Riding Around Nature’s Finest Scenery: The Top Four Greatest Rail Journeys Around The World

Riding Around Nature’s Finest Scenery: The Top Four Greatest Rail Journeys Around The World

We love combining cruising with another type of travel as much as the next person, but we want something that will blow our minds from the moment it begins.

We want to eat, sleep and breathe a unique rail journey second to none! And this is quite literally what you can do on the top four greatest rail journeys of the world…


Eastern and Oriental Express

Southeast Asia at its finest

Arrive to stops around Southeast Asia in sheer style with a classic Asian design slow train! The cream and green exterior complements the wood-panelled corridors and silken furnishings.

You’ll embark on a timeless adventure before you’ve even arrived to your destination. Exotic cuisine will arrive at white-linen coated tables in the ornamental dining cars.

Sparkling crystal and silverware will surround you then you can head to The Bar Car for a funky jazz-club ambience as stewards wander round serving champagne, wine and cocktails.


Your train will eventually roll into the night so then it’s time for your cosy cabin! Enter to the warm glow of your bedside lamp where a gown and slippers will be waiting, along with plush furnishings…

The route of the Eastern and Oriental Express has been making history for 25 years since the enchanting rail experience was the vision of American businessman James B Sherwood.

He bought the carriages from Japan and remodelled them in Singapore with an elegant colonial aesthetic, echoing the spirit of classic Indochina.

You’ll be travelling on the train that has been capturing travellers’ hearts with magical moments since 1993!

Take a look at every detail for this journey here!

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

A tour across Europe; a journey back in time

Travel between Europe’s most magical cities in the most stylish way possible that transports you back in time. The luxurious furniture, polished wood and antique features will be the cherry on top, representing the Golden Age of travel.

Travel to historic capital cities in the art-deco carriages that ooze the glamour of the 1920’s. You’ll admire the passing scenery in the ultimate comfort of plush banquette seating.

And fear not; come nighttime, the cabins transform into bedrooms with cosy lighting and comfy sheets. Or you can opt for a suite that will bless you with extra space to seriously relax and unwind in.


The dedicated stewards onboard will make sure your experience is more personal than ever so every single detail you can think of is taking care of.

Enjoy local delicacies as you move through Europe and decide which city is your favourite on this absolute icon on the rails!


The Ghan

Access Australia like never before

This rail journey will take you to parts of Australia that no other holiday can come close to! The legendary Ghan will take you deep into the real gems of the destination for an unforgettable experience.

You won’t have to leave your solitude at home either with the comfort of your private cabin yet you’ll have every opportunity to dwell in conversation with fellow travellers of The Ghan.


The everchanging landscape will make for a new conversation to spark with someone new, or a perfect scene to gaze out the window to!

When it’s time to explore your destination, you’ll be exploring the creative soul of Adelaide, taking in the dramatic views of central Australia on the back of a camel or delving into the ancient wonders of the Northern Territory.


Rocky Mountaineer

Indulge in the Canadian Rockies

This all-dome fleet is a corker. Step onboard and you’ll be unlocking the hidden world of unparalleled beauty as you pave your way through a terrain you wouldn’t be able to get to without this rail journey!

Prepare to be truly moved with four iconic routes and seven mountain ranges as beauty and luxury are combined for your journey around the Canadian Rockies.


Get to know fellow travellers from around the world as you step out into the open air vestibule to taste the sweet mountain air. Snow-capped peaks will slide into view before you catch a big brown grizzly bear creeping off into the woods!

The onboard gourmet kitchen will feed your food and wine needs in between the historical updates from your charming hosts. And rest assured, once the evening sun has set you’ll be cosying into a comfortable hotel bed.


Which unique rail journey would you pick? Would you go for the phenomenal Rocky Mountaineer or The Ghan to experience Australia like never before? Is the Eastern and Oriental express more up your street? Leave us your thoughts below!

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