Arguably the most pleasing of all the ways to get from A to B, train travel has long been a favourite mode of transport with Original Travel. If you agree, we will always try to weave a train trip into your itinerary, because it allows you the chance to really appreciate your destination in a way air travel just can’t, and without the faff inherent in driving yourself.

There's also an undeniable romance to this particular form of 'slow travel', although if you find yourself on board a Japanese bullet train speeding along at 200 mph the epithet 'slow might' not really apply.

We know the finest rail routes - many involving stupendous feats of tunnel and bridge engineering - in our favourite destinations around the world and can talk you through which elegant compartments to book on the most luxurious trains. Settle back, watch beautiful scenery drifting by, order a drink from the passing waiter and enjoy travel at its most civilised.

What to do

Visit Machu Picchu by train

Visit Machu Picchu by train

If the idea of a three day trek to reach the lost city of Machu Picchu doesn’t appeal, then why not opt for the more comfortable train journey?

Rocky Mountaineer

Train Journey through the Canadian Rockies

Soak up Canada's soul-stirring landscape from the comforts of a luxury carriage as you embark on a memorable train journey through the Canadian Rockies - probably the best way to capture the natural beauty of Canada.

Luxury Train Journey From Pretoria to Cape Town

Luxury Train Journey From Pretoria to Cape Town

Rovos Rail evokes the style and old age glamour of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express – minus the murder – with subtle modern touches bringing the train into the 21st Century.

Luxury Train Journey from Pretoria to Victoria Falls

Luxury Train Journey from Pretoria to Victoria Falls

Rovos Rail evokes the style and old age glamour of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express – minus the murder – with subtle modern touches bringing the train into the 21st Century.

Where to go

Honshu

Honshu

Japan may not feature high on everyone’s travel wish lists, but trust us – it should - and there's no better place to start exploring than Honshu, home of ultra-modern Tokyo and the ancient capital of Kyoto alongside volcanoes, zen gardens and snow monkeys, no less.

Cultural Triangle & Tea Plantations

Cultural Triangle & Tea Plantations

The heartland of Sri Lanka contains several World Heritage listed sites, and because they are close together, these can easily be combined in one superb cultural tour.

Paths through the Sacred Valley

The Sacred Valley

Mentioning a holiday to Peru inevitably evokes images of Machu Picchu and the Incan Empire, but the stunning landscapes of the lesser known Sacred Valley, are certainly not to be missed.

Machu Picchu panoramic

Machu Picchu

An UNESCO World Heritage Site and a New Wonder of the World, Machu Picchu is a must see for every avid traveller.

Aerial View of Cape Town

Cape Town

Surely the ultimate 'winter sun' city break from the UK; endless appeal, and minimal time difference.

Lake Louise, Rocky Mountains

The Canadian Rockies

Big country doesn't get much bigger than in the Canadian Rockies

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Miranda, Will and Harriet are our 'Train Travel' experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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