Train & rail tours
Journey through some of the most spectacular scenery the world has to offer with our selection of memorable rail tours. We cover all of the great rail tours, from Japan’s futuristic Bullet train that travels at 300km an hour through a magical world of contrasts to the more leisurely old world romance of a Golden Pass tour between Lucerne and Monteux, enjoying stunning panoramic views of the scenic beauty that inspired Byron and Rousseau.
The Rocky Mountaineer is another one of the world’s great rail tours. This famous daylight train trip winds past the towering, snow-capped peaks, raging rivers and spectacular forests of the Rockies; home to elk, black bears and coyotes.
Often likened to a 5-star hotel on wheels, our Blue Train tours are the ultimate luxury rail experience. On South Africa’s answer to the Orient Express, you will be waited on hand and foot as the Blue Train traverses the 1,600km route between Pretoria and Cape Town, passing breathtaking countryside.
And then there is North America; the Ocean Train crosses the unspoiled wilderness of New Brunswick, with its gentle green valleys and colourful fishing villages, whilst the City of New Orleans train runs between Chicago and New Orleans- taking a delightfully nostalgic ride through America’s musical heritage. Our California rail tours travel through lush wine country and redwood-forested mountains.
We have the classic scenic rail tours that Europe is famous for; the Golden Pass, the Bernina Express and the Gornergrat Bahn with its winding ascent from the picturesque resort of Zermattto the mighty Gornergrat glacier.
India offers an opportunity to ride in the picturesque wooden carriages of the Ooty Toy Train through the breathtaking Nilgiri Mountains to the tranquil hill station of Ooty, a green oasis away from the summer heat. Take one of our rail tours throughTunisia’s dramatic desert landscapes and towering walls of red rock on the legendary Red Lizard train, built in the late 19th century, to transport phosphate deposits.
Trains of the World
- Alaska Railroad
- City Of New Orleans Train
- Ocean Train
- Prince Rupert Train
- Rocky Mountaineer
- The Canadian
Our partners are the leading names in train holidays. The Rocky Mountaineer has been voted one of the best train journeys in the world and is repeatedly awarded luxury travel accolades.
VIA Rail’s flagship train, the Canadian takes 4 days to travel between Toronto and the Rockies, unveiling the full breadth and beauty of this awesome country on a classic trans-Canada journey. VIA Rail also operate the Jasper-Prince Rupert train taking in some of Canada’s most spectacular natural wonders on the journey from the beautiful Pacific coast at Prince Rupert to the forestry capital of British Columbia - Prince George.
Opening up a world of grace, elegance and romance, Blue Train tours are famed for exquisite cuisine, with fine meals freshly prepared on board by top chefs, accompanied by South Africa’s finest wines. Passengers are waited on throughout the journey. As you recline in your fabulously opulent suite, the beautiful, ever-changing South African landscape unfolds before you.
Our European partners are specialist in rail holidays and offer a combination of panoramic scenery and equally spectacular service. The Glacier Express is arguably the most famous railway in the world with its breathtaking bridges and tunnels and glamorous resorts. The arguably equally famous Bernina Express Train traverses the Swiss Alps from North to South, winding past wild gorges and icy glaciers, snow-capped mountains, rugged waterfalls and picture-perfect Swiss chalets in unspoilt villages.
Wine lovers can enjoy a leisurely, luxurious journey through verdant wine country aboard the sleek Napa Valley wine train - enjoying a fabulous regional lunch in an antique railcar.
Why choose an Archers rail tour
- Greatest classic rail journeys around the world
- Customer charter ensures best value
- Our expertise in holiday planning
- All key destinations covered
Why book with us?
- Free private chauffeur driven home pick up service on all our Start in Style holidays
- 4 star airport hotel with 14 nights FREE parking worth over £100 - only £29
- No single room supplements on selected holidays