Category: Rail Travel

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 […]

The most luxurious train in the world?

According to the AFP, the most luxurious train in the world could be beginning operations in China later this year: China will launch “the most luxurious train in the world” to ply the route from Beijing to Tibet’s capital Lhasa, state media reported Sunday. However, a ride on the train, which will begin operations on […]

The worldwide winners of this year’s World Travel Awards

The full list of winners of the World Travel Awards which I mentioned in an earlier post have now been published on their site.   The worldwide winners (as opposed to those winners for specific continents, regions or categories) are as follows: World’s Leading Airline – British Airways   World’s Leading Airline – Alliance Oneworld […]

GrandLuxe Limited

GrandLuxe Limited

From  this autumn, several Amtrak routes will include five-course meals, personal butler service and mahogany interiors, as part of the national operator’s new partnership with GrandLuxe Rail Journeys. Known as GrandLuxe Limited, the new service will enable Colorado-based GrandLuxe (formerly known as American Orient Express) to a wider customer base, whilst no doubt  acting as […]