The Voyage of Southeast Asia is a leisurely, luxury rail journey where guests gain unique insights from local people, including sightseeing in Kuala Lumpur, the Highlands of Malaysia, Penang, and Hat Wanakon Beach. For more information about the Eastern & Oriental Express itself, please click here.
Experience a Taste of Italy by private luxury train on the Golden Eagle Danube Express.
This short tour packs in many highlights in just five days, beginning in beautiful Taormina and ending in Budapest. Take one of the world’s few train ferries from Sicily to the Italian mainland; enjoy Bari’s charming old town and walk along the cobblestone streets of San Marino. Continue to Slovenia to explore its delightful capital, Ljubljana, and end with a special visit to Budapest’s Railway Museum. Travel in comfort aboard the Golden Eagle Danube Express.
There is simply no better way to experience the drama and wild beauty of Scotland than aboard the Belmond 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. We love this train for all of its great dining, service, beauty within the train — and without. The scenery is spectacular, of course. And one great thing about this train: there are 4 cabins for solo use with no single supplement. Great for a family of couple and solo travelers. Call early to book!
New to the Belmond Royal Scotsman in 2017: full-service spa car. Inquire when you book your journey!
IRT Exclusvie: Click here to see our video of Society President Eleanor Hardy’s trip on the Belmond Royal Scotsman.
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.
Latest News: IRT’s Angela Walker and Rachel Hardy just returned from South Africa, where they were inspecting Rovos Rail’s Pride of Africa, among other luxury travel partners. Click here for part one of their report on the train, here for part two.
Inside Track: We dined with Rovos Rail’s Alicia Taljaard recently. Her favorite trip? It’s not what you might think. Click here.
New for 2018: House wine, house spirits, and local beer are now included in the tour price aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express.
Journey on board the Eastern & Oriental Express from Kuala Lumpur to exciting Bangkok through the heart of South-East Asia. Visit a Malaysian village and choose from several different options for touring in Kanchanburi – visit the infamous River Kwai Bridge, or enjoy a biking tour or cooking class.
This itinerary is also available in the reverse direction: Bangkok-Kuala Lumpur. Click here for details.
Journey on board the Eastern & Oriental Express from Bangkok to exciting Kuala Lumpur through the heart of South-East Asia. Visit royal Kuala Kangsar and the infamous River Kwai. Trip is also available in reverse direction: Kuala Lumpur-Bangkok on the Eastern & Oriental Express.
IRT’s Angela Walker took this wonderful cruise in October 2015. To read about her adventure, click here.
Discover your own island inspiration in the destination that enchanted painter Paul Gauguin, author James A. Michener, and countless others.
In one wonderful week, you’ll explore the best of the South Pacific, with stops in lush Huahine, beautiful Bora Bora, and postcard-perfect Moorea. Once you’ve made these islands your home—even if just for a week—they’ll always be calling for you to return.
Embark on the m/s Paul Gauguin in Tahiti, an island on the wish list of almost every cruise enthusiast. Then, sail on to Huahine, known as the “Garden Island” for its lush rainforests and dramatic terrain.
Next, spend a day on Motu Mahana, a South Seas paradise. On a white sand beach beneath palm fronds ruffled by gentle breezes, you can snorkel, kayak, play volleyball, or simply relax, and enjoy a traditional feast with Polynesian entertainment.
Then it’s on to spectacular Bora Bora to see why author James A. Michener called it “the most beautiful island in the world.” Bask on a private beach on a motu off the coast and admire the jagged volcanic peaks, multi-hued lagoons, and palm-fringed beaches of Moorea, said to be the inspiration for Bali Hai.
From the cobbles of fashionable Carnaby Street to the romantic arches of Piazza dei Signori, travel between two historic cities aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Tour is also available between Paris-Verona and Verona-Paris.
Your time aboard the train promises to be as enchanting as the destination. Whether sampling world-class cuisine, listening to the resident pianist or admiring the passing scenery, every moment promises multi-sensory delight.
Located in northeastern Germany on the banks of the River Spree, Berlin is the country’s capital as well as its largest city, covering approximately 550 square miles. It is a city of culture, politics, media and science. The VSOE now visits this historic city.
Berlin is home to renowned universities, orchestras, museums and is well-known for its festivals, diverse architecture and contemporary arts. Dramatic history, eclectic architecture and a thriving social scene await in Berlin.
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
Latest News: Click here for owner Eleanor Hardy’s blog about the Epic Thailand journey aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express.
The rainforest of the Amazon Basin fires the imagination of dreamers and explorers, hinting at an adventure like no other. On this Amazon Voyage, daily excursions allow you to discover the secrets hidden under the rich canopy and along narrow tributaries beyond the river’s edge. 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.
Travel aboard the Zafiro, a luxurious vessel chartered for your adventure, which blends stylish design and modern comforts. Classic touches include magnificent floor-to-ceiling windows and, for those on the Upper Deck, private balconies. A ship staff and crew of 25, including a cruise director and local naturalist guides, are joined by an IE Expedition Leader to ensure an unprecedented level of service. All 19 spacious suites are air-conditioned and feature en-suite bathrooms, a desk and ample closet space.
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.