Rail Holidays

Trains provide a fantastic way to travel, allowing you to enjoy your surroundings whilst taking the responsibility of navigating out of your hands. Our rail tours come in many different shapes and sizes, from the aerodynamic bullet trains of Japan to the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer which glides effortlessly through the Canadian Rockies. Some of these trips are taken entirely on the railways, whilst others include a small section as part of a larger tour, but all will give you the chance to remove the strain by taking the train.

Have you ever wanted to explore the stunning landscapes of Canada? Mesmerising coastal rainforests, local farmlands, dry deserts and majestic mountain ranges can all be experienced in luxurious style on board the Rocky Mountaineer.

This fabulous rail-based experience will enable you to learn more about the environment of each beautiful region and admire the wild animals that call them their home. Sink back into your comfortable seat, which offers plenty of legroom, and admire the majestic natural beauty of Canada while attentive on board staff serve an array of drinks and delicious cuisine. Executive chefs craft gourmet meals that are superbly paired with exquisite wines.

Spending ten hours every day on board a luxurious train travelling no faster than 30mph will create minimum distraction to the local environment, therefore paving the way for some excellent photo opportunities. Then, at the end of each day, you will be able to spend the evening in a fabulous hotel before waking up refreshed for another dazzling display.

Four different itineraries offer plenty of variety, taking you through wonderful cities such as Vancouver, Whistler, Kamloops, Jasper, Banff and Calgary. Additionally, you can also enjoy a pre or post rail extension into the United States via Seattle or a cruise along the coast of Alaska.

There are two coach grades available on the train, with SilverLeaf Service offering panoramic views from a single-level domed coach and accommodation in three or four-star hotels. GoldLeaf Service will heighten your experience, with a bi-level domed coach. Enjoy fabulous views from upstairs before heading to the downstairs area  to enjoy mesmerising Michelin star dining. You will also be able to benefit from excellent photo opportunities with an exclusive outdoor viewing area and relax every night in four and five-star accommodation.

The brainchild of Rohan Vos, Rovos Rail was launched in 1989 and was born out of his passion for trains and a desire to show people what Africa is all about. With influential help from a few friends along the way, Rohan turned what started off as a holiday venture for his family into what would become a flourishing business for tourists travelling across Africa.

With their headquarters at a station in Pretoria, Rovos Rail offers the perfect blend of nostalgia and luxury. Guests get to relive the grand days of rail travel on board classic trains and carriages, whilst relaxing in fantastic comfort every step of the way. Life on board is effortless, with cars for dining, observation, lounging and sleeping offering everything you need on a African rail holiday. There are three different accommodation options to choose from, each of which are decorated in colonial style but offer all the modern facilities you will need. There’s air-conditioning, shaving plugs, hair dryers, fridges stocked with your choose of beverages and the sumptuous Royal Suites even provide a bath in which you can soak your weary legs.

The fleet consists of steam, diesel and electric locomotives that Rohan has acquired over time. Departing from or finishing in Pretoria, itineraries can take you all over Southern Africa, through countries such as Namibia, South Africa and Zambia, on breathtaking safaris that allow you to see some of the continent’s fascinating wildlife and jaw-dropping scenery.

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You can enjoy the best, luxurious Alps holidays for the whole family with Club Med's European ski resorts. These resorts are home to the leading all-inclusive ski packages on the market including not only the best cuisine and beverages, but also ski lift passes, skiing and snowboarding lessons for every ability and so much more.

Find out more about Club Med ski resorts here.

With 51 hassle free beach resorts in exotic locations such as the Caribbean, South America, the Indian Ocean and the Far East, these sunshine destinations offer over endless water sports, golf, fitness and other activities for you to enjoy.

Find out more about Club Med sun resorts here.

Overview

Trains provide a fantastic way to travel, allowing you to enjoy your surroundings whilst taking the responsibility of navigating out of your hands. Our rail tours come in many different shapes and sizes, from the aerodynamic bullet trains of Japan to the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer which glides effortlessly through the Canadian Rockies. Some of these trips are taken entirely on the railways, whilst others include a small section as part of a larger tour, but all will give you the chance to remove the strain by taking the train.

Rocky Mountaineer

Have you ever wanted to explore the stunning landscapes of Canada? Mesmerising coastal rainforests, local farmlands, dry deserts and majestic mountain ranges can all be experienced in luxurious style on board the Rocky Mountaineer.

This fabulous rail-based experience will enable you to learn more about the environment of each beautiful region and admire the wild animals that call them their home. Sink back into your comfortable seat, which offers plenty of legroom, and admire the majestic natural beauty of Canada while attentive on board staff serve an array of drinks and delicious cuisine. Executive chefs craft gourmet meals that are superbly paired with exquisite wines.

Spending ten hours every day on board a luxurious train travelling no faster than 30mph will create minimum distraction to the local environment, therefore paving the way for some excellent photo opportunities. Then, at the end of each day, you will be able to spend the evening in a fabulous hotel before waking up refreshed for another dazzling display.

Four different itineraries offer plenty of variety, taking you through wonderful cities such as Vancouver, Whistler, Kamloops, Jasper, Banff and Calgary. Additionally, you can also enjoy a pre or post rail extension into the United States via Seattle or a cruise along the coast of Alaska.

There are two coach grades available on the train, with SilverLeaf Service offering panoramic views from a single-level domed coach and accommodation in three or four-star hotels. GoldLeaf Service will heighten your experience, with a bi-level domed coach. Enjoy fabulous views from upstairs before heading to the downstairs area  to enjoy mesmerising Michelin star dining. You will also be able to benefit from excellent photo opportunities with an exclusive outdoor viewing area and relax every night in four and five-star accommodation.

Rovos Rail

The brainchild of Rohan Vos, Rovos Rail was launched in 1989 and was born out of his passion for trains and a desire to show people what Africa is all about. With influential help from a few friends along the way, Rohan turned what started off as a holiday venture for his family into what would become a flourishing business for tourists travelling across Africa.

With their headquarters at a station in Pretoria, Rovos Rail offers the perfect blend of nostalgia and luxury. Guests get to relive the grand days of rail travel on board classic trains and carriages, whilst relaxing in fantastic comfort every step of the way. Life on board is effortless, with cars for dining, observation, lounging and sleeping offering everything you need on a African rail holiday. There are three different accommodation options to choose from, each of which are decorated in colonial style but offer all the modern facilities you will need. There’s air-conditioning, shaving plugs, hair dryers, fridges stocked with your choose of beverages and the sumptuous Royal Suites even provide a bath in which you can soak your weary legs.

The fleet consists of steam, diesel and electric locomotives that Rohan has acquired over time. Departing from or finishing in Pretoria, itineraries can take you all over Southern Africa, through countries such as Namibia, South Africa and Zambia, on breathtaking safaris that allow you to see some of the continent’s fascinating wildlife and jaw-dropping scenery.

Club Med Sun Resorts

With 51 hassle free beach resorts in exotic locations such as the Caribbean, South America, the Indian Ocean and the Far East, these sunshine destinations offer over endless water sports, golf, fitness and other activities for you to enjoy.

Find out more about Club Med sun resorts here.

Club Med Ski Resorts

You can enjoy the best, luxurious Alps holidays for the whole family with Club Med's European ski resorts. These resorts are home to the leading all-inclusive ski packages on the market including not only the best cuisine and beverages, but also ski lift passes, skiing and snowboarding lessons for every ability and so much more.

Find out more about Club Med ski resorts here.

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