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If you are ready to start planning you next holiday, our 'Book with Confidence' pledge has been created to give you peace of mind. For new bookings made before 30 June 2021, we will not charge if you need to move your holiday dates or change to a new destination due to Covid-19, up to 60 days prior to travel. You can move your holiday to any time up to 31 December 2022 or 12 months from your departure date, whichever is later*. If you are unsure of your future travel plans when you need to make this change, we will provide you with a 100% travel credit note.
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We may need to adjust the cost of your trip to reflect any seasonal differences. Sometimes non-refundable deposits are required by local suppliers, which would be specified prior to booking. If you are unable to travel, we would secure a credit note for future travel from these suppliers, but you would not get a cash refund for these items. Flights that have already been issues will be subject to the rules of your airline & therefore may not be refundable or changeable. All other terms and conditions remain as standard.
 
If you are looking to travel closer to home, our sister company Auriel Holidays – offers a wide range of tailor made holidays in the UK, Europe & worldwide.

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Claire Farley, Managing Director
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Luxury Train Journeys South Africa India America Rovos Rail Holidays Blue Train

Luxury Train Journeys: South Africa + India + Latin America (Rovos Rail holidays, Blue Train & more)

Africa, India & Latin America
 
Sometimes there is nothing better than leaving the modern world behind and taking a step  back in time to a bygone era, when the very best way to see a new destination was through the window of a luxurious railway carriage.
 
Our wide range of luxury train journeys in South Africa, India & Latin America including Rovos Rail holidays, the Blue Train, Shongololo, Maharaja's Express, Belmond & more.
 
South Africa
 
The famous Rovos Rail & Blue Train in South Africa both retain the enticing elegance of their eminent heritage, whilst offering all the latest in modern comforts and exquisite fine dining.
 
The wood panelled Rovos Rail holidays journey across Southern Africa at a leisurely pace. With historic Victorian Rhodesian Railways carriages and a traditional observation car, it provides a delightful way of viewing the unfolding landscapes travelling from Pretoria to Cape Town, Durban & Victoria Falls, with longer journeys to Namibia, Dar Es Salaam & Angola. You can read more about these journeys below.  
 
The modern Blue Train travels at a faster pace, as you watch the breathtaking scenery from the comfort of your carriage. The Blue Train's main journey is from Pretoria to Cape Town, and vice versa. The train has a partially wheelchair accessible carriage, with a wheelchair specifically designed to pass through the narrow passageway, but some lifting is involved.
 
The Shongololo Express offers three longer journeys across Southern Africa, with comprehensive off-train sightseeing along the way:
- Good Hope: Pretoria to  Cape Town (15-days)
- Southern Cross: Pretoria To Victoria Falls (12-days)
- Dune Express: Pretoria to Namibia (12-days)
  
India
 
India's luxury trains are legendary & allow you to travel back in time to the opulance of a royal yesteryear.  Choose beteen the Maharaja's Express, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, Palace on Wheels, Deccan Odyssey, Golden Chariot, Royal Orient Train & Fairy Queen Express. You can also take a day trip on one of the narrow gauge 'Toy Trains' built during British Imperial times.
 
Latin America
 
In Peru you can take luxury train journeys on the Hiram Bingham to Machu Picchu, and on the luxurious overnight Belmont train travelling from Cusco to Lake Titicaca.
 
In Mexico, you can travel on El Chepe, a commuter train that journeys through the stunning Copper Canyon.
 
For the best prices & expert advice on luxury train journeys in South Africa, India & Latin America, including Rovos Rail holidays, Blue Train, the Shongololo, Maharaja's Express, Belmond & more, contact us on 01582 766 122 today. We can tailor make luxury train journeys to your exact requirements.
 
We have been arranging luxury train journeys in South Africa, India & Latin America, including Rovos Rail holidays & Blue Train, for over 20 years.
ALL OUR LUXURY TRAIN JOURNEYS IN SOUTH AFRICA, INDIA & LATIN AMERICA, INCLUDING ROVOS RAIL HOLIDAYS & BLUE TRAIN, ARE FINANCIALLY PROTECTED wherever in the world you live.
 
More information on luxury train journeys in South Africa, India & Latin America, including Rovos Rail, Blue Train, Shongololo, Maharaja's Express, Belmond & more:
 
BLUE TRAIN SOUTH AFRICA JOURNEY:
Two cabin options – Deluxe or Luxury
 
This is one of the most relaxing ways of travelling across South Africa. Simply order your gin and tonic at the Club Bar and chat to fellow travellers in the observation lounge, as the passing countryside unfolds.
 
Pretoria to Cape Town – 2 days
(Regular departures in both directions)
Travel through the goldfields of the Witwatersrand and the farmlands of the Free State to spectacular Cape Town. On the southbound journey, disembark at Kimberley to visit the famous Big Hole and Open Mine Museum. On the northbound journey, disembark at the Victorian village at Matjiesfontein. Savour some of the best scenery in South Africa, as you travel through the dramatic Du Toits Kloof Pass and the Cape Winelands to Cape Town.
 
ROVOS RAIL JOURNEYS:
Three cabin options - Pullman, Deluxe or Royal
 
Staff will cater for your every need as you enjoy superb service and delicious food and wine on Rovos Rail – everything from cocktails and formal dinners, to mouth-watering afternoon teas. Dress code is formal in the evenings, which adds a touch of panache.
 
Pretoria to Cape Town – 3 days
(Regular departures in both directions)
Travel nearly 1,000 miles through the gold rich Highveld, the haunting scenery of the Great Karoo, spectacular mountains and vineyards to scenic Cape Town. Disembark from Rovos Rail at Kimberley to visit to the Diamond Mine Museum and the world’s largest man-made excavation, the Big Hole. Also disembark at the preserved Victorian village of Matjiesfontein, before savouring your first view of Table Mountain on arrival in Cape Town.
 
Pretoria to Victoria Falls – 4 days
(Regular departures in both directions)
Travel through the goldfields of the Witwatersrand, the rolling Magaliesberg Mountains and Mafikeng, northwards to Gaborone in Botswana. Cross the Tropic of Capricorn and travel on Rovos Rail through Mahalapye and Serule to the Zimbabwean border at Plumtree. Disembark at Hwange National Park for a thrilling game drive, before arriving at the journeys end – the incomparable Victoria Falls.
 
Pretoria to Durban – 3 days
(Jan to April & Sept to Nov: regular departures in both directions)
Travel through the farmlands of the Free State and rolling hills of KwaZulu Natal. Disembark from Rovos Rail for a big-five game drive at Nambiti Game Reserve and a tour of the historic Spioenkop battlefield, with an equestrian display at Ardmore Ceramics. Continue through the Valley of a Thousand Hills to Durban, set on the shores of the warm Indian Ocean.
 
South Africa to Namibia – 9 days
(One departure per year in each direction)
Travel across the vast Kalahari to the spectacular deserts and canyons of Namibia, disembarking from Rovos Rail for sightseeing in Kimberley, Upington and the Fish River Canyon. Fly from Windhoek to see the sand dunes at Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert, before re-joining the Rovos Rail train to Etosha National Park and Swakopmund.
 
Golf Safari – 9 days
(Four departures per year)
Combine luxury Rovos Rail train travel with playing golf at Hans Merensky, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, Royal Swaziland, Durban Beachwood, Champagne Sport in the Drakensberg Mountains and at Sun City, with game viewing in Zululand and sightseeing for non-golfers.
 
South Africa Collage / Golf Collage – 9 days
(Two departures per year in both directions)
Travel the length of South Africa by luxury Rovos Rail train, sightseeing or playing golf in Mpumalanga, Swaziland, Zululand and Durban, before continuing via Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth and Fancourt on the Garden Route, and onwards to beautiful Cape Town.
 
Dar Es Salaam to Cape Town – 14 days
(One departure per year in each direction)
This epic journey starts in East Africa’s Tanzania, travelling by luxury Rovos Rail train through the Selous Game Reserve and the Great Rift Valley to Zambia. Disembark at the magnificent Victoria Falls, before continuing through Zimbabwe and Botswana. Enjoy two nights at a big-five game lodge in Madikwe before continuing through South Africa to Cape Town.
 
Dar Es Salaam to Angola
(One departure per year in each direction)
Travel on the luxury Rovos Rail train on another epic journey across southern Africa - this time crossing the continent from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic, travelling from Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania to Lobito in Angola, or vice versa.
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