Resources
Train Travel


Amtrak
www.amtrak.com
Amtrak passenger trains feature a variety of travel options from reserving a single seat to selecting a roomy private car with meals. They also offer online reservations, a ticket fare finder, trip planning resources, and the Amtrak Guest Rewards program.

The Blue Train
www.bluetrain.co.za
The Blue Train is a luxury train that travels routes in South Africa. An Adventure Woman might find the Bakubung Game Lodge Bonanza route especially attractive (Pretoria to Bakubung) offering a two night stay with daily game drives.

The Copper Canyon Railroad
(The Chihuahua al Pacifico "Chepe" Railroad)
www.mexicoscoppercanyon.com
Crossing some of Mexico's most stunning and rugged terrain, this railway is an engineering marvel - boosting 39 bridges and 86 tunnels, and climbing from sea level to an altitude of 2,500 meters. It took almost one hundred years to build and cost 90 million dollars to finish. The First Class Express train makes seven stops where you can embark and disembark; allowing for visits (or overnight stays) to remote and unique villages. Or ride it through for a fourteen hour unforgettable journey.

Venice Simplon Orient Express
www.orient-expresstrains.com
Arguably, the most famous locomotive in the world, and a name synonymous with luxury; the train is of legendary status. Travel in high style to destinations including; London, Paris, Venice, Budapest, Prague, Istanbul, Vienna and Rome

Other trains in the Orient Stable:

Royal Scotsman Train
www.royalscotsman.com
Launched in 1985, the Royal Scotsman was revamped in 1990, and has grown to be a great favorite among luxury train travelers. Winner of the Queen's Award for Export, it is owned by the Orient Express Group but operated by The Great Scottish & Western Railway Company. Enjoy the beauty of Scotland from your elegantly appointed cabin or while sipping tea in one of the many carriages. The train runs from April to October.

British Pullman Train, United Kingdom
Runs day trips and dining in the United Kingdom. Travel in the 'Golden Age' of style in vintage carriages with top end service.

Northern Belle Train, United Kingdom
Operates in the United Kingdom; offering day, weekend and Grand Tours in beautifully appointed carriages with excellent food.

Eastern & Oriental Express Train, South East Asia
This train operates between Bangkok and Singapore. Travel through rainforests and see remote towns and villages.

PeruRail Train, Peru
If walking the Inca Trail is not for you, then take this scenic train to Machu Picchu. The train is reputedly one of the highest and one of the most scenic on Earth.

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Trans Siberian Express on the Golden Eagle Train
www.gwtravel.co.uk
The Trans Siberian Express is one of the most famous railway experiences in existence. Unveiled in 2007, by HRH Prince Michael of Kent, the Golden Eagle brings luxury to this famous journey. Enjoy en-suite sleeping cars, delicious food and wine, and a pianist while you sip your vodka

Other Trains operated through G&W Travel

The Shangri-La Express: Luxury train travel through China.
The Deccan Odyssey: Luxury train travel through India.
The Pride of Africa: Luxury train through Africa
The Canadian Empress: Luxury Train Travel through Canada.
P36 0032: Go to the website of G &W Travel to read the amazing story of this historic train that now makes occasional trips to and from Moscow and other occasional journeys.


Outfitters for train travel:

The Blue Train, www.bluetrain.co.za
The Copper Canyon Railway, www.coppercanyon.com
G&W Travel Limited, www.gwtravel.co.uk
Luxury Trains, www.luxury-trains.co.uk
Orient Express, www.orient-express.com