New Year, New Experiences: Must Do Trips by Rail
With the New Year well and truly underway, this is the perfect time to start putting those resolutions into practice and planning some trips to pastures new.
If you really want to experience something new this year, what better way to do it than by exploring the world by rail?
USA coast to coast
Thanks to the many Hollywood films that have taken the continental crossing as their theme, the journey from one side of America to the other has taken on an almost mythical status in the minds of many travellers.
There are a few different routes that you can take across this great country, beginning either on the East or the West Coast.
What’s for certain is that wherever you begin, you’re in for an unforgettable adventure.
Australia: The Ghan
Travelling almost 3,000km through the very heart of Australia you’ll find the The Ghan: an iconic route that takes passengers all the way from Darwin to Adelaide. Whether you travel the entire route or only join the train for a few stops, this trip is a must for all great rail journey enthusiasts.
The Trans-Siberian Railway
Stretching from Europe to Asia, through some of the most isolated and beautiful countryside in the world, the trans-Siberian railway is one of the most iconic rail tours on earth. Taking passengers from the stunning city of Moscow all the way to Beijing via Lake Baikal, Mongolia and the Gobi Desert, the trans-Siberian Railway is an epic journey that any adventurer will remember forever.
Berlin to Istanbul
The train journey from Berlin to Istanbul takes you through some of the greatest cities in Europe. Travelling though the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria, this is a journey which explores the many cultures of Europe.
The relaxed pace of the trip allows passengers to appreciate how the landscape and people change as they travel further south towards Asia with the arrival in the hustle and bustle of Istanbul – a world away from the calm order of Berlin.
With so many iconic trips available throughout the world, there’s no reason to stay at home this summer. So, if you haven’t already booked your seat, do it now and start looking forward to all of the new things you’re going to experience in 2014!