Great Train Journeys


All aboard for a journey of a lifetime

From super-speedy adventures to long romantic journeys, exploring countries by train gives you the room to move around and you can see it from your lounge armchair, dining carriage or overnight sleeper.   

Ask about our Cruise/Train/Fly Journeys in Canada and Australia. There are many wonderful packages including off-train excursions, train expeditions, with pre and post add-on destination travel packages.

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RUSSIA: The Trans Siberian

The longest, most famous train journey of all travels 10,555 kilometres across Russia from Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok. Its a adventure where you can immerse yourself in the local culture and reflect on how different the world is.


AUSTRALIA: The Ghan & Indian Pacific

Cutting its tracks from the south to the north coast across Australia, the luxurious Ghan makes it way regularly from Adelaide stopping at iconic outback destinations such as Alice Springs and Katherine, before arriving in Australia’s most northern capital – Darwin. This journey can be combined with a coastal cruise and flight package. Just ask MPS | Travel  + Tours to tailor-make your unique holiday journey.

The Indian Pacific is Australia’s mighty coast to coast journey from the Pacific Ocean (Sydney) to the Indian Ocean (Perth) making its way across the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world. Encompassing the spectacular Blue Mountains to the vastness of the Nullabor and every ghost town, goldmine and grapevine in between.  This is the definitive Australia. 

 

 


EUROPE:  Venice Simplon-orient Express 

Elegance, old-world charm and impeccable service provide railway romance as you’re whisked to cities such as Paris, Venice, Vienna and Budapest and now to Scandinavia too. Travel in footprints of royalty, diplomats and the odd spy mingled on this legendary train, immortalised in movies and murder mysteries.


NORWAY: The Bergensbanen

Deemed one of the world’s most beautiful train journeys by Lonely Planet, The Bergen Railway between Oslo and Bergen is a 7 hour journey across one of Europe’s highest mountain plateaus and spectacular scenery. An engineering feat in the early 1900s, it runs for 308 miles and travel through 182 tunnels.


SWITZERLAND: Glacier Express

Switzerland’s Glacier Express clanks at a snail’s pace on a seven-hour journey between the two chic alpine resorts of St Moritz and Zermatt through more than 90 tunnels and across 291 bridges. Plunging valleys, deep gorges and soaring peaks pass by. 


SOUTH-EAST ASIA: Eastern & Oriental Express 

Five-star cuisine, cabins panelled in cherrywood and 24-hour butler service: this is a considerably stylish way to travel past the jungles, rice paddies and sluggish brown rivers of Malaysia and Thailand. Their signature journey links Singapore and Bangkok and beyond.


JAPAN: The Bullet Train

Japan’s fast trains are renowned for their gold standard for safety and efficiency. It’s hard to believe there’s still something futuristic about this 50-year-old train experience, best enjoyed on the Tokyo-Kyoto run past Mount Fuji. Ask about the 7 day train pass, the only way to get around Japan. 


AFRICA: Rovos Rail

This luxury train travels around South Africa and on through Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania. There is even a a 14 day epic from Cape Town to Dar es Salaam. Carrying just 72 passengers, the exclusive train provides 24-hour service and top luxury on rebuilt 1920s carriages.


CANADA: The Canadian

A cross-continent journey of 4466 kilometres takes travellers between Toronto and Vancouver past lakes, forests and cloud-topped prairies. The glass encased carriages give you a wonderful window to spectacular scenery and wildlife. Check out the Rocky Mountaineer Rail/Cruise 13 Days Escorted Holiday


PERU: Hiram Bingham Express 

Enjoy a champagne breakfast on South America’s best rail journey navigating spectacular scenery between Poroy, near Cuzco, and Machu Picchu in Peru with panoramic views of the Andes, wild rivers, passing villages and llama herds. 

 

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