Five Things: Great Rail Journeys for 2020

Two weeks on a beach not really your sort of thing? Here are five great rail journeys you could take in 2020 that offer something different from the norm.

There’s something for everyone, from the wonders of India to glacier-capped mountains. Chosen by Great Rail Journeys, here are five of the best train tours to take in 2020.

India’s Golden Triangle

Marvel at historic temples, spot an elusive tiger and visit beautiful palaces and gardens as you explore kaleidoscopic India. Take in the tranquillity of Shimla as you explore the local heritage and the colonial architecture of New Delhi. In the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur, see the Palace of the Winds, a stunning red and pink façade built in 1799 and enjoy an unforgettable time in Agra, visiting the magical and iconic Taj Mahal.

Book here at Great Rail Journeys, where prices start from £1,995 per person, including flights and 12 nights hotel accommodation.

Great Rail Journeys stop at the Taj Mahal. Photo by WeRoad on Unsplash.
Catalonia & Little Trains of the Pyrenees

From your base in seaside Roses, explore the cities of Catalonia alongside the iridescent peaks of the French Pyrenees as you experience life aboard the Little Yellow Train. Trek over ravines, through mountains, and across viaducts from your seat within bright yellow carriages and uncover the beauty of both France and Spain.

Book at Rail Discoveries, where prices start from £999 per person, including Eurostar transfers and 7 nights hotel accommodation.

Glacier Express All Inclusive

Discover the magnificent scenery of Switzerland on this fabulous tour. Enjoy an all-inclusive stay and explore towns and resorts such as elegant St Moritz, Tirano and the beautiful Arosa, as well as a journey on the world-famous Glacier Express, actively known for being the slowest express train in the world.

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European Waterways

Book at Rail Discoveries, where prices start from £1,499 per person, including Eurostar transfers and 8 nights hotel accommodation.

Grand Imperial Cities

Cover off four of Europe’s must-see destinations with this fascinating grand imperial city rail tour. Including Vienna, Budapest, Prague and Berlin, discover the turbulent history of Central Europe as you visit some of the famous sights – from a trip to Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace to an illuminated tour around Budapest – culture is high on the agenda.

Book here at Great Rail Journeys, where prices start from £1,995 per person, including Eurostar transfers and 12 nights hotel accommodation.

Great Rail Journeys stops at Schonbrunn Palace. Photo by Dimitry Anikin on Unsplash.
Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia

Explore the fascinating intertwined countries of Vietnam and Cambodia. From the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh and the ancient kingdom of Angkor Wat, to the spectacular natural beauty of Halong Bay and the waterways of the Mekong Delta – it’s the perfect mix for all travellers as you explore this incredible part of the world.

Book here at Great Rail Journeys, where prices start from £2,995 per person, including Eurostar transfers and 14 nights accommodation.

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Phil Huff

Phil Huff has been writing for national newspapers, magazines, regional titles and countless websites since 2003. Specialising in travel and the automotive world, Phil is happiest when exploring foreign lands in foreign cars.