Holidays by train

If you are need of some holiday inspiration now the season has come to a close, have you ever considered a holiday on a train? Take a look at our top luxury train experiences.

The puffs of old steam trains, the ancient engineering, the whistle of the station master… and watching the countryside, towns and cities roll by the window is certainly a pleasurable pastime but there is more to trains than just the means to get from A to B. Railways cross some of the world’s most beautiful and dramatic landscapes, from the frozen Russian Steppes to the romance of Venice and the dramatic Ecuadorian Andes; taking a luxurious train journey through any of these beautiful places will certainly be unforgettable.
A luxury train holiday is about far more than the train. Of course they are all majestic feats of human engineering (although no longer steam driven), but what sets them apart is the service and style offered on board. Attentive staff, luxury accommodation, delicious food and wine – what more could one want?
Well, for travellers, beautiful scenery and history in motion should be top of the list. Here are some top train trips to give you inspiration:
The Belmond British Pullman 
Sister to the Venice Simplon Orient Express, this train recreates the golden age of travel all over Britain, taking in great cities such as Bath, Cambridge and Canterbury and taking travellers to events such as Goodwood or The Grand National.
The Al Andalus
This train operates throughout Spain, taking in romantic Andalucía and visiting cities such as Seville, Cordoba and Granada and the less-visited Extremadura journey between Seville and Madrid.
The Eastern and Oriental Express
This train takes you across Southeast Asia in sophisticated style, taking in Bangkok,
Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and more.
The Rocky Mountaineer
As its name suggests, this train takes you through the majestic Canadian Rockies and you can even retrace the steps of 19th century explorers.
Extract from full article originally published in AGA Living magazine.