The Jazz of the railway world
By Jack Stacey
26 April 2018
The world of rail travel has had a long connection with the hallowed halls of jazz.Read more
Straddling the Utah-Arizona state line, the famous Monument Valley is best viewed from US Highway 163. The sandstone red buttes and seemingly endless expanse of red sand is not only the typical Wild West image, but is also one of the most legendary sights in the whole of the USA. Monument Valley holds a place in the American public consciousness thanks to its regular and consistent portrayal in the media. The 1939 film 'Stagecoach' made John Wayne a star, but was also responsible for making the valley more famous.
Owing to the popularity of this Western-tough-guy image, several other John Wayne films were shot here - as was a series of 1950s Marlboro Man adverts based on his persona. Monument Valley is still a stronghold of Navajo culture, and even today, the whole region has the feel of a romanticised bygone age, where cowboys spend lonely months herding cattle across miles of untouched hills, and Native Americans continue to perform rituals passed down through the generations.
Experience a once-in-a-lifetime coast to coast rail journey across the most diverse country in the world! Your photo album will include many of America's highlights including the Statue of Liberty, the White House, the Wild West, the Rockies, the Grand Canyon, Hollywood Boulevard and the Golden Gate Bridge.… see more
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Wake up in the city that never sleeps at the end of this epic adventure. This once in a lifetime journey takes you to some of America's most famous sights including Alcatraz, the Las Vegas strip, the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls, and travels on some spectacular railroad excursions, including the Grand Canyon Railroad.… see more
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An oasis of spellbinding scenery awaits on this enthralling tour of America's great natural gems. From Yellowstone, to Mount Rushmore and the Grand Canyon, tour the best of these unspoiled natural preserves, enjoying heritage rail journeys along the way.… see more
16 days from £3,595 ppView tour details >
Experience the USA in style on this enhanced version of our successful USA Coast to Coast tour, staying in many unique hotels entangled with key moments in American history. Take in the Rockies by rail, enjoy a dinner cruise around the San Francisco Bay and view the Grand Canyon on a heritage rail journey.… see more
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Beginning and ending in London, we travel just under 23,000 miles across the globe on this incredible worldwide adventure. Starting in the iconic 'Big Apple', we chart a course across the heartland of America, to the West Coast. From there, we cross the Pacific into Asia and immerse ourselves in the rich legacies of China, before boarding the iconic Tsar's Gold Train for the journey across Russia. For the final leg of the journey, we head into central Europe, south through the imperial cities to Venice, boarding the luxurious Simplon-Orient- Express for the journey home.
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