On an escorted tour you'll travel independently from your home city to join the group at the starting point of the tour. You will meet your guide and fellow travellers there and be accompanied by a guide for all or most of your land program. If you've booked on a designated Escorted Group Tour you will have a guide with you from the group departure point and return, as well being guided throughout the tour. Whether you're on an Escorted Tour or an Escorted Group Tour your tour guide will provide lots of information during the tour and peace of mind, so you don't have to think about all the little details of your travels.
Travelling on an independent program gives you the flexibility to totally "do your own thing" on an entirely unguided basis, like a self-drive or city stay. There is always the option to add in some locally guided tours and activities on some days of your trip, leaving others free to explore. We can custom design programs to give you exactly the right level of independence you are looking for.
There's just something so special about travelling by train. We don't know if it's the clickety-clack of the rails, watching the world pass by or the sense of nostalgia from train travel of days gone by - but we do know it's a great way to get from one place to another or enjoy an entire vacation on the train. Travel by rail on the ultimate Trans-Siberian Express from Russia across Siberia and Mongolia to China; the romantic Orient Express from London to Venice; through the rugged Canadian mountains on The Rocky Mountaineer; through Scotland's highlands and alongside her lochs on the Royal Scotsman; search for Northern Lights in Russia or explore Africa on Rovos Rail. We love trains!