Joy rides: great railways of the world
At Titan we’re constantly thrilled by the great railway journeys of the world. Landscapes unfolding before you like a live-action guide book. Sunrises over mountains and sunsets over the sea, all in a day. The thrill of waking up somewhere completely new. And the romance of travelling as people did centuries ago. We offer lots of these amazing train rides, some as the focus on your holiday, others as a memorable couple of days within a longer tour itinerary. Here are just a few of our favourites…
If you’ve ever thought that the age of budget airlines and bargain holidays put an end to elegant, unhurried travel, a trip on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express might just change your mind. The sumptuous art deco interior is like a film set, with exquisite features like Lalique glass inlays and polished cherry-wood panelling. And as you make your way to your luxurious cabin, it’s easy to imagine yourself as a character in a 1930s romance.
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Enjoy the classic Orient Express London-Venice journey before spending three fantastic days exploring La Serenissima, or enjoy it as part of a longer holiday exploring Tuscany. You could even take a less-travelled route to Berlin for a few days of history and sightseeing.
The Rocky Mountaineer offers a unique way to see some of North America’s most epic landscapes. This fully glass-domed train is one giant viewing platform that snakes its way through Western Canada, taking in everything from the vibrancy of Pacific Coast Vancouver to the unspoilt beauty of the Canadian Rockies.
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We offer nine different tours that include journeys on the Rocky Mountaineer, so there’s sure to be an itinerary that takes your fancy.
Glacier Express and Bernina Express
Think of an express train ride. An image that probably doesn’t spring immediately to mind is a gentle journey through snow-covered peaks and glacial valleys. So, the Bernina Express and Glacier Express are a revelation. Winding their way through the magnificent Swiss Alps, they offer panorama after panorama and are both an absolute joy to travel on.
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Our Switzerland’s Spectacular Rail Journeys tour includes trips on both of these unique railways.
For more rail holiday inspiration, order your complimentary copy of Titan’s Iconic Rail Journeys brochure.
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