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Amtrak

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Amtrak trains provide the passenger rail services in the USA, and relaxing on board one of its comfortable long distance trains is simply the best way to discover this vast country, its great cities and ever-changing landscape.

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Andean Explorer

Andean Explorer

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Decorated in the style of Pullman trains of the 1920s, the Andean Explorer boasts a full fleet of refurbished coaches. There is an open-air observation bar car, providing the perfect opportunity to take photographs. A three-course lunch is served on board.

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Bergen Railway

Bergen Railway

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Widely regarded as one of the greatest railway experiences in the world, this high-altitude journey through southern Norway takes in some beautiful remote scenery before descending to Oslo.

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Bernina Express arriving in Tirano

Bernina Express

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The narrow-gauge Bernina Express connects northern and southern Europe and offers a spectacular means of crossing the Alps, with a route running through Switzerland's Grisons/ Graubünden region.

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The Blue Train

The Blue Train

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Experience South Africa's highlights during the journey from Cape Town to Pretoria on the magnificent Blue Train - one of the world's most iconic rail journeys on one of the world's most luxurious trains.

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Bullet train

Bullet Trains

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The Shinkansen - Japan's Bullet Train. Shinkansen refers to the dedicated high-speed Japanese rail network that provides a link to most major cities on the islands of Honshu and Kyushu. The name 'Shinkansen' is also used to refer to the trains that run on the network - which are perhaps better known as 'Bullet Trains'.

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Canadian

The Canadian Train

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Offering the ultimate introduction to the beauty of Canada, the Canadian travels 2,749 miles between Toronto and Vancouver across some of the most diverse landscape found in a single country.

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Glacier Express

The Glacier Express

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The Glacier Express, undoubtedly Switzerland’s best known train, winds its way through some of Europe’s most dramatic and beautiful scenery on the journey from Zermatt to St Moritz.

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Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express

Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express

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The Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express is arguably the best quality of rail travel offered anywhere in the world. This private train offers a standard of accommodation and catering that most rail passengers crossing Russia can only dream of

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Pride of Africa

The Pride of Africa

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Discover Africa in luxury on board the elegant Pride of Africa. We offer a number of routes, enabling you to discover the best scenery, sights and experiences that Namibia and South Africa have to offer.

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Rocky Mountaineer

The Rocky Mountaineer

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Operating on four different routes throughout Canada, the Rocky Mountaineer offers a unique and instantly memorable journey through one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

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The Ghan

The Ghan

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The Ghan takes passengers on what is undoubtedly one of the world's greatest rail journeys; the route between Darwin, Alice Springs and Adelaide includes the spectacular landscape of the Outback, rugged mountains and tropical splendour.

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Toy Train

Toy Train

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The 60-mile (96.5km) line was opened in 1903 to connect Shimla with the rest of the Indian rail network and it has been carrying passengers ever since on the wonderful journey up into the mountains.

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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

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The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express needs no introduction. Composed of original 1920s and 1930s carriages featuring exquisite Art Deco interiors, this iconic luxury train offers its passengers the opportunity to experience the romance and elegance of the 'Golden Age' of rail travel.

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Our incredible collection of luxury train holidays offers you the chance to enjoy the most stylish form of travel available anywhere in the world. Luxury trains are featured on several of our worldwide holidays and take you on an adventure in style and comfort. 

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