If you thought train travel was just a quick way to get from A to B with as many underwhelming meals along the way as possible, prepare to have your world shaken to its core. We’ve found some truly spectacular rail journeys on our global quest for the best travel experience ever. Some are short overnight sleepers through the Himalayas, others span the width of a continent, or take you deep into the grasslands of Mongolia. We’ve got train journeys to whisk you south from Cairo into the shifting sands of Luxor, or rail-bound trips to the little islands of the southern Thai archipelago. Next stop: paradise.

Trips

23 Days From $3,625

Adventure through Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Hong Kong to experience the Great Wall...

22 Days From $1,258

A North India tour that visits Delhi, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Jaipur,...

23 Days From $6,155

Explore China, Mongolia and Russia on a journey from Beijing to St Petersburg via...

9 Days From $1,465

Visit Thailand, a country with all the ingredients for a holiday in paradise. Pristine...

15 Days From $1,572

Explore Egypt. Discover Cairo, cruise along the Nile, visit the Pyramids of Giza,...