"Over the top" luxury train trip: Pride of Africa A combination cruise ship and five-
star hotel, Rovos Rail's "Pride of
Africa" features a month-long trip
from Cairo to Cape Town for an
average price tag of $50,000.
travelers are finding out what avid train buffs already know.
Trains are cheaper, more comfortable and simply less hassle.
and one more thing. You guessed it - vacation and holiday goers
always get to see more on a train.
if you've sworn off train travel as slow and old-fashioned, take
Europe has always offered far and away better train service than
the U.S., today's sleeker and faster trains are coming up to speed
and with a host of different tour packages ranging from
short weekend hops, to cross-country trips, to world-class
luxury train excursions.
you go by train you're sure to find travel services designed to
meet the needs of business
as well as bargain discount options for students.
the Web, check out what's coming around the bend in the U.S., Europe and worldwide, including train/hotel/car tours, romantic getaways, special trips just for kids, plus lots more expert train travel tips and tricks to modern rail travel ...
More information about train travel around the Web:
- Travel Deals
- The official U.S. site offering the latest weekend getaways,
regional tour packages, special passes and discount programs.
Also surf around for their regular daily and weekend schedules,
nationwide hubs and train times, ticket purchase.
- Offering single or multi-country discount rail passes with related
guides to scenic routes, luxury hotel overnight trains, travel
checklists and planning guides.
Bahn - With a worldwide reputation for on-time performance, Germany's official rail site also offers a sweeping look at train
deals and fares throughout Germany, as well as Europe and the
UK with online ticket purchase, car and hotel bookings.
Australia - Here's a fun, informative and official guide to Australian
train travel with information on major rail lines nationwide,
destinations and related attractions, with more on discount passes,
special tours, online ticket purchase.