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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

  • Trans Continental Classic

    Travel from the Pacific Ocean to the Indian Ocean (or vice versa). Visit Sydney and Canberra, spend time aboard the ‘Indian Pacific’ train, and explore Adelaide and Kangaroo Island.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 5,286
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Rail Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Grand Train Tour of Switzerland: Zurich to Lucerne

    With routes that traverse the entire country, a Swiss journey by rail is an invitation to relax, enjoy and really take in all the splendors of Switzerland.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,825
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Single Friendly, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Switzerland See Trip Details
  • Bangkok to Singapore Luxury Train

    An unforgettable journey between Singapore and Bangkok on the renowned Eastern and Oriental Express. Travel through the Malaysian and Thai countryside while enjoying the special on-board services.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,712
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas
    Thailand See Trip Details
  • Best of Switzerland: Train & Aerial Cable Cars

    Experience the thrill of exceptional panoramic views of the Central Alpine Range from the peaks of some of Switzerland's highest 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:
    US$ 836
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Switzerland See Trip Details
  • Blue Train: Cape Town to Pretoria

    Enjoy grace and elegance as you sit back and relax travelling through the panoramic countryside of South Africa. Start from either Cape Town of Pretoria and let the Blue Train work its spell.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 1,970
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Blue Train: Pretoria to Cape Town

    Enjoy grace and elegance as you sit back and relax travelling through the panoramic countryside of South Africa. Start from either Cape Town of Pretoria and let the Blue Train work its spell.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 1,970
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Brisbane to Cairns: Reef & Rail Cruise

    This fabulous tour features a journey onboard the Spirit of Queensland train, in an innovative RailBed seat, an eco-cruise through Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, and a rainforest and Aboriginal experience.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,708
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Classic Aussie Rail Spectacular

    Explore the Australian outback aboard a luxury train, then round off your journey at the Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 4,802
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Rail Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Classic Moscow to St Petersburg by High Speed Train

    Explore the great monuments and mysteries of Moscow before spending three nights in beautiful Saint Petersburg, Russia’s most European city.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 1,146
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Rail Travel Ideas, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Russia See Trip Details
  • Classic St Petersburg to Moscow by High Speed Train

    Explore the cultural capitals of enigmatic Russia. Spend three nights in beautiful Saint Petersburg, Russia’s most European city, before exploring the great monuments and mysteries of Moscow.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 1,116
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Rail Travel Ideas, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Russia See Trip Details
  • Eastern Orient Express Culinary Experience

    Join the world’s most innovative chefs for a luxurious train journey between Singapore and Bangkok. Aboard the Eastern Oriental Express, you’ll experience world-class comfort and unmatched service while dining on culinary creations from some of the world’s best chefs and exploring the remote villages and landscapes of Malaysia and Thailand.
    Duration:
    3-4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,507
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Rail Travel Ideas
    Thailand See Trip Details
  • Essentials of Spain Barcelona to Madrid

    Ideal for a first time visitor, this essential Spain tour starts in the country’s most unique and famous city, Barcelona. It then takes in historic Granada, Sevilla, and Toledo before disembarking in Madrid.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 3,975
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Spain See Trip Details
  • Essentials of Spain from Madrid to Barcelona

    Visit five iconic Spanish cities, Madrid the capital, Cordoba, Seville and Granada in Andalusia and Barcelona in Catalonia, each with its own character, culture and history. Enjoy magnificent architecture, old and new and be awed by all that Spain has to offer the visitor.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 3,975
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Spain See Trip Details
  • Explore Ecuador by land and rail: Quito to Quito

    Ride one of the world’s iconic trains on this adventure through the mountains between Quito and Guayaquil. On this Ecuador vacation, you’ll pass through the volcanic landscape around Antisana and the indigenous centre of Riobamba before riding the Devil’s Nose, a remarkable switchback railroad that rapidly descends the almost-perpendicular heights of the Andes Mountains.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 1,828
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Explore Germany's Christmas Markets: Berlin to Munich

    Venture to Germany’s most popular cities during the heart of the Christmas season. Travelling to Berlin, Dresden, Nuremberg, and Munich, you’ll explore historic old towns, tour castles and palaces, and visit the world’s most-famous Christmas markets to get in the spirit of the season.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 8,023
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Specialty Groups & Events
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Germany at a Glance by Rail: Frankfurt to Munich

    Ride the rails to explore the major cities of Germany. Tour the Old City of Frankfurt to see the iconic Romsberg, survey the historical sights of Berlin, from the Brandenburg Gate to Checkpoint Charlie, before heading to Munich and seeing the fairy tale castles of the Swan King of Bavaria.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 3,103
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Grand Tour of Ireland with Belmond Grand Hibernian : Dublin to Dublin

    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$ 17,733
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Ireland See Trip Details
  • Guayaquil to Quito Train Journey (and v.v.)

    A picturesque rail journey through the Andes is the ultimate way to experience Ecuador.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 2,745
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas
    Ecuador See Trip Details
  • Highland Places & Tribal Faces of Sapa

    Travel by train to the former French “hill station” and resort located in the mountains of Northern Vietnam where scenic vistas and colourful hilltribes complete the picture.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 682
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Vietnam See Trip Details
  • Island Tracks

    Enjoy riding the new Spirit of Queensland Train as you travel from Cairns to Fraser Island stopping at Hamilton Island before heading to Sydney to see the incredible sights.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 2,679
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Kaohsiung and Southern Taiwan by High Speed Train

    Travel south on Taiwan's modern high speed rail system and explore the vibrant city of Kaohsiung, the dramatic coastline of southern Taiwan, and the fascinating historic city of Tainan.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 767
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas
    Taiwan See Trip Details
  • Legends & Loughs with Belmond Grand Hibernian : Dublin to Dublin

    Explore Ireland in style with this luxurious train journey to the nation’s most popular cities. Aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian, you’ll spend a few days in Dublin before venturing across the country to see Cork, Blarney Castle, and the Cliffs of Moher. Each night, return to the train for fine dining and pampering accommodations.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 11,635
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Ireland See Trip Details
  • Machu Picchu by Train

    Journey in comfort by train from Cusco to Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas”. The ruins found there are some of the most famous and most beautiful ancient sites in the world.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 1,365
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Magic Cities of Southern Germany by Train

    Embark on an enchanting journey through the south of Germany. Visit Nuremberg with its historical treasures and vibrant Munich, which charms with its friendly citizens and gorgeous architecture. Admire the fairy tale castle of Neuschwanstein and learn about Germany’s automotive industry in Stuttgart.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 3,247
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Magic Cities of the North & East of Germany by Train

    Discover the rich history and culture of some of Germany’s most famous cities on this trip through the north and east of the country. Travelling by train, you’ll start in Frankfurt and work your way across the nation with stopovers in Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin, and Dresden to explore their legendary highlights.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 3,802
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Germany See Trip Details
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