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Trip Type Trip Type Classic Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Guided Experiences Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ocean Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Tour Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Independent Package A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ocean Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

Tour Styles

Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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$ 1,699 $ 10,000+

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Trip Length

7 Days 17+ Days

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Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Top 10 Most Scenic Train Journeys Trips & Tours

4 trips from 4 tour companies with reviews

All Top 10 Most Scenic Train Journeys tours, river cruises, expedition cruises, and adventure trips. Find the best guided trips and expert planned vacation and holiday packages. Average rating of 0.0 for all Top 10 Most Scenic Train Journeys trips.

Top 10 Most Scenic Train Journeys Trips & Tours

4 trips from 4 tour companies with reviews

All Top 10 Most Scenic Train Journeys tours, river cruises, expedition cruises, and adventure trips. Find the best guided trips and expert planned vacation and holiday packages. Average rating of 0.0 for all Top 10 Most Scenic Train Journeys trips.

 
Trans-Siberian Rail Journey
17 days

Trans-Siberian Rail Journey

4.2 | Great | 6 Reviews
By National Geographic Expeditions
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type:
Group Tour
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star
Luxury - 5 star Lodging Level The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
50 plus, Train & Rail Journeys, Education / Learning
Visits:
Mongolia, Russia, Moscow
$ 18,695
$ 1,100per day
Highlights
  • Discover the evocative choral music and unique culture of Buryat’s Old Believers.
  • Trace the shores of Lake Baikal, and stop for tea in a family home.
  • Attend musical performances, including a concert at the Decembrist House Museum in Irkutsk.
  • In Moscow, take an in-depth tour of the Kremlin, and meet a Russian cosmonaut.
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Rivers & Rails of Africa
13 days

Rivers & Rails of Africa

4.0 | Great | 9 Reviews
By AMA Waterways
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type:
Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star
Luxury - 5 star Lodging Level The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Safari, 50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise
Visits:
South Africa, Zimbabwe, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River
$ 12,695
$ 977per day
Highlights
  • Discover Cape Town
  • Enjoy the safari of Chobe National Park
  • Explore the Chobe River’s spectacular game viewing
  • See the magnificent Victoria Falls
  • Amazing travel by rail to Hwange Game Reserve
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India by Rail Photo Expedition tour
13 days

India by Rail Photo Expedition

4.2 | Great | 6 Reviews
By National Geographic Expeditions
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type:
Group Tour
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star
Luxury - 5 star Lodging Level The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Train & Rail Journeys, Photography, Education / Learning
Visits:
India, Agra, Amber Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Jama Masjid, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Taj Mahal, Udaipur
$ 11,595
$ 892per day
Highlights
  • Capture sunrise and sunset over the Taj Mahal, and go on photo shoots at five other UNESCO World Heritage sites.
  • Photograph the fairy-tale marble palaces of Udaipur's Lake Pichola by boat, and take a sunset camel safari among the sweeping dunes of the Thar Desert.
  • Search for tigers in Ranthambhore National Park, and for rare birds and other wildlife in Keoladeo National Park.
  • Document the dazzling energy of the Jaisalmer Desert Festival, a celebration of color, music, and Rajasthani folk culture
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Italy By Rail
7 days

Italy By Rail

5.0 | Excellent | 7 Reviews
Type:
Self-guided / Independent Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Train & Rail Journeys, Cultural
Visits:
Italy, Colosseum, Florence, Forum, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Rome, Siena, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museum, Venice
$ 1,699
$ 243per day
Highlights
  • Sit back and enjoy the beauty of Tuscany… State-of-the-art, high-speed Italo trains promise stress-free travel and more time to enjoy these cities.
  • Our expert guide will whisk you past the ticket lines for faster priority access at select sites and museums including the Roman Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, Uffizi Gallery in Florence and the Doge’s Palace in Venice.
  • Our friendly resident staff will enhance your holiday with their attentive, expert service whenever you need it.
  • With our signature flexibility, you can add extra nights in any city... or even do this trip in reverse!
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