Take to the tracks

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See a completely different perspective by taking a rail journey through some of the most breathtaking scenery the world has to offer. Watch from your window as you traverse through a multitude of landscapes unseen from other modes of transport.

The on board experience is equally impressive with train cars restored to perfection but retaining an air of bygone times. Accommodations suit sightseeing by day and sleeping by night, while other ‘cars’ include areas for dining, relaxing and socialising.

Rail holidays for everyone

Solo Travellers

A rail journey might be just the ticket for those seeking solitude. The on board comfort and sightseeing cars are complemented by social areas for all.

Couples

Life is all about making memories, and those made on board timeless classic rail cars certainly won’t be forgotten any time soon.

Family

Families are well accommodated on board with larger cabins available on some rail journeys and children’s menus available in the dining car.

Groups

A group of friends will be charmed by rail travel. Enjoy the spectacular scenery together, sample culinary delights and socialise as the time goes by.

Recommended destinations

The train tracks of South Africa excel in showcasing this exceptional continent with journeys taking in key places such as Cape Town, Pretoria and Johannesburg.

Best for: Couples, Family, Groups, Solo Travellers

Travelling this vast country by any other means would miss an unseen side to Australia. Journey from north to south, or east to west, with adventure guaranteed.

Best for: Couples, Family, Groups, Solo Travellers

The USA and Canada both offer extraordinary landscapes criss crossed by rail tracks. The Rocky Mountains are perhaps the most iconic backdrops of a rail holiday.

Best for: Couples, Family, Groups, Solo Travellers

“Travelling on VIA Canada at the end our cruise was the perfect end to the perfect holiday. The panoramic carriage was worth the extra and the food was much better than we expected.”

James | Family Traveller

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