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Our train tours

Whether you’re looking to spot elk along stunning lakes in the Canadian Rockies, take in Japan’s best landscapes as you make your way to Myouryuji, “the Ninja Temple,” or zip below the English Channel on your journey to France, you’re bound to find guided train tours that are perfect for you.

Tours featuring popular train rides
Save yourself a seat on these tours, which include multiple rides on famous rail lines.
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Switzerland by Train: Lucerne to Zurich
12 days | 14 days with Lugano extension
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$3,799*
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Travel by train on these top-rated tours

These tours of Europe, Japan, and beyond include high-speed train rides that will whisk you from city to city.

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London, Paris & Rome
11 days | 14 days with Madrid extension
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Choose from 175+ tours all around the world. Need help narrowing down? Call our regional experts at 1-855-935-4674 to talk through how you like to travel.

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Sit back and get ready for your trip

Your tour includes hotels, breakfast daily and other select meals, comfortable transportation, an expert Tour Director, guided sightseeing, and more.

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Take off on an adventure, stress-free

Your local Tour Director will meet you and your group on the first day, and be your go-to for the best sites, flavors, and stories of the region.

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What our travelers say about their train tours

Awesome tour!
By 2nd-time traveler Vicki on 05/11/17
Gorgeous views from the train and the food was excellent!
Canadian Rockies by Train
mountainous beauty
By 1st-time traveler Morris on 09/16/19
From start to finish everything was just wonderful. Weather was exceptional as well. Was in the 90's at home so the mountain air was very much welcomed. Would recommend this tour to everyone.
Canadian Rockies by Train
Outstanding journey
By 3rd-time traveler Lewis on 10/05/18
We have traveled a lot but this one was far above any other we have taken. The scenery was outstanding, the train was top of the line as was the service on the train, and everything was well handled. Dave, tour guide, was also the best ever and always ready for whatever.
Canadian Rockies by Train
Japanese Adventure
By 10th-time traveler Suzan
The ride on the bullet train fascinating and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial was sobering and everyone should see it. The village area of Miyajima was nice. We traveled again with friends from a previous tor always great fun!
Highlights of Japan tour

What are some benefits of train travel? 

See scenery you wouldn’t otherwise see
Scenic train trips are unlike anything else. They take you through places roads just can't reach. When you travel by train, you’ll see the world from a new angle, as you venture to each new destination.

It’s more comfortable
Travel by train is more spacious, temperature-controlled, and, well, comfortable. Just sit back, enjoy the scenery, and arrive right in the heart of each city.

It’s more eco-friendly
Did you know train travel is the most environmentally friendly way to travel, apart from by bike or by foot? Rail trips emit 75% less greenhouse gas than cars. And in some countries, less than 3% of all transport gas emissions come from trains.

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Frequently asked questions about our train tour packages

What should I pack for my train tour?

When you travel by train, we recommend packing a smaller bag along with your regular one. That way, if your luggage has to be stored outside of your seating area, you can still keep what you need as you’re seated. 

What is the most beautiful train ride in the world?

All of our trips are beautiful—whether you’re cruising through the Alps on Switzerland by Train: Lucerne to Zurich, zooming through a Japanese seaside town via high-speed bullet train on Japan Adventure: Kyoto, the Japanese Alps & Tokyo, or enjoying views of the Rocky Mountains on your way to Banff, Lake Louise & Vancouver.

Is train travel better for the environment?

Yes! Vacations by rail are more eco-friendly than by plane or tour bus, and they emit far less carbon into the atmosphere. Learn more about our path to eliminate our carbon footprint and our responsible travel commitments.

Why should I choose a Go Ahead Tours trip?

When you travel with us, you get to experience the world by train, with all the benefits of traditional group travel. Learn more about the Go Ahead Tours difference.

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