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A Holiday on the Rails

Today, the legendary Flying Scotsman departed from London Kings' Cross to York on its first journey since 1963. Set to go on display at the National Railway Museum, the engine is heading up the scenic East Coast mainline after a £4.2m restoration effort which took over ten years. With this legendary locomotive rolling back the years and drawing huge crowds, we decided to showcase some of the best rail journeys to experience for yourself!

Gems of India

Climb aboard the illustrious Maharaja Express and discover the Gems of India on an enlightening 4 day tour through the country's gorgeous landscapes and inspirational wonders. Starting and ending in bustling Delhi, you'll travel in uncompromising luxury throughout with attentive service, sumptuous meals and breathtaking views.

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Your trip will take you through an intoxicating mix of sights and sounds which will leave India in your heart and memories aplenty in your mind. Depart Delhi and arrive in Agra the following morning for an early visit to the mesmerising Taj Mahal, followed by a regal champagne breakfast. After an afternoon of leisure (with the choice of shopping, spa treatments and more exploration), climb back aboard to head towards Jaipur.

Enjoy breakfast on board before an exciting safari into Rathambore National Park, where you'll see the majestic tigers, before a spot of lunch and heading back towards the Pink City of Jaipur. In this dramatic, colourful city you'll visit the Amber Fort, before immersing yourself in the unique local culture, wandering the inviting streets before heading back towards Delhi. Spend a final day acquainting yourself with this magical place, as you reminisce over this short, yet imposing journey through the Gems of India.

Copper Canyon 

Discover the rugged wilderness of Chihuahua, Mexico's largest state, and fall in love with the hypnotic beauty of the Barranca del Cobre - the Copper Canyon. Impressive and beautiful in equal measure, this vast system of interlocking gorges, canyons and wilderness boasts remarkable views and inspires exploration in those who visit. 

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Embark on this 6 day trip from Chihuahua station, from which you'll move onto Divisadero for a rewarding 2 night stay where nature is given a homely feels. Choose to rest and relax here, or venture out on a selection of tours to see yet more of the sublime surrounds. A complimentary walking tour to the Tarahuamara Caves is well worth your time, without being too physically demanding.

Hop back aboard the train and pass more glorious nature in the form of eye-catching streams and rock formations, getting a better appreciation for the sheer magnitude of the canyons as you do. Arrive in Bahuichivo where you'll find yourself surrounded by apple orchards and vineyards, before heading to Cerro del Gallego Urique Outlook, where you'll get the finest canyon views yet . From 7,500 feet, look into the depths of the canyon before you enjoy the rustic charm of your town house in El Fuerte - home to the famous "El Zorro". Take in the dramatic views around you for a final time before departing for Los Mochis airport to head home. 

NZ Rail Cruise & Coach

Prepare to be amazed by this fully-escorted 19-day tour of New Zealand, giving you a comprehensive look at the spectacular landscapes that have made this country famous. Take in picture-perfect views on some of the world's most spectacular train journeys as you travel through verdant nature in pure comfort. 
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Arrive in Auckland and travel to the remarkable Bay of Islands for unforgettable sights, including the chance of catching a glimpse of bottlenose dolphins., before moving on towards the equally beautiful Rotorua. Take a trip back in time here as you board the beautifully restored Glenbrook Vintage Railway and marvel in this steam train as it takes you through vast countryside and onto the Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park in Rotorua. 

Move on to thrive in the culture of the capital, Wellington, before you tour the wonderful city of Christchurch for a few days. Then it's on to Queenstown for some superb local cuisine and the impossibly beautiful Milford Sound, which you'll tour via overnight cruise taking in rainforest, waterfalls, mountains and wildlife (including seals, dolphins and penguins!). Finish with scenery only accessible by rail at Dunedin before you close off this epic rail adventure in Christchurch.
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