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Exploring The World By Rail

Train travel has long been considered one of the most convenient, relaxing, and enjoyable ways to travel from one destination to another, however there are a number of train journeys that take this experience to a whole new level. With luxurious trains outfitted with classic and supremely romantic décor from a bygone era, offering fine dining with white gloved service, exquisitely blended cocktails in the bar car and wonderful views of the rolling countryside.

Travel through the spectacular Rocky Mountains on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer with its gold Class dome carriages to optimize those incredible views and perhaps even spot a grizzly bear.  Enjoy a pisco sours in the bar car of the Andean Explorer as you journey through the Peruvian Andes or take the Indian Pacific straight across Australia. The Western and Oriental from Bangkok to Singapore reveals the beautiful Malaysian Highlands with exquisite service and ultimate Belmond Luxury, or perhaps board Southern Africa’s Rovos Rail, the perfect way to link the winelands with the delights of a Kruger safari. 

Whichever train journey you choose, rest assured that the blissful combination of world-class dining, attentive service, breath-taking scenery, and luxurious surrounds will create lasting memories to treasure.


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Rail Holiday Ideas

Below is just a tiny selection of our rail holidays. Call us to discuss your exact requirements and we'll prepare a personalised quotation, just for you;

Great American Cities by Amtrak


Great American Cities by Amtrak

On this 11-night holiday, you'll explore some of the Great American cities while travelling around on the world famous Amtrak railway. Explore the wonderful city of Boston before making your way to the Big Apple! Explore the sights and take in the bright lights of the city that never sleeps.

After all that excitement your rail tour of the USA moves on to the more laidback city of Philadelphia where you will be able to see the best of the city on a trolley tour. Finally your rail tour will end in the countries capital Washington D.C. Your holiday includes business class rail travel on the Acela Express which includes extra legroom and reserved seating. (FCH)

Truly Individual Rail Holuiday Includes:

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • 11 nights hotel accommodation
  • Business class rail travel on the Acela Express
  • Trolley tours in Boston and Philadelphia 
  • Washington D.C. tour 1-day pass

From £1,999 per person

Price based on two people sharing one room. Any element of this holiday can be tailor-made to suit you.

Venice Simplon Orient Express with Venice Stay


Venice Simplon Orient Express with Venice Stay

A journey on the elegant Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train should be on every discerning traveller’s wish list. From the moment you board, you take a step back in time to the bygone, golden-age of rail travel when a journey was about relishing the experience rather than getting from A to B as quickly as possible. Guests can still rely on the highest levels of personal service, with outstanding cuisine served in a stylish dining car, combined with a private sleeper cabin and elegant bar carriage where you can meet other like-minded travellers. Throughout the journey you will be attended to by your cabin steward and enjoy delicious food prepared by expert chefs.. (KRK)

Truly Individual Rail Holuiday Includes:

  • Interrnational flights from the UK to Venice or vice versa
  • Water taxi transfers on arrival and departure to/from hotel
  • Entrance tickets to Doges's Palace, Accademia or Guggenheim
  • 2 nights accommodation in Venice with breakfast
  • 1 night on-board the Orient-Express from Venice to London or London to Venice with all meals included on-board

From £2,999 per person

Price based on two adults sharing a room travelling on a low season departure on the northbound train service and staying at a 4* hotel in Venice. Other dates and prices available throughout the year. Simply enquire below.

Dream Canadian Rockies adventure with Rocky Mountaineer


Rocky Mountaineer

This 9-day luxury trip is the perfect introduction to the beauty of Canada's Rocky Mountains.  Begin your journey in either Vancouver or Calgary, you will stay in the iconic Fairmont hotels in Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff.  Board the Rocky Mountaineer train in GoldLeaf for the famous rail journey to the majestic Canadian Rockies, taking full advantage of your GoldLeaf status with glass dome carriage seats and exclusive access to the outdoor viewing platform.  Enjoy an Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca Glacier, a full day tour between Jasper and Lake Louise and choose three more tours for a personalised experience.  (DHC)

Truly Individual Rail Holiday Includes:

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • 8 nights luxury hotel accommodation
  • Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf
  • 5 sightseeing experiences
  • Scheduled coach transfers and taxes
  • National Park fees

From £4,799 per person

Price based on two people sharing one room. Any element of this holiday can be tailor-made to suit you.

South Africa Rail & Safari


Rovos Rail

On this 10-night holiday you’ll enjoy some of South Africa’s finest hotels, enjoying private tours of Cape Town’s coastline and the nearby Winelands, before boarding what is arguably one of the world’s finest rail journeys, Rovos Rail. Rest, relaxation and indulgence awaits as you step aboard the reconditioned wood-panelled train and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury. Your final highlight is a three-night stay at one of South Africa’s finest game lodges. Spend your days searching for the Big Five throughout the reserve, returning to your luxury camp for relaxation and fine dining. (FCH)

Truly Individual Rail Holuiday Includes:

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • 5 nights hotel accommodation in Cape Town and Pretoria
  • 2 nights on-board Rovos Rail
  • 3 nights lodge accommodation in Kruger, including all meals and game viewing activities 
  • Private full day tours of Cape Point and the Cape Winelands
  • Internal transport and transfers

From £4,999 per person

Price based on two people sharing one room. Any element of this holiday can be tailor-made to suit you.

Through the Red Centre


The Ghan

This 14-day adventure begins in Adelaide with a tour of the Barossa Valley wine region, where panoramic views, fine wines and a delicious lunch mark the start of this incredible journey and spend the night on Kangaroo Island.

Fly to Alice Springs, where the monumental Uluru (Ayers Rock) awaits in Australia’s ‘red centre’, then step aboard the legendary Ghan Train for an unforgettable overnight experience to Darwin. Enjoy a leisurely cruise on Katherine River and a 2-day Kakadu and East Alligator River Tour.

Truly Individual Holiday Includes:

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • Domestic flights
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Overnight Ghan Train Alice Springs to Darwin Gold Class Twin 
  • 2-day Kakadu Tour & Overnight Kangaroo Island tour
  • Tours in Barossa Valley, Uluru, Kings Canyon, Darwin
  • Private airport transfers
  • Documents, vouchers and information pack

From £5,159 per person

Price based on two people sharing accommodation in February 2022.  All elements of this trip can be tailormade to suit you. Simply enquire below.

Luxury Highlights of Peru aboard the Andean Explorer


Latin America

Take in Peru's spectacular highlights in refined luxury, staying in some of South America's finest hotels and enjoying a romantic ride through the high plains of the Andes aboard the Belmond Andean Explorer.

Highlights include Lake Titicaca- the world's highest navigable lake. Lima - the continents foremost gastronomic and cultural destination. Cusco - the former capital of the Inca empire and finally, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. (LAR)

Truly Individual Rail Holuiday Includes:

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • 10 nights’ accommodation as detailed
  • Three day/two-night programme aboard the Belmond Andean Explorer
  • Full-day tour of Uros and Taquile Islands
  • Private, half-day tour of Cusco and its surrounding Inca sites
  • Hiram Bingham train from Cusco to Machu Picchu Pueblo and return to Sacred Valley
  • Full-day tour to Pisac Market and Ollantaytambo
  • Transfers and domestic flights as per itinerary

From £5,499 per person

Price based on two people sharing one room. Any element of this holiday can be tailor-made to suit you.

Great Places for Rail Holidays

There are incredible rail holidays around the world, aboard some of the most iconic trains. The following destinations are some of our favourites;


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  • Our Truly Individual holidays are designed around you and allow you to have everything, just the way you like it!

  • From charming guesthouses to 5* luxury, choose the style of travel that suits you.

  • Using our many years of expertise, we'll take care of everything. So you can enjoy your holiday with confidence.

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TRULY INDIVIDUAL
  • Our Truly Individual holidays are designed around you and allow you to have everything, just the way you like it!

  • From charming guesthouses to 5* luxury, choose the style of travel that suits you.

  • Leave the hard work to us - we'll organise all of your flights, accommodation, excursions, logistics & the special touches!
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  • Our Travel Specialists are genuinely amongst some of the best in the business with many years of travel experience.

  • We'll help you to create your perfect Truly Individual holiday, offering our expertise and guidance at every stage.

  • We’ll take care of everything, which means all you have to do is relax and enjoy a perfect holiday, every time!

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