Luxury on the Rails in Europe and Beyond

September 21, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Chicago, Illinois — The thought of luxury rail calls to mind a bygone era of train travel where it wasn't so much about the destination, it was about the journey itself. The days of old can be relived once again-but with all of today's amenities- thanks to opulent rail journeys that transport travelers back in time.

"Luxury rail journeys incorporate all of the romantic elements of the golden age of train travel: refurbished vintage rail cars traveling legendary train routes, refined sleeping accommodations, sumptuous meals, and attentive cabin stewards" commented Todd Powell, president of Vacations By Rail.

Vacations By Rail offers luxury rail journeys aboard four of Europe's famed trains including the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express making the 6,000-mile journey from European Russia to the Russian Far East and Mongolia, the Venice Simplon-Orient Express linking London and Venice with amazing cities in western and central Europe, the Royal Scotsman traversing the Scottish Highlands, and the Danube Express traveling to the best of Central Europe. Each train offers several attractive itineraries and includes private sleeping cabins, gourmet meals, select beverages, and unique sightseeing. Two to 16 day luxury rail journeys in Europe start at $3,720 land-only, per person based on double occupancy.

The lap of luxury extends outside of Europe. Vacations By Rail offers enticing luxury vacations aboard Canada's Royal Canadian Pacific, Africa's Blue Train, the China Orient Express and the Shangri-La Express through China, and India's Deccan Odyssey.

For a complete list of Vacations By Rail's luxury rail vacations and full itineraries and inclusions for each, visit To book your luxury rail vacation, call 1-877-929-7245 to speak with a luxury rail specialist.

About Vacations by Rail:
Vacations By Rail is the leading seller of rail travel and tours in North America and the trusted authority on rail vacations. Travelers can choose from the largest selection of independent rail vacations, escorted rail tours, and luxury rail journeys around the world. Vacations By Rail also provides virtually every European rail pass and ticket to meet customers European travel needs. For more information on Vacations By Rail and the company's products, visit or call 1-877-929-7245.