Can there be a more civilised way to travel than by rail?
Viewing an ever-changing landscape from the comfort of your seat is surely the finest way to travel. When travelling by train, your journey is an integral and delightful part of your holiday experience. What you see from your seat is as much part of the holiday as arriving at the destination.
Passengers can discover the fantastic scenery and attractions of Namibia on the spectacular Pride of Africa luxury service, or experience South Africa's highlights on the wonderful Blue Train - one of the world's most opulent trains. Travelling by private train is easily the best way to discover the many charms of this delightful continent.
The superb landscapes of Australia and New Zealand are both best explored by train, and both countries offer some of the true great railway journeys of the world - such as the fabulous Ghan, which travels through the beautiful centre of Australia.
India offers some of the world's truly iconic railway journeys, which take in the country's magnificent sights and rich cultural heritage. With luxury hotel trains such as the Palace on Wheels, rail journeys in India are a wonderful, unforgettable experience.
Some of the world's most famous and iconic railway journeys can be found in mainland Europe and Russia - from the pioneering engineering feat of the Jungfrau Railway to the lavish Trans-Siberian Express and Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
Both the USA and Canada boast fantastic trains that take passengers through the stunning scenery of these wonderfully diverse countries. With trains such as the Rocky Mountaineer and the California Zephyr, passengers can head from city centres to sweeping valleys, rocky gorges and impressive mountain ranges.
From breathtaking Highland mountain scenery to the dramatic Yorkshire Dales, rail journeys in the UK take passengers through some of the world's finest landscapes. There are also a number of popular heritage railways, where vintage steam engines and carriages transport tourists into a glorious bygone age of travel.
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