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Popular Rail Holidays

n New Zealand, you can sample several train trips in one holiday, combining the Taieri Gorge Railway and Glenbrook Vintage Railway with the legendary TranzAlpine, which traverses the breadbasket of the Canterbury Plains before climbing into the Southern Alps above the milky-blue meltwaters of the Waimakariri River.

Equally breathtaking is the train journey from Oslo to the mountain station of Myrdal, crossing Norway’s high plateaus before linking with the famous Flamsbana ‘Corkscrew’ railway to take you deep into the fjords.

In Alaska, we offer adventures on the Alaska Railroad in both summer and winter. Imagine the thrill of boarding a train in Anchorage bound for Denali National Park, the Kenai Fjords or Fairbanks! A great alternative to self-drive, you’ll see Alaska at a different pace and – like Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer – some carriages have glass roofs, providing wonderful views of the forests and mountains.

For a truly epic rail journey though, set your sights on crossing a continent. Take a Trans Canada Rail Adventure from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic, or hop on board the iconic Indian Pacific to cross Australia from Indian Ocean to the Pacific.