Al-Andalus: Southern Spain by Luxury Rail

7-day Luxury Tour
Europe
Luxury

This seven-day, six-night journey aboard Al Andalus begins and ends in Seville, with stops in Córdoba, Granada, Cádiz and Jerez. Experience the best of Southern Spain’s food, wine, and culture, with the comfortable Al Andalus as your ‘hotel on wheels.’

El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo: Santiago-San Sebastián Luxury Train

8-day Escorted Tour
Europe
Luxury

Northern Spain’s luxurious El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo, a gem of a train, travels slowly between Santiago and San Sebastián, along northern “Green Spain,” stopping for exceptional meals to explore local cuisine.

The Blue Train: South Africa Luxury Train & Safaris

11-day Independent Tour
Africa
Luxury

Our exclusive 11-day Blue Train Luxury Safari is one of our favorite journeys. We paired the Blue Train with five-star hotels and luxury Belmond Botswana safari camps. Our journey includes unique experiences, from the Blue Train itself, to beautiful Cape Town, to unique stays in the Botswana bush.

Rocky Mountaineer: Ultra-Luxe Canadian Rockies Adventure

9-day Independent Tour
North America
First-class

If you like your travel private — and deluxe — then this custom-designed itinerary is for you. Experience the west with private transfers and sightseeing, upgraded hotels, and GoldLeaf service on the Rocky Mountaineer.  This tour begins in Calgary and ends in Vancouver, exploring the mountain towns of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper en route.  This is the perfect itinerary to enjoy with a small group of friends and/or family!

Grand Western Scenic Wonders

8-day Escorted Tour
Europe
Luxury

With seven nights aboard the lovely Belmond Royal Scotsman, this is one of our favorite tours. The Grand Western Scenic Wonders tour lets you appreciate Scotland to the fullest.

Trans-Canada Rail Adventure: Vancouver-Toronto

15-day Independent Tour
North America
First-class

Take this legendary Trans-Canada rail tour on two first-class trains: The Canadian, with VIA Rail’s lovely service, including its new, luxurious Prestige Class, and the all-daylight Rocky Mountaineer train.

Trans-Canada Rail Adventure Toronto-Vancouver

16-day Independent Tour
North America
First-class

Take this legendary Trans-Canada rail tour on two first-class trains: The Canadian, with VIA Rail’s lovely service, including its new, luxurious Prestige Class, 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.

Belmond Grand Hibernian: Legends and Loughs

5-Day Escorted Tour
Europe
Luxury

Experience the ultimate in Irish holidays and uncover the hidden gems of the Emerald Isle aboard the luxurious Belmond Grand Hibernian on this five-day jaunt.

Scotland’s Classic Splendours

5-day Escorted Tour
Europe
Luxury

Belmond Royal Scotsman Scotland’s Classic Splendours Tour is one of the best in the world. From the bagpipes and intimate musical events, to the grand sweep of the moors and the gorges, the Belmond Royal Scotsman’s Classic Splendours Tour is a journey straight to the heart of the Scottish Highlands.

Maharajas’ Express Indian Panorama, Delhi-Delhi

8-day Escorted Tour
Asia
Luxury

Explore the hidden treasures of India by luxury train. Embark on the Maharajas’ Express and join an unforgettable adventure that begins in 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, known for its large population of Bengal tigers.

A Taste of the Silk Road: Almaty to Moscow

13-day Escorted Tour
Asia,Europe
Luxury

The Taste of the Silk Road rail adventure offers travelers unparalleled access to places few Westerners have ventured, and is one of the most exotic and best-loved by Society of IRT members.  This abbreviated version of the journey allows you to visit the storied sites of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Russia in only 13 days. For the classic 21-day Silk Road journey, please visit our website here.

The luxurious Golden Eagle will transport you back in time.  Follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo along one of the world’s oldest and most historic trade routes. This great caravan road linked the kings of Europe with the luxuries of Asia—most significantly, its silks and spices. It is preserved to a remarkable degree.

 

Venice-Vienna-Paris-London

5 days
Europe
Luxury

Depart from Venice aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in the late afternoon for your overnight journey to Vienna, where you arrive in the morning for a two-night stay. (Hotel can be added to your package.) Rejoin the train in the afternoon for your overnight journey to London, where you arrive late afternoon the following day.

Dine on world-class cuisine, enjoy peerless service from your personal cabin steward, and watch the scenery unfold from the comfort of the beautiful old-world Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

Trip is also available to Vienna or Paris only.

Venice-Budapest-Paris-London

5 days
Europe
Luxury

We love departing from Venice on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in the 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.

World-class cuisine, fine wines, spectacular scenery, faultless service, and old-world elegance combine to make this journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient Express one to remember.

Scotch Malt Whisky Trail Tour

5-day Escorted Tour
Europe
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 Scotch Malt Whisky Trail Tour on the Belmond Royal Scotsman. 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.

IRT Exclusive: Click here to see our video of Society President Eleanor Hardy’s trip on the Belmond Royal Scotsman.

Maharajas’ Express Indian Splendor, Delhi-Mumbai

8-day Escorted Tour
Asia
Luxury

The Maharajas’ Express “Indian Splendour” journey 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.

Bangkok-Singapore by Luxury Eastern & Oriental Express Train

4-day Escorted Tour
Asia
Luxury

Linking Bangkok and Singapore, the Eastern & Oriental Express luxury train provides a 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.

Norway’s Trains & Fjords

11-day Escorted Tour
Europe
First-class

In western Norway, deep fjords cut through snowcapped mountains, and remote valleys are only accessible by railways and roads that are masterworks of engineering. Climb aboard five different trains to experience the country’s astonishing natural beauty from Oslo to Bergen. Cruise the waters of the Sognefjorden and the Geirangerfjorden and delve into a rich seafaring history as you encounter Viking longships and medieval churches.

Singapore-Bangkok by Luxury Eastern & Oriental Express Train

3-day Escorted Tour
Asia
Luxury

Linking Singapore and Bangkok, the Eastern & Oriental Express provides a satisfying introduction to four great cultures, as revealed by Singapore’s exciting mix of Chinese, Indian, and Malay architecture and cuisine, and the glittering Thai temples of Bangkok.

Trans-Siberian Express Winter Wonderland

15-day Escorted Tour
Europe
Luxury

The Trans-Siberian Express “Winter Wonderland” aboard the 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. This unique winter journey includes a trip to frozen Lake Baikal, the 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.”

Heritage Homes & Gardens – Spring

5-day Escorted Tour
Europe
Luxury

With the Belmond Royal Scotsman luxury train as your rolling, five-star hotel, visit Brechin Castle Gardens, Foulis Castle of Clan Munro, Attadale, Rothiemurchus Estate, Pitmuies Garden, among other stops, on this special 5-day tour hosted by British gardening writer Sue Chivers & photographer Patsy Floyd.

Belmond Grand Hibernian: Taste of Ireland

3-Day Escorted Tour
Europe
Luxury

Travel from central Dublin to Belfast, Waterford, and Kilkenny.  This tour offers a brief taste of Ireland and its beauty aboard the fabulous Belmond Grand Hibernian train. Enjoy two nights in your private cabin, with meals on board, as well as traditional entertainment in the bar car.

Click here to read IRT Owner & CEO Owen Hardy’s blog review of the Belmond Grand Hibernian after taking the Grand Tour with an IRT group charter.

Glorious and Grand: A Private House and Garden Tour

5-day Escorted Tour
Europe
Luxury

Belmond Royal Scotsman‘s Glorious and Grand: A Private House and Garden Tour is a discovery of outstanding autumnal gardens as you venture on a scenic rail journey into the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, and Southwest Scotland. 

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

11-Day Escorted Tour
Europe
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 in Greece to the medieval walled city of Hvar, Croatia. Even our most fervent rail travelers were ecstatic with this ship, the service, the crew, the dining and excursions.

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 and measures a total of 32,000 square feet.

Read Owen Hardy’s report of the Society’s October, 2015 voyage by clicking here. Click here to see our short Sea Cloud photo album.

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

Add a fabulous pre-cruise extension in Athens (details below): See the Acropolis on an early morning walk, visit renowned museums, see the landmarks of the city, and dine on regional specialties—all in the company of guides who weave the narrative of life of this ancient city. IRT guests rated this pre-tour as excellent.

Add a fabulous, also IRT-tested post-cruise extension (details below): Begin in the Old Towns of Split and Trogir, whose cobblestones, ancient buildings and narrow lanes combine the richness of the past with the vibrancy of the present. Then, visit historic Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where you’ll visit the beautiful, renowned Old Bridge, whose rebuilding has come to symbolize the rebirth of the Balkan States. IRT guests rated this pre-tour as excellent.

The following itinerary is westbound, from Athens, Greece to Dubrovnik, Croatia. Trip is also offered eastbound, from Dubrovnik to Athens.

Sailing the Caribbean on the Legendary Sea Cloud

8-Day Escorted Tour
Europe
Cruise

While there are many ways to travel the Caribbean, you’ll find that exploring aboard an authentic square-rigger tall ship offers an unrivaled experience and guarantees you an in-depth encounter with all its wonders. The 58-guest Sea Cloud is an extraordinary, historic yacht that will enable you to:

  • Experience the power of sailing aboard a four-masted, 30-sail tall ship
  • Sail into smaller, lesser-known ports and anchorages of the “old Caribbean”
  • Explore the islands’ wildlife, cultures, and the undersea, too
  • Enjoy the relaxed pace of Caribbean life and traveling by private sailing yacht

Built in Germany in 1931, the Sea Cloud carries 30 sails and measures a total of 32,000 square feet.

Read Owen Hardy’s report of the Society’s October, 2015 voyage by clicking here. Click here to see our short Sea Cloud photo album.

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