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

9 Days From €925

Clear blue waters, white sands, swaying palm trees and a bungalow on the beach…...

23 Days From €2,560

China really does have it all: tranquil countrysides offering jaw-dropping natural...

23 Days From €3,995

Big, bigger, biggest! Travel from the world’s greatest wall, along the world’s longest...

22 Days From €958

Visit northern India and join a far-flung adventure to one of the planet's most exotic...

15 Days From €990

Travel to Egypt and experience the history and culture on a tour that explores Cairo,...