Chu, Chu is often the first thing that comes to mind as the tracks go rolling by. Many men grow up dreaming of trains from when they are a young boy. Today, rail travel unturns a lot of our hidden gems. From the famous Rocky Mountaineer, to the Belmond Hiram Bingham’s striking blue and gold livery that stands out against Perus verdant landscape to the iconic Ghan. Train travel can be the finest way to relax and watch the world go by in perfect comfort or an unforgettable cultural experience. Either way you will have a trip of a lifetime when you travel by rail.
- No traffic jams
- Step back in time with some of the best service one can experience
With a reputation as Australia’s preferred Scandinavian travel specialists, Bentours offers a huge range of touring options in Sweden, Norway, Greenland, Iceland, Finland, the Arctic, Russia, the Baltic States, the Balkans, Antarctica and South America. From Arctic expeditions to light adventure tours to relaxed cruises and rail journeys, Bentours is proud to offer a travel package for everyone. They are constantly refining their products and seeking out exciting new destinations and activities to ensure customers have the best possible travel experience. Bentours pride themselves on their flexibility and are always happy to tailor-make a custom itinerary to suit clients’ needs.
Great Southern Rail has owned and operated The Ghan (Adelaide-Alice Springs-Darwin), the Indian Pacific (Sydney-Adelaide-Perth) and The Overland (Melbourne-Adelaide) rail journeys since 1997 when it became the first transcontinental passenger rail business to be privatised in Australia. Great Southern Rail offers iconic Australian rail journeys with all-inclusive catering and touring options included.
The Rocky Mountaineer is one of the world’s great train journeys with 4 routes from Vancouver through the Canadian Rocky Mountains to Japser, Lake Louise, Banff, Quesnel and Kamloops and down the coast to Seattle. All meals and drinks are included on the train and you can stay in some of the most spectacular hotels in North America. The train journeys can be combined with fully guided tour extensions that take in the The Icefields Explorer, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Yoho National Park, Bow River raft float trip, the Calgary Tower and even a helicopter ride over the spectacular Rocky Mountains. For those who to take their time and explore on their own there is a range of self-drive packages available and Inside Passage and Alaska cruising can also be matched up to most itineraries.
Since its launch in 1946, The Blue Train has been synonymous with elegance and luxury. With the 1997 launch of two totally rebuilt Blue Trains in South Africa, you can now travel this enchanting country in inimitable five-star style. The new Blue Trains have 14 and 19 carriages, accommodating 54 and 82 guests, respectively, with 28 staff members on each train and a top travel speed of 90kms per hour. Interiors offer discerning guests the best that modern technology and superior craftsmanship can provide. Each compartment has a fully appointed ensuite bathroom and all modern conveniences.