Rail holidays provide a unique chance to really get to know a place, witnessing spectacular landscapes and experiencing the diversity of a country’s terrain. There is a simple magic to a train journey: feasting on snacks and hot tea as you wind through paddy fields and small villages, along golden coasts and through crumbling mountain ranges. Moments for chatter with other passengers, moments for quiet and self-reflection. Not to mention the romance of overnight train travel, nestling down and drifting off to the gentle motion of the train.
Watch the world go by through your window
We organise rail holidays on some of the world’s most iconic railways. For a taste of adventure, settle into one of the deluxe sleeper compartments on the Eastern & Oriental Express, from Singapore to Thailand. Watch beyond your window as the green of Malaysia’s paddy fields transforms into the labyrinth mazes and bustling crowds of Bangkok’s market-filled canals. Step out onto the open-air Observation Car to breathe in the breeze and the scenery.
The Rocky Mountaineer provides another epic train journey through the mountainous heart and ice-tipped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. A wonderful way to explore Canada’s incredibly diverse landscape, sit back and relax as you wind through snow-dusted peaks and glaciers, along rocky lakeshores and across the crashing waters of Fraser Canyon. And why not a spot of gourmet dining to go with those views?
Your train travel can also form part of a multi centre itinerary – meaning we can organise a rail holiday to complement your existing plans or dream destinations. Get in touch with one of our Destination Specialists today so we can begin crafting your trip. From Vietnam to South Africa, our rail holidays combine luxury accommodation and fine dining, with immersive itineraries and breathtaking scenery. Whichever train journey you choose, you’re guaranteed the trip of a lifetime. Simply sit back, sip a chilled drink, and let the ever-changing scenery unfold before you.
Rail journeys by destination
World’s greatest rail journeys
Here’s a selection of some of our popular rail holiday itineraries, journeying from Africa to California. Get in touch with one of our Destination Specialists and we’ll create the perfect rail adventure, just for you
Eastern & Oriental Express Singapore to Bangkok Tour
California Zephyr Tour
Frequently asked questions
Where does the Blue Train go?
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.
What route does the Eastern Oriental Express take?
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 long-standing relationships with all of the rail companies that we work alongside, so you’ll always get first-class treatment. Our rail holidays are on some of the world’s most iconic train journeys and the end-to-end service you receive means you’ll reach every destination with ease. With expert insights and top tips we’ll help you create the ultimate train holiday itinerary. If you’re looking to build an incredible rail journey into your existing holiday itinerary, we’ve got the expertise to make it happen.
There’s no question too small. Start planning your dream trip by talking to our Destination Specialists.
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We've been tailor making holidays for 65 years. With over 60 destinations to choose from, talk to us and we'll listen to your travel ideas to create unforgettable holiday experiences.