Category: Rail Travel

Travel in comfort on Italy’s new high-speed train

Travel in comfort on Italy’s new high-speed train

Italy’s new Frecciarossa 1000 is setting the pace for the pace for high-speed trains in the 21st Century. For those who enjoy a little luxury, it has new interiors designed by Giugiaro: ergonomic leather seats in the Executive, Business and Premium coaches, as well as a tailor-made customer care service and gourmet menu by Vissani [...]

3 unforgettable luxury journeys in Russia and beyond

3 unforgettable luxury journeys in Russia and beyond

Russia and her neighbouring countries are often surrounded in mystery and fascinating history. What better way to discover these destinations than in staying in luxury hotels with private excursions, by travelling on a private train, or travelling on comfortable cruise vessels… The Trans Siberian Express A journey on the Trans Siberian Express is truly remarkable. [...]

A luxury steam train journey through South Africa

A luxury steam train journey through South Africa

Rovos Rail has earned a reputation for world class rail travel and offer a variety of enticing itineraries that will take you though the heart of the African bush to a time when the journey was just as important as the end destination. The Pretoria to Cape Town itinerary These 48 hour journeys are a [...]

Interview with Luke Powers, Managing Direct of Africa Bespoke

Interview with Luke Powers, Managing Direct of Africa Bespoke

Luke Powers is a passionate traveller, always keen to explore new destinations. But mostly he enjoys exploring his own back yard: greater Cape Town. He loves a slow road trip on backroads, with plenty of time to meet the locals and take loads of photos. He lives in Cape Town and revels in every detail [...]

Why you should see Canada by rail

Why you should see Canada by rail

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go.  I travel for travel’s sake.  The great affair is to move. “ – Robert Louis Stevenson My first luxury trans-Canada rail adventure occurred in the summer of 1991. I still remember the hiss of the train pulling into Pacific Central Station in Vancouver and idly waiting [...]

The world’s shortest train

This is clearly fake but it’s Friday so time for a little fun… sit back and admire what is possibly the world’s shortest train! And when you’re done, feel free to re-tweet, share on Facebook, Google+ or whatever… enjoy!

Four of the world’s most luxurious trains

Four of the world’s most luxurious trains

If you enjoy all things luxurious and are particularly inclined to luxury air travel, you will be glad to know that luxury train travel boasts many advantages over traditional luxury air travel such as gorgeous scenic views, less monotony, ample space, spacious amenities, comfortable sleeping areas and bathrooms. There is no doubt that the plane [...]

Special feature: The Lawrance, Harrogate, UK

Special feature: The Lawrance, Harrogate, UK

At the weekend, we stayed in a serviced apartment courtesy of The Lawrance. The Lawrance offers serviced apartments at three locations in the spa town of Harrogate in North Yorkshire: Kings House, Duchy House and York Road. We stayed at Duchy House D, a first floor, two-bedroomed apartment, on Duchy Road. Arriving on the Friday [...]

Short Bohemian journeys for luxury train travellers

Short Bohemian journeys for luxury train travellers

The trend towards luxury train travel appears to be increasing for travellers who enjoy a relaxing time watching the world go by in sumptuous surroundings, whilst also knowing exactly how their budget is being spent (being that many such journeys include most meals and drinks). And travellers should be pleased to know that short European [...]

Embark upon a luxurious rail cruise

Embark upon a luxurious rail cruise

Guests on The Golden Chariot will be forgiven for wondering what year it is.   For ancient and opulent Karnataka is alive and well when you travel on this luxury train. It threads its way through majestic landscapes in South India to destinations that have remained still in time. Magnificent landmarks that hold treasures reflecting [...]

Detailed update: Mumbai attacks on the Taj Mahal Palace, the Oberoi and other locations

Detailed update: Mumbai attacks on the Taj Mahal Palace, the Oberoi and other locations

More news on the terrible attacks in Mumbai is beginning to emerge.   Seven simultaneous attacks have been reported,  including attacks on The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Mumbai  and The Oberoi Mumbai.   Other tourist targets have included one of India’s busiest railway stations, the  Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and the Leopold Café.   The [...]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Journey back in time on the Royal Scotsman Five star luxury at its best, from Graycliff Marvel at Emperor penguins with Polar Cruises Discover thousands of years of civilization courtesy of Arts in Europe

Luxurious ‘Platinum’ service introduced Down Under on The Ghan

Luxurious ‘Platinum’ service introduced Down Under on The Ghan

Known for making the epic journey from Darwin through to Adelaide, legendary Australian train The Ghan is introducing a ‘platinum’ service in September that aims to be exceptional in luxurious standards. Passengers will be able to rest their heads on deluxe pillows from a menu, stretch out in cabins with fresh flowers that are twice [...]

The ‘secret’ world of luxury trains

The ‘secret’ world of luxury trains

Why does luxury train travel have such a low profile compared with virtually every other luxury offering? Is it because many luxury train operators are better at operating the trains than marketing them?   Or perhaps the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (which most people know as the ‘Orient Express‘) simply eclipses most of them through the application [...]

Great deals from VIA Rail

Great deals from VIA Rail

VIA Rail, Canada’s national rail system, is offering significant spring savings effective immediately.   Deals include discounts of up to 50% about VIA Rail’s Canadian line traveling between Toronto and Vancouver, the Ocean line traveling between Montreal and Halifax, and the Chaleur line traveling between Montreal and Quebec’s Gaspe region.   Trains feature sleeping car [...]

The Golden Chariot: India’s newest luxury train

The Golden Chariot: India’s newest luxury train

India’s ‘hot on the rails’ newest luxury train not only provides exquisite on-board luxury for its guests, but it will cater for those who like to keep fit on holiday as well as at home. The Golden Chariot boasts  a fully equipped gymnasium to keep up on the step-machine, as well as an Ayurveda Spa [...]

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