‘The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes’
- Marcel Proust
You have a dream to travel the World, you love to travel by train and you have a 3 month opportunity to take a sabbatical. Then we have the most extraordinary Around the World rail holiday giving travellers a unique opportunity to discover the most sought-after destinations and experiences all in one amazing rail journey.
This is not merely a train holiday, but it is a once-in-a-lifetime trip featuring moments, adventures and creating memories that will last you for a lifetime. In just 55 days you can enjoy the ultimate bucket-list itinerary for anyone interested in traversing across four continents, 14 countries, 20-plus cities, whilst enjoying some of the greatest train rides along the way.
Your journey can start from any destination that you choose, though for the purposes of this piece your journey will start in London. Voyage by train to the Geneva from where you will venture to the Colosseum and Vatican City in Rome, and then onto the labyrinth of canals in Venice and St. Mark’s Basilica. That’s just the beginning of your tour around Europe.
Continue on to see the Imperial palaces of Austria; climb or ride to the top of the medieval Astronomical Clock in Prague to take in beautiful views over the Old Town; wander around Copenhagen's 17th-century harbour and Nyhavn canal in Copenhagen; explore visit Moscow’s symbolic Red Square and then finally depart Europe as you travel on-board, for 5 nights, the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway to Ulan Bator.
Another overnight rail journey will take you onto Beijing to visit Summer Palace and the Great Wall of China.
In Xi’an you will visit the Terracotta Warriors, travel onto Hong Kong and take in the stunning views from Victoria Bay before saying farewell to the Northern Hemisphere for a while.
You will need to fly to Perth, Australia where we would highly recommend that you take some time out for some wine-tasting in the Margaret River region. Thereafter board the luxurious Indian Pacific Train for an ocean-to-ocean adventure to Sydney with exciting excursions along the way to give you a full Aussie experience.
And then onto Los Angeles to board Amtrak’s celebrated Southwest Chief and California Zephyr trains to journey to famous US National Parks, to experience - walk, hike, paddle, fly!!, the awe-inspiring scenery of Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, and Capitol Reef National Parks. And finally you continue onto Chicago’s soaring skyscrapers, that will come into will come into view before making one last stop in city that never sleeps, New York.
The whole rail itinerary is entirely flexible! You can opt to embark on the once-in-a-lifetime whole itinerary in one go, or break it down into chunks to do it across a number of holidays or equally pick part of the itinerary that particular appeals (Day 27 – 42 for example!) and do that. Totally customisable, all flexible, all tailor made.
It is also, worth mentioning that within the trip there are many other package inclusions, such as skip-the-line access to popular landmarks, sightseeing tours, meal inclusions just to name a few benefits.
Starting from £166.00 per person per day the value for money this amazing trip brings is incredible! you have the opportunity to explore the World with all of its cultures, landscapes, cuisine, architectural icons and landmarks in an unparalled experience.
Simply contact us to plan your own Around the World by Rail experience.
photographs and map courtesy of Railbookers