Amtrak passenger trains feature a variety of travel options from reserving
a single seat to selecting a roomy private car with meals. They also offer
online reservations, a ticket fare finder, trip planning resources, and
the Amtrak Guest Rewards program.
The Blue Train
The Blue Train is a luxury train that travels routes in South Africa.
An Adventure Woman might find the Bakubung Game Lodge Bonanza route especially
attractive (Pretoria to Bakubung) offering a two night stay with daily
The Copper Canyon Railroad
(The Chihuahua al Pacifico "Chepe" Railroad)
Crossing some of Mexico's most stunning and rugged terrain, this railway
is an engineering marvel - boosting 39 bridges and 86 tunnels, and climbing
from sea level to an altitude of 2,500 meters. It took almost one hundred
years to build and cost 90 million dollars to finish. The First Class
Express train makes seven stops where you can embark and disembark; allowing
for visits (or overnight stays) to remote and unique villages. Or ride
it through for a fourteen hour unforgettable journey.
Venice Simplon Orient Express
Arguably, the most famous locomotive in the world, and a name synonymous
with luxury; the train is of legendary status. Travel in high style to
destinations including; London, Paris, Venice, Budapest, Prague, Istanbul,
Vienna and Rome
Other trains in the Orient Stable:
Royal Scotsman Train
Launched in 1985, the Royal Scotsman was revamped in 1990, and has grown
to be a great favorite among luxury train travelers. Winner of the Queen's
Award for Export, it is owned by the Orient Express Group but operated
by The Great Scottish & Western Railway Company. Enjoy the beauty
of Scotland from your elegantly appointed cabin or while sipping tea in
one of the many carriages. The train runs from April to October.
British Pullman Train, United Kingdom
Runs day trips and dining in the United Kingdom. Travel in the 'Golden
Age' of style in vintage carriages with top end service.
Northern Belle Train, United Kingdom
Operates in the United Kingdom; offering day, weekend and Grand Tours
in beautifully appointed carriages with excellent food.
Eastern & Oriental Express Train, South East Asia
This train operates between Bangkok and Singapore. Travel through rainforests
and see remote towns and villages.
PeruRail Train, Peru
If walking the Inca Trail is not for you, then take this scenic train
to Machu Picchu. The train is reputedly one of the highest and one of
the most scenic on Earth.
Trans Siberian Express on the Golden Eagle Train
The Trans Siberian Express is one of the most famous railway experiences
in existence. Unveiled in 2007, by HRH Prince Michael of Kent, the Golden
Eagle brings luxury to this famous journey. Enjoy en-suite sleeping cars,
delicious food and wine, and a pianist while you sip your vodka
Other Trains operated through G&W Travel
The Shangri-La Express: Luxury train travel through China.
The Deccan Odyssey: Luxury train travel through India.
The Pride of Africa: Luxury train through Africa
The Canadian Empress: Luxury Train Travel through Canada.
P36 0032: Go to the website of G &W Travel to read the amazing story
of this historic train that now makes occasional trips to and from Moscow
and other occasional journeys.
Outfitters for train travel:
The Blue Train, www.bluetrain.co.za
The Copper Canyon Railway, www.coppercanyon.com
G&W Travel Limited, www.gwtravel.co.uk
Luxury Trains, www.luxury-trains.co.uk
Orient Express, www.orient-express.com