Slow travel, a global trend on the rise, has brought about a new era in luxury train travel. The allure of traversing the world’s most exquisite landscapes and cultures while basking in opulent train journeys is becoming the epitome of travel dreams. Enter Railbookers, the renowned train tour operator, with its latest revelation – the “Around the World By Luxury Train” 80-day expedition in 2024. This adventure promises not just one, but seven of the world’s most prestigious rail experiences, crafting an unparalleled journey of a lifetime.
The Grand Voyage Begins
Picture this: Your voyage embarks on August 28, 2024, from the picturesque city of Vancouver, meandering through 13 countries across four diverse continents, before concluding in the vibrant metropolis of Singapore in November. Over the course of this extraordinary journey, you’ll spend 52 nights in lavish accommodations, spanning more than 20 captivating cities. However, the pinnacle of this odyssey is the 24 nights nestled in the cozy cocoon of private cabins, where you’ll partake in the zenith of global train travel, all within the grasp of a single, easily bookable adventure.
The Elite Selection of Luxurious Trains
Prepare to be whisked away on a whirlwind romance with railways, including an enchanting ride through Canada’s Rockies with GoldLeaf Service aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. Then, reside in a twin cabin on Belmond Royal Scotsman’s Grand Western Scenic Wonders, enjoying a mesmerizing round trip from the historical city of Edinburgh. The elegance continues with a historical cabin aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, A Belmond Train, escorting you from the heart of Paris to the enchanting canals of Venice. Further enchantment awaits in the form of a deluxe cabin on the Maharajas Express during the Indian Splendour Tour from Delhi to Mumbai, and another deluxe cabin on the Golden Eagle Danube Express, offering you a mesmerizing journey from Istanbul to Budapest. The adventure culminates with a Pullman suite on the Rovos Rail from Pretoria to the mesmerizing Cape Town, before unwinding with another Pullman cabin on the Eastern & Oriental Express, A Belmond Train, during the Essence of Malaysia experience.
Beyond the Trains – Iconic Stops and Unforgettable Moments
This remarkable journey is not just about the trains; it’s about capturing the heart and soul of each destination along the way. The voyage is punctuated by experiences such as exploring Rome’s ancient wonders by night in a vintage car, venturing to Victoria’s Butchart Gardens in Canada via a scenic seaplane ride, embarking on thrilling safari game drives in the wilds of Kruger National Park, savoring a sumptuous Moulin Rouge dinner show in the romantic streets of Paris, and soaring high above Turkey’s Cappadocia in a mesmerizing hot air balloon ride. These extraordinary moments are just the tip of the iceberg. The journey spans across iconic cities like London, Florence, Edinburgh, Venice, Cape Town, Delhi, Mumbai, Malaysia, and more. And throughout your sojourn, seamless transfers to and from airports, train stations, and hotels are thoughtfully arranged, ensuring every moment is an opportunity for bliss.
A Journey of Unparalleled Grandeur
For those with an insatiable wanderlust and a taste for the extraordinary, the “Around the World By Luxury Train” adventure awaits. Priced from $113,599 per person, based on double occupancy, for the entire 80-day extravaganza that encompasses all seven luxurious train segments. However, the journey is so wonderfully designed that you can also opt to explore it in segmented portions. With more than 6,000 Railbookers itineraries worldwide, this truly stands as the ultimate, once-in-a-lifetime adventure. As Belmond’s Gary Franklin aptly states, “This is the ultimate, once-in-a-lifetime trip.