Luxury train travel is not your typical vacation
Here’s a thought. Indulge yourselves and enjoy a sumptuous trip aboard a luxurious train.
If you have never considered taking a trip on board one of many deluxe trains, you don’t know what you are missing. Everything that you may have heard or read about like the rhythm of the rails … the passing scenery … the superb dining … the first class sleepers … the romance … we could go on … is true.
Not quite ‘top of mind’, you either have to know about this ‘category’ of vacation, or you have to have an astute travel councillor to suggest this kind of trip.
And best of all, you have a multitude of choices of worldwide destinations where you can indulge yourself and your senses aboard an historical train, and, either pre or post train trip, take advantage of a number of vacation options to add to an unforgettable experience.
Just the names of many of these famous trains conjure up thoughts of adventure, romance, history and very often a timeless movie or two … The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, known most often as The Orient Express, is the oldest luxury train. For more than a century, the Orient-Express has carried celebrated individuals amongst the cities of Europe; The Glacier Express is the famous Swiss railway from St. Moritz to Zermatt, a 7.5 hour journey that crosses 291 bridges and burrows through 91 tunnels; The Bernina Express from Chur, Switzerland to Tirano, Italy makes the highest rail crossing of the Alps, passing from icy glaciers to palm-shaded piazzas in just a few hours; South Africa’s charismatic Blue Train links Cape Town with Johannesburg; The Peru Rail carries passengers on a spectacular journey through the Andes from Cusco to Machu Picchu … And in North America The Rocky Mountaineer offers spectacular journeys through the Canadian Rocky Mountains; The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad winds through rugged canyons in the remote wilderness of Colorado’s two-million-acre San Juan National Forest.
If you are planning a trip this summer and just don’t know where to go, what to do and have “Been there, done that”, you can consider staying close to home and plan to travel in Canada. Take a trip on The Rocky Mountaineer and really see the Rockies and Western Canada up close and personal.
Considered by many to be the very best way to experience Western Canada and the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer carries you in the lap of luxury on a relaxing journey through the landscapes of British Columbia and Alberta. The Rocky Mountaineer travels through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world including the Canadian Rocky Mountains, a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Traveling by daylight, the train follows four distinct routes through British Columbia and Alberta, offering a firsthand view of the brilliant landscapes and ensuring none of the sights are missed. The panoramic glass-domes of the two-story GoldLeaf Service coaches allow for optimal viewing of soaring eagles, spawning salmon and, if you are lucky, a brown bear or two.
Western Canada’s most captivating scenery sets the stage for a delectable culinary experience onboard Rocky Mountaineer’s award-winning GoldLeaf Service. In the lower-level dining room, internationally-acclaimed chefs create outstanding three-course,
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