The World’s Most Iconic Train Journey Honeymoons


All Aboard for an Unforgettable Honeymoon by Rail

Sit back, relax and let the train take the strain as you cover vast distances and marvel at jaw-dropping vistas from the comfort of your own luxury cabin aboard the Eastern and Oriental Express in Singapore or the Maharajas’ Express in India. Meanwhile in Canada, the easy-going Rocky Mountaineer offers opportunity for romance as you enjoy a romantic on-board dinner experience while the dramatic Rocky Mountain scenery rolls past. Here is a selection of our favourite honeymoon tours by train:

The Canadian Rockies are breathtakingly beautiful and a must-see if you’re visiting Western Canada. Experience views of towering mountain peaks, lush green forests and turquoise glacier-fed lakes, all from the comfort of reclining plush seats on board Rocky Mountaineer. This 7-night itinerary starts with a helicopter trip over the Rockies, takes in national parks including Banff and Jasper and includes a night’s stay at the famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise before journeying in style across the Rockies to Vancouver. From €3,659pp, including flights.

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Explore the Pacific Coast of America without having to drive on this 12-night independent rail tour. Start in Vancouver, then cross the border to the laid-back city of Seattle before boarding the overnight train the “Coast Starlight” for the scenic journey to San Francisco. After exploring San Francisco, you’ll then experience the beautiful rail route along the coast to Los Angeles. Enjoy time in LA before boarding Amtrak’s “Pacific Surfliner” for the short trip to San Diego where you will find miles of white sand beaches and fun attractions for all ages and interests. Prices including flights from Dublin, accommodation and train tickets start from €3,559pp.

** Includes SAVING of up to €300 per couple, if  booked by 31st December **

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A once-in-a-lifetime experience, a ride on the Maharajas’ Express harks back to the era of the maharajas with lavish interiors, refined service, comfortable accommodation and superb dining. All cabin types feature air conditioning, Wi-Fi internet, LCD televisions, private bathrooms, butler and room service, the train offers new levels of luxury to your journey across India.

This all-inclusive journey starts in the vibrant Mumbai before heading off to see marvels including the Ajanta Caves, the Gajner Palace and the Amber Fort. You’ll also get the chance to see some of the country’s amazing wildlife with a game safari in Ranthambore National Park. The tour ends on a high with a visit to the Taj Mahal before rolling in to Delhi. 7 nights in a deluxe cabin, including flights from Dublin starts from €7,379pp.

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One of the most luxurious train journeys in the world, the Blue Train is the ultimate way to take in South Africa’s awe-inspiring scenery and exhilarating cities, and this seven-day self-drive adventure is packed with memorable moments. Two of those seven nights are spent aboard this moving five-star hotel, journeying from Pretoria to Cape Town, where the remainder of your honeymoon will be spent exploring the vibrant city and surroundings at leisure. From €2259pp, including flights. 

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The Eastern & Oriental Express offers a chance to experience a taste of old-time glamour, with opulent décor, splendid views and divine cuisine. With ornate, oriental-inspired décor, decadent four-course dinners, a gorgeous Bar Car and beautiful routes, you will be hard pushed to find a more decadent way to explore this fascinating part of the world. Private cabins provide a secluded space to revitalise and gaze at the amazing views.

This three-night tour is brimming with excellent activities, including choosing between three fabulous tours in Kanachanaburi, and travelling through rice paddies and welcoming villages in Kuala Kangsar. From €2,939pp, including accommodation, meals and tours as per the itinerary, be sure to include this as part of your dream tailor-made honeymoon in the Far East.

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