Looking for a travel experience in 2019 that's a little bit different? Rail Plus has announced their top five Great Train Journeys for next year, including itineraries in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and South America.
Perfect for those wanting to discover adventure hotspot New Zealand, the five-hour Coastal Pacific is back after closing for two years due to earthquake damages. A daily service running until April 28 between Christchurch and Picton, the exciting journey travels through Kaikoura and takes in amazing views.
Ready to explore vibrant South America? The Tren Crucero travels between the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Quito and Guayaquil and is now available for booking. Highlights on the four-day trip include the wild Pacific Coast, the daring Devil's Nose Pass and the sensational Avenue of Volcanoes in the Ecuadorian Andes.
If the UK and Europe are high on your bucket-list, you won't be disappointed. Running between April and October, the Ulitmate Great Train tour of Switzerland includes travel on the Glacier Express, the Bernina Express, the Gotthard Panormanic Express, the GoldenPass line and an excursion to Jungfraujoch, Top of Europe. Or, hop aboard the Belmond British Pullman for a themed day journey. Options include The Golden Age of Travel, Murder Mystery, Historic Bath and Valentine's Day Lunch.
Looking for something a little closer to home? The Great Southern will run December 6, 2019 to January 21, 2020 between Adelaide and Brisbane. Expect trips to the Grampians and Canberra, plus a romantic beachside dining experience on the three-day trip. Our advice? Go all-out and do the return four-day journey between Brisbane and Adelaide and visit the iconic Hunter region and the Twelve Apostles.
To find out more about Rail Plus's Great Train Journeys or to make a booking, visit the travel group's website here.