Discover Some of The Most Fabulous Rail Holidays
Searching for something unique and different for your holidays? Have you ever considered or even thought of rail holidays? If not, then maybe it’s time you did! Train travel is the most relaxing form of travel and still a very exciting way to travel most anywhere in the world.
Whatever destination around the globe you may choose to visit, there is certain to be a train running in your chosen country!
Check out this short video outlining a few of the more popular train rides to choose from.
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Recently, I discovered this interesting article on some of the best train rides around the world that I thought was worth sharing with you here on my blog.
Best Train Journeys – Sit Back and Relax
Train Holidays – Relaxing, Flexible and Eco-Friendly
By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Nick_Croker]Nick Croker
From a luxurious day trip on the Orient Express Northern Belle or British Pullman to a 21 day great rail journey across Australia, a train holiday is sure to be an experience you will never forget.
Climb Aboard the Orient Express
Within the United Kingdom you can take an Orient Express day trip or short break from over 50 departure points around the country. Visit locations as diverse as …
Glamis Castle, Portmeirion, The Lake District, Hampton Court, Edinburgh, Loch Lomond, The Trossachs
As well as trips to special events like the …
- Chelsea Flower Show
- Ladies Day at Royal Ascot and Wimbledon
Eiffel Tower Paris
Or take a 2 night break to romantic Paris, a gift sure to be treasured forever. Of course you could be tempted by a 5 night or longer rail journey across Europe on the Venice – Simplon Orient Express. Magnificent carriages, first class food and service, together with amazing scenery that will simply take your breath away!
Departing on the Eurostar from St. Pancras station opens up a whole world of possibilities on a train holiday to Europe. Maybe a cultural Grand Tour of Italy, taking in Rome, Venice and Florence may appeal to you. If you’re after amazing scenery consider Switzerland’s Glacier Express or perhaps a trip aboard the Arctic Circle Coastal Explorer.
The Glacier Express
A Favorite rail journey starting in Europe and then taking you from Spain and then into Morrocco is the evocative Marrakech Express.
Leaving Europe behind, take perhaps the ultimate train holiday on the Trans-Siberian Express, in 2016, celebrating its 100th anniversary of rail travel through Russia. For those more adventurous, there’s the slightly different trip from Beijing to Moscow.
India offers a trip around the Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur with the chance to see tigers in their natural environment – something you’re sure never to forget. Be sure to check out my most recent post and photos on the Ranthmbore National Park Safari.
South Africa offers a journey through stunning landscapes on board the iconic Blue Train, on one of the world’s most luxurious great rail journeys!
Across the pond in North America, you will definitely become spoiled by the beautiful natural scenery experienced on many train excursions offered. Take a trip along the west coast through the majestic Rockies all the way north to Alaska. Maybe the wild – west and into Las Vegas are more your style, or travel right across America on a 21 day coast to coast adventure on America’s Amtrak rail system.
The real beauty of a longer break by train is the flexibility it can offer, particularly when traveling around Europe. With a choice of departure dates and the ability to select different stops along your route, make for an excellent way of travel and vacation experience. Perhaps staying an extra night or two in your favorite city is in your plans? With rail travel, you can easily create a holiday that is tailor made just for you and your family!
On some train excursions you will also have the benefit of having a personal tour manager and guide. These escorted train holidays are available to many destinations around Europe and further afield. Perhaps the greatest benefit of all is how much kinder you will be to the environment by taking your holiday by train. When compared with short-haul flights, your carbon footprint can be reduced by up to 90% by taking the train.Nick Croker is the director of railway-holidays.com.
Pick Your Country and Enjoy Some of the Best Train Rides
As you can see from this article, the choices available for rail travel are excellent around the globe, and with many different types of train travel to suit most everyone’s budget and desires. From the fabulous and famous Orient Express to Canada’s very own world re-known Rocky Mountaineer Railtours , traveling by train is an excellent way to unwind and see some spectacular sites, without the worry and stress of driving in traffic.
Rocky Mountaineer in Lake Louise Alberta
Choose first class comfort with all the luxuries you would expect, or select from the most modest of carriage to suit your taste and travel budget. For example, my son and I recently returned from a wonderful vacation in Vietnam and we traveled by train up the coast making several stops along the way. Known as The Reunification Line, trains were clean and comfortable, giving you a choice of hard seat budget travel cars, soft seat with air conditioning cars, to individual sleeper cabins.
Rail Travel Vietnam
It’s your choice!
The Reunification Line in Vietnam
The train travel times of old are returning and becoming a more popular preferred way of travel for many as each year goes by. With the ever increasing rising costs of fuel, hotel accommodations, air travel and so on, many are choosing this form of travel as a viable alternative to other types that are much more costly.
Even if it’s just a matter of getting from point A to point B in any country, it’s a great alternative and a wonderful way to see the sites! If you have the extra time to spare on vacation, travelling by train is a very affordable, comfortable and stress free mode of transportation! 😀
VIA Rail Canada
Should you decide on taking your Holiday in Canada , than do have a closer look at the country’s premier passenger rail service known as Via Rail. Enjoy comfortable passenger service and tours from coast to coast! I have added a link to their official website for your convenience below.
This was just a sample of the many rail companies around the world to choose from for an exciting holiday or simply getting you to a preferred destination by train. No matter where in the world you may be traveling to, there is sure to be a train at your destination for you to enjoy!
The Ghan in Australia
My wife and I did just that on our recent trip overseas to Australia. We included a 24 hour journey on the famous Ghan Train. Be sure to check out my latest article and review of Australia’s unique and historic luxury rail called … The Ghan !
Have you taken a train journey as an alternate method of travel some where in the world? If so, what rail line was it with and how was your experience?
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Did You Know …
Approximately 70% of the train journeys in the United Kingdom either start or finish in London .