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Rail Plus Reports ‘Sail & Rail’ Tours Popular

Wednesday, 01 November 2017

According to Rail Plus, ‘sail & rail’ tour options are proving increasingly popular among holiday-goers looking to combine fuss-free land and cruise options to fulfil their holiday desires.


Commercial Director of Rail Plus, Ingrid Kocijan, says over the last three years, the company has identified an upward trend in travellers booking rail passes and journeys to complement a variety of cruise itineraries.


“Convenience, spectacular scenery, value for money and high-quality onboard services are usually top contributing factors for travellers when it comes to deciding which rail journeys or passes to book,” she says.


Rail Plus reports that some of the most popular rail journeys and passes among cruise goers include:


Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
The rail journey departs London and ends in Venice, where travellers then go on to board to cruise around the Adriatic or Mediterranean seas or cruise from Venice to Athens. The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express starts at AU$4,262 / NZ4,674 per person.


Eastern & Oriental Express
Linking Bangkok and Singapore, this journey priced from AU$4,022 / NZ$4,379 per person is popular among travellers going on to enjoy the cruises in the Indian Ocean or cruises departing Singapore to Vietnam.


VIA Rail The Canadian
Starting from AU$474 / NZ$520 per person, VIA Rail’s ‘The Canadian’ 4 night / 3 day between Vancouver and Toronto is popular among cruise-goers sailing from Vancouver to San Diego or around the North America region.


Indian Pacific
Linking Perth and Sydney is the Indian Pacific, one of the world’s largest and greatest rail adventures.  More and more travellers are embarking on this spectacular 4day / 3night journey across the country before or after a South Pacific a Sydney return cruise. Prices start at AU$1,799 / NZ$2,100 per person.


Eurail Pass Three & Four Countries
Cruise-goers embarking on or disembarking their Mediterranean or river cruises on the Rhine typically will book a three or four country Eurail Pass where they will hop on a number of trains across a few countries to enjoy experiences such as food and wine, local cultures and events, as well as rail travel itself.

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