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From short journeys across mountain ranges to deluxe sleeper cabins speeding through open plains in the night, Bentours offers a range of train journeys to suit every traveller. Read more...

 

There is something inherently nostalgic about travelling by train, watching scenery roll past from the comfort of your cabin. A glimpse through a train window of life rolling by somehow seems more romantic, idyllic and a place at its very best.

Bentours offers many great itineraries that feature travel by rail and below are a few popular journeys as samples of the adventures you can experience.

The best of Norway for the time-poor

Over 4 days, see the best that Norway has to offer by train on the Norway in a Nutshell package. Begin by exploring Oslo, the capital of the North with many interesting museums and cultural sights to see. Then it's onto Voss, passing by picturesque farms, forests and glaciers along the way. From Voss, explore the surrounding area by train, including the famous Flam Railway, an ascension of the Flam Valley into the mountains in a real marvel of railway engineering. See waterfalls, mountain vistas and take a ferry across the narrow but deep Naeroy Fjord. The train from Myrdal back to Voss takes you through 5km of mountain in the Gravhals tunnel.

Next it is on to Bergen, the gateway to Fjord land and an important trading port for centuries. Here, enjoy tours of the medieval old town of Bryggen, and perhaps even extend your itinerary with a Hurtigruten voyage up the coast of Norway.

A week in Denmark

Beginning in Copenhagen, taste your way through Denmark on the Danish Delights package over 7 days. None of these train journey legs stretch over 2hrs, so there is more time for you to explore Denmark but still enjoy the convenience and romance of train travel.

Explore cosmopolitan Copenhagen, home to some of the world's best restaurants and many museums. Take a short train journey to Roskilde, home to the Viking Ship Museum, where you can learn more about the Viking expeditions of old.

From Roskilde take the train to Odense, the birthplace of Hans Christian Anderson. On a three hour private walking tour, take in the sites of this picturesque town and learn about Anderson's inspiration for his tales of magic and whimsy.

From Odense, make your way to Aarhus the bustling second city of Denmark. Here, enjoy a three hour private walking tour of the city encompassing the Open Air Museum Den Gamle By, a recreation Danish countryside life, and the beautiful old town, home to the longest and tallest cathedral in Denmark.

From East to West

Over 6 days, explore Russia's old and new capital on the Classical Russia tour. Beginning in St Petersburg, enjoy a morning tour with an English guide of the fascinating city, and spend the afternoon exploring the Hermitage Museum at your leisure. The next day, enjoy a guided tour of the nearby Peterhof Palace, the grounds of which rival Versailles in their architectural landscaping.

From St Petersburg, take the train to Moscow, where you will enjoy a guided city tour and can explore the Kremlin and beyond over the next couple of days.

For the truly adventurous among us, why not book in the rail journey of a lifetime on the Trans Mongolian - Westbound Wonders (or Trans Siberian) journey over 18 days. Begin in Beijing, China with a Bentours chaperone and end up in St Petersburg, feeling personally richer thanks to this unique rail experience, encompassing China, Mongolia and Russia; hundreds of kilometres; incredible and varied countryside; and fascinating cultural experiences.


There are many more train journeys available, from full trips to short journeys that can be combined into your greater itinerary. Download one of our brochures of carefully crafted journeys, or talk to your agent.