By rail

Take to the rails and experience the best holiday by train

From the romance of steam to cutting-edge high speed trains, it’s all aboard for a taste of life on track. If you’d like a break that doesn’t involve getting behind the wheel, a holiday by train could be perfect. With so many options to choose from around the world, rail enthusiasts are spoilt for choice…

A legendary experience – the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Let this star of screen and page transport you to an elegant bygone era as you travel from London to Venice. The  beautifully restored carriages date from the 1920s and, dressed for a sumptuous dinner in one of the opulent dining cars, you may feel like you’re starring in your very own movie classic!

Enjoy Canada’s magnificent scenery from the Rocky Mountaineer

An irresistible combination of breathtaking landscapes, comfort and hospitality make a journey aboard the Rocky Mountaineer one you’ll never forget. Enjoy amazing views from your roomy, reclining seat as you wind your way on one of five routes through the awesome Canadian Rockies.

Admire the snowy peaks of Switzerland

Experience the beauty of Switzerland in just one day. Your journey on the Swiss Glacier Express begins at the foot of the Matterhorn in Zermatt and continues through the mountains, valleys, craggy cliffs and pretty villages before ending in Davos or St Moritz around seven hours later. And with trains running all year round, all you have to do is choose when you’ll visit – will it be the spectacular snowscapes of winter or the lush Alpine meadows of summer?

Discover India’s palaces and forts – and go tiger spotting!

A trip on the Palace on Wheels is a unique experience, a hotel train that recreates the elaborate royal carriages used by rulers of Rajputana and Gujarat, but with mod cons like en suite bathrooms and even a spa carriage! Journeys start in Delhi and excursions include the forts and palaces of Jaipur, tiger spotting in Ranthambore National Park, visiting the lake city of Udaipur and the Taj Mahal at Agra.

Not just for students

Don’t forget the freedom of exploring 30 European countries with an Interrail pass There’s plenty of flexibility, with passes valid from five days up to a month and, if you’re 60 or over, there’s a 10% discount. You could venture as far as Norway, Portugal and Turkey, so pack that rucksack and get going!

Wherever the tracks take you, if you’re 50 or over, Saga Travel Insurance could provide you with all the cover you need for your holiday by train – including medical expenses, lost luggage and even cancellation. So all you have to worry  about is settling back in your chair and enjoying the ride.


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