Holiday type

Rail holidays

Watch the world go by through your window

A rail holiday gives new meaning to the phrase a room with a view. Settle into one of the sleeper compartments of the Eastern & Oriental Express for example, and you’ll soon see exactly what we mean. Beyond your window, watch as the scenery shifts from paddy fields dotted with the occasional villager in Malaysia, to a maze of market-filled canals and jostling crowds in Bangkok. Step out onto the open-air Observation Car to feel the breeze on your skin.

The Blue Train from Pretoria to Cape Town is another epic rail journey that barely needs an introduction. Enjoy gourmet meals in the dining car alongside cinematic views of the undulating Hex River Valley and sun-baked Karoo. Or, wind through the ice-tipped peaks of the Canadian Rockies as a passenger on the Rocky Mountaineer on the First Passage to the West.

All our rail holidays combine luxury accommodation with immersive itineraries, so whichever journey you choose will be the experience of a lifetime. Simply sit back, sip a chilled drink, and let the ever-changing scenery unfold before you.

Rail journeys by destination

Canada & USA

Canada

Canada
Monument Valley

Canada & USA

USA

USA
Views of Arenal Volcano from the hanging bridges

Central America

Central America
Floating market umbrellas Thailand

Far East

Far East
Chile Easter Island Moai

South America

South America

Caribbean

Caribbean

Africa

Africa

Far East

China

China

Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

The Blue Train travels from Pretoria to Cape Town on a southbound journey, and from Cape Town to Pretoria on a northbound trip. The train stops at Kimberley on the southbound leg, and Matjiesfontein on its return.

The Eastern Oriental Express train travels on various routes across South East Asia. The classic journey will take you from Singapore to Bangkok, travelling through Malaysia, or you can choose to start in Bangkok and travel the other way.

Why choose Hayes & Jarvis for... Rail Journeys?

• We have a longstanding relationship with all the rail companies we work alongside • We know the best way to build an exciting rail journey into your existing holiday plans • Our dedicated end-to-end service will ensure you never miss a transfer or connection • We’ll provide insights and expertise to ensure you make the most of your rail holiday.