7 reasons to book a Fred Holidays rail journey today

We’ve got 7 great reasons you should book a Fred Holidays rail journey today. Just take a look at their new 2022/2023 brochure and start planning your trip of a lifetime Ride in five-star style on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express What could be more glamorous than taking a long overdue journey on the iconic Venice Simplon […]


Why rail travel is back on track

It’s been a long time coming but rail travel is back on track. Boris’ roadmap has given us a framework to plan our trips. And leading figures in the British rail travel industry are starting to see a light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. And even better, railway travellers have already booked trips […]

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Northern Belle’s Sales Director Howard Barclay on his Great Train Adventures

Train fan Howard Barclay, sales director for the iconic Northern Belle train, has travelled on some of the world’s most luxurious trains but still thinks British trains and scenery make the grade Which country have you most enjoyed visiting by rail? Abroad, it has to be South Africa, where I took a Victoria Falls steam […]

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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express – Belmond

Name a more iconic train than the Orient Express. The train has long captured the imagination of glamorous travellers, and while the service ended in 2009, modern passengers can experience its opulence on Belmond’s reincarnation, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Combining old-world glamour with modern amenities, the train travels through Europe’s most magical cities, offering one to […]