There is an unassailable romance about traveling by sleeper trains in Europe. They call to mind the grand rail journeys of the past: Paul Theroux on the Iron Rooster or Kerouac’s drifters jumping freight trains in “On the Road.”
A train journey spread over days, or even weeks, evokes a special sense of adventure, especially if you are getting pampered in a private cabin equipped with the most luxurious amenities you can dream of.
The Glacier Express (www.glacierexpress.ch) has long been considered one of the world’s great train journeys but now, in its first summer season, the introduction of Excellence Class has placed it firmly on the luxury travel bucket list.
There’s nothing quite like seeing the world via the glamour of a luxurious train, and Wilderness Travel offers some of the most grand opportunities for train travel through Eastern Europe, Italy and Asia through its Cruises by Rail collection.
The Napa Valley Wine Train, an engaging and memorable experience that echoes the glory days of train travel, is pleased to announce the return of its Santa Train, an interactive musical adventure for the whole family onboard the iconic Napa Valley Wine Train.
In 2019, Golden Eagle Luxury Trains, the world's leading operator of luxury rail tours by private train, will celebrate its 30th anniversary with the introduction of a remarkable new rail journey: Persia and the Silk Road.
The Napa Valley Wine Train, an engaging and memorable experience that echoes the glory days of train travel, is pleased to announce the newest addition to the collection of experiences, the Tequila Train, kicking off on Cinco de Mayo in partnership with Casa Dragones.
It’s not just royalty that can command their own private railway carriages. Now, Golden Eagle Luxury Trains is raising the luxury train travel bar still further on its Trans-Siberian journeys and introducing the Romanov Suite onboard the private Golden Eagle train – an entire private carriage with its own kitchen, chef and personal guide. Privacy comes at a price though: $122,376 for full carriage hire.