Discover our train trips: self-guided tours or luxury trains. Our specialists have selected the finest rail tours in Europe and on all five continents.
Fancy a trip on a luxury train? The Discovery Trains advisers know these legendary trains inside out. They'll help you choose the train that's right for you, whether in Europe or at the other end of the world.
These are the most impressive trains in the world. Aboard the panoramic trains of Switzerland or Canada, you'll enjoy an unforgettable immersive experience. Thanks to your oversized windows, your journey becomes a spectacle.
Do you dream of seeing snow? Travel by train in winter in Switzerland or Austria. Do you dream of seeing the sun in winter? Travel by train to South Africa! Here is our selection of winter train journeys.
A trip on the Orient Express has been the stuff of dreams for over a century. Today, many luxury trains claim to be heirs to this legendary train. They can be found in Italy and France, but also much further afield. Discover all the Orient-Express trains in the world.
Why not take a trip by train? Our short breaks in Europe offer tours lasting less than 5 days. Take advantage of the perfect getaway to easily discover the country from a new angle.
Tuesday 27 June 2023 | Swiss trains | Panoramic train
Happy Birthday, dear Bernina Express! The most Alpine of Swiss panoramic trains is celebrating its jubilee. Find out why we love it so much
Since 2007, Discovery Trains has been offering you the chance to discover the world by train. Founded in Paris by Simon Stone, a British man with a passion for rail travel, our agency has been working for over 15 years to help you discover the world by rail. Originally a European train travel agency, Discovery Trains has gradually extended its offer to the five continents: today we offer a wide range of organised train trips in Europe, as well as in the rest of the world.
Rail travel has become increasingly popular. Its ecological virtues are undisputed: a train journey in Europe is said to be 23 times less polluting than its equivalent by air, a quality that is increasingly appreciated. Secondly, it seems that the post-covid world has begun to value modes of travel that are favourable to rail travel. There is more interest than before in long, gentle journeys. Some of our train journeys in Central Asia last up to 15 days. In all cases, a travel agency specialising in rail travel offers a gradual approach to destinations and landscapes. It's no longer a question of "consuming" your journey, but of experiencing it intensely from departure to arrival.
Today, many travel agencies are beginning to take an interest in the world of trains. But genuine travel agencies specialising in trains are rare in Europe. And the reason is simple: rail travel is not always easy to organise. Unlike other modes of transport, train travel requires a real knowledge of destinations, stations, connections and even the trains themselves.
That's why you'll find our advisors invaluable: they're not just going to offer you train tickets and hotels. They are enthusiasts, some of whom have been travelling the world's railways for years, testing out historic train tours, night trains in Europe, panoramic trains in Switzerland, steam trains in Scotland and the world's most beautiful luxury trains.
For your luxury train tour or train cruise, we will show you the differences between a simple private train, which is a remarkable sleeper train, and the real luxury trains, mythical trains in the spirit of the Orient Express. We'll point you in the direction of the best train companies. Our specialist rail travel advice will help you choose your compartment and the best time to travel or book. Advice and experience are the strengths of a specialist train travel agency.
Travel with Discovery Trains, the only travel agency specialising in trains.