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Explore the Globe in 80 Days: The American Traveler’s Ultimate Train Journey

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Embark on a grand 80-day journey spanning four continents and 10 countries, starting in Vancouver on August 28, 2024. This unique train voyage, offered by Railbookers, combines luxury with the romance of overland travel. From the Canadian Rockies to European capitals, the jungles of India, and the wildlife of South Africa, experience diverse landscapes and cultures aboard the world’s most iconic trains. With prices starting at $113,599 per person, this trip promises unparalleled exploration and adventure in utmost style.

Travel in Style

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Trains have always been one of the most luxurious and relaxing ways to travel, and now you can see the world from the comfort of 8 of the most iconic and exclusive trains available.

A Unique Journey

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Departing in August 2024, the offer comes from Railbookers. Railbookers also offers European, North American, African, Asian, and Australian trips. However, this special trip covers 4 continents in one unique itinerary.

A First in Train Travel

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Announced in 2023, this trip is the most extensive train journey available. The first trip will depart from Vancouver on 28 August 2024, so there’s still time to get your ticker.

A Golden Ticket

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Prices for this incredible experience start at $113,599 per person. Considering the level of luxury and the ground covered, this is quite the deal!

No Quick Trip

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An epic 80-day holiday is plenty of time to relax, enjoy the stunning views, and take in several sights along the way. With days included for excursions and nights in some of the bigger cities, you’ll acclimate to the luxury train way of life.

All Aboard

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After boarding in Vancouver, you’ll spend time on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer, taking in breathtaking views of the Rockies and seeing some of Canada’s most incredible terrain.

Next Stop, Europe!

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On Day 8, you’ll arrive in Calgary and catch an overnight flight to Madrid, where your journey continues after two days of enjoying this European capital. After Spain, Italy, and Eastern Europe, with several nights on board to enjoy all the train offers.

Onwards and Southwards

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After working through Serbia, Albania, and Turkey, it’s time to go South! First, a flight to Johannesburg, then on to Hoedspruit and the Kruger National Park to see the incredible wildlife and stunning sunsets of South Africa.


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Day 52 is a flight from Cape Town to Mumbai to start the Asian leg of your trip. After several days of seeing parts of northern India, you’re in for a treat as Day 60, and The Maharajas’ Express take you to the legendary Taj Mahal.

Southeast Asia and More

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Stops in Singapore and Malaysia offer days of stunning views and a chance to experience the vibrant local cultures before flying to Rome. Finally, you’ll stop in Paris on your way to London, and then on to Edinburgh, where you’ll end this epic journey.

A Sight for Sore Eyes

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It’s more than just the Rockies and Taj Mahal to note on this trip. Even day 1 is incredible, starting with a seaplane over Vancouver to see the beautiful coastline.

Memories to Treasure

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Whether it’s dancing horses in Spain, St Mark’s Basilica in Venice, safari in Africa, or the balloon ride over Turkey, there’s no doubt you’ll have some fantastic memories to look back on.

A Taste of Adventure

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Wine tasting in South Africa, temples in India, and rainforests in Malaysia – with both organized adventures and free time, there’s a chance to see the best each stop has to offer.

A Customizable Trip

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For those looking for a shorter but equally luxurious trip, railbookers offer the chance to take segments of the trip. The trip is divided into seven legs, each of which can be booked separately.

Further Afield.

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This epic trip visits 4 continents, but there are, of course, 7. Train tours around Australia and South America are also available, while Antarctica has yet to be conquered by rail!

Luxury Trains

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In addition to those already mentioned, the trip includes travel to Al Andalus in Spain, the Golden Eagle Danube Express, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, and a day trip to the British Pullman. These are a variety of experiences, but all are guaranteed to bring luxury and enjoyment.

A Train to Remember

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The Eastern and Oriental Express, operating in Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand, is perhaps erroneously named. This luxurious slow train represents a golden era of train travel – comfort, white linen tablecloths, and fine dining.

An Iconic Trip

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Of course, this incredible trip includes a stretch on the remarkable Orient Express. A combination of glamour, history, and style, this train is famous for a reason.

A Literary Great

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This train isn’t just famous for its route and sophistication; it is also partly renowned thanks to Agatha Christie’s Poirot. That his exacting standards were met on board is certainly a good sign!

An Experienced Provider

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Railbookers have many years of experience in their industry. They are part of Railbookers Group, which offers travel to 52 countries and 729 cities across their three brands.

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The post Explore the Globe in 80 Days: The American Traveler’s Ultimate Train Journey was republished on Passing Thru with permission from The Green Voyage.

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