world all of which offer something different, but for me there are a few that really stand out. […]

The Al-Andalus tourist train: "a palace on wheels"

The Al-Andalus tourist train: “a palace on wheels”

Anyone who has crossed Europe on sleeper trains will know that they’re not always so comfortable. However, the Spanish Al-Andalus tourist train is possibly the most spacious and luxurious train of its kind in all the world. So much so that it is billed as “a palace on wheels”. The cars containing the sleeper suites […]

Latin America's most unforgettable train rides

Latin America’s most unforgettable train rides

There is something about the antiquated things of yesterday that provokes a nostalgic endearment beckoning one to defy the laws of physics in an attempt to understand the past. Nothing encourages this feeling like embarking on a classic train adventure where the tracks guide you through a land that otherwise remains untouched. The train networks […]

3 European cities in 5 fabulous days

3 European cities in 5 fabulous days

The sun hadn’t even come up when I realized it was going to be one of those days. During the hour drive from home to the airport, my flight had gone from being 20 minutes late, to delayed many hours, to no seat but a supposed ticket on another airline. In the end, it all […]

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 […]

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