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Great railway journeys

Introduction

Step back in time and watch the world go by on a luxurious great railway journey. Inspired by the great train journeys of the age of steam, and an opportunity for greener travel, holidaymakers around the world are choosing life at a more leisurely, stylish and intimate pace.

Journeys on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express include the classic 32-hour route between London and Venice and an epic six-day trip from Venice or Paris to Istanbul via Bucharest, Budapest and Vienna. The world’s next best-known train, the Trans-Mongolian Express, follows a hundred-year-old route across Siberia and carries passengers through dramatic landscape between Moscow and Beijing.

Other in-demand luxury train journeys include the Maharajas’ Express, which visits the major sights of India, the Indian Pacific’s cross-country ride between Perth and Sydney via Australia’s spectacular Blue Mountains, and Rovos Rail’s Pride of Africa, ferrying passengers across South Africa, and into Namibia and Tanzania.

Our railway holiday specialists are on hand to advise times and dates, along with city breaks to top and tail the rail leg of your trip.

Our top itineraries for Great railway journeys

The Ghan Expedition: wilderness to wines

15-day tailor-made luxury rail journey from £7,260 pp incl. flights

Either side of this all-inclusive rail journey through the Outback, you’ll sample the wines of the Barossa Valley and enjoy a luxury safari in the Top End, returning from included wildlife experiences to drinks and gourmet dining.

Paris, Lyon & Provence

10-day all-inclusive luxury river cruise from £4,525 pp incl. flights

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Beginning with a luxury stay in Paris, a scenic rail journey will bring you down to your indulgent Rhône River cruise, with gourmet dining, drinks and touring included throughout. There’s everything from Avignon’s Papal Palace and Lyon’s Renaissance grandeur to farm feasts and vineyard tastings.

Paris & Normandy on the Seine

8-day rail and river cruise from £3,515 pp

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Tailor-made rail and river cruise holiday

Cruise from Paris through Normandy’s countryside, uncovering its many charms: Richard the Lionheart’s Chateau Gaillard, the medieval capital of Rouen, Monet’s beloved home in Giverny and the famed Normandy beaches.

Spain by Rail

11-day tailor-made rail journey from £1,125 pp incl. flights

Knit together Spain’s city greats with first class rail journeys taking you between the likes of Barcelona’s headlines and Seville’s heritage wonders. Private guided touring throughout brings it all to life.

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Top offers for Great railway journeys

Paris, Lyon & Provence

10-day all-inclusive luxury river cruise from £4,525 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Special fly-cruise fares

Beginning with a luxury stay in Paris, a scenic rail journey will bring you down to your indulgent Rhône River cruise, with gourmet dining, drinks and touring included throughout. There’s everything from Avignon’s Papal Palace and Lyon’s Renaissance grandeur to farm feasts and vineyard tastings.

Paris & Normandy on the Seine

8-day rail and river cruise from £3,515 pp

Special
offer

Tailor-made rail and river cruise holiday

Cruise from Paris through Normandy’s countryside, uncovering its many charms: Richard the Lionheart’s Chateau Gaillard, the medieval capital of Rouen, Monet’s beloved home in Giverny and the famed Normandy beaches.

The Presidential‬, Portugal

4-day gourmet train experience from £3,775 pp

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Special offer – Save up to £360 pp
Book by: 15 October 2017

From Porto’s charm both historic and daringly contemporary, dip into the Douro Valley’s world-class vineyards aboard The Presidential – Portugal’s most luxurious train. It’s all paired with Michelin-standard dining throughout.

Rivers & Rails Of Africa

15-day tailor-made journey from £10,710 pp incl. flights

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Special fly-cruise fares

Combining South Africa's city and coast with a luxury Botswana river cruise on the wildlife-rich Chobe River and a journey aboard the opulent Rovos Rail, this tour is the perfect introduction to Southern Africa. We've even included a stay at that most impressive of natural wonders – Victoria Falls.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

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