Recreate the golden age of travel with one of these luxury romantic train journeys for your honeymoon. Leave the hassle of air travel behind for an elegant, fairy-tale rail journey. Start in one incredibly exciting destination and finish in another, indulge in classic cocktails and wine recommended by the resident sommelier, go on a culinary adventure as you meander through picturesque rural scenes and drift off to sleep as the locomotive gentle rocks you into a deep slumber. Here are some of our favourite romantic train journeys for honeymoon!
Rovos Rail – Africa
Explore Africa on Rovos Rail with multiple grand romantic train journeys for your honeymoon across the south of the continent. Whether it’s 3 days across South Africa or an incredible 15 days traversing through Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia & Tanzania, the antique styled Edwardian interiors will take you on a trip to a bygone era. Expect elegant fine china and glassware, beautiful fabrics, crisp linen and silver and vintage cabins with modern luxury. Marvel at the breathtaking African landscapes that roll by. What a way to see the continent!
Belmond Eastern & Oriental Express – Asia
If you’re looking for a unique way to explore Asia, then hop aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express. This wonderful journey will take you from Singapore to Bangkok through the Malaysian & Thai countryside via rice paddy fields, mountains, and small rural villages. Enjoy opulent dinners and classic cocktails. Fall into a deep slumber in your luxury cabin surrounded by classic teak wood and royal mauve interiors as you wind through the Southeast Asia countryside. Want to explore more of Thailand – you can find our Ultimate Thailand Honeymoon Guide here.
The Ghan – Australia
If you’re planning an exciting adventure honeymoon in Australia, then don’t forget to explore the vast red interior. The Ghan is one of the most unique romantic train journeys in the world and it will take you between Adelaide and Darwin through Alice Springs and the Red Centre, an area rich in indigenous culture and otherworldly scenery.
In Platinum Class enjoy champagne, the best of Australian cuisine and a cosy cabin as you traverse this incredible continent on an almost three-thousand kilometre trip. Pass through South Australia’s wine country, through the outback to the sandstone cliffs of the Northern Territory. Watch the sunset on one of the most spectacular train rides in the world!
Belmond Andean Explorer – South America
Experience Peru in the lap of luxury on Belmond’s Andean Explorer. Meander through the Peruvian Andes from Arequipa with a tour to Lake Titicaca and on to Cusco, the gateway to Machu Picchu. Along the way, enjoy the views of snow-capped peaks, lush valleys dotted with traditional farming communities, and breathtakingly beautiful villages. Meet a Llama, sip on a Pisco Sour, and gaze from your cabin window adorned with artisan textiles as you enjoy the views of this incredible country. This is the most unique way to see Peru!
Rocky Mountaineer – Canada
We’ve long been fans of Rocky Mountaineer’s epic, romantic train journeys in Canada. This scenic train through the spectacular Rockies has large windows, so you never miss a moment of the majestic views. From snow-capped mountains and majestic forests, to awe-inspiring rivers and canyons, the Rocky Mountains will be unforgettable. Opt to upgrade to GoldLeaf service for an even more luxurious experience and even larger glass domed windows.
You travel by day on the train and stop for a night in a town en route. With the best of Canadian cuisine and wonderful journeys like Journey Through The Clouds, this will be a highlight of your honeymoon in Canada.
Belmond Venice Simplon-Orient-Express – Europe
The most iconic, timeless and glamorous of romantic train journeys for your honeymoon. We’re just a little obsessed with Belmond’s Venice Simplon-Orient Express. Travel from London to Venice or Paris to Budapest or Istanbul in style on this historic train.
Dine on extravagant seasonal menus designed by chef Jean Imbert. Take midnight brunch after cocktails In the bar car and listening to the pianist play some classic. Maybe even make a request. Have a sumptuous breakfast in bed served in your cabin. Rest in timeless, charming cabins as Europe’s most romantic and picturesque mountains and towns roll by. Pure decadence.
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