Category: Rail Travel

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 […]

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 […]

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