Luxury Rail Adventures: New Routes and Special Offers

Luxury Rail Adventures: New Routes and Special Offers

Epic luxury rail adventures begin and end in comfort and stellar service, combining nostalgic Old World rail travel with modern amenities, abundant food and wine, and onboard entertainment – all while easily and efficiently covering thousands of miles and transiting multiple time zones.

Each luxury train departure is all-inclusive, first-class, and first-rate in comfort and ease, from beginning to end. And for a limited time, we have a variety of  special offers on each departure:

  • NEW Rail Journey! Cross the Arctic Circle, celebrating New Year’s Eve with champagne and caviar while pursuing the Northern Lights.
  • NEW Rail Journey! The Heart of Persia rides a ring around Iran discovering UNESCO sites that travelers rarely see.
  • Travel between cultured Budapest and hospitable Iran via the Jewels of Persia, stopping in a total of five countries along the way.
  • The Caspian Odyssey explores six South Caucasus and Central Asia countries on both sides of the Caspian Sea.
  • Ride the rails between two of the world’s greatest capitals, Beijing and Moscow, via the Silk Route by Private Train.
  • The Trans-Siberian Railway is a legendary way to travel across Russia and beyond.

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NEW! Arctic Explorer by Private Train

Join a band of rail voyagers on this brand new rail journey offering, Arctic Explorer by Private Train. Venture above the Arctic Circle on a winter hunt for the spectacular Northern Lights in the warmth and comfort of a private train. Head north from frosty St. Petersburg, Russia and cross the Arctic Circle near the Norwegian town of Kirkenes, squarely within the Aurora Borealis Zone.

During this Arctic Explorer rail journey aboard the luxury Golden Eagle private train:

  • Visit the cool Snow Hotel, built of snow and furnished with ice sculptures.
  • Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style, complete with champagne and caviar.
  • Stop in the ice-free Arctic port of Murmansk, the Golden Ring towns of Vladimir and Suzdal, and end in magnificent Moscow.
  • Visit four fabulous UNESCO sites along the way.
Special Offers:
  • Firm up your Arctic Circle travel plans before November 30, 2014 and we can throw in a free excursion in Kirkenes, Norway, worth up to $250 (more details).
  • Save up to $110 per person on scheduled group tours when you sign up for more than one tour before December 31, 2014 (more details).
  • Traveling solo but willing to share? Save big when you travel in Silver or Gold Class.

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NEW! Heart of Persia by Private Train

The 12-day Heart of Persia by Private Train rail journey rolls into the heart of Iran, once called Persia.

Once the seat of the mighty Persian Empire, today’s Iran is a complex place of blazing beauty with mosques, minarets and madrassahs set against brilliant blue skies. With a culture that prizes hospitality above all, the people of Iran pride themselves on being friendly and warm to all travelers.

  • Stroll the ruins of Persepolis, the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid kings.
  • Wander Isfahan’s immense Imam Square, softened with fountains and leafy trees.
  • See first-hand the restoration of historic Bam, which suffered a devastating earthquake in 2003.
  • Breathe in the intoxicating smells and sounds of Tehran’s bustling bazaars.
Special Offer:
  • Save up to $110 per person on scheduled group tours when you sign up for more than one tour before December 31, 2014 (more details).

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Jewels of Persia by Private Train

Traveling between modern European cities and ancient Persian ruinsJewels of Persia by Private Train is a five-country, 15-day adventure exploring the diverse cultures and history of Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey and Iran. Visit eight UNESCO sites on this variegated route which runs westbound from Tehran to Budapest and eastbound, in reverse.

  • Watch a spectacular Hungarian horse show, in a land known for its equestrian brilliance.
  • Wander among the volcanic-rock-formed fairy chimneys of Turkey’s Cappadocia, a UNESCO-listed site.
  • Admire Isfahan’s UNESCO-listed Friday Mosque, with an interior that encompasses over 111 years of Islamic architectural styles.
  • View the Fire Temple in Yazd, Iran, believed to be burning for more than 1,500 years.
Special Offers:
  • Save up to $110 per person on scheduled group tours when you sign up for more than one tour before December 31, 2014 (more details).

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Caspian Odyssey by Private Train

The Caspian Odyssey by Private Train travels through the South Caucasus and across the Caspian Sea to Central Asia. Explore the fascinating ancient and modern cultures of six countries on this 16-day private rail journey through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

  • Stand at the Temple of Garni, perhaps hearing ancient Armenian songs echoing off its sacred walls.
  • Roll through the Kara Kum Desert, home to wandering camel herds.
  • Survey Samarkand with its iconic tiled Registan Square, the heart of Uzbekistan.
  • Try counting the number of marble buildings in Turkmenistan’s capital, Ashgabat – a Guinness world record.
Special Offers:
  • Save up to $110 per person on scheduled group tours when you sign up for more than one tour before December 31, 2014 (more details).
  • Traveling solo but willing to share? Save big when you travel in Silver or Gold Class.
  • Save 50% off  the single supplement for those traveling in Silver or Gold classes on the Caspian Odyssey rail journey (not combinable with other offers).

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Silk Road by Private Train

This Silk Route by Private Train adventure begins or ends in two of the world’s greatest capitals, Beijing and Moscow, with the treasures of Central Asia in between. Where camels once trudged, this private train now glides along the fabled Silk Road both eastbound and westbound, allowing you to:

  • Stand in vast Tiananmen Square during a tour of Beijing.
  • Inspect some of the 8,000 Terra Cotta Warriors in Xi’an, for more than 2,000 years guarding the grave of China’s first emperor.
  • Mingle with locals drinking tea near the cooling pool of Bukhara’s Lyabi-Hauz Plaza.
Special Offers:
  • Save up to $110 per person on scheduled group tours when you sign up for more than one tour before December 31, 2014 (more details).
  • Traveling solo but willing to share? Save big when you travel in Silver or Gold Class.
  • Save 50% off  the single supplement for those traveling in Silver or Gold classes on the Silk Route by Private Train rail journey (not combinable with other offers).

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Trans-Siberian Railway

For many, riding the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway into the heart of Siberia is on the short list of their travel dreams. There’s no better way to see Siberia – in any season – than in first-class style aboard the Golden Eagle luxury private train. There are three routes to travel in spacious comfort with Siberian, Russian and European food and drinks in abundance, camaraderie to spare and unfolding landscapes beyond measure:

  • Trans-Siberian Classic Route, Between Moscow and Vladivostok (eastbound / westbound)
  • Trans-Siberian Mongolian Route with Naadam Festival, Between Moscow and Ulaanbaatar (eastbound / westbound)
  • Trans-Siberian Winter Wonder Land Route, Between Moscow and Vladivostok (eastbound / westbound)
Special Offers:
  • Save up to $110 per person on scheduled group tours when you sign up for more than one tour before December 31, 2014 (more details).
  • Traveling solo but willing to share? Save big when you travel in Silver or Gold Class.
  • Save 50% off  the single supplement for those traveling in Silver or Gold classes on select Golden Eagle rail journey departures (not combinable with other offers).

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PUBLISHED: November 6, 2014

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