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In a bygone era, travelling by train was a way of life. Now it can be considered as a relaxing, enjoyable experience. Train travel now offers the ability to take in passing vistas while eating, reading or just relaxing.

Goway’s selection of great train journeys on 4 continents vary from the simple to the luxurious depending on your style. Most of the journeys include sleeping accommodation, sightseeing and some meals.

In Southern Africa, one can travel in style on either the Blue Train between Cape Town and Pretoria in 27 hours or Rovos Rail which offers an excellent selection of longer itineraries around Southern Africa. Less luxurious but still of a high standard are train tours with Shongololo Express offering a broad selection of journeys around Southern Africa.

Asia has an abundance of rail travel opportunities. On the Eastern and Orient Express, one can enjoy a 3 or 4 day itinerary between Singapore and Bangkok via Malaysia. In India, one can travel in the same style as the Maharajas used to do on the beautiful Palace on Wheels covering the best of Rajasthan in one week from Delhi including a visit to the fabled Taj Mahal. And then there is the famed Trans Siberian Express between Moscow and Beijing.

Australia, a large land mass is a perfect destination in which to travel by train. The legendary luxury train, the Ghan travels between Darwin and Adelaide with a stop at Alice Springs in the heart of the outback. It is possible to join in Alice Springs and travel either north or south. Of similar quality is the Indian-Pacific train travelling from ocean to ocean in approximately 65 hours – between Sydney and Perth with the ability to stop off or join en route. The Sunlander offers a shorter train journey between Brisbane and Cairns along the east coast.

Generally with rail travel you will avoid the responsibilities of driving and the expense of flying. You will also save on accommodation costs with sleeping berths available on overnight services. Another saving is airport transfers, since most rail stations are centrally located.


 

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Rail Travel Ideas

  • Switzerland Discovery: Lucerne & Interlaken

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Experience the thrill of exceptional panoramic views from the peaks of some of Switzerland's tallest mountains. Enjoy stays in the beautiful cities of Lucerne and Interlaken; explore the part of the area using scenic train rides and aerial cable cars.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ On Request
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Switzerland See Trip Details
  • Deluxe Switzerland: Sils-Maria, Bern, Zermatt & More

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This first class luxury Switzerland tour takes you to many of the country’s most beloved and picturesque destinations, including St Moritz, Bern, and Zermatt, home to the iconic Matterhorn, all while enjoying some of the worlds most scenic rail routes.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,408
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Rail Travel Ideas, Romance & Honeymoon
    Switzerland See Trip Details
  • Grand Train Tour of Switzerland: Montreux, Zermatt, St. Moritz & More

    FIRST-CLASS | RAIL: You're invited to ride the rails of Switzerland and bask in the country's unparalleled Alpine splendor. Travelling across the whole country, you’ll journey along some of the world’s most famous train routes and enjoy spectacular views of the Matterhorn and Lake Geneva, among many others.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 2,480
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Switzerland See Trip Details
  • Switzerland's Most Famous Mountain Peaks: Jungfraujoch, Matterhorn, Gornergrat & More

    MODERATE | RAIL: Many of Switzerland’s most awe-inspiring and best known mountains are located close to the towns of Interlaken and Zermatt, in themselves, attractive resorts in which to spend time. Enjoy train rides and panoramic views of the central Swiss Alps.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 1,665
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Switzerland See Trip Details
  • All Ireland Rail and Coach Tour: Killarney, Galway & Dublin

    FIRST-CLASS | RAIL: What better way to see the Emerald Isle than by rail? This Ireland tour takes you to many of the country’s most famous sights, all with comfortable accommodation and reserved rail seats. To explore the many sights and attractions off the tracks, you'll travel with like-minded guests aboard a comfortable coach vehicle.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 2,226
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas
    Ireland See Trip Details
  • London to Venice Signature with Belmond Simplon Orient Express

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Escape to London and Venice for a luxury stay in some of the world’s most famous cities, connecting between the two cities aboard the Belmond Venice Simplon Orient Express. Stay in deluxe hotels and enjoy private walking tours that showcase historical landmarks like Buckingham Palace and St. Mark’s Square.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 9,267
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    England See Trip Details
  • A Taste of Ireland with Belmond Grand Hibernian

    DELUXE | RAIL: Embark on a luxury train journey across the Emerald Isle. Get acquainted with Dublin with a stay in a deluxe hotel before boarding the luxurious Belmond Grand Hibernian and travelling to Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, as well as Dundalk and Waterford. Each night, return to the train for fine dining and pampering accommodations.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 7,551
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Ireland See Trip Details
  • Grand Tour of Ireland with Belmond Grand Hibernian

    DELUXE | RAIL: Embark on a luxury train journey across Ireland. Get acquainted with Dublin with a stay in a deluxe hotel before boarding the luxurious Belmond Grand Hibernian and travelling to some of Ireland’s most famous landmarks, including Blarney Castle and Galway, as well as Belfast in Northern Ireland. Each night, return to the train for fine dining and pampering accommodations.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 18,629
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas
    Ireland See Trip Details
  • Christmas Markets in Three Countries: Basel, Freiburg & Colmar

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Celebrate the holidays with a trip to three iconic Christmas markets in three different countries of Western Europe. Heading to Basel, Freiburg, and Colmar, you’ll savour Christmas treats and explore medieval old towns as you get into the holiday spirit in Switzerland, Germany, and France.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ On Request
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Switzerland See Trip Details
  • Bangkok to Singapore Signature with Belmond Eastern & Oriental Express

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: An unforgettable journey between Bangkok and Singapore on the renowned Eastern and Oriental Express. Travel through the Thai and Malaysian countryside while enjoying special on-board services. Stay in deluxe hotels and enjoy private guided tours in Bangkok and Singapore.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Luxury and Beyond, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Rail Travel Ideas
    Thailand See Trip Details
  • Shongololo Dune Express

    Enjoy an outstanding train tour starting from Pretoria which visits Kimberley and Upington in South Africa before crossing into Namibia, a country offering everything from huge canyons, wildlife safaris and old mining towns eventually finishing at Swakopmund. This is an experience offering unforgettable landscapes.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 8,409
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Shongololo Good Hope

    This comprehensive train itinerary of South Africa covers many of the country’s highlights while catering to golfers who can play on some of the top golf courses here. The train departs from Cape Town and finishes in Pretoria with many memorable stops in between.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 9,455
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Shongololo Southern Cross

    Experience, on a relaxing train journey, 4 different countries, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland while taking in Victoria Falls, enjoying several game drives in 3 different wildlife parks including Kruger, exploring canyons, old mining towns and visiting Pretoria, Johannesburg and Maputo, Mozambique’s capital.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 8,409
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Rovos Rail: Pretoria to Victoria Falls (or v.v.)

    This journey takes guests from Pretoria westward to Botswana before crossing the border into Zimbabwe and on to the mighty Victoria Falls. This tour also operates in reverse.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 2,882
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Rovos Rail: Cape Town to Dar Es Salaam

    This journey is one of the most famous rail experiences in the world. Travel through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania combining the luxury of pre-war travel with modern touches.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 17,066
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Tanzania See Trip Details
  • Rovos Rail: Cape Town to Pretoria (or v.v)

    Departing from Cape Town or Pretoria, stopping en-route to view Kimberley's 'Big Hole' and the Mine and Diamond museums, while enjoying the stark beauty of the Northern Cape.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 2,205
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Rovos Rail Safari: Pretoria to Pretoria

    Play at the world-renowned Leopard Creek golf course, plus superb courses in Swaziland, Durban, the Drakensburg and Sun City. Enjoy game viewing in Kruger Park, Mkhaya and Hluhluwe Reserves.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 5,679
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Rovos Rail: Pretoria to Swakopmund or vice versa

    Ride through the natural wonders of southern Africa on this luxury rail journey aboard Rovos Rail. As you pass from South Africa to Namibia, you'll explore diamond mines, hike through deep canyons and vast deserts, and head on safari game drives while enjoying the unmatched luxury of the classical trains of Rovos Rail.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 7,409
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Rovos Rail: Durban to Pretoria (or v.v)

    Join this three day safari on the most luxurious train in the world and experience the splendour of KwaZula Natal. Take in the 'Big Five' at the private bush retreat of Nambiti Conservancy, and Spionkop battlefields tour with a world class historian.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 2,205
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Rovos Rail: African Golf Collage from Pretoria to Cape Town

    Journey across the picturesque landscapes of South Africa with Rovos Rail, enjoying luxury train travel and old-world atmosphere during your journey. As you head from Pretoria to Cape Town, you’ll stop off at premium golf courses to tee off in the gorgeous South African countryside.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 10,833
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Japan for Foodies: Tokyo, Matsumoto, Takayama & More

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Enjoy a deep-dive into Japanese cuisine, learning how it’s made, where it’s sold, and how best to enjoy it. On your journey, you’ll head on foodie tours in Tokyo, Matsumoto, Takayama, Kyoto, and Osaka and enjoy delicacies from sushi to soba and wagyu, while also exploring famous temples and monuments.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 6,759
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Private Experiences, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Japan See Trip Details
  • Japan Rail Discovery: 14 Days from Tokyo

    MODERATE | RAIL: Take advantage of a two-week Japan Rail Pass to explore Japan’s main island. Starting in Tokyo, you’ll journey to Takayama, Kyoto, and Hiroshima, with day trips to Nikko, Nara, and Osaka along the way. Enjoy the comfort of having travel and accommodations pre-booked, giving you the freedom to explore at your own pace.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Go as you Please, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Japan See Trip Details
  • Japan Rail Discovery: 7 Days from Tokyo

    MODERATE | RAIL: Take advantage of a week-long Japan Rail Pass to explore some amazing highlights of Honshu. Starting in Tokyo, you’ll explore Nikko, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Miyajima, and Nara to see famous Buddhist temples and experience a taste of this Asian nation’s many wonders.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,287
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Go as you Please, Rail Travel Ideas
    Japan See Trip Details
  • Tsars Gold Trans-Siberian Railway: From Moscow to Beijing

    DELUXE | RAIL: Travel the legendary Trans-Siberian Railroad through Russia, Mongolia and China in comfort. Dramatic changes in landscape and culture abound as you traverse both Europe and Asia on this exclusive train. It's time to check one off the bucket list.
    Duration:
    16 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 9,240
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Luxury and Beyond, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Rail Travel Ideas
    Russia See Trip Details
  • Magic Cities of Southern Germany by Train

    FIRST-CLASS | RAIL: Embark on an enchanting journey through the south of Germany, stopping in historical Nuremberg and vibrant Munich - which charms with its friendly citizens and gorgeous architecture. Later, discover wonders both old and new at Neuschwanstein Castle and in Stuttgart, and in between, take in the scenic countryside while relaxing on the train.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 2,614
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Private Experiences, Rail Travel Ideas
    Germany See Trip Details
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