The guides they selected were very good and, in three cases (Seoul, Hoi An/Hue, and Angkor Wat) simply outstanding.
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Luxury Train Journeys

Possibly the most romantic way to see the world, train travel has long been associated with elegance and charm. Our range of luxury trains is just the ticket for travelers who want to be whisked away to a more nostalgic age of adventure. With world-class service and amenities, guests aboard these carriages will find it’s the little touches that make all the difference. With tastefully decorated en-suite accommodation boasting stunning views of the passing scenery, not to mention chic dining cars serving exquisite, freshly-prepared meals made with local ingredients, passengers will find themselves utterly caught up in the magic. Many tours include comprehensive itineraries featuring off-board and outward bound excursions to explore the hidden cultural treasures along the way. Meanwhile, many luxury trains feature bars, lounges, observation cars and even on-board spas for optimum enjoyment. Passengers on board these luxury trains will be on-track for the trip of a lifetime.


Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express

Passengers traveling the Trans-Siberian railway with a two-week journey on the Golden Eagle can choose to traverse from East to West or vice versa, starting in either Moscow or Vladivostok. Along the way, they will experience all the wonders of these fabulous cities and the natural scenic beauty in between, from Lake Baikal to the yurts of Ulaan Baatar. On days not spent exploring, passengers can relax in their beautiful, comfortable private cabins, attend a lecture on local history or Russian language or simply enjoy the scenery as it glides by. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners are served on-board in the train’s dining car, including an exclusive gala caviar dinner and there is a generous drinks allowance for guests to take advantage of at dinner or in the bar. Alternatively, in-cabin dining can be arranged for ultimate comfort. All the amenities of this luxury hotel on rails are at the fingertips of its passengers.


Golden Eagle Shangri-La Express

The Shangri-La Express allows guests to experience the exquisite scenery of China, such as the ancient wonders of the mysterious Orient, the treasures of the Tarim Basin, the Gobi Desert, and the Mogao’s Buddhist cave. It is the most modern hotel train in China, and despite the welcome amenity of air conditioning, it retains the romantic notion associated with the Shangri-La name and is traditionally decorated transporting guests back to an era befitting many of their travels. The accommodation echoes this ethos, ensuring guests every comfort is met. The food prepared by the chefs in the restaurant car is world class, and the Piano bar has a wide selection of high quality wines and beers in addition to other drinks. Not only are personal headsets offered in addition to an experienced guide for each external tour, but laundry service, internet access and an on-board doctor and medical facilities are also available.


Maharajas' Express

The Maharajas' Express is a jewel among trains, with carriages named for the precious stones of the Maharajas themselves. Guests can travel the rail tracks of India from Delhi to Agra to Jaipur, stopping off at beautiful ancient temples, exploring caves and jungles, spotting rare wildlife and shopping in bustling bazaars. There are a range of tours, from three nights and four days to seven nights and eight days, to suit all types of vacationers. Aboard this train spanning nearly half a mile is accommodation worthy of an Indian monarch, with four cabin options, all boasting panoramic windows for stunning views of the Indian countryside. Traditional hospitality is observed in the train’s two restaurants in which diners enjoy sparkling service and delicious cuisine. Socializing with cocktails takes place in the Safari Bar, while quieter, intimate drinks, or games and books can be enjoyed in the Rajah Lounge.

The Deccan Odyssey

The Deccan Odyssey is a beautiful blue train, carving paths through the stunning cities and countryside of India. Passengers can choose from ten journeys, from three to seven nights, each with its unique itinerary packed with adventures and excursions. And after a day traversing the Sahyadri Mountains or exploring the heritage sites of Gujarat, guests will be delighted to retire to the Deccan Odyssey to unwind in luxury. With a choice of two cabin configurations, guests can choose their level of luxury, meanwhile, international and traditional local cuisine will keep palates happy across the two dining cars. The bar is the perfect spot to enjoy drinks with a view of the passing landscape, there’s a conference room for talks and lectures, a lounge, a well-equipped gymnasium, a beauty parlour and for guests really wishing to kick back, a range of treatments are available in the train’s on-board spa.

The Golden Chariot

Guests aboard The Golden Chariot will have the unique chance to see Southern India at its best, with gorgeous scenery and traditional culture unfolding before their eyes. Guests can choose between two seven-night journeys, both of which include excursions, meal stops and overnight stays in exotic locations including jungle resorts, ancient temples, wildlife reserves and shopping destinations. On-board comforts within the carriages named after mighty Indian dynasties include cozy cabins decorated with a dash of historic style and fitted with all the mod-cons where guests can retire after a long day’s exploring. A choice of two restaurants will keep diners’ palates happy with menus full of delicious delights suitable for vegetarians and more meaty eaters. Active passengers can get their exercise fix in the well-equipped gym, while those who prefer to relax can peruse the treatments on offer in the spa or simply unwind with a carefully crafted cocktail in the bar car.


Eastern & Oriental Express

Passengers aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express by Belmond get the opportunity to travel in style and luxury on magical journeys throughout Southeast Asia with a range of trips; destinations include the buzzing cities of Bangkok, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, the breath-taking temples of Angkor Wat and the UNESCO world Heritage town of Luang Prabang. Aboard the train, guests enjoy every comfort, with three options of comfortable private cabins, each with its own en-suite facilities, not to mention the train’s rear carriage where travelers can enjoy views of the passing scenery by day and socializing with cocktails and entertainment come nightfall. Dining is a pleasure with breakfast in bed and a range of international cuisine served in the dining cars. The train’s bar car is open all hours for guests to relax, chat and enjoy a drink or two as the landscape slides by.

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