Luxury Travel by Train: Rail-Based Trips for the Eco-Conscious Traveler vacations

Travel by Train: Rail-Based Trips for the Eco-Conscious Traveler

Train-based travel is trending - here's our best rail-based trips...

As we witness a growing travel trend towards sustainability, it’s no surprise that eco-friendly travel has taken center stage in the world of travel. At Out Of Office, we’ve embraced this shift with a selection of rail-based journeys that align with environmental values, without compromising on the level of luxury that you’ve come to expect from us.

Our curated rail adventures span the globe, providing immersive experiences that cater to the eco-conscious, luxury-minded traveler. From the historic tracks of Europe to the vibrant railways of Asia, we connect you with the world in comfort and style, conscious of our footprint on the planet we all share.

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About Out Of Office

Out Of Office is a luxury tailor-made travel company with a focus on delivering exclusivity and inclusivity. Our passion for global adventure is matched only by our deep commitment to delivering exceptional five-star service.

Everything we do is customised and designed especially for you – our valued customer – based on your exact personal requirements. Each member of our team is widely travelled. This means you get access to first-rate travel insights and the best possible advice from our team of luxury travel experts.

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Why Choose Train Travel?

Train travel offers one of the most energy-efficient modes of transport, providing travelers with a unique blend of relaxation, scenic indulgence, and reduced carbon footprints.

Traveling by train offers a way to experience the journey as part of the destination, immersing in landscapes that can’t be appreciated from the air. Trains also stand out for their lower carbon footprint compared to cars and planes, making them an eco-friendly option for environmentally conscious travelers.

With spacious seating and the freedom to move around, train travel provides a relaxed and social way to explore new destinations, connecting cities and countryside in a seamless narrative of discovery.

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How Luxurious Can Train Travel Be?

Train travel can reach remarkable levels of luxury, offering passengers an experience that rivals that of some of the world’s finest high-end hotels. Belmond is a luxury train company that prides itself on its level of elegance – its fleet of vintage trains takes discerning travelers on some incredible adventures around the world, with itineraries spread across four continents.

These iconic journeys provide lavish interiors, gourmet dining, and attentive personal service, all while moving through breathtaking landscapes. On these trips, the journey itself becomes a highlight, showcasing the blend of comfort, elegance, and scenic beauty accessible on the rails. Our Ultimate Luxury: Scotland itinerary includes travel on the Belmond Royal Scotsman, a luxurious train that takes you through Scotland’s mesmerizing countryside and offers the perfect showcase of natural splendor and Scottish heritage.

We always make sure to book our customers first-class train journeys when they travel with us, unless there’s a genuine reason why this isn’t advised (in Sri Lanka, it’s actually better to travel in second-class as you can lean out the windows to take those amazing photographs).

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Our Rail-Based Itineraries

Classic Italy by Train

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Our Italian train itinerary offers a luxurious two-week journey across Italy’s iconic cities, showcasing the best of Italian art, architecture, and lifestyle.

From the ancient streets of Rome to the Renaissance beauty of Florence and the romantic canals of Venice, this trip is meticulously designed for those seeking an immersive experience in the iconic settings of Italy. High-speed trains provide a comfortable and scenic journey between destinations, ensuring a travel experience that is as enriching and memorable as the places you visit.

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Classic France by Train

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This France itinerary offers guests an exquisite journey weaving through the rich tapestry of French culture, history, and landscapes. Starting in the romance of Paris, you can experience the iconic sights before moving on to the lavender-scented Provence and the sun-drenched Riviera.

Each leg of the trip is carefully curated to offer a blend of luxury, leisure, and exploration, with first-class rail travel ensuring comfort and scenic views throughout. This voyage is a tribute to France’s timeless elegance and the sustainable allure of train travel​​.

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Spain & Morocco by Train

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This intricately designed Spain and Morocco itinerary marries the historic grandeur of Spain with the mystical allure of Morocco. Travelers are treated to Spain’s architectural marvels and Morocco’s bustling medinas, experiencing a seamless blend of cultures, cuisines, and landscapes. You’ll ride Mr Henderson’s Railway, a fabulous Victorian vintage train line that offers some incredible views of the Ronda Mountains.

From the vibrant streets of Madrid to the scenic routes leading to Marrakech, this trip offers a deep dive into the heart of two fascinating worlds, united by the charm and eco-consciousness of train travel.

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England: The Classics

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Our 12-day luxury tour lets you explore some iconic English destinations such as London, Bath, the Cotswolds, and Oxford. You’ll be transported from place to place via first-class train travel, gazing out at England’s famous countryside while you travel.

This journey is tailored for those seeking an authentic and elegant English experience, offering stays in charming manor houses, visits to palaces and museums, and explorations of the English countryside’s natural beauty​.

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Highlights of Japan

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Our Highlights of Japan itinerary incorporates the iconic Shinkansen – also known as bullet trains – offering a fast, efficient, and scenic way to traverse the country’s diverse landscapes. Japan’s bullet trains are a bucket-list experience in themselves – these marvels of cutting-edge technology travel at 320km per hour. They’re convenient, comfortable, and a fantastic way to journey through Japan with ease.

This itinerary covers both vibrant urban life and serene rural settings, offering experiences from exploring ancient temples in Kyoto to enjoying modern Tokyo’s bright lights and karaoke bars. It offers a deep and enriching exploration of Japan’s diverse landscapes and heritage​.

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Swiss Alps, Lake Como & Lake Garda

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Our Swiss Alps, Lake Como & Lake Garda itinerary takes you from the peaks of Switzerland to the iconic lakes of Italy, with luxury experiences and high-end accommodations along the way. Your journey features a ride on the renowned Glacier Express, which provides a breathtaking rail journey through the heart of the Swiss Alps.

Traveling between the enchanting Swiss Alp peaks of Zermatt and St. Moritz, you’ll travel in a luxurious carriage and be treated to exceptional service along the way. At the same time, you’ll soak in the panoramic views of this stunning part of the world. It truly is a must-do experience.

This experience showcases unparalleled panoramic views, connecting the enchanting landscapes of Zermatt and St. Moritz. Recognized for its luxurious carriages and exceptional service, the Glacier Express is a highlight for those seeking both the thrill of adventure and the tranquility of nature, all while committing to eco-friendly travel practices​​.

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Sri Lanka: The Cultural Triangle

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Our Sri Lanka itinerary takes you on a reflective and peaceful journey around the country’s incredible Cultural Triangle. You’ll visit some iconic spots such as Sigiriya Rock, Yala National Park and Kandy.

Your itinerary is enhanced by train travel through Sri Lanka’s stunning tea plantations, offering a glimpse into the heart of this country’s amazing tea-producing heritage. Journey through lush landscapes and enjoy the novelty of hanging out of the train’s windows to take your photos. It’s an incredible experience that we’d highly recommend to anyone looking to explore this beautiful island nation.

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