Get Inspired / South America / Europe / Australasia / Asia / Peru / New Zealand / Australia See the World by Train Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / South America / Europe / Australasia / Asia / Peru / New Zealand / Australia See the World by Train story by: Mike Williams It’s certainly not the fastest way to travel, but seeing the world via an ambling yet epic train journey hits the right romantic notes and often appears high on the bucket list of many world travellers. On such a journey you’ve got nothing but time to sit back and soak in the best views a country can throw at you, whether it’s dramatic mountains, pristine lakes, endless desert, majestic glaciers, or even iconic landmarks. Of course, although not dealing with traffic is a benefit of train travel, we’re not talking about some ramshackle, standing-room-only commuter rail here, but enjoying big windows, old-fashioned service, and gourmet cuisine. Rail journeys are particularly popular for people visiting continental Europe, where there are some amazing rail journeys available. While there are faster ways to get from A to B, some of these Europe trains can be pretty quick. Taking the train through Europe can really enhance the enjoyment and comfort of seeing some of the amazing and historic sights that Europe has to offer. For those with a sweet tooth, then the delicious-sounding Chocolate Train goes from Montreux to Broc, Switzerland with a quick trip to the Cailler-Nestlé chocolate factory. In the mood for some luxury? Try the Francisco de Goya, from Paris to Madrid complete with three course dinners and beautiful scenery, or the lavish Transylvanian Odyssey from London to Istanbul, Turkey. If time isn’t a factor, then check out the epic 19 day Trans-Siberian Railway from Moscow to Vladivostok, Russia. For the truly exotic, don’t miss the Hiram Bingham in Peru, which takes in the Machu Picchu, "City of the Incas." For something a little closer to home, you could also consider the Southern Spirit or Indian Pacific in Australia. Unfortunately, Kiwis can no longer do the ‘Taumarunui (On The Main Trunk Line)’, but New Zealanders can proudly embark on the TranzAlpine, Coastal Pacific, and the Northern Explorer – all magnificent train journeys in our own backyard. Click here for HOT UK & Europe holiday deals or click here for cheap UK & Europe flights. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist 3 Action-Packed Adventures in the Andes Read more Add or remove from Wishlist 9 things you need to know before you cruise Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.