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Rail journeys ~ Welcome Aboard
There’s an old-fashioned, evocative romance that comes with traveling by train. Our tailor-made rail holidays allow you to experience life on-board a luxurious rail carriage, with plenty of stops at fascinating locations along the way. Enjoying all the comforts of an elegant hotel, you’ll have some of the world’s most stunning scenery in full view from you cabin window. And being a Bespoke Travel Design holiday, your bespoke itinerary will be custom designed around you and your own personal tastes. Take a look at our favourite luxury railway holidays below, or contact us to start planning your journey.
peru, scotland, italy, estern canada, to name a few …
handpicked Rail Journeys
belmond andean explorer
Cusco & Arequipa
A vibrant journey through a time-honored land. Rekindle the romance of the rails as you carve a path between Peru’s natural wonders and ancient kingdoms. South America’s first luxury sleeper train glides from Cusco, the capital of the Inca Empire, across the lofty Andean plains to the white city of Arequipa. Take in the region’s spectacular highlights en route, including Lake Titicaca and Colca Canyon. Step aboard this luxury Peru train and explore this breathtaking country in unrivalled style. Experience vibrant cities and spellbinding natural wonders. Belmond Andean Explorer, South America’s first luxury sleeper service, offers a choice of one- or two-night journeys. From Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, traverse the highest plains of the Andes before arriving to the reflective beauty of Lake Titicaca. Take the opportunity to explore the vast Colca Canyon then continue towards the city centre of Arequipa, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Belmond Hiram Bingham
A voyage to the heart of the Inca Empire
Dine and dance your way between Cusco and Machu Picchu aboard this enchanting luxury train. A visit to a once-in-a-lifetime place calls for a once-in-a-lifetime journey. Sink into an armchair in the 1920s-style carriages, where polished wood and brass catch the light. Make your way to the Observation Car to watch the sun rise or give way to starry skies. Your Peruvian adventure has begun. A train journey as mystical as the destination Reserve your place on the Belmond Hiram Bingham and travel to the Lost City of the Incas in unforgettable style. Heading towards Machu Picchu, your experience begins with a delicious welcome cocktail. Then savor a brunch and gourmet lunch as you admire the ever-changing scenery in the early light. The return journey can feel like a different world. On both trips, dining includes non-premium beverages and a superb wine selection. You’ll also have the chance to dance to the beat of the Peruvian cajón and tambourines with traditional live music.
Venice simplon-orient express
Be swept away by rolling razzmatazz and glamour on a grand tour through Europe. Step aboard the historic carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and uncover a hidden jewel, glittering and timeless. An uncontested icon of the rails, this train has long captured the hearts and imaginations of glamorous guests. Settle in to your cabin, adorned with art-deco details and French-polished cherry wood, and sit back as a grand voyage begins. Take the classic route from London to Venice, the gateway to the Orient. This breathtaking journey through rural French farmlands and Swiss Alpine valleys can be travelled in either direction, or both. Go further afield with Paris to Istanbul, an authentic adventure over six days to the edge of Europe. Delve into culture with stops in Budapest and Bucharest before arriving in soulful Istanbul. Paris to Berlin is the newest journey in the repertoire, a thrilling voyage connecting two of Europe’s most vibrant cultural hubs. The tradition of the grand tour thrives with a luxurious escape on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
Iconic Rockies, Western Canada
The Rocky Mountaineer is undoubtedly the most spectacular train trip in North America. Departing from Jasper, Alberta you’ll travel to Kamloops through the Rockies enjoying the dramatic landscape as you tuck into a fabulous lunch. Abercrombie & Kent recommends the Gold Leaf dome car service which will provide much better views of the Continental Divide, the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, and Mount Robson the highest peak in the Rockies. The night is spent in Kamloops a former gold mining town. Continuing on the luxury train, you’ll head west through the desert-like interior. Here you’ll see winding river canyons which are surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and also Cascade Mountains. The journey continues into the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley. Again, a great lunch aboard will be served as you travel along the Thompson River. The journey concludes in Vancouver, where we will transfer you to your choice of luxury hotel.
belmond Royal scotsman
Journeys through Scotland
Embark on a Grand Highland Fling
At once leisurely and luxurious, intimate and eye-opening, step aboard and rekindle the romance of travel. Riding Belmond Royal Scotsman is one of those pinch-me moments. Ranking among the world’s most luxurious trains, our mahogany-clad cars marry Edwardian elegance with the comforts of a country house. Ten intricately designed carriages, including the sublime Bamford Spa, form a palace on wheels.
Belmond british pullman
Journeys through the UK
Timeless travel across Great Britain: Expect luxury, glamour and a dash of adventure on an unforgettable trip through the British countryside. Restored to their former glory, the Belmond British Pullman’s carriages are as famous today as in the heyday of train travel. Whether you prefer afternoon tea, flowing champagne or both—as many guests do—there’s a journey for everyone. Whichever you choose, we guarantee that you’ll be whisked back to a more elegant era.
Belmond Andean Explorer, Cusco & machu pIcchu, Peru.
Embark on the ultimate travel adventure. Explore the Peruvian Andes and experience one of the world’s highest train routes aboard South America’s first luxury sleeper train.
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