Every avid traveller should visit Canada at least once to bear witness to its unrivalled natural beauty. Canada is brimming with incredible vistas and a great way to experience these magnificent sights is via rail. Take a whirlwind journey through the Canadian Rockies with VIA Rail’s Peaks & Glaciers package and watch as snow-capped peaks transform into vast, glistening glaciers before your very eyes. This 4 day, 3 night journey will take you from Vancouver through to Calgary (or vice versa) both on VIA Rail’s famed ‘Canadian’ train and by coach. It is perfect for travellers wanting to experience some of Canada's most iconic views.
Prepare yourself for the ride of a lifetime on the Indian Pacific – a truly unique rail journey that will see you traverse the Australian outback from coast to coast. This transcontinental rail expedition takes you between two oceans, the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean (or vice-versa), visiting a number of quaint rural towns along the way. This luxury train journey is one of the best ways to experience the Australian outback, combing the perfect mix of relaxation and adventure. Read on to find out exactly where a ride on the Indian Pacific will take you.
For many travellers, the allure of Japan lies in the unique way that the country melds together the past, present and, in some cases, the future into a complex cultural tapestry where everything seems simultaneously traditional and progressive. Human habitation in Japan stretches back to around 30,000BC and in that time, war, religion, hardship, nature, politics and of course people have helped to shape a landscape and national identity that is unlike any other in the world.
Canada’s national parks are glorious gateways to many of the country’s natural wonders and offer an extraordinary diversity of landscapes, from expansive glaciers and thundering waterfalls to verdant forests and glistening mountain lakes. There are over 40 national parks in Canada, all boasting a wealth of flora, fauna, and exciting opportunities for outdoor recreation.
Germany is a renowned travel destination for many reasons: its fascinating history, beautiful architecture, burgeoning arts culture, thriving nightlife, and hearty cuisine, being just a few of them. A fantastic time of year to visit this incredibly diverse country is Autumn; the temperatures begin to drop, foliage turns a beautiful shade of burnt orange and there are an abundance beer and wine festivals to enjoy.
Officially launched in spring 2015, Prestige Class boasts simple elegance and premium comfort. If you are planning to travel between Toronto and Vancouver, here are 5 fabulous reasons you should consider opting for Prestige Class on VIA Rail's The Canadian.