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Rovos Rail: The Ultimate Luxury Trek, Cape Town-Dar es Salaam:
14-day Escorted Tour

Region: Africa
Tour Type: Luxury

Rovos Rail’s luxury train The Pride of Africa runs between Cape Town and Dar es Salaam several times annually. This 14-day private rail tour stretches across South Africa and Botswana, touches Zimbabwe at Victoria Falls, and crosses Zambia to Tanzania. From Kimberley’s diamonds to a deluxe South Africa game lodge, from the very British Victoria Falls Hotel to Africa’s Great Rift Valley, every day is unique. One highlight: a two-night stay at the five-star Tau Game Lodge with many game drives. Combine with the Blue Train, another South African luxury train, for a unique view of the African subcontinent’s diverse, spectacular scenery.

Latest Photos: Click here to see a photo essay of our July, 2011 Cape Town - Dar es Salaam Rovos Rail adventure.

Latest News: Click here to read our report on our July, 2011 Cape Town - Dar es Salaam adventure.

Rovos Rail: The Ultimate Luxury Trek, Cape Town-Dar es Salaam

Russia on the Trans-Siberian Express: Vladivostok-Moscow:
15-day Escorted Tour

Region: Europe
Tour Type: Luxury

The Trans-Siberian Express is THE big train ride—an epic 15-day journey spanning two continents and seven time zones. Travel across the world's most famous railway on board the private Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express.

You'll spend most days touring cities along the route as well as enjoy three, relaxing all-day train rides. You'll spend your nights on the train in private train compartments (except on the first and last nights of the tour, when you'll be in top hotels). Highlights include viewing the early-morning mist rising over Lake Baikal, as you ride outside on the engine, followed by a picnic lunch on a secluded beach.

There’s no better way to see the vastness of Siberia. One of IRT members’ favorite journeys, it's a trip that will change your life.

Two Imperial Suites will continue to be available on all Golden Eagle departures. These new compartments are the most spacious – 120 square feet – offered on the train and feature a fixed king-sized bed, a dedicated dressing table and lounge area, and more. For details about this and other upgrades, click here.

Russia on the Trans-Siberian Express: Vladivostok-Moscow

Russia on the Trans-Siberian Express: Moscow-Vladivostok:
15-day Escorted Tour

Region: Europe
Tour Type: Luxury

The Trans-Siberian Express is THE big train ride—an epic 15-day journey spanning two continents and seven time zones. Travel across the world's most famous railway on board the private Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express.

You'll spend most days touring cities along the route as well as enjoy three, relaxing all-day train rides. You'll spend your nights on the train in private train compartments (except on the first and last nights of the tour, when you'll be in top hotels). Highlights include viewing the early-morning mist rising over Lake Baikal, as you ride outside on the engine, followed by a picnic lunch on a secluded beach.

There’s no better way to see the vastness of Siberia. One of IRT members’ favorite journeys, it's a trip that will change your life. 

Two Imperial Suites will continue to be available on all Golden Eagle departures. These new compartments are the most spacious – 120 square feet – offered on the train and feature a fixed king-sized bed, a dedicated dressing table and lounge area, and more. For details about this and other upgrades, click here.

Russia on the Trans-Siberian Express: Moscow-Vladivostok

Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Bangkok Extended Tour: Epic Thailand:
8-day Escorted Tour

Region: Asia
Tour Type: Luxury

NEW! Experience the charm and beauty of Thailand  with a journey aboard the luxurious Eastern & Oriental Express (E&O).  Of all the journeys the Orient Express is offering in this region, this has the most on-train time  six glorious nights.  Enjoy the spectacular open-air deck as you cruise through the countryside, on-board dining, relaxing in your cabin or in the lounge. 

See Eleanor's photos from her Epic Thailand trip:  www.facebook.com/album.php

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Latest News: Click here for owner Eleanor Hardy's blog about the Epic Thailand journey aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express.

 

Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Bangkok Extended Tour: Epic Thailand

Royal Scotsman Grand Tour: England, Scotland & Wales:
8-day Escorted Tour

Region: Europe
Tour Type: Luxury

There can surely be no finer way to see the splendid British countryside than traveling aboard one of the world’s most luxurious trains. The Royal Scotsman, making a rare cross-border foray, will be your home for a 7-night exclusive, memorable journey around Scotland, Wales and England—exploring the very best of Great Britain. This new tour has proven to be very popular, book early to avoid disappointment! Only one annual departure.

Royal Scotsman Grand Tour: England, Scotland & Wales

Royal Scotsman Classic Whisky Journey:
5-day Escorted Tour

Region: Europe
Tour Type: Luxury

As the world’s foremost malt whisky club, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society — specialists in single cask, single malt whiskies — is the perfect partner for this special Classic Whisky Journey through Scotland. 
Guests will enjoy the company of a Society Whisky Ambassador on board throughout the journey, along with the Society’s exclusive and rare malts for sampling and discussion.

Royal Scotsman Classic Whisky Journey

Arctic Circle Express: Sweden & Norway:
15-day Escorted Tour

Region: Europe
Tour Type: First-Class

Travel on some of the most well-maintained railway systems in Europe while witnessing truly outstanding scenery. Our tour begins in Stockholm, then travels one of the most northerly lines in the world, crossing the Arctic Circle. Then we enjoy an in-depth exploration of southern Norway’s fjords and scenic railways, ending in the cultural capital of Oslo. Tour includes Flam, Bergen and Rauma Railways!  This is a budget-oriented tour that requires stamina and the ability to carry your own luggage. Some of the hotels are tourist-class hotels; most train reservations are in second class. Upgrade: The Society is happy to customize a Scandinavia tour for you using first- or deluxe-class accommodations, trains, cruises and other travel options. Please click here for more info.

Arctic Circle Express: Sweden & Norway

Orient-Express: Romantic Italian Holiday:
6 days

Region: Europe
Tour Type: Luxury

Try this for Romance: two nights in Florence at the Villa San Michele, a former monastery turned five-star hotel; two nights in Venice at the Cipriani, iconic waterside pleasure palace overlooking the Grand Canal; two days and a night on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, capped off by afternoon tea on the British Pullman into London. Perfect for honeymoons, anniversary celebrations, or any other occasion demanding over-the-top luxury and romance. Package includes hotels, breakfast daily, railway station/airport/hotel transfers, tours, Florence-Venice high-speed rail transfer, more. Extend your celebration: add London's romantic Milestone Hotel for a two-night stay and enjoy complimentary afternoon tea for two.
 

Special Report: Click here for travel notes by Society owners Owen & Eleanor Hardy, who celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on the Orient-Express Venice-Paris-London. 

Orient-Express: Romantic Italian Holiday

Orient-Express: Paris-Istanbul Annual Journey:
6-day Escorted Tour

Region: Europe
Tour Type: Luxury

This once-a-year, week-long luxury rail voyage recreates the original Orient-Express route: Paris-Istanbul. Travel through seven countries in elegant style. Food, wine, service, off-train tours, atmosphere: everything is over-the-top.

Board in Paris for your journey through France, Switzerland and Austria towards Budapest. Overnight at a five-star Budapest hotel, then continue through Hungary and into Romania. Enjoy the next day and night in Bucharest at yet another grand hotel.

The next day, stop in Bulgaria before enjoying your last night and day on board as the Orient-Express train arrives in Istanbul.

Special Report: Click here for travel notes from the Society's celebratory 20th anniversary Paris-Istanbul Orient-Express trip, written by Owen Hardy, Society founder, for the Gentleman's Gazette.

Orient-Express: Paris-Istanbul Annual Journey

Rovos Rail's S. African Collage: From the Mountains to the Sea:
9-day Escorted Tour

Region: Africa
Tour Type: Luxury

The tour many Rovos Rail staff rank number one: a panoramic 2,100-mile, 9-day South African sojourn departing three times annually, with optional activities for golfers.

Travel from Pretoria eastwards to Malelane, south to Swaziland and Durban, west to Bloemfontein, then southwards again through Port Elizabeth, Oudtshoorn and George to Cape Town.

Enjoy game drives in Kruger Park, Mkhaya Reserve and Hluhluwe Game Reserve; spend an evening in Durban and visit Addo Elephant Park as well as an ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn. We'll make a spectacular rail descent down from the Montagu Pass (2,400 feet) into George, at sea level

From Knysna the train travels along the Indian Ocean on the scenic Garden Route before ending in Cape Town.

Note: Golfers have the option of playing five challenging courses, including Ernie Els' Oubaai Golf Club.

Latest Photos: Click here to see a photo essay of our July, 2011 Cape Town - Dar es Salaam Rovos Rail adventure.

Latest News: Click here to read our report on our July, 2011 Cape Town - Dar es Salaam adventure.

Rovos Rail\'s S. African Collage: From the Mountains to the Sea

Royal Scotsman Classic Tour:
5-day Escorted Tour

Region: Europe
Tour Type: Luxury

From the bagpipes and intimate musical events, to the grand sweep of the moors and the gorges, the Royal Scotsman Classic Tour is a journey straight to the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Life on the train is relaxed and indulgent, with the freshest, finest local produce served in the dining cars. From Edinburgh, the train follows the east coast up to Keith, then journeys to the picturesque west coast village of Plockton, thence to Inverness and south to Perth. Two highlights: a private tour and tasting at Glen Ord Distillery and a personal tour of Ballindalloch, with its magnificent castle and gardens. Other activities include clay pigeon shooting or guided walking along Caledonian pine forest trails.


Royal Scotsman Classic Tour

El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo: Santiago-San Sebastian Luxury Train:
8-day Escorted Tour

Region: Europe
Tour Type: Luxury

Northern Spain's luxurious El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo, a gem of a train, travels slowly between Santiago and San Sebastian, along northern "Green Spain," stopping for exceptional meals to explore local cuisine. Fresh ingredients and fine wines enhance the dining experiences—a highlight of this tour. End in San Sebastian, a day-train ride from France, Barcelona or Madrid. The new train has all Deluxe Suites and takes only 28 persons. Book more than 6 months before departure and save more than $600 per couple.

New!  Trips to departure and from arrival points are free of charge in case of booking Premium accommodation on Transcantábrico Gran Lujo suite.

And let us book your hotels pre- and post-train.  We offer a great value on hotel bookings with our Virtuoso partner hotels: the offer includes exclusive and valuable complimentary amenities which add a value of hundreds of dollars to your booking.

 


Latest News: Click here for our blog about the El Transcantábrico: Santiago to San Sebastian 'Gran Lujo' journey.

El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo: Santiago-San Sebastian Luxury Train

Bangkok-Singapore (& vice versa) by Luxury Train:
4-day Escorted Tour

Region: Asia
Tour Type: Luxury

Linking Bangkok and Singapore, the Eastern & Oriental Express provides a short but satisfying introduction to four great cultures, as revealed by the glittering Thai temples of Bangkok and Singapore's exciting mix of Chinese, Indian and Malay architecture and cuisine. The mid-journey visit to the famed bridge over the River Kwai is an added bonus.

Bangkok-Singapore (& vice versa) by Luxury Train

Royal Scotsman Grand North Western Tour:
8-day Escorted Tour

Region: Europe
Tour Type: Luxury

With seven nights aboard, this is one of our favorite trips: Enjoy The Royal Scotsman and Scotland to the full. The Grand North Western tour combines the Classic and Western itineraries for a comprehensive exploration of Scotland. First, travel along the east coast to Keith, then west to the picturesque west coast village of Plockton, before returning to Inverness and then south to Perth.

Enjoy the many highlights along the way, including a personal invitation to visit Ballindalloch, with its magnificent house and gardens. Relax and experience the magnificent West Highland scenery and a private view of Mount Stuart, one of Britain's most spectacular Victorian gothic houses. This itinerary also allows plenty of time to relax on board enjoying the train's wonderful meals, service and other amenities. When you book this combined Classic & Western journey, you save $1,170 per person over booking them separately!


Royal Scotsman Grand North Western Tour

The Blue Train, Luxury Train and Safaris:
10-day Independent Tour

Region: Africa
Tour Type: Luxury

This new tour is a direct result of Owen & Eleanor Hardy’s 2011 exploration of South Africa and Botswana. It includes many unique experiences, from the luxurious Blue Train, to beautiful Cape Town, to fantastic Belmond (formerly Orient Express) safari camps in Botswana. It is important to book early because the camps are small and popular.

Special Offer: Enjoy special "Stay 4, Pay 3" pricing at all of the Belmond safari properties in low season in 2014 and 2015.  

Special Value: Valuable Virtuoso complimentary and exclusive amenities are extended to our guests at every accommodation in this program. Including but not limited to dining credits, spa credits, helicopter rides.

 

The Blue Train, Luxury Train and Safaris

The Silk Road: Beijing to Moscow by Private Train:
21-day Escorted Tour

Region: Asia
Tour Type: Luxury

This two-train tour is probably one of the most exotic and best-loved by Society of IRT members, taking in places few Western travelers have ventured. It's no wonder IRT co-owners Eleanor & Owen Hardy chose this amazing tour to celebrate the company's 30th Anniversary in 2013!

The people who take this trip are part of the adventure. The Silk Road private rail tour uses two first-class trains—the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express and the Shangri-La Express—to follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo along one of the world’s oldest and most historic trade routes, through Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and China. The great caravan road linking the kings of Europe with the luxuries of Asia—most significantly, its luscious silks and spices—is preserved to a remarkable degree.

Note: Tour also is available eastbound (Moscow-Beijing). 
Click
here to download eastbound itinerary.

New:
The Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express will include two Imperial Suites on all departures. These new compartments are the most spacious – 120 square feet – and feature a fixed king-sized bed, a dressing table and lounge area, and more. For details about this and other upgrades, click here.

The Silk Road: Beijing to Moscow by Private Train

Trans-Canada Rail Adventure: Toronto-Vancouver:
13-day Independent Tour

Region: North America
Tour Type: First-Class

Take this legendary Trans-Canada rail tour on two first-class trains: The Canadian, with VIA Rail’s lovely service, and the all-daylight Rocky Mountaineer train. See Niagara Falls, and spend four days exploring the pristine wilds of Lake Louise, Jasper and Banff National Parks. Tour runs between Toronto and Vancouver. Cross northern Ontario’s scenic lake lands, the prairies of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta and the towering Canadian Rockies, before ending on the Pacific Coast.

Latest News: Click here for Track 25, our blog, for the latest news on the Rocky Mountaineer and other of our World's Top 25 Trains™.

Trans-Canada Rail Adventure: Toronto-Vancouver

Trans-Canada Rail Adventure: Vancouver-Toronto:
12-day Independent Tour

Region: North America
Tour Type: First-Class

Take this legendary Trans-Canada rail tour on two first-class trains: The Canadian, with VIA Rail’s lovely service, and the all-daylight Rocky Mountaineer train. See Niagara Falls, and spend four days exploring the pristine wilds of Lake Louise, Jasper and Banff National Parks. Tour runs between Vancouver and Toronto. Cross northern Ontario’s scenic lake lands, the prairies of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta and the towering Canadian Rockies, before ending on the Pacific Coast.

Latest News: Click here for Track 25, our blog, for the latest news on the Rocky Mountaineer and other of our World's Top 25 Trains™.


Grand Canyon Discovery by Amtrak:
10-day Independent Tour

Region: North America
Tour Type: First-Class

You've wanted to visit the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and what better way to do it than on Amtrak's Southwest Chief? On this independent tour, start with a short stay in Chicago before boarding the train and heading south to Arizona and the Grand Canyon. En route, stop in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where historic cultures thrive. Arrive at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel and experience life as it was in the Wild West. Board the Grand Canyon Railway for an unforgettable excursion to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Sedona is your final destination, where you will be treated to an all-day tour of this picturesque city surrounded by red-rock monoliths.

Grand Canyon Discovery by Amtrak

Balkan Odyssey: Venice-Budapest aboard the Danube Express:
9-Day Escorted Tour

Region: Europe
Tour Type: Luxury

Enjoy the intimacy of your private train, the Danube Express, on this relaxing, sophisticated and leisurely paced tour of some of Europe’s most intriguing destinations.

Balkan Odyssey: Venice-Budapest aboard the Danube Express

A Caspian Odyssey Along the Ancient Silk Road:
16-day Escorted Tour

Region: Asia
Tour Type: Luxury

Begin this captivating journey in Yerevan and travel through the South Caucasus to Georgia and Azerbaijan before crossing the Caspian Sea to Turkmenistan. From here, join the Silk Road route through Uzbekistan and ending in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Travel in comfort and luxury aboard the fully en-suite Golden Eagle luxury train.

A Caspian Odyssey Along the Ancient Silk Road

Indian Odyssey: Delhi to Mumbai by Luxury Train:
8-day Escorted Tour

Region: Asia
Tour Type: Luxury

Relax in supreme comfort aboard the Deccan Odyssey while visiting some of India’s most iconic landmarks, including multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Soak in the beauty of Udaipur, the “City of Lakes," the colorful cities of Jaipur & Jodhpur, and search for tigers in Ranthambore National Park. The breadth of India’s culture, history and ineffable spirit come alive as you travel from Delhi to Mumbai. This tour is great for experiencing a large swath of Rajasthan in a relatively short time.

Indian Odyssey: Delhi to Mumbai by Luxury Train

Orient-Express: Venice-Copenhagen-Stockholm and vice versa:
5 Day Escorted Tour

Region: Europe
Tour Type: Luxury

Always wanted to see Scandinavia? Now's the chance to do so while riding the world's most famous luxury train. Enjoy a unique journey never traversed by the original Orient-Express -- and the price is fantastic.

Explore three European cultural capitals on your own, with individualized planning provided by your IRT travel advisors, whose Virtuoso membership gives us access to special prices, exclusive venues and experiences.

Orient-Express: Venice-Copenhagen-Stockholm and vice versa

Rocky Mountaineer: Canadian Rockies Highlights:
6-day Independent Tour

Region: North America
Tour Type: First-Class

This is a fabulous introduction to the Canadian Rockies, including a two-day trip on the fabulous Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Banff. Enjoy meals on board while spotting Canadian wildlife from your seat. Tour includes beautiful Lake Louise and the mountain resort of Banff. Enjoy the fantastic scenery from two included helicopter tours as well!

Latest News: Click here for Track 25, our blog, for the latest news on the Rocky Mountaineer and other of our World's Top 25 Trains™.

Rocky Mountaineer: Canadian Rockies Highlights

Istanbul to Prague featuring the Danube Express:
10-day Escorted Tour

Region: Europe
Tour Type: First-Class

Travel aboard the first-class Danube Express across eastern Europe. Journey from Istanbul to Prague, including three nights in lovely Budapest. Explore Transylvania, Vienna, Bratislava and Krakow and more, with six nights on board the comfortable, all en-suite Danube Express train.

Istanbul to Prague featuring the Danube Express

El Transcantábrico Clásico: Santiago to Léon by Luxury Train:
8-day Escorted Tour

Region: Europe
Tour Type: Luxury

Spain’s El Transcantábrico narrow-gauge luxury train pokes along 400 miles of incredible scenery across the northern coast at 40 mph, skirting coastline, meandering among mountains, following rivers and running along deep canyons. Program includes onboard buffet breakfast and day touring by motorcoach to incredible restaurants and sites not reachable by train. All nights are spent on the train, stationary at quiet sidings. This itinerary will be the Clásico trainset running this route for years. Book more than 6 months before travel and save approximately $400 per couple.

El Transcantábrico Clásico: Santiago to Léon by Luxury Train

Orient-Express: Venice-Prague-Paris-London:
5 days

Region: Europe
Tour Type: Luxury

Venice, Prague and London are yours on this fabulous journey offering two nights on the Orient-Express, and two nights Prague (independently). Plus a glorious afternoon on the British Pullman luxury day train.  Soon after departing Venice, it's time to dress for dinner on the Orient-Express. The next day, travel through Austria into the Czech Republic, and then into Prague, where you stay two nights (hotel accommodations not included). Continue your journey through the Czech Republic and into Germany. Depart Paris the following morning for the French coast. After crossing the Channel, board the British Pullman luxury day train for your journey into London. Single travelers, good news! No single supplement for a single cabin.

Orient-Express: Venice-Prague-Paris-London

Glacier Park Discovery by Amtrak's Empire Builder:
11-day Independent Tour

Region: North America
Tour Type: First-Class

The northern U.S. boasts some of the world’s last truly wide-open spaces, and Amtrak’s Empire Builder takes you there. The Empire Builder is a long-distance train plying the northern route to the West Coast between Chicago and Seattle or Portland. On this tour, board in Chicago’s magnificent Union Station and venture to the Twin Cities before heading to the unspoiled country of North Dakota and Montana. Spend three days in Glacier National Park and continue west to Seattle, passing through the seven-mile Cascade Tunnel, forests of fir trees and alongside Puget Sound.

Glacier Park Discovery by Amtrak\'s Empire Builder

Orient-Express: Istanbul-Venice Annual Journey:
6 days

Region: Europe
Tour Type: Luxury

This celebrated Orient-Express tour mirrors the Paris-Istanbul run, save its end point: alluring Venice. Travel through six countries as you enjoy luxury-class food, wine, service, off-train tours and romantic, Orient-Express atmosphere.

After departing Istanbul, travel through Turkey and Bulgaria, arriving next day in Bucharest for a one-night stay in a 5-star hotel. Continue your journey into Budapest, where you overnight, again in a grand hotel.

The next day, drink in the scenery, then stop in Vienna for an afternoon tour. Then, re-board the Orient-Express for an elegant farewell dinner, before your overnight journey through Austria and into Venice, where your tour ends.

Special Report: Istanbul-Venice is practically a mirror image of the Orient-Express' Paris-Istanbul itinerary. Click here for travel notes from the Society's celebratory 20th anniversary Paris-Istanbul Orient-Express trip, written by Owen Hardy, Society founder, for the Gentleman's Gazette.

Orient-Express: Istanbul-Venice Annual Journey

Rovos Rail: Wild Namibia:
9-day Escorted Tour

Region: Africa
Tour Type: Luxury

Imagine a country so vast and sparsely populated that it's possible to find places devoid of everything: plants, animals, people, rocks: just endless miles of wind-swept sand.

Namibia is much more. Namib-Naukluft, Africa's largest game park, is home to Sossusvlei’s brilliant red dunes. Etosha National Park is one of Africa's largest, both in terms of its size and in its plethora of different kinds of anmals.

There's no finer way to explore this desert land than by luxury train.

And, as the former German Southwest Africa, Namibia retains much of its colonial heritage—it’s well known for its great lager beers.

Latest Photos: Click here to see a photo essay of our July, 2011 Cape Town - Dar es Salaam Rovos Rail adventure.

Latest News: Click here to read our report on our July, 2011 Cape Town - Dar es Salaam adventure.

Rovos Rail: Wild Namibia

Maharajas' Express Indian Panorama, Delhi-Delhi:
8-day Escorted Tour

Region: Asia
Tour Type: Luxury

Explore the hidden treasures of India by luxury train. Embark on an unforgettable escapade that starts off with the capital city of Delhi. Make your way through the sacred city of Varanasi and cruise on the River Ganges to observe ancient spiritual rites. Witness the immortal beauty of the Taj Mahal in Agra, the sensuous moods of the temples of Khajuraho, the elegance and imperial splendor in Lucknow and the wilderness of the Ranthambore National Park.

Maharajas\' Express Indian Panorama, Delhi-Delhi

Orient-Express: Venice-Vienna-Paris-London:
5 days

Region: Europe
Tour Type: Luxury

Depart from Venice late afternoon for your overnight journey to Vienna, where you arrive in the morning for a two night stay. Rejoin the train in the afternoon for your overnight journey to London, where you arrive late afternoon the following day.

 

Orient-Express: Venice-Vienna-Paris-London

Orient-Express: Venice-Budapest-Paris-London:
5 days

Region: Europe
Tour Type: Luxury

We love departing from Venice late afternoon for your overnight journey to Budapest, where you arrive the following morning for a two-night stay. After your stay in Budapest, rejoin the train in the morning for your overnight journey to London, where you arrive the following evening.

Orient-Express: Venice-Budapest-Paris-London

Peru: Machu Picchu & Cusco:
8-day Independent Tour

Region: South America
Tour Type: Luxury

Peru's Machu Picchu by the luxury train Hiram Bingham is a highlight of this eight-day “soft” adventure. Private tour of Inca ruins with crowd-free dawn and sunset visits. Add-on tours feature top class rail service on the Andean Explorer from Cusco to Lake Titicaca and a visit to Colca Canyon, with its condors. Main tour overnights are in the outstanding Miraflores Park Hotel, Cusco's picturesque Monasterio and the spectacular Sanctuary Lodge.

Peru: Machu Picchu & Cusco

South Georgia & the Falkland Islands aboard the National Geographic Explorer:
19-day cruise

Region: South America
Tour Type: Cruise

Steeped in Shackleton and whaling lore, covered mostly in glaciers, South Georgia explodes with life: king, gentoo, and macaroni penguins, enormous elephant seals and a thriving fur seal population. On South Georgia you can observe one of the world’s great wildlife spectacles: literally 200,000 stately king penguins on a single beach. See the human face of the region in the Falklands, reminiscent of Great Britain, with grazing sheep, tea and crumpets. And in this privileged place, the albatross reveal the beauty of their mysterious lives. All aboard your luxurious vessel, the National Geographic Explorer.

South Georgia & the Falkland Islands aboard the National Geographic Explorer

Maharajas' Express Indian Splendour, Delhi-Mumbai:
8-day Escorted Tour

Region: Asia
Tour Type: Luxury

India's newest luxury train is a fabulous way to discover India's heritage and exquisite architecture. A few highlights: sipping champagne as you admire the legendary Taj Mahal; stalking the elusive tiger in Ranthambore National Park; indulging in traditional barbecue delicacies prepared on the sand dunes. Feel like royalty as you participate in an Elephant Polo Match followed by dinner. Soak up the spectacular regal heritage of Rajasthan, with its landscape of hilltop forts and palaces. This extraordinary journey is full of special touches and delights—not the least of which is the train itself, the Maharajas' Express.

Click here to read an in-depth review of the Maharajas' Express by Society VP Angela Walker on our blog, Track 25.

Maharajas\' Express Indian Splendour, Delhi-Mumbai

Trans-Siberian Winter Wonderland:
15-day Escorted Tour

Region: Europe
Tour Type: First-Class

The Trans-Siberian Express "Winter Wonderland" is a voyage through a shimmering sea of winter white. This epic journey spans two continents and seven time zones. Spend two weeks traveling on the world's most famous railway on board the private, cozy Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express. This unique winter journey includes a  trip to frozen Lake Baikal, deepest fresh-water lake in the world, and the opportunity to experience a snowmobile or dog-sled ride across the rock-solid lake. For those who were dazzled by the sunlit snow in "Doctor Zhivago," this will be the answer to your "Winter Dreams."

Trans-Siberian Winter Wonderland

Country Homes & Gardens by Luxury Train in Scotland:
5-day Escorted Tour

Region: Europe
Tour Type: Luxury

Join respected British gardening writer Sue Chivers and photographer Patsy Floyd on a memorable rail journey around some of Scotland’s finest country homes and gardens. Enjoy personal tours given by members of the family, as well as welcome drinks in their homes and walks through their beautiful gardens.

With the Royal Scotsman luxury train as your rolling, five-star hotel, visit Edzell Castle and Gardens, Foulis Castle of Clan Munro, Attadale, Logie House, Rothiemurchus Estate, Pitmuies Garden, among other stops. Journey length: 720 miles.

 

Country Homes & Gardens by Luxury Train in Scotland

Rocky Mountaineer Western Explorer:
8-day Independent Tour

Region: North America
Tour Type: First-Class

One of our top recommended Rocky Mountaineer itineraries! Travel one of the spectacular Rocky Mountaineer classic routes—Vancouver to Jasper, followed by several days to explore Jasper, the Columbia Icefield, Lake Louise, Banff and Yoho National Park. Tour ends in Calgary.

Latest News: Click here for Track 25, our blog, for the latest news on the Rocky Mountaineer and other of our World's Top 25 Trains™.

Rocky Mountaineer Western Explorer

Rocky Mountaineer: Grand Rail Circle:
12-day Escorted Tour

Region: North America
Tour Type: First-Class

An epic trip of three rail routes fuses the sigh-triggering sights of the Rockies with two fun-filled nights in Whistler, Canada's fab resort town. Along the way, take overnights and sightseeing in Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper. All told seven cities in British Columbia and Alberta.

Latest News: Click here for Track 25, our blog, for the latest news on the Rocky Mountaineer and other of our World's Top 25 Trains™.

Rocky Mountaineer: Grand Rail Circle

Orcaella: Gorges of the Far North:
12-Day Escorted Tour

Region: Asia
Tour Type: Cruise

Enjoy 12 days aboard the luxurious river boat Orcaella and take in the scenic majesty of Myanmar. The boat, the staff, the dining, the visits: it all added up to one of the best IRT journeys ever when we traveled on this ship in 2014.

Any description of this ship or the journey itself comes up short because it is so much more. It is, in fact, one of the best trips IRT has ever offered. Read all about it. See our blog

Orcaella: Gorges of the Far North

Gems of the Greek and Dalmatian Coasts on the Legendary Sea Cloud:
12-Day Escorted Tour

Region: Europe
Tour Type: Cruise

Sail on the historic Sea Cloud — a gift from millionaire businessman E.F. Hutton to his wife, heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post — from the ancient temples of Olympia to the medieval walled city of Hvar. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of some of Europe's most delightful coastal gems. Discover the remarkable sites of Albania, cut off from the modern world for decades, and explore Montenegro, Corfu, and incomparable Dubrovnik.

Built in Germany in 1931, the Sea Cloud carries 30 sails measuring a total of 32,000 square feet. (For more information on the Sea Cloud, click here to download a 1-page PDF.)

Or view the video by clicking here. (Note: Turkey not included in this itinerary.)

The Society of International Railway Travelers and Lindblad Expeditions, both Virtuoso partners, are delighted to join in offering this fabulous journey. 

The following itinerary is westbound, from Athens, Greece to Dubronik, Croatia. For the eastbound itinerary, including our special Sept. 2, 2015 departure hosted by IRT's Owen Hardy, please click here.

 

Gems of the Greek and Dalmatian Coasts on the Legendary Sea Cloud

The Blue Train: Luxury Overnight:
All-inclusive Blue Train journey with 1 night in Pretoria or Cape Town

Region: Africa
Tour Type: Luxury

Special Offer: Enjoy one complimentary hotel night pre- or post-journey in either Pretoria (at the Sheraton Pretoria or the Castello di Monte) or in Cape Town (at the Westin or the Taj) and a complimentary private transfer. 

This promotion includes transfer to or from the rail station and breakfast, along with the exquisite, fully inclusive 27-hour journey on board the Blue Train. Offer valid for travel through December, 2015.  Note pricing changes from low to high season.


The Blue Train is one of the most famous trains in the world, and is one of The Society of International Railway Travelers' World's Top 25 Trains. You must put it on your "bucket list," if it's not already there! IThe Blue Train has hosted some of the world's top leaders, including Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela and Margaret Thatcher.

 

The Blue Train: Luxury Overnight

Gems of the Dalmatian and Greek Coasts on the Legendary Sea Cloud:
12-Day Escorted Tour

Region: Europe
Tour Type: Cruise

Join Owen Hardy as you sail on the historic Sea Cloud — a gift from millionaire businessman E.F. Hutton to his wife, heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post — from the ancient temples of Olympia to the medieval walled city of Hvar. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of some of Europe's most delightful coastal gems. Discover the remarkable sites of Albania, cut off from the modern world for decades, and explore Montenegro, Corfu, and incomparable Dubrovnik.

Built in Germany in 1931, the Sea Cloud carries 30 sails measuring a total of 32,000 square feet. (For more information on the Sea Cloud, click here to download a 1-page PDF.)

Or view the video by clicking here. (Note: Turkey not included in this itinerary.)

IRT and Lindblad Expeditions, both Virtuoso members, are delighted to partner for this fabulous journey. Our special group departure, starting in Dubrovnik, is hosted by IRT's Owen Hardy starting Sept. 2, 2015.

For the westbound itinerary, please click here.

Gems of the Dalmatian and Greek Coasts on the Legendary Sea Cloud

Bangkok-Vientiane-Bangkok Extended Tour: Tales of Laos:
4-day Escorted Tour

Region: Asia
Tour Type: Luxury

The Voyage to Vientiane - A thrilling journey through northeast Thailand to the ravishing Angkor-style temple of Phimai - and on across the Mekong River to the fascinating capital city of Laos, Vientiane, before reboarding for a journey back to Thailand's capital city.

Bangkok-Vientiane-Bangkok Extended Tour: Tales of Laos

Al-Andalus: Southern Spain by Luxury Rail:
6-day Luxury Tour

Region: Europe
Tour Type: Luxury

Southern Spain’s opulent, broad-gauge luxury train resumed service in May, 2012, with its 1920s-era cars newly renovated. Enjoy the Spanish landscape on the Al-Andalus as you journey through the country's southernmost territory. The train combines attentive service, lush décor and elegant cuisine for a once-in-a-life-time experience.

Tour includes day touring by motorcoach to incredible restaurants and sites not reachable by train and a long list of UNESCO World Heritage sites you will never forget. The six-day, five-night tour begins and ends in Seville, with stops in Córdoba, Granada, Cádiz and Jerez.  You can easily get to the start of this trip by high-speed, 2.5-hour AVE train from Madrid straight to Santa Justa Station.

New! Train transfer trips to departure and from arrival points to join Al Andalus are complimentary if you book a Superior Suite accommodation. If you book a Standard, receive a 40% discount over the official rates of the train tickets to join/leave Al Andalus.

And when we book your hotels pre- and post-train, we offer a great value with our Virtuoso partner hotels: the offer includes exclusive and valuable complimentary amenities which can add a value of hundreds of dollars to your booking.

For IRT Society Vice President Angela Walker's account of her Al-Andalus adventure, please click here.

 

Al-Andalus: Southern Spain by Luxury Rail

Glacier Park Discovery Escorted:
9-day Escorted Tour

Region: North America
Tour Type: First-Class

Glacier National Park + Empire Builder on the northern route to the West Coast = unforgettable vacation memories. Call at St. Paul's recently opened and magnificent Union Depot, Amtrak's first-ever downtown service in St. Paul. Travel through the plains of North Dakota and into the mountains and forests of Montana. Glacier National Park and its rugged mountains carved by glaciers is the centerpiece. It is America's fourth-largest park and one of IRT's favorites. Travel the “Going to the Sun Road” in a vintage red "jammer." Visit the picturesque Prince of Wales Hotel located across the Canadian Border in Waterton Lakes National Park. Overnight by the spectacular Swift Current Lake at Many Glacier Lodge. The journey ends in Seattle.

Glacier Park Discovery Escorted

Royal Scotsman Western Tour:
4-day Escorted Tour

Region: Europe
Tour Type: Luxury

The Royal Scotsman luxury train’s Western Tour runs on Scotland’s West Highland Line, one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys. The deluxe, private train passes through gorgeous glens, lochs and mountains, steeped in the lore of Bonnie Prince Charlie. The all-inclusive fare features off-train visits to such treasures as Mount Stuart House, Britain's most spectacular Victorian Gothic house. Pair this itinerary with the Royal Scotsman’s Classic Tour for a full week of luxurious touring through Scotland.


Royal Scotsman Western Tour

Australia Rail Extravaganza:
17-day Independent Tour

Region: Australia/New Zealand
Tour Type: First-Class

This sweep of Australia allows you to experience the continent’s two most famous trains, the Ghan and Indian Pacific, with time to explore Perth, on the west coast, and Darwin in the north and fantastic sites in between. This program abounds in UNESCO World Heritage sites, from Kakadu National Park to Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas).

Australia Rail Extravaganza

Rocky Mountaineer: Canadian Rockies Getaway:
9-day Independent Tour

Region: North America
Tour Type: First-Class

Travel both spectacular Rocky Mountaineer classic routes—Vancouver to Banff and Jasper to Vancouver, with several days in between to visit the Columbia Icefield, Lake Louise, Banff and Yoho National Park.

Latest News: Click here for Track 25, our blog, for the latest news on the Rocky Mountaineer and other of our World's Top 25 Trains™.

Rocky Mountaineer: Canadian Rockies Getaway

India's Rajasthan by Palace on Wheels Private Train:
8-day Escorted Tour

Region: Asia
Tour Type: First-Class

Board India’s Palace on Wheels, a first-class, private train, and see Rajasthan, reputed “land of the Maharajas.” The Palace on Wheels train tour is the ideal way to see this remote, otherwise inaccessible region: desolate deserts, hills marked with fort walls, legendary pavilions—even a shimmering white palace set in the middle of a serene lake. The train travels mostly by day; nights are spent at quiet sidings.

India\'s Rajasthan by Palace on Wheels Private Train

West Coast Spectacular by Amtrak:
10-day Independent Tour

Region: North America
Tour Type: First-Class

From the Pacific Northwest rainforests to the sandy, sunny beaches of Southern California, this exciting, independent rail vacation uses Amtrak's Coast Starlight to introduce you to the highlights of the West Coast of the U.S.A. Spend time in three of the West Coast’s most exciting cities: Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Experience the best each city offers, from the casual atmosphere of Seattle, to historic, charming San Francisco, beautiful Napa Valley Wine Country and youthful, dynamic Los Angeles!

West Coast Spectacular by Amtrak

Orient-Express: Venice-Paris-London:
2 days

Region: Europe
Tour Type: Luxury

Take a step back in time on this overnight trip from Venice to Paris (or on to London) aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Luxuriate in the train's ambience, gourmet meals and superior service while taking in the beautiful scenery of the Italian Dolomites and the Swiss Alps. Disembark in Paris. Or, we highly recommend you extend the experience as you continue your journey to London on another of our World's Top 25 Trains,The British Pullman. On the other end, extend your journey from Venice to Rome. 

 

 

Orient-Express: Venice-Paris-London

Orient-Express: London-Paris-Venice:
2 days

Region: Europe
Tour Type: Luxury

Take a step back in time on this overnight trip from London (or Paris) to Venice on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Depart London mid-morning (or Paris just before dinner) for your luxurious overnight journey to Venice, where you arrive late afternoon the next day. Luxuriate in the train's ambience, gourmet meals and superior service while taking in Europe's beautiful and historic scenery.

Orient-Express: London-Paris-Venice

Royal Scotsman Grand West Highland Tour:
6-day Escorted Tour

Region: Europe
Tour Type: Luxury

It's always hard to say farewell to the Scottish Highlands. That's why we've made it possible for you to join us for a much longer journey. Enjoy the magnificent scenery of the West Highland Line and an exclusive view of Mount Stuart, a spectacular Victorian Gothic house. Then after some free time in Edinburgh experience the wild beauty of the Scottish Highlands as you head north, enjoying a leisurely journey up the east coast through Aberdeen to Keith. Try your hand at some outdoor activities on the Rothiemurchus Highland estate and enjoy a visit to Strathisla Distillery.


Royal Scotsman Grand West Highland Tour

Quest for the Northern Lights: St. Petersburg-Moscow aboard the Golden Eagle:
11 Day Escorted Tour

Region: Europe
Tour Type: Luxury

Travel aboard Russia's premier train, the incomparable Golden Eagle, as you take in the beautiful cities of Saint Petersburg and Moscow, graced by festive decorations and nature's own wintry adornments, and explore deeply into the Arctic Circle in pursuit of the magnificent Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).

Quest for the Northern Lights: St. Petersburg-Moscow aboard the Golden Eagle

Singapore-Bangkok Extended Tour: Fables of the Hills:
7-day Escorted Tour

Region: Asia
Tour Type: Luxury

An extended journey through the delights of Asia from Singapore to Bangkok, including visits to Kuala Lumpur, the amazing Cameron Highlands, Penang, Tham Kasae Viaduct, and River Kwai.

 

Singapore-Bangkok Extended Tour: Fables of the Hills

Switzerland's Classic Trains:
15 or 8-day independent Tour

Region: Europe
Tour Type: First-Class

If you've been waiting to take some of the most scenic train trips in the world, wait no longer! This independent journey includes the Glacier Express and Bernina Express, as well as the Centovalli Railway and Golden Pass line—four of Switzerland’s most scenic routes possible by train. The Furka Steam adds a historic element, and the mountain railways are impressive engineering feats. Plus an optional trip on the Jungfrau Railway, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012. You’ll never stop looking out your train window or taking photos!  Available as an 8-day or a 15-day tour.

Switzerland\'s Classic Trains

Trans-Mongolian Express: The Naadam Festival:
13-day Escorted Tour

Region: Asia
Tour Type: Luxury

Naadam is the big event in Mongolia—a lively national festival, held every year from July 11-13. Naadam means “three manly games.” Known as the world’s second-oldest Olympics, it celebrates what defined civilization in the steppes eight centuries ago—archery, wrestling and horse riding. The competitors in the riding events are all children aged between 5 and 12, many of whom have been in the saddle since the age of one. It is claimed that such equestrian skills won Genghis Khan an empire that stretched from the Sea of Japan all the way to Europe. Once a religious ceremony, the festival now formally commemorates the 1921 revolution when Mongolia declared itself a free country. This tour is a unique opportunity to be among the few non-Mongolians to experience this spectacular, colorful but little-known festival and soak up the exciting atmosphere of this national holiday. Our tour combines the Naadam Festival with an amazing overland journey from Moscow on board the Golden Eagle private luxury train.

Trans-Mongolian Express: The Naadam Festival

Great Trains of Switzerland:
9-day escorted tour

Region: Europe
Tour Type: First-Class

Venture to the top of Mt. Pilatus via the world's steepest cogwheel railway for a panoramic vision of soaring mountain peaks and glistening lakes; ride the open-air cogwheel Gornergrat train over impressive bridges and tunnels while taking in stunning Alpine views; and enjoy an entertaining ride aboard the famous Glacier Express, through pristine mountain gorges and scenic rolling valleys.

Great Trains of Switzerland

Royal Scotsman Highland Tour:
3-day Escorted Tour

Region: Europe
Tour Type: Luxury

There is simply no better way to experience the drama and wild beauty of the Scotland than aboard the Royal Scotsman luxury train. This short introduction to the Scottish Highlands is ideal for those who like outdoor activity--at Rothiemurchus Estate for example, there will be the opportunity to try your hand at clay pigeon shooting, venturing out with the Estate's rangers on a Highland safari or just enjoying a Highland walk.


Royal Scotsman Highland Tour

American Heritage by Amtrak:
10-day Independent Tour

Region: North America
Tour Type: First-Class

This 10-day independent rail vacation is a fabulous way for friends and family to explore American heritage together in comfort and ease. Visit  some of the most interesting and historic cities in the United States: New York City, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. This tour allows many luxurious hours to relax on the trains and plenty of time to sightsee. Discover the excitement of New York, with its museums, theater and shopping; explore the charming city of Boston — the gateway to New England; relive American history in Philadelphia; and visit Washington's many museums showcasing our nation's political past and present. This itinerary invites you to celebrate the American way of life at your pace. And leave the driving to Amtrak! Whether you choose the Northeast Regional or Acela Express, this trip is sure to be memorable.

American Heritage by Amtrak

Jazz, Blues & Rock N' Roll by Amtrak's City of New Orleans:
9-day Independent Tour

Region: North America
Tour Type: First-Class

Ride Amtrak's City of New Orleans right into the heart and soul of American music on this independent tour. Begin your musical journey in Chicago, known for its celebrated voices and rhythmic tempos in the local clubs. Head south to the music landmarks and legendary nightclubs of Memphis, where Rock 'N Roll was born. While there, savor the local flavors of southern cuisine infused with the soul of its musical past. Then hop back on the City of New Orleans for the final stop on your journey through music history. Birthplace of jazz, New Orleans is where the roots of American music were first cultivated. Walk the streets and feel the beat and rhythm of New Orleans that inspired greats such as Louis Armstrong, Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton and Louis Prima.

Jazz, Blues & Rock N\' Roll by Amtrak\'s City of New Orleans

Rovos Rail African Golf Safari:
9-Day Escorted Tour

Region: Africa
Tour Type: Luxury

Rovos Rail has designed a delightful nine-day Golf Safari to entertain the most discerning player with optional excursions for non-playing guests at all venues.

Relax as the train travels northwest towards Sun City in the hills of Pilanesberg for a day at this renowned facility. In the foothills of the imposing Drakensberg Mountains, 18 holes await at the Champagne Sports Resort with a guided tour of the battlefields a further highlight for our non-golfers.

Next the golfers play at the Durban Country Club while non-playing guests enjoy a city tour followed by lunch at the club. Then on to Zululand for game-viewing in the Hluhluwe Reserve before the train heads towards Swaziland. Tee off at the Royal Swazi Golf Club or enjoy a morning game drive in Mkhaya Game Reserve, followed by a visit to Ngwenya Glass with lunch at Guava Galleries.

The train then travels west towards Nelspruit, where golfers play the challenging Leopard Creek course or enjoy a game drive in the world-famous Kruger Park, followed by lunch at Buhala Lodge. Depart for Pretoria where this memorable journey ends.

Rovos Rail African Golf Safari

Royal Scotsman Classic Scottish Golf Tour, with Gleneagles Extension:
6-Day Escorted Tour

Region: Europe
Tour Type: Luxury

Golf was invented in Scotland in the 15th century, so where better to enjoy this delightful sport? And having the Royal Scotsman as your traveling five-star hotel and restaurant just adds to the pleasure. This new tour includes an alternative itinerary for the non-golfing companion.

This 6-day golf journey includes 4 nights aboard The Royal Scotsman and one night pre-departure at Gleneagles, with a round of golf in the morning before boarding the train. Guests board The Royal Scotsman at Gleneagles station in the afternoon of May 18th for the onward journey, with the tour ending back in Edinburgh.

Royal Scotsman Classic Scottish Golf Tour, with Gleneagles Extension

Royal Scotsman Classic Scottish Golf Tour:
5-Day Escorted Tour

Region: Europe
Tour Type: Luxury

Golf was invented in Scotland in the 15th century, so where better to enjoy this delightful sport? And having the Royal Scotsman as your traveling five-star hotel and restaurant just adds to the pleasure. This new tour includes an alternative itinerary for the non-golfing companion. Click here for the six-day version of the tour, which adds a night at the fabulous Gleneagles Hotel and links (available for May 2014 departure only).

Royal Scotsman Classic Scottish Golf Tour

Royal Scotsman Edinburgh to London Majestic England Tour:
4-Day Escorted Tour

Region: Europe
Tour Type: Luxury

Experience a journey of history, culture and heritage taking in some of England's finest sights, such as: Alnwick Castle (of Harry Potter fame) in Almouth, the cathedral and medieval city of York, the royal residence and gardens of Sandringham and the world-famous University of Cambridge, with the opportunity to experience traditional 'punting' on the River Cam; all before arriving into London's Victoria station in the morning of day four.

Note: Want more days on the Royal Scotsman? Book an overnight return trip to Edinburgh (which costs $1,350 by itself), and you'll get the entire Majestic England/Edinburgh return package for 15% off the full price. Add a Classic tour from Edinburgh, and take 15% off that fare as well. Call us for details.

Royal Scotsman Edinburgh to London Majestic England Tour

Classic Italy by Rail:
10-day Escorted Tour

Region: Europe
Tour Type: First-Class

Explore Italy’s great cities of art--Rome, Venice and Florence--with a small group of travelers accompanied by a Tour Manager throughout.  Traveling aboard the high-speed Italo train is relaxing and exciting all at the same time.

This marvelous tour includes the best that Italy has to offer, from works of fine art by Michelangelo and da Vinci, to hands-on instruction in the practical arts of glassblowing and pizza-making!

Classic Italy by Rail

Amazon Voyage:
10 Day voyage aboard La Estrella Amazonica

Region: South America
Tour Type: Cruise

The rainforest of the Amazon Basin fires the imagination of dreamers and explorers, hinting at an adventure like no other. Beyond the frontier along the river’s edge, daily excursions allow you to discover the secrets hidden under the rich canopy and along narrow tributaries. Be amazed by the symphony of cicadas and tree frogs, howls from the howler monkeys and songs from the many species of birds found here. Spend evenings cruising the headwaters of Earth’s most legendary river, stargazing and storytelling as Peruvian lore becomes part of your personal story.

La Estrella Amazonica is a riverboat featuring gracious, 21st-century comfort. Each of the 15 airy cabins is air-conditioned with private balcony, and has floor-to-ceiling windows so you are constantly surrounded by rainforest vistas. This riverboat boasts unrivaled public spaces, including the Amazon’s largest open-air Observation Deck, a modern Lecture Room and even a Fitness Room. Two highly trained chefs serve a variety of Peruvian cuisine, and each night you enjoy a guides’ reception.  As a special perk, you can take advantage of complimentary laundry service during your seven nights onboard.

The Amazon Voyage includes a variety of flexible activity options, such as swimming, bird watching, jungle walks, kayaking, village visits, peaceful excursion boat rides, cooking demonstrations and more, so that you enjoy an enriching and fun adventure. Against a backdrop of rainforest and water, create a lifetime of memories. Join us in exploring the diverse ecosystems that comprise the heart of Earth’s greatest wilderness.

Amazon Voyage

Royal Canadian Rockies Experience:
7-day Escorted Tour (Suggested Itinerary)

Region: North America
Tour Type: Luxury

*News Flash*
In 2014, the Royal Canadian will be operated only on a whole-train charter basis.

The Royal Canadian Pacific luxury train explores western Canada’s Rocky Mountains with its ever-changing backdrop of snow-capped peaks. This luxury rail service, tops in North America, features impeccable on-board food and service as well as carefully crafted tours to special places such as the dazzling Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and beautiful Lake Louise.

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Royal Canadian Rockies Experience

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