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"Over the top" luxury train trip:
Pride of Africa
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.

More travelers are finding out what avid train buffs already know. Trains are cheaper, more comfortable and simply less hassle.

Oh, and one more thing. You guessed it - vacation and holiday goers always get to see more on a train.

So, if you've sworn off train travel as slow and old-fashioned, take another look...

While 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.

Wherever you go by train you're sure to find travel services designed to meet the needs of business travelers, families, and seniors as well as bargain discount options for students.

On 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 ...

also see -> USA Cross Country Train Travel | The Train From Paris to Epernay


More information about train travel around the Web:

Amtrak - 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.

VIA Rail Canada / Travel, vacations and train tours - Special offers for business travel, family vacations, senior and student discounts, with the complete nationwide train schedule and online ticket purchase.

BritRail - Check out complete guides to discount train passes for select UK cities and tourist attractions, related combination tours and boat excursions.

UK National Rail Enquiries - Find interactive times & schedules, train station & destination maps, special offers.

EuRail - Offering single or multi-country discount rail passes with related guides to scenic routes, luxury hotel overnight trains, travel checklists and planning guides.

Deutsche 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.

Rail 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.

Society of International Rail Travelers - Discover a world of information on the best railway journeys on the planet including an annual list of the Top 25 in the US, Europe, Africa and Asia.

More train travel guides, tips and advice around the Web:

Travel and Trains and Other Things

Eurail Passes Explained

Italy by Train

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