There are many ways to undertake a round the world trip but perhaps none so unusual or unique as by Rail. The price for this trip is from £21,995 per person and the price includes four and five star accommodation throughout, all air and rail travel, most meals and the services of a tour manager.
Alex Roberts, Great Rail Journeys spokesman, said: ‘Our ultimate 53-day round-the-world tour is perfect for the traveller seeking the ultimate experience – the kind of person who really wants to experience circumnavigating the world going from one side of the world to another in fantastic luxury and enjoying some of the world’s best rail travel along the way.
The trip starts from London, flying to New York where the guests will spend three nights at the glamorous Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Among the attractions guests will visit is Fifth Avenue, the enormous Central Park, a cruise around Manhattan harbour and the Statue of Liberty.
Trip continue to Washington DC, touring the city’s iconic buildings, including the White House and the Pentagon.
After travelling through the Midwest to Chicago, then Denver, holidaymakers hop on board the Royal Gorge Route Railroad, travelling to Canon City in restored 1950s carriages.
With stop-offs including a flight over the Grand Canyon, sightseeing in Los Angeles, Hollywood and San Franscisco, guests then fly to Shanghai and travel to Xi’an to see the famous Terracotta Warriors.
It’s first-class travel to Beijing and then on to the Great Wall of China – ascending by cable car at Mutianyu – before boarding a Chinese sleeper train to Moscow, then joining the Tsar’s Gold Private Train following the iconic Trans-Siberian Express route through the Gobi desert.
Then the 53-day trip heads from Mongolia to Russia, across Siberia to Russia and into Europe – stopping in Warsaw, Prague, Vienna, and Venice.
For the final leg of the epic journey, guests will join the world-famous Venice-Simplon Orient Express, enjoying tea and pastries as the legendary train passes through the Dolomites up to Austria and on to Paris then London.
Isn’t a wonderfully romantic way of experiencing a whole globe of different cultures and destinations?
For more info – https://www.greatrail.com/tours/around-the-world/#ATG5