Peru and Bolivia

Machu Picchu - © Bob CableMultiple dates

Taking in two South American countries Peru and Bolivia. Enjoy incredible scenery from the Inca capital of Machu Picchu and the impressive Lake Titicaca, travel on one of the highest rail journeys in the world to Huancayo before making your way to Bolivia, home of the Salt Flats and the truly unique Luna Salada Hotel.


A Taste of Taiwan

Taroko GorgeMultiple dates

Taiwan is a relatively unexplored treasure offering breathtaking scenery, fascinating history and exotic cultures. Here is a brief tour showcasing Taiwan’s highlights.


World’s Most Scenic Rail Journeys - New Zealand

Milford SoundMultiple dates

New Zealand is consistently deemed one of the most beautiful, dramatic and varied places in the world when it comes to landscapes and scenery, and it is best seen - wherever possible - by rail. This Tailored Rail tour includes some stunning, scenic rail journeys and takes in some of New Zealand’s amazing natural wonders and even includes a stay on the unique island of Niue. This tour can be adapted to include other areas of New Zealand you may wish to visit.


Australia in Style

Puffing BillyMultiple dates

Travelling to the other side of the world can be exhausting, but for those who can afford luxury, comfort and some personal touches along the way will find this amazing 17-day holiday to Australia very tempting. Travel first class, stay in the top hotels enjoy private tours and sit back and experience some unforgettable rail journeys that will give you a relaxing armchair view of Australia’s colourful landscapes.


Canada Cities by Train

Night skyline of MontrealMultiple dates

Canada is a vast country, but you can see a lot of it at ground level if you take the train! We arranged a Tailored Rail holiday for a customer who wished to visit four of the country’s major cities - Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec and Montreal in just 8 days! Canada’s excellent railways allowed the traveller to sit back and journey through wonderful landscapes to reach the city destinations.


Great Canadian Rail Journey

Light Train between Quebec City and La MalbaieMultiple dates

January 2019 saw the launch of Michael Portillo’s new BBC ‘Great Railways’ series which saw him explore Alaska and Canada by train. This 16-day tour captures elements of the journey he takes in the Great Canadian Railway Journeys series. It takes you from the Atlantic port of Halifax, Nova Scotia to vibrant Vancouver in British Columbia.


Alaska – Glaciers & Wildlife

Sternwheeler Riverboat Cruise down the Chena RiverMultiple dates

If you saw Michael Portillo’s new Great Alaskan Railroads series which began on BBC2 on 7th January 2019 you too may be inspired to head to the USA’s ‘Last Frontier’. We have produced a Tailored Rail tour that follows Portillo and combines some of Alaska's most famous attractions including Denali and Kenai Fjords National Parks. Travel the entire Alaska Railroad and sit back to enjoy the amazing scenery along this coastal and interior route. There’s also a chance to see Alaska’s ‘Big Five’ – bears, moose, wolves, caribou and Dall sheep.


Peru, Ecuador & Galapagos

Machu Picchu - © Bob CableMultiple dates

This is an epic journey we arranged for a group of 4 adults who wanted to experience the abundant historic, cultural and environmental jewels of Peru and Ecuador AND some memorable train journeys. To make the most of the trip one of the couples extended their travels and spent an amazing five days cruising around the remote and exceptional Galapagos to make this a ‘holiday of a lifetime’!


California Adventure + California Zephyr to Chicago

California State Railroad Museum  - © Tony WillmoreMultiple dates

We put together this Tailored Rail tour for a couple who wanted to see as much of California and Western USA as possible during an 18-day trip. They understood that travelling by train would give them an excellent view of the Pacific Coastline and the changing landscapes through the western US states to Chicago. We organised all travel and accommodation and arranged excursions specific to their requests.


From Western Australia to the Great Barrier Reef

Hong Kong Aberdeen Harbour - © Ramona CazacuMultiple dates

This Tailored Rail tour was created for a couple who wanted to make the most of their chosen flight route to Australia and were specific about what they wanted to see Down Under. A combination of rail and plane allowed them to enjoy Perth, Melbourne and the Great Barrier Reef with stop overs in Dubai and Hong Kong outbound and return.


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