Train trips and steam train excursions

Here you can find out about train trips around the world. There’s nothing like winding your way across beautiful countryside pulled by a steam train

The noises, smells, and views are all unique and evoke a bygone age when time moved more slowly and timetables were more approximate (well, thats still true in some parts!)

A steam train trip is great fun for a day out in your own country or as a great way to see parts of another country on holiday. Some tour operators have train trips as part of a package, or you can find an rail excursion to complement your own holiday plans.

Please browse the sections of this site and check out the train excursions, and start your train trip adventure.

Section: Steam train trips Canada

The Wakefield Steam Train Trip To Reopen In 2013 As reported earlier in this blog, the Wakefield steam engine running through the Gatineau Park is a beautiful way to discover the natural reserves in western Québec. Unfortunately, this steam trip was closed down temporarily in June 2011 due to track damage caused by torrential rains. […]

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Section: Train trips and excursions America

Country Tours is a well established rail trip company offering a couple of great rides with a taste of history. California’s Gold Rush Rail Adventure California, here we come! Our new California Gold Rush Rail Adventure is perfect for anyone who delights in riding the rails and taking a trip back in time. Start your […]

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Section: Steam train trips America

Country Tours offers a couple of great railway multi night trips through some spectacular scenery, and includes accommodation, sightseeing and a taste of history. Colorado’s vintage railways Ride on “North America’s Most Scenic Railway,” the world-famous Royal Gorge Route. Return to the exciting days of the Frontier West on the old-fashioned Cumbres & Toltec Scenic […]

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Section: Train trips in Europe

The steam train will start its journey from the railway station Jesenice and pass the Alpine jewels of Bled and Bohinjska Bistrica on its way towards the final destination the town Kanal in the valley of the river Soča. At the railway station in Kanal we will get off the train and continue our way […]

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Section: Train trips and excursions America

A fantastic 10 day train journey through Canada starting in the famous cultural center of French speaking Quebec Montreal. Arrive Montreal Welcome to Montreal. A city of sophistication and style, where the restaurant guide is required reading. Where fashion calls home and the shopping is hard to beat. Montreal is a very modern city, the […]

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Section: Train trips and excursions

About a month ago I was walking down the train tracks over in Sabana Sur when I thought I heard a train whistle (horn?). Must have been the previous evenings cerveza confusing my hearing as I’d only seen one train in 6 months. I checked behind me and here was a 6 car train bearing […]

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Section: Train trips in Europe

Amsterdam is an amazing city – with the infamous liberalized society which manifests in a thriving and open red light district, wacky baccy bars nestled next to diamond shops and the Heineken beer factory offering tours of the original brewery and all you can drink lager at the end. However there is also something for […]

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Section: Train trips in Europe

This amazing 10 train trip through Italy Germany and Austria will surely leave an impression on any rail fan’s mind. Here are some of the highlights: Monday, May 8: Munich-Verona (L, D) Meet in the main station for the departure of a Eurocity train direct to Verona, Italy. We will travel via Innsbruck, the Brenner […]

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Section: Train trips in Europe

Vienna has been rated one of the best cities in the world to live in with its rich array of culture, sights and history. Steam fans also have a railway museum located just outside the city (suburban train (S-Bahn) line S1. Get off at Silberwald, (not Strasshof!) station.) which features many different types of steam […]

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Section: Train trips in Europe

The Swiss Alps are reknowned for their beauty, clear air and breathtaking views. The Glacier Express train trip taked you from Matterhorn in Zermatt through the Matter and Rhone Valleys up to Brig. Then a chance to ride through the 15Km Furka tunnel to Andermatt. Now reaching the peak of the journey at 2000 meters […]

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