Luxury trains are a great way to discover such exotic destinations like Laos, India, Thailand, Singapore and South Africa:
India’s classic Palace on Wheels
Take a seven day journey on board one of the world’s most celebrated historical steam trains, the majestic, maroon and gold `Palace on Wheels’, newly refurbished and with each cabin attended by a uniformed Khidmatgar, (personal attendant).
Canada’s award winning Rocky Mountaineer
This is one train journey where the scenery is as awesome as the train itself. Canada’s award winning Rocky Mountaineer journeys`through the clouds’ from Jasper to Vancouver while guests enjoy roomy reclining seats, breakfast and lunch served with a commentary, from onboard attendants, through awe-inspiring scenery.
Australia’s Ghan and Kuranda Rail journeys
Named after the Afghan cameleers who explored inland from Australia’s coastal towns, The Ghan (an abbreviation of The Afghan Express), provides an incomparable way to travel north to south through fresh panoramas of Australia’s constantly changing landscape. The route takes travellers from Adelaide to Darwin in 48 hours, or Adelaide to Alice Springs in half that time.
Asia’s Oriental Express
The luxurious Eastern & Oriental Express recaptures the golden age of rail travel winding through some of the world’s most beautiful and exotic landscapes in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, and on into Laos, passing mountains, forests, fascinating towns and golden temples.
India’s Maharaja’s Express
The luxurious Maharaja Express is claimed to be the finest train journey in Asia and is certainly one of the most opulent in India. It has a stylish lounge offering panoramic views, deluxe comfortable carriages, state of the art suspension, two restaurants and lavishly decorated cabins with individual temperature controls.
A journey on this magnificent train includes all meals, complimentary drinks and butler service and while the styling of the train may reflect a bygone and elegant age, the train itself is equipped with large LCD TV’s, DVD players, direct-dial phones and Wi-Fi internet.