LUXURY & UNIQUE RAIL JOURNEYS OF THE WORLD

Step aboard one of these iconic trains and get ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Relive the golden age of train travel and experience the romance of a bygone era with a selection of the world’s most iconic and unique rail journeys.  

When you travel by rail, it’s all about the journey with the destination being the ‘icing on the cake’! Relax in lounge cars that exude old world charm. Savour dining experiences to rival those of world class restaurants. Be pampered by attentive hosts keen to share their local knowledge. Add awe-inspiring scenery and exotic destinations to the mix and you have all the ingredients for the journey of a lifetime.

Belmond Grand Hibernian ~ Taste of Ireland
3 Days / 2 Nights

Ireland has many a tale to tell. On this journey, take a fabled Irish jaunt crisscrossing acres of patchwork fields and craggy coastline, stopping in some of Ireland’s most storied cities. Explore the highlights of Northern Ireland’s endless emerald meadows, enjoy the buzz of Belfast, uncover the artisanal delights in the port city of Waterford and step back in time at The Titanic Experience.

Belmond Grand Hibernian is Ireland’s first ever luxury touring train. The richly upholstered dining cars offer an unforgettable onboard dining experience. Talented chefs conjure up culinary creations such as wonderful artisan cheeses, superb smoked fish and smooth Irish whiskies. The Observation Car, Kildare, is a perfect place to unwind and meet fellow travellers. By day, enjoy the glorious scenery through large picture windows, and by night, the car comes alive to the sound of local musicians or tales of Irish folklore. Lavishly furnished cabins mix modern luxury with traditional design and offer large windows, private en suite facilities, wardrobe, writing desk and chair.

The two night Taste of Ireland tour is a short yet ever so insightful experience. Setting out from the historic city of Dublin, whistle north along the coast to Belfast to see the sights during a Black Taxi tour, before uncovering the true legend at The Titanic Experience. The next morning, escape the city for the port of Waterford, renowned for its exquisite crystal.

INCLUDES
• 2 nights accommodation on board the Belmond Grand Hibernian
• All meals on board: full Irish breakfast, two-course lunch and four-course dinner including cheeseboard, coffee, tea and petits fours
• All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
• Traditional entertainment on board
• 24 hour steward service
• Visit to The Titanic Experience
• Exclusive guided tour of Curraghmore House
• Exclusive guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal

ITINERARY
Dublin – Belfast – Waterford – Dublin

2019 DEPARTURES
Every Friday from 19 April to 4 October

PRICE~
From $4,765*

*Terms and conditions apply. Prices are per person twin share, land only and subject to availability at time of booking. Valid for sale until sold out and for departures as specified. ~From price based on April 2019 departures. All savings and bonus nights (if applicable) are included in the advertised prices. Seasonal surcharges and black-out dates apply. Offers are only available for new bookings and prices are subject to change without notice due to change in fees, taxes, surcharges or currency fluctuations. Prices are correct as at June 2018. Further conditions apply, call your Bucket List Buddy team.

Belmond Royal Scotsman ~ Scotland’s Classic Splendours
5 Days / 4 Nights

Scotland is a land of many treasures. On this journey, discover the breathtaking Scottish Highlands as you travel through some of the country’s most spectacular scenery. Take in memorable sights including Kyle of Lochalsh, the Torridon Mountains and Glamis Castle, the Queen Mother’s childhood home. Tour Rothiemurchus Estate in the heart of Cairngorms National Park.

Travel aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman, one of the world’s most luxurious trains with its mahogany-clad cars and Edwardian elegance. The onboard chefs create gastronomical delights using the finest local ingredients. Admire the stunning scenery, either from inside the comfort of the Observation Car or from the open-air verandah. Retreat to your cabin, a welcome sanctuary with its rich décor, private en suite and plush beds with soft Scottish wools and tartans. Rejuvenate at one of Scotland’s most unique spas, the onboard Bamford Haybarn Spa.

Journey through the Scottish Highlands, viewing sweeping moors and gorges. Take a boat trip in picturesque Plockton to see wild seals. Alternatively, visit Eilean Donan Castle, one of the Scotland’s most iconic attractions. Tour Rothiemurchus Estate and explore the romantic Ballindalloch Castle. Disembark in Garve to visit the Glen Ord Distillery, one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland.

INCLUDES
• 4 nights accommodation on board the Belmond Royal Scotsman
• All meals on board: full Scottish breakfast, three-course lunch and four-course dinner including cheeseboard, coffee, tea and petits fours
• Selected alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages
• Traditional entertainment on board
• 24 hour steward service
• Choice between a seal-watching boat trip or a visit to Eilean Donan Castle
• Tour Glen Ord Distillery with a private tasting and nosing session
• Ballindalloch Castle with choice of: a private castle tour, 9 holes of golf or an exclusive look at Scotland’s only single estate distillery
• Visit to Rothiemurchus Estate with choice of: fishing, clay pigeon shooting or an estate tour
• Guided tour of Glamis Castle and Gardens

ITINERARY
Edinburgh – Kyle of Lochalsh – Boat of Garten – Rothiemurchus Estate – Edinburgh

2019 DEPARTURES
Selected Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from 11 April to 13 October

PRICE~
From $9,299*

*Terms and conditions apply. Prices are per person twin share, land only and subject to availability at time of booking. Valid for sale until sold out and for departures as specified. ~From price based on April 2019 departures. All savings and bonus nights (if applicable) are included in the advertised prices. Seasonal surcharges and black-out dates apply. Offers are only available for new bookings and prices are subject to change without notice due to change in fees, taxes, surcharges or currency fluctuations. Prices are correct as at June 2018. Further conditions apply, call your Bucket List Buddy team.

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express ~ Venice to Prague and Paris
5 Days / 4 Nights

Venice to Prague and Paris on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is an unforgettable luxury experience. On this journey, discover the romance of rail as you meander across the continent, stopping for two nights in historic Prague on route to Paris. Be immersed in a world of indulgence on this art deco train, enjoying regional cuisine, elegant surroundings and fine service.

You need only glimpse the gleaming carriages and be greeted by stewards in their distinctive uniform to know that the most memorable journey of your life has begun. The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express has long captured the hearts and imagination of glamorous guests. Three elegant dining carriages exude culinary sophistication, while the Bar Car ‘3674’ glows with a champagne sparkle and the resident pianist fills the air with sweet melodies. A steward in blue and gold livery waves with a white-gloved hand, welcoming you on board with a knowing smile. Settle in to your cabin or suite, adorned with art deco details and French-polished cherry wood, and sit back as you embark on this grand voyage. Three Grand Suites are named after the romantic cities to which the train travels and the interior designs reflect the spirit of each city.

Set off on this memorable journey, indulging in the mouth-watering regional cuisine, fine wines and exemplary service on board. Spend two nights in Prague, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, where the medieval streets of the Old Town and the Hradcany Castle are in pleasing contrast to the twentieth century buildings of Wenceslas Square.

INCLUDES
• 2 nights accommodation on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
• Welcome glass of sparkling wine
• All meals on board: continental breakfast, three-course lunch and four-course dinner including cheeseboard, coffee, tea and petits fours
• 24 hour steward service
• 2 nights accommodation at Grand Hotel Bohemia, Prague
• Full breakfast daily in Prague
• Time at leisure in Prague

ITINERARY
Venice – Prague – Paris

2019 DEPARTURES
15 May and 9 October

PRICES~
Twin Cabin from $7,309* per person^
Grand Suite from $20,899* per person

*Terms and conditions apply. Prices are per person twin share, land only and subject to availability at time of booking. Valid for sale until sold out and for departures as specified. ~From prices based on 15 May departure. ^Twin Cabins have upper and lower berths and shared facilities. All savings and bonus nights (if applicable) are included in the advertised prices. Seasonal surcharges and black-out dates apply. Offers are only available for new bookings and prices are subject to change without notice due to change in fees, taxes, surcharges or currency fluctuations. Prices are correct as at June 2018. Further conditions apply, call your Bucket List Buddy team.

Golden Eagle ~ Trans-Siberian Express
15 Days / 14 Nights

Russia has no shortage of historic cities and scenic countryside. On this journey, discover the architectural and historic treasures of Moscow, Kazan and Novosibirsk. Be amazed by the beauty and grandeur of Lake Baikal, the ‘Pearl of Siberia’, as your train winds its way along the cliff-hugging tracks above. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Aboard the luxurious Golden Eagle train, expect well-appointed en suite cabins, fine dining and elegant surroundings. First class service is a given, with a personal cabin attendant to look after your every need. Beautifully designed restaurant cars provide a wonderful venue to enjoy sumptuous meals, while the bar lounge car is the perfect location to relive the day’s adventures with fellow passengers over afternoon tea or a pre-dinner drink.

Undoubtedly the world’s greatest railway journey, the Trans-Siberian Railway runs like a steel ribbon across mysterious Russia, connecting east and west from Moscow over the Urals, across the magnificent and endless steppe and alongside the shore of the world’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Baikal. Travelling along this route is by far the best way to experience the vastness and grandeur of Russia’s rarely visited interior. The route also journeys into Mongolia and its capital Ulaan Baatar.

INCLUDES
• 1 night accommodation at Four Seasons Hotel, Moscow
• 12 nights accommodation on board the Golden Eagle
• All meals on board and off-train
• Selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages with meals
• 24 hour tea, coffee and mineral water
• Welcome dinner
• 24 hour steward service
• Guided off-train sightseeing including Freedom of Choice Touring options
• 1 night accommodation at Hotel Hyundai, Vladivostok
• Arrival and departure transfers
• All gratuities

ITINERARY
Moscow – Kazan – Yekaterinburg – Novosibirsk – Irkutsk – Lake Baikal – Ulan Ude – Ulaan Baatar – Vladivostok

2019 DEPARTURES
5 May, 18 May^
2 June, 15 June^
22 July
4 August^, 18 August, 31 August^

PRICES~
Silver Cabin from $23,439* per person
Gold Cabin from $28,409* per person

*Terms and conditions apply. Prices are per person twin share, land only and subject to availability at time of booking. Valid for sale until sold out and for departures as specified. ^Reverse itinerary. ~From prices based on May and June 2019 departures. All savings and bonus nights (if applicable) are included in the advertised prices. Seasonal surcharges and black-out dates apply. Offers are only available for new bookings and prices are subject to change without notice due to change in fees, taxes, surcharges or currency fluctuations. Prices are correct as at June 2018. Further conditions apply, call your Bucket List Buddy team.

Eastern & Oriental Express – A Belmond Train ~ Singapore to Bangkok
3 Days / 2 Nights

South East Asia offers a unique mix of history and culture set against a tropical backdrop. On this journey, see impressive hilltop temples, visit the infamous Bridge on the River Kwai and the informative Thai-Burma Railway Museum. Enjoy views of lush rice paddies, discover rural village life and explore the bustling cities of Singapore and Bangkok.

There’s a certain magic to an Eastern & Oriental Express journey. Combining adventure with total relaxation, you’ll step into a world of classic glamour as you travel through Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Handsome green and gold carriages conceal magnificent Cherrywood panelling, Thai silks and Malaysian embroidery. The Eastern & Oriental Express offers three grades of beautifully-appointed compartments: Pullman Cabins, State Cabins and Presidential Suites. Each cabin is fully air-conditioned with an en suite and features large picture windows. Two restaurant cars are lavishly decorated, tables are set with crisp white linen, distinctive European cutlery and crystal glassware, with service equal to the world’s finest restaurants. The Observation Car is one of the most popular carriages on board.

Raise a toast as you meander past lush jungle, ancient temples and quaint villages. Discover rural Malaysian life in Labu Kabong village near Kuala Kangsar. Enjoy a welcome ceremony, tour the rice paddies and sample the local produce. In Kanchanaburi, visit the Bridge on the River Kwai and the Thai-Burma Railway Museum for an insight into Thailand’s wartime history.

INCLUDES
• 2 nights accommodation on board the Eastern & Oriental Express
• All meals on board: continental breakfast, three-course lunch, afternoon tea and four-course dinner including coffee, tea and petit fours
• Selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
• 24 hour steward service
• Choice of excursion at local Malaysian village
• Guided cruise along the River Kwai and visit to the War Museum

ITINERARY
Singapore – Kuala Kangsar – Kanchanaburi – Bangkok

2019 DEPARTURES
Selected Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 17 January to 23 April and 12 September to 21 December
Selected Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2 January to 27 April and 17 September to 25 December^

PRICES~
Pullman Cabin from $3,765* per person#
State Cabin from $5,519* per person

*Terms and conditions apply. Prices are per person twin share, land only and subject to availability at time of booking. Valid for sale until sold out and for departures as specified. ^Reverse itinerary. ~From prices based on April 2019 departures. #Pullman Cabins have upper and lower berths. All savings and bonus nights (if applicable) are included in the advertised prices. Seasonal surcharges and black-out dates apply. Offers are only available for new bookings and prices are subject to change without notice due to change in fees, taxes, surcharges or currency fluctuations. Prices are correct as at June 2018. Further conditions apply, call your Bucket List Buddy team.

Rovos Rail ~ Cape Town Journey
3 Days / 2 Nights

South Africa offers a world within one country. On this journey, traverse the vast Great Karoo, step back in time in the tiny village of Matjiesfontein, and discover beautiful Cape Town with its blend of cosmopolitan city life and outdoor adventure. Marvel at the infinite variety of this awe-inspiring country, from rugged mountains and vast plains to bustling urban cities.

With discreet and friendly service, excellent cuisine and a selection of South Africa’s finest wines, Rovos Rail harks back to a simpler, more elegant era encompassing the timeless grace and high romance of African exploration. An enthusiastic team of chefs use fresh local ingredients and traditional dishes, such as game, are a specialty. All meals are served in one sitting in the charming Victorian atmosphere of the dining cars. The Observation Car with spacious open-air balcony, is positioned at the rear of the train. The epitome of luxury, three grades of suites feature handsome wood panelling, period Edwardian features and facilities of the highest standard.

On this 1,600 kilometre journey, travel the grasslands of the gold-rich Highveld to the haunting barrenness of the Great Karoo. Enjoy a tour of Kimberley, including the Diamond Mine Museum and the world’s largest man-made excavation, the Big Hole. Meander through the spectacular mountain ranges and scenic winelands of the Cape and visit the perfectly preserved Victorian village of Matjiesfontein. The journey ends in Cape Town, the Mother City of South Africa, cradled by the imposing bulk of Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head.

INCLUDES
• 2 nights accommodation on board Rovos Rail
• All meals on board: breakfast, four-course set menus for lunch and dinner
• Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages with meals on board
• 24 hour room service on board
• Tour of Kimberley’s Big Hole and Diamond Mine
• Tour to the historic village of Matjiesfontein
• Entrance fees

ITINERARY
Pretoria – Kimberley – Matjiesfontein – Cape Town

2019 DEPARTURES
Selected Wednesdays and Fridays from 2 January to 27 September
Selected Monday and Saturdays from 14 January to 30 September^

PRICES~
Pullman Suite from $2,309* per person
Deluxe Suite from $3,489* per person

*Terms and conditions apply. Prices are per person twin share, land only and subject to availability at time of booking. Valid for sale until sold out and for departures as specified. ^Reverse itinerary. ~From prices based on all 2019 departures. All savings and bonus nights (if applicable) are included in the advertised prices. Seasonal surcharges and black-out dates apply. Offers are only available for new bookings and prices are subject to change without notice due to change in fees, taxes, surcharges or currency fluctuations. Prices are correct as at June 2018. Further conditions apply, call your Bucket List Buddy team.

Rocky Mountaineer ~ Canadian Rockies Getaway Circle
9 Days / 8 Nights

The Canadian Rockies abound with breathtaking scenery from glacial lakes to jagged peaks. On this journey, travel to the most beautiful places including the picturesque mountain towns of Jasper, Banff and Lake Louise. See an array of wildlife and be inspired by the most glorious of views from the comfort of your seat. Mother Nature truly delivers in the Canadian Rockies.

Prepare to be moved on Rocky Mountaineer. This luxurious train travels by daylight with overnight stays in hotels so as not to miss a beat of the magnificent scenery unfolding out the picture windows. Throughout the journey, Rocky Mountaineer Hosts provide engaging storytelling and never fail to point out the sights along the way. Rocky Mountaineer provides two levels of service. SilverLeaf Service features a single-level dome coach with panoramic views through oversized windows. Enjoy delicious hot meals, including complimentary beverages, at your seat. With GoldLeaf Service, enjoy unparalleled panoramic views from the upper level of the bi-level dome coach. Gourmet meals are served in the dining room. In Vancouver and destinations in the Canadian Rockies, there is an option to upgrade your hotel accommodation for an even more luxurious experience.

On this circle journey that includes two Rocky Mountaineer routes, keep a lookout for a jaw-dropping range of wildlife, enjoy a visit to Yoho National Park and take a gondola ride with beautiful views of Banff and six mountain ranges. Other highlights include the Glacier Skywalk, an Ice Explorer ride and Vancouver Lookout.

INCLUDES
• 8 nights hotel accommodation
• 2 days on board Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Jasper
• Meals on board: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches
• Icefields Parkway coach tour with Ice Explorer from Jasper to Lake Louise
• Yoho National Park coach tour from Lake Louise to Banff
• Banff Tour including Banff Gondola
• 2 days on board Rocky Mountaineer from Banff to Vancouver
• National Park Pass
• Rail station transfers and luggage handling

ITINERARY
Vancouver – Kamloops – Jasper – Lake Louise – Banff – Kamloops – Vancouver

2019 DEPARTURES
Every Monday and Thursday from 15 April to 7 October

PRICES~
SilverLeaf Service from $6,385* per person
GoldLeaf Service from $8,835* per person

*Terms and conditions apply. Prices are per person twin share, land only and subject to availability at time of booking. Valid for sale until sold out and for departures as specified. ~From prices based on 2 May to 16 May 2019 departures. All savings and bonus nights (if applicable) are included in the advertised prices. Seasonal surcharges and black-out dates apply. Offers are only available for new bookings and prices are subject to change without notice due to change in fees, taxes, surcharges or currency fluctuations. Prices are correct as at June 2018. Further conditions apply, call your Bucket List Buddy team.