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Railway Travel Excursions

Posted February 24, 2017

Since 1758, Cox & Kings has provided access to exquisite locations for adventurous travelers. Creating exceptional moments that translate into lifelong memories is our specialty, and we live for the chance to whisk travelers away to exotic destinations where they'll experience diverse cultures firsthand. One of the finest ways to discover new lands and immerse in truly experiential travel opportunities is by rail - and our train odysseys are romantic, intimate, and allow you to see more of the world than you've ever thought possible. Consider one of the following vacation itineraries and experience life as it is meant to be seen.


Imagine boarding a luxury train in Mumbai after spending two days exploring the city. You'll spend two nights at the Taj Mahal Palace, then you'll begin your Deccan Odyssey via rail - the perfect way to take in all of the sights and sounds of the Deccan Plateau. You'll see the Crawford Market, Bijapur, Elephanta Island, Adil Shah, Ibrahim Rouza, Aihole, Hampi, and more.

Natural wonders and man-made spectacles abound, including the Ellora and Ajanta Caves. Other itineraries are available that can provide a unique experience for those who want to see other parts of India. There simply is no better way to absorb the culture and sights of the Deccan Plateau than by rail. After 11 wondrous days you'll depart Mumbai onboard your onward flight.


Since 1961, El Chepe ventures into the imposing landscapes of the sierra Tarahumara, until it reaches the area that encircles the most representative characteristics of the Tarahumara culture, history and folklore: the Barrancas del Cobre or Copper Canyon, as this region is known worldwide. El Chepe takes passengers to Creel, an old frontier logging and mining town at the heart of the Copper Canyon region and into the Sierra Madre, through dozens of tunnels and over countless bridges with exceptional opportunities for taking pictures or just enjoying the view.


One of the most enchanting tours by rail available today is a ride to Machu Picchu. Peru is a land of mystery, intrigue, and sheer beauty, and it is best seen by rail - especially via a Cox & Kings journey that has been tailored to deliver the best that Peru has to offer. Visit historic and cultural sights of colonial Lima. Then visit the Sacred Valley and explore for two days before moving on to what is often considered the most stunning location in South America - Machu Picchu.

Marvel in the only remaining Incan settlement on the planet, and enjoy plenty of time to explore the area and learn how the Incans lived hundreds of years ago. You'll travel in style the entire time, and have numerous opportunities to explore at each stop of this eight-day journey.


Other incredible journeys are available today, including a spectacular 9-day voyage to Switzerland where you'll discover the natural wonders and cosmopolitan centers of this beautiful country. Possible destinations include Lucerne, Montreux, the stunning peaks of Zermatt, Andermatt, Zurich, and more. Ride the world-famous Glacier Express and savor afternoon tea at the Baur au Lac Hotel.

Travel by rail - especially to one of these exciting destinations, is a compelling way to see the world. For more information about railway adventures around the world, contact Cox & Kings today!