OSLO TO BERGEN: One of the world’s most scenic rail routes, this Bergen Railway journey takes over seven hours and crosses one of Europe’s highest mountain plateaus.
IN THE UK: Step inside the beautiful, 1930s-style carriages of Belmond Northern Belle during the Christmas period. Meet Santa and his elves and tuck into a seven-course lunch as you traverse the British countryside.
TORONTO TO VANCOUVER: A domed observation car on The Canadian offers in-your-face views of Jasper National Park in the Rockies. The journey covers 2,775 miles (and four time zones) over four nights.
NEW JAPAIGURI TO DARJEELING: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway — nicknamed the ‘Toy Train’ — has been taking passengers through India’s lower Eastern Himalayas to the tea plantations since 1881.
ROME TO SICILY: At the seaside resort of Taormina, the train itself is shunted aboard a ferry to cross the Straits of Messina. Trains run day and night, with the journey taking around 11.5 hours. Sleeper options are available for families.