Few travel experiences supersede the simple yet iconic journey of train travel. There’s something quite unique to hopping on a train, grabbing a bite to eat in the dining car, and snuggling up in your very own cabin. From the immense glacier mountains of Switzerland to the futuristic skyline of Shanghai, Avanti Destinations now offers some of the best train trips combinable with nights in luxury hotels, day trips and river cruises.
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Spirit of the Andes: Cotopaxi, Riobamba, and Cuenca
4 Days/3 Nights from $1,255 Per Person*
Immerse yourself in Ecuador’s Andean world with a vacation focused on the cultural, historical, and natural attractions that lie between the cities of Quito and Cuenca along the Avenue of the Volcanoes. Visit the magnificent Cotopaxi National Park. Enjoy the rugged beauty of Baños, known for its thermal baths. On the last leg of your independent journey, explore Cuenca, one of the most charming cities in South America.
Grand Train Tour of Switzerland: Zurich, Interlaken, Montreux, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Lugano, and Lucerne
11 Days/10 Nights from $2,579 Per Person*
This ambitious itinerary highlights the country’s greatest cities, mountaintops, and scenic trains. Experience the variety of cultures that encompass much of what Switzerland offers by visiting the German, French, and Italian regions. The world-renowned Glacier Express, Bernina Express, and Wilhelm Tell Express are included in this vacation.
Machu Picchu by Rail: Hiram Bingham
3 Days/2 Nights from $1,995 Per Person
Enjoy the luxurious Hiram Bingham as it climbs up through the lush Andean plains taking you on your way to the majestic Machu Picchu ruins. This journey offers less panoramic views, but the service and comfort make it an experience of a lifetime for those who love train travel. Once you arrive, you’ll be going directly to the citadel to discover this magical place with your personal guide.
China Discovery: Xian, Beijing, Shanghai, Yangtze River, Guilin, Yangshuo, and Hong Kong
18 Days/17 Nights from $5,645 Per Person*
Explore ancient tombs and iconic pagodas in Xian before traveling to Beijing by high-speed rail, where you will visit the largest public square in the world. Then, experience the bright lights and futuristic skyline of Shanghai. Once you’ve had your fill of city living, sail through stunning gorges before transferring to Guilin where you will delight in spectacular limestone karst scenery before ending in fascinating Hong Kong.
*Prices are based on land only and vary depending on season