When we take the train, we see landscapes and history not experienced by plane or car.
Climb aboard a luxury railcar and get a front-row seat to witness breathtaking views of the Canadian Rockies.
Roll through the unspoiled wilds of Scotland or set eyes on storybook villages in Switzerland.
Sit back and relax as we take you on a trip of a lifetime through the 6 most amazing train routes in the world.
1. Rocky Mountaineer: Vancouver to Banff, Canada
This breathtaking train route will give the traveler access to some of the most awe-inspiring views ever. The endless landscapes of snow-capped mountain peaks of the Rocky Mountaineer takes you from the shores of the Pacific Ocean to Banff, Canada’s majestic national park. Set out from the City of Vancouver and weave the steep canyons ending up in the untamed wilderness of the Canadian Rockies. Along the way, be attended with first-class service, food, drinks, and scenery as luxury meets wilderness.
2. Tranzalpine: Christchurch to Greymouth, New Zealand
The only way to take in the Southern Alps of New Zealand is aboard the TranzAlpine, New Zealand’s jaw-dropping rail journey. Climb aboard and experience the South Island’s stunning natural landscape. Along this journey from Christchurch to Greymouth, you will witness epic vistas, voyage along the edges of the ice-fed Waimakariri River and wind through miles of native beech forest. The great stop along the way is Moana, which is set amid a remote mountain paradise midway between Arthur’s Pass and Greymouth, and home to the idyllic Lake Brunner. This trip will certainly be a journey of a lifetime.
3. West Highland Line: Glasgow to Mallaig, Scotland
Fans of the Harry Potter will depart from Platform 9 ¾ for a magical trip to the Scottish Highlands. The West Highland Line is a super way to experience Scotland’s western coast. You will set off from the bustling city of Glasgow and gently wind your way through verdant glens and serene lochs. After a trip through secluded heather moors, the train will pass Ben Nevis, the highest peak on the British Isles. And for a wee dram of Scotch, make sure to take a tour of the Ben Nevis Distillery and experience “Uisge beatha” – the Water of Life.
4. Orient Express – Paris, France to Istanbul, Turkey
The Orient Express has been associated with both stylish adventures and the golden age of travel for more than a century and its celebrated route takes you between the 2 most exotic destinations in the world: Paris and Istanbul. You can journey across Europe and into Turkey’s most famous city in a rolling realm of style and comfort. Plan this trip out because it only makes the journey once a year. Once on board, you will be transported back in time as you explore a collection of romantic cities such as Paris, Budapest, Bucharest and Istanbul.
5. Golden Eagle, aka the Trans-Siberian Railway: Moscow to Vladivostok, Russia
The Trans-Siberian Railway is 1 of the world’s most amazing railway journey’s. It winds across Russia, connecting East and West. This fabulous route runs from Moscow over the regal Urals, across the magnificent and endless plains and ends at the port city of Vladivostok. alongside the shores of Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater lake. Start off with a couple of days in Moscow and take in the grandeur of the Kremlin and see the treasures of the Tsars in the Armory Chamber. As you roll out West towards Vladivostok, a stop at Lake Baikal will amaze you as you stand on the shores of the crystal-clear waters of the world’s oldest and deepest freshwater lake. End your train ride taking in the still waters of the sea surrounding the historic city of Vladivostok.
6. Glacier Express: Zermatt to St. Moritz, Switzerland
The Glacier Express has to be on any list of greatest train journeys in the world. This train is billed as the “slowest express train in the world.” The route takes you across 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels, up to the mile-high Oberalppass. Travel in comfort as you soak in the traditions and centuries-old Swiss culture with a front-row seat to the “window of the Alps” as you travel through the unspoiled natural beauty of a land rich in ancient, fragrant mountain forests, peaceful Alpine meadows, and roaring mountain rivers. Highlights of your journey will be a stop in St. Moritz and the alpine village of Zermatt where you can take in breathtaking views of the Matterhorn.
Enjoy your travels