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How to future proof your next train holiday

We’ve got the green light from Boris Johnson to travel again, so read on to find out how to future proof your next train holiday Know your dates Boris Johnson has announced the restart dates for holidays in Britain as part of his road map out of lockdown. Holidays in England can restart from April […]

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The Top 10 Most Instagrammable Luxury Train Trips Revealed

How many have you done?

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Asia & India Southeast Asia

All you need to know about the Seven Stars in Kyushu Train

Each month we look at dream bucket list rail journeys we’d all like to experience at least once in our lives. We’re kicking off with the Seven Stars in Kyushu Train in Japan, one of the most luxurious railway journeys in the world. Where does the Seven Stars in Kyushu Train go? Kyushu Island is […]

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2021’s Top Train Travel Trends Revealed

We’ve polished our crystal ball and asked ten train travel experts for their predictions of what’s in store for 2021

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Reviews

Review: See Scotland in Style On Board the Belmond Royal Scotsman

Beyond Edinburgh lie some of Scotland’s finest lochs and isles. Vicky Mayer explored them in style with a railway trip of a lifetime on board the Belmond Royal Scotsman

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5 Great Asian & Indian Train Journeys You Must Book for 2021

Coronavirus has dealt the world of travel a heavy blow this year and many train travellers have decided to put their plans for a bucket list trip on hold this year. But all is not lost – autumn 2020 is the perfect time to plan and book your dream rail holiday for 2021. Here’s Railway […]

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England Scotland Wales

Northern Belle Train – UK

Great Britain is the focus for the Northern Belle train which travels year-round around the English, Scottish and Welsh countryside, offering guests great days out to classic cities like York, Edinburgh and Chester as well as visits to popular events such as the Chelsea Flower Show and Royal Ascot. The Northern Belle was previously part […]

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Southern Europe

Al Andalus Train (Palace on Wheels) – Spain

The Al Andalus train trip offers lucky passengers the chance to explore the best of Spain’s famed Andalucia region on board a five-star luxury sleeper train. Known as The Spanish Palace On Wheels, this beautifully decorated express train provides guests with a sophisticated and glamorous way to see such amazing Spanish sights as Seville’s gothic […]

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South America

Belmond Hiram Bingham – Cusco to Machu Picchu

If you’re going to travel to one of the world’s greatest destinations, then why not do it in style? Named after the explorer who rediscovered the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, the Belmond Hiram Bingham is operated by luxury hotel and leisure group Belmond, taking guests on an opulent adventure from Cusco to Machu Picchu […]

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Northern Europe

Golden Eagle Danube Express – Hungary

The Golden Eagle Danube Express train offers railway travellers the chance to enjoy some of the most picturesque parts of Eastern Europe whilst enjoying all the joys of travelling on a luxurious hotel-on-wheels. On five specially chosen journeys guests get to enjoy some very special ‘rail cruises’ under the supervision of an on-board tour guide. […]

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Southern Europe

Black Sea Express Train – Bulgaria

There are few better ways to evoke nostalgia of than a steam train journey, and Bulgaria’s Black Sea Express could just be Europe’s most spectacular steam adventure. The train hails from the time of King Boris III, known as the ‘Royal Corona Express’ and used by the king as his royal railway carriages. Today the […]

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Canada USA & Canada

Rocky Mountaineer Train – Canada

Winding its way through rugged mountain passes, forests filled with grizzly bears and grazing crystal-clear lakes, Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer train is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The company operates three distinct rail routes through British Columbia and Alberta, attracting 100,000 passengers every year thanks to its top-standard service and perks like glass-domed ceilings and outdoor viewing platforms. […]

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Scotland UK & Ireland

Belmond Royal Scotsman

Belmond are masters of luxurious train journeys so it’s no surprise that the Belmond Royal Scotsman is a very special train indeed. As you’re serenaded by Scottish pipers on board the train in Edinburgh, you’ll soon be travelling around the Highlands of Scotland in sumptuous style. With a staff ratio of 3:1, you’ll be very […]

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Scotland UK & Ireland

The Caledonian Sleeper

The Caledonian Sleeper is hands down the most civilised way to travel between England and Scotland – after all, what better way to arrive in the Highlands than after a cosy night sleep, few drams of whisky and a cosy dinner of haggis, neeps and tatties. Running six days a week, Sunday to Friday, the […]

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Ireland UK & Ireland

Belmond Grand Hibernian – Ireland

There is no better way to enjoy the delights of Ireland than on a journey on the Belmond Grand Hibernian – Ireland. This elegant luxury train offers guests five star accommodation and the taste of the very finest Irish food and drink. As you travel around the Emerald Isle on this beautiful train you will […]

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England UK & Ireland

Belmond British Pullman – UK

Journeys on the famous Belmond British Pullman are something to savour. Departing from London Victoria Station, you are invited to visit some great places of interest in southern Britain including country houses, cities, castles and sporting events. On board this historic train you will get to enjoy the splendour of the beautifully restored carriages whilst […]

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South America

Belmond Andean Explorer – Peru

Belmond Andean Explorer is South America’s first luxury sleeper train, offering guests the chance to see some of Peru’s most beautiful landscapes in five-star comfort and style. Step onboard and you will discover breath-taking mountainscapes, vibrant cities and uninhabited wilderness on the world’s highest rail route. The train offers the choice of one- or two-night […]

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Australasia Australia

Indian Pacific Train – Sydney to Perth

The Indian Pacific train was named after the two oceans it encounters on its journey, across the entire Australian continent between Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. On a spectacular 2,700-mile journey you will follow in the footsteps of brave bush pioneers, gold rush prospectors and hardy adventurers. The train travels across mountain ranges, through the Nullarbor […]

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Australasia Australia

Great Southern, Australia

Launched in December 2019 to great fanfare, trains on the new Great Southern line travel daily from Adelaide to Brisbane (and vice versa) giving travellers a great new way to explore Australia’s diverse south-eastern corner. Operated by Journey Beyond, the company that runs the famous Ghan and Indian Pacific lines, guests on the Great Southern can […]

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Australasia Australia

The Ghan Train, Australia – Adelaide to Darwin

A trip on the Ghan is one of the world’s great train journeys. This legendary train travels for 1,850 miles, linking Adelaide in the south and Darwin in the north by rail (and vice versa). The Ghan Train is the best way to see Australia’s famous Red Centre, one of the most celebrated wildernesses in […]