Train it

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

DAYS
23
FROM
USD $4,207
CAD $5,247
AUD $6,155
EUR €3,995
GBP £3,135
NZD $6,615
ZAR R70,630
CHF FR4,425
Explore China, Mongolia and Russia on a journey from Beijing to St Petersburg via Ulaanbaatar, Lake Baikal and Moscow...
DAYS
23
FROM
USD $2,547
CAD $3,087
AUD $3,625
EUR €2,355
GBP £1,855
NZD $3,895
ZAR R41,600
CHF FR2,605
Adventure through Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Hong Kong to experience the Great Wall of China, Terracotta Warriors...
DAYS
22
FROM
USD $1,093
CAD $1,246
AUD $1,480
EUR €995
GBP £760
NZD $1,590
ZAR R13,645
CHF FR995
A North India tour that visits Delhi, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Jaipur, Bharatpur, Agra and Varanasi -...
DAYS
9
FROM
USD $999
CAD $1,215
AUD $1,425
EUR €925
GBP £730
NZD $1,530
ZAR R14,280
CHF FR1,025
Visit Thailand, a country with all the ingredients for a holiday in paradise. Pristine beaches, remote islands,...
DAYS
15
FROM
USD $1,332
CAD $1,503
AUD $1,785
EUR €1,385
GBP £915
NZD $1,880
ZAR R16,450
CHF FR1,415
Explore Egypt. Discover Cairo, cruise along the Nile, visit the Pyramids of Giza, wander the Valley of the Kings at...