Staff Stories

DEC
07

Katie's Winter Wonderland

Staff member: Katie

I arrived into Vienna airport on a cold and foggy January morning and following the relatively quick... Read my story

NOV
30

Nicki explores Outback Australia on the Indian Pacific.

Staff member: Nicki

We started our Journey at Perth East Train station. Check in process was really easy: we left our ch... Read my story

OCT
24

Kaitlin zips around Japan

Staff member: Kaitlin

Japan: Exploring the Land of the Rising Sun   With world class dining options, friendly loc... Read my story

AUG
10

Alicia's European Adventure featuring the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

Staff member: Alicia

  My excitement grew as my flight entered the Greater London area, not long till my eagerly ... Read my story

APR
01

Sophia travels in style onboard the Rocky Mountaineer First Passage to the West

Staff member: Sophia

  When it comes to train travel, Rocky Mountaineer has redefined this form of transport, mak... Read my story

OCT
17

Nicki's travel on the Deccan Odyssey

Staff member: Nicki

  India has never been on the top of my list of places to go. I have always been a little ne... Read my story

SEP
01

Zoe heads to Canada onboard the Rocky Mountaineer's Coastal Passage

Staff member: Zoe

  Finally the time has come for me to head to Seattle to start a trip of a life time on the ... Read my story

JAN
14

Sylvie's blitz trip through Europe

Staff member: Sylvie

  I tacked on my rail familiarization experience at the end of my first trip back home in 4 ... Read my story

JAN
02

Katie goes to Europe

Staff member: Katie

  My European adventure began very early on a Monday morning when I boarded a 3:45am flight ... Read my story

DEC
29

Lights of Scandinavia

Staff member: Clem

LondonI arrived in London Heathrow after a nice flight. After picking up my suitcase, I took the Hea... Read my story

DEC
24

Marion's First European Holiday

Staff member: Marion

  The excitement began when I was on my way to the Melbourne International Airport to begi... Read my story

NOV
27

Brianna's European Adventure

Staff member: Brianna

  Our European adventure began mid-October. Very fortunate my partner Stuart and I had alrea... Read my story

NOV
25

Tiani travels on a Europe Extravaganza

Staff member: Tiani

 Tiani's Europe Extravaganza Finally! I arrived in Copenhagen excited for the month of train-fu... Read my story

SEP
15

Monita Explores London and Europe

Staff member: Monita

London Underground - Heathrow to Acton North After 3 flight changes I arrive into London, tired... Read my story

JUN
11

Alicia travels through the Rocky Mountains

Staff member: Alicia - Consultant for Great Train Journeys

 CALGARYI arrived in Calgary airport late in the afternoon with my colleague Nicki (travel budd... Read my story

MAY
02

Sasha takes the Victoria's Express to Sapa in Vietnam

Staff member: Sasha

 I was met at Hanoi airport by a person holding my name on a sign board and she proceeded to ta... Read my story

MAR
19

Diandra travels through Europe by Train

Staff member: Diandra

 I started my European adventure off in the early hours of a Friday morning in January. Flying ... Read my story

FEB
20

Nicholas sees the World by Rail

Staff member: Nicholas

 North America (Canada and USA) I departed on my 8 week journey around the world in early ... Read my story

FEB
17

Steph travels to Paris, Germany and Switzerland

Staff member: Stephanie

 Arriving into CDG and RER to Paris CDG surprised me as being a hassle free arrival airpor... Read my story

NOV
19

Nicole visits Canada and the USA

Staff member: Nicole

September 25th 26th and 27th VancouverOn the 25th of September I flew from Melbourne to Vancouver. A... Read my story

NOV
09

Alicia travels on The Overland

Staff member: Alicia

The Overland - Melbourne to Adelaide Travelling on The Overland between Melbourne - Adelaide wa... Read my story

NOV
01

Staceys USA/Canada Trip

Staff member: Stacey

 San Joaquin/Thruway Bus (Los Angeles-San Francisco via Bakersfield and Emeryville)On arrival i... Read my story

NOV
01

Jess's America/Canada Trip

Staff member: Jessica

We departed Melbourne early on a Monday direct to LA with Qantas, which took 14 hours. Once we arriv... Read my story

OCT
21

Nicki goes on a Czech Republic Famil

Staff member: Nicki

The trip started off to be a bit of a disaster, after a wheel fell off a plane in Sydney my flight f... Read my story

OCT
18

Zoe visits the UK and Europe

Staff member: Zoe

 On October 4, my friend Emily and I embarked on an action-packed tour of Europe. The journey a... Read my story

OCT
15

Diandra travels on Queensland Rail

Staff member: Diandra

 TILT TRAIN - BRISBANE TO CAIRNS I flew into Brisbane the day before the Tilt train depart... Read my story

SEP
20

Zoe's Via Rail Experience

Staff member: Zoe

At the end of August I travelled to Canada for my former housemate's wedding. Although the wedding d... Read my story

SEP
19

Ingrid Travels on KiwiRail

Staff member: Ingrid

 Back in 2007 I travelled on the TranzAlpine train, the most popular of the scenic trains in Ne... Read my story

AUG
20

Sasha travels in Japan

Staff member: Sasha

 I arrived into Kansai Osaka airport on August 20th just after 7pm. Even though busy, getting o... Read my story

AUG
14

Lisa travels on the Indian Pacific

Staff member: Lisa

The Indian Pacific was due to leave at 10.45am on the Sunday morning, so we arrived 45 minutes prior... Read my story

AUG
01

Luke travels through Africa by Train

Staff member: Luke

The Blue Train - Pretoria to Cape TownThe Blue Train has an aura of mystique about it. Kings and pre... Read my story

JUL
23

Chantal travels on the Trans-Siberian by Private Train

Staff member: Chantal

 The longer I work in Tourism, the more I discover and add to my travel bucket list. It has bec... Read my story

MAR
17

Megan's UK and Europe Trip

Staff member: Megan

With five weeks to travel through Scotland, England, Belgium, France and Italy, three Rail Passes wi... Read my story

JAN
17

Rene Visits the European Winter Wonderland

Staff member: Rene

On the 17th of January my girlfriend and I left Melbourne and its 40ยบ weather behind and headed for ... Read my story

JAN
01

Valerie's London and Europe Trip

Staff member: Valerie

LondonDay 1: We arrived at Heathrow Airport at about 11.30 am and met up with our City UK transfers ... Read my story

NOV
23

Nadine's UK and Europe Trip

Staff member: Nadine

We arrived into Manchester airport on the afternoon of October 29th. We flew with Qatar airways and ... Read my story

NOV
16

Alicia's England and Europe Train Adventure

Staff member: Alicia

ENGLANDWe arrived at Manchester Airport almost 24hours after departing Melbourne and although a rail... Read my story

SEP
15

Rhonda visits Canada and USA

Staff member: Rhonda

VancouverFinally arrived into Vancouver after 20 hours of flying, via Seoul Korea. I always enjoy fl... Read my story

SEP
08

Shaun's Europe Experience

Staff member: Shaun

BARCELONAWe arrived in Barcelona at 11 am after a long flight from Australia. After going through cu... Read my story

JUN
08

Get Swissed Famil

Staff member: Jess H

We all touched down in Zurich in the early-morning fog of the 9th of June, exhaustion heavy on our s... Read my story

MAY
29

Luke travels on the Rocky Mountaineer and The Canadian

Staff member: Luke

VANCOUVERI arrived into Vancouver Airport in the afternoon and had pre-booked a scheduled coach tran... Read my story

MAY
28

Rocky Mountaineer and The Canadian

Staff member: Leah

VancouverI arrived into Vancouver Airport with a transfer to my hotel already booked via Rail Plus. ... Read my story

MAY
03

Alaska Railroad

Staff member: Stacey

Alaska Railroad April 2012For my journey on the Alaska Railroad, I travelled from Fairbanks to Ancho... Read my story

APR
23

Pauline experiences Rovos Rail

Staff member: Pauline

Cape Town to Johannesburg 16 -18th April 2012The meeting point for Rovos is not at the actual Cape T... Read my story

APR
02

Jessica's UK and Europe Trip

Staff member: Jessica F

We left Melbourne close to midnight on the 28th of January with a stopover in Hong Kong, then direct... Read my story

APR
02

Helen's European Trip

Staff member: Helen

CopenhagenAfter a gruelling 30 hour flight from Melbourne, we finally arrived at Copenhagen Airport.... Read my story

FEB
27

Nicki sees Europe in the Winter

Staff member: Nicki

ScotlandI arrived into Glasgow on the morning of the 22nd of January after flying from Melbourne via... Read my story

FEB
14

Nicole goes on The Sunlander

Staff member: Nicole

The Sunlander in Queenslander class - Tuesday 24th JanuaryLeah and I left Melbourne on the 06:00 fli... Read my story

FEB
14

Tracey travels on The Indian Pacfic

Staff member: Tracey

Thursday We were picked up for a private tour from our hotel just after 8.30am. Prime Mini tours are... Read my story

FEB
07

Steph goes on The Sunlander

Staff member: Steph

Kuranda SkyrailThis 7.5km journey is a unique rainforest experience taking you on an unforgettable j... Read my story

NOV
16

Chantal trains it through Canada/USA

Staff member: Chantal

CHANTAL'S USA/CANADA TRIP - OCTOBER 2011I was one of a few lucky rail agents from around the world t... Read my story

NOV
15

Stacey travels through Europe

Staff member: Stacey

GREECEDue to the financial troubles Greece is currently facing there are no international trains run... Read my story

NOV
10

Ingrid's world adventure - Germany and Scandinavia

Staff member: Ingrid

We travelled to Berlin by train from Olomouc in the Czech Republic. It is an easy train ride. A loca... Read my story

NOV
08

Oudavanh's Japanese Rail Adventure

Staff member: Oudavanh

Exchange order for the Japan rail pass.I was so excited to come to Japan. I couldn't wait to get the... Read my story

NOV
04

Steven Visits Switzerland

Staff member: Steven

Top of Europe (Jungfrau)Our first stop after arriving in Zurich was Interlaken. We had a lovely hote... Read my story

OCT
28

Ingrids world adventure - Travelling through Czech Republic, Poland & Slovakia

Staff member: Ingrid

Our time in Munich was to say the least, crazy! But of course it always will be when you are visitin... Read my story

SEP
25

Ingrid's world adventure - Majestic Switzerland

Staff member: Ingrid

I have to admit that our train travelling to Switzerland was one of the most stressful we have had s... Read my story

SEP
20

Nicole sees Europe by train

Staff member: Nicole

NICOLE'S EUROPE TRIP - SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2011Departed AustraliaI last visited Europe in 2008 and I w... Read my story

SEP
16

Ingrid's world adventure - Romania

Staff member: Ingrid

Ingrid's world adventure - RomaniaWe really didn't know what to expect when we arrived in Romania an... Read my story

SEP
14

Ingrid's world adventure - From Spain to Austria and Hungary

Staff member: Ingrid

Ingrid's world adventure - From Spain to Austria and HungaryWe had pre-reserved our tickets for the ... Read my story

SEP
01

Ingrid's world adventure - Croatia and La Tomatina

Staff member: Ingrid

Ingrid's world adventure - Croatia and La TomatinaThe next part of our trip was done without our Eur... Read my story

AUG
11

Chad explores Switzerland by train

Staff member: Chad

Pasta, Strudel and CroissantsA 5 day progressive Swiss dinner by trainBuongiorno yesterday, Guten Mo... Read my story

AUG
07

Ingrid's world adventure - Spain

Staff member: Ingrid

Ingrid's world adventure - SpainAfter leaving Thailand at the beginning of August we flew to Madrid,... Read my story

JUL
22

Ingrid's world adventure - Thailand

Staff member: Ingrid

Ingrid's world adventure - ThailandFor those that don't know me, my name is Ingrid Kocijan and I've ... Read my story

MAY
05

Kieran Travels on the Rocky Mountaineer

Staff member: Kieran Healy

Rocky Mountaineer - Vancouver-Kamloops-Banff-Lake Louise-CalgaryAerocar Private TransferAfter a long... Read my story

APR
12

Steven explores Canada and The USA

Staff member: Steven

Vancouver - Jasper (The Canadian)This was my first real train journey overseas and I was excited to ... Read my story

MAR
29

Tracey visits Canada/USA

Staff member: Tracey

Vancouver- EdmontonWe arrived into Vancouver to mild weather and took advantage of the day by headin... Read my story

JAN
02

Naomi's Europe Trip

Staff member: Naomi

I began my Europe trip by getting to Tullamarine at about 8:30pm for my supposed 11:30pm flight with... Read my story

DEC
22

Rhonda visits South Korea

Staff member: Rhonda

KOREA OCTOBER 2010Left Melbourne on a very wet Saturday morning at the end of October to catch a dir... Read my story

DEC
08

Tracey's Mega Educational Trip

Staff member: Tracey

Mega Educational Trip October 2010Switzerland/AustriaI was on one of five groups departing Australia... Read my story

DEC
03

The Ghan and Indian Pacific Staff Trip

Staff member: Jody, Bhavna, Maree and Paul

The Ghan and Indian Pacific Staff TripDepartureYou will need to arrive at the train station and chec... Read my story

NOV
16

Stephanie travels through Europe

Staff member: Stephanie

Stephanie travels through EuropeSeptember 2010Heathrow Express: Heathrow to PaddingtonThe Heathrow E... Read my story

NOV
15

Megan's rail holiday through Europe!

Staff member: Megan

Megan's rail holiday through Europe!October 2011Oyster Card - LondonAfter our flight arrived late at... Read my story

NOV
01

Luke's Eastern and Oriental Express and Vietnam Trip

Staff member: Luke

EASTERN & ORIENTAL EXPRESSBangkok-Singapore4 days/3 nightsDay 1We caught a taxi to Hualampong st... Read my story

OCT
22

Chantal visits Europe for the First Time

Staff member: Chantal

Chantal visits Europe for the First Time10th September 2010Eurail PassFor my trip I had a Eurail Glo... Read my story

OCT
14

Jess' Canadian Train Experiences

Staff member: Jess

Jess' Canadian Train ExperiencesThe Whistler Mountaineer3rd September 2010On the 3rd of September 20... Read my story

SEP
23

Leah visits Myanmar - onboard the Road to Mandalay

Staff member: Leah

The Road to Mandalay - 3 Night Journey4th August - 7th August 2010YangonWe arrived 2 days before the... Read my story

JUL
29

Jess visits Europe - including the Cinque Terre, Amalfi Coast and Leonardo Express

Staff member: Jess

London - Windsor - LondonThe first train I took was on the 6th of June, from London to Windsor and r... Read my story

MAY
01

Paul visits Europe - including the Cinque Terre

Staff member: Paul

Vienna - Bratislava - ViennaOur first taste of train travel in Europe on this trip was day trip to B... Read my story

JAN
01

Kieran visits Europe

Staff member: Kieran

It is always a great experience travelling around Europe, gazing upon ancient wonders and famous art... Read my story

JAN
01

Iain tours Europe

Staff member: Iain

Copenhagen Airport - Central StationArrived at Copenhagen airport, followed the signs to the part wh... Read my story

JAN
01

Maree's first time in Europe

Staff member: Maree

Heathrow ExpressHeathrow Express was so simple and easy to use. I found the Airport really well sign... Read my story

DEC
14

Christine's European Adventure- including the Golden Pass

Staff member: Christine

Geneva Airport to Geneva CFF (Main Station)We arrived into Geneva Airport at 10pm. We decided to tak... Read my story

NOV
05
Sana's  Eastern and Orient Express Journey

Sana's Eastern and Orient Express Journey

Staff member: Sana

Eastern & Oriental ExpressSingapore to Bangkok(3 days/2 nights)Pre Hotel accommodation: Mandarin... Read my story

NOV
01

Leah's European Adventure

Staff member: Leah

ParisWe flew straight into Paris which is a new experience for me. We took the RER into Paris Nord s... Read my story

AUG
01

Australia Trip including The Overland, Indian Pacific

Staff member: Kirsty

The OverlandThe Overland travels from Melbourne - Adelaide and V.V three times per week, the journey... Read my story

AUG
01

Great Southern Rail Self-Famil

Staff member: Luke

The Overland (Melbourne-Adelaide)As I made my way to Southern Cross station in the early hours of a ... Read my story

AUG
01

Three Australian Rail Journeys

Staff member: Rhonda

The Overland - MELBOURNE TO ADELAIDEI left home in the dark, on a cold, wet morning in Melbourne. Me... Read my story

JUL
01

Venice Simplon Orient Express and Europe

Staff member: Kirsty

Manchester Airport - LeedsI arrived at Manchester Airport, Terminal Three around 6.30am, it was then... Read my story

JUN
01
The Blue Train Experience

The Blue Train Experience

Staff member: Lorinda

I arrived to Pretoria train station at 7.30am on June 1st 2009. The Blue Train departure lounge is w... Read my story

APR
01
Ingrid goes to USA and Canada

Ingrid goes to USA and Canada

Staff member: Ingrid

Coast Starlight - San Francisco/PortlandAfter three weeks travelling the South Western States of the... Read my story

MAR
31
Luke spends a month in Europe/UK

Luke spends a month in Europe/UK

Staff member: Luke

OYSTER CARDAfter leaving Melbourne during its record breaking heat-wave, I arrived into Heathrow Air... Read my story

FEB
01
Rhonda's Europe Trip

Rhonda's Europe Trip

Staff member: Rhonda

Heathrow ExpressThe Heathrow Express sign, at Terminal 4, LHR is hard to miss. When you come out of ... Read my story

JAN
15
Tracey's Europe tour and visit to the nuns in Austria

Tracey's Europe tour and visit to the nuns in Austria

Staff member: Tracey

Dot 2 Dot (Product no longer available)Arrived into Heathrow mid afternoon, collected my luggage and... Read my story

OCT
02
Bhavna's Europe and UK Trip

Bhavna's Europe and UK Trip

Staff member: Bhavna

Paris Visite PassThe Paris Visite pass is an Underground and Bus Metro Ticket for Paris. It is very ... Read my story

OCT
01
Iain tours the UK

Iain tours the UK

Staff member: Iain

NEWCASTLE TO DUMFRIESThis was my first trip, on the day of travel I went to get my pass validated at... Read my story

SEP
01
Lorinda goes to Europe

Lorinda goes to Europe

Staff member: Lorinda

Amsterdam Schipol to Amsterdam CentralI started my trip in Amsterdam. From Amsterdam Schipol station... Read my story

SEP
01
Jenny's 1st trip to Europe

Jenny's 1st trip to Europe

Staff member: Jenny

As a first time traveler to Europe, I must say using the trains was very easy and efficient. Not onc... Read my story

APR
01

USA and Canada

Staff member: Oudavanh

LAX AirportLAX Airport to Los Angeles Union Station is about a 30min drive by car.You can also catch... Read my story

MAR
01
Sana goes to Japan

Sana goes to Japan

Staff member: Sana

Very important: Never travel to Japan without a Japan Rail pass!The Japan Rail Pass can only be purc... Read my story

MAR
01
Sara visits Europe

Sara visits Europe

Staff member: Sara

Underground Metro/ Heathrow ExpressThe underground metro was quite easy to get round. As you check o... Read my story

JAN
01

The Ghan

Staff member: Sherie

The Ghan From Darwin- Alice Springs - AdelaideDarwin to Alice SpringsThe Ghan departs from Darwin Tr... Read my story

NOV
01
Europe North to South

Europe North to South

Staff member: Leah

NORWAYWe caught the train from Oslo airport into to the city. The station was right next to the airp... Read my story

OCT
01

USA/London/Eurostar

Staff member: Jason

Chicago - Albany - BostonSuperliner Roomette from Chicago - Albany then Economy seat from Albany - B... Read my story

SEP
01

Peru

Staff member: Wolf

Hiram Bingham (Cuzco - Machu Pitccu)When you exchange your voucher you also need to present your pas... Read my story

MAY
01
France / Spain and Portugal

France / Spain and Portugal

Staff member: Jody

Charles De Gaulle Airport RERTook the RER from the airport to the hotel. Validated the Paris Visit P... Read my story

APR
01

Venice Simplon Orient Express

Staff member: Ingrid

Venice Simplon Orient ExpressAfter a day wandering around Rome I picked up my luggage from my hotel ... Read my story

MAR
01

Alaska Trip

Staff member: Danielle

Anchorage - Fairbanks - AnchorageThe Alaskan adventure is one that can be both relaxing and easy goi... Read my story

NOV
01

Europe Trip

Staff member: Oudavanh

Hotel Link, London Tube and Golden Tours - Jack the Ripper Night TourHotel LinkWe arrived into Londo... Read my story

NOV
01

France/Italy/Switzerland/Austria and Germany

Staff member: Corey

FranceMy flight arrived at 0600 into Paris CDG airport, terminal 1. From terminal 1 I had to catch a... Read my story

OCT
01

Europe South to North

Staff member: Leah

ITALYRome Airport - Rome TerminiThis was the first train we went on when we arrived. It was really e... Read my story

OCT
01

First time in Europe

Staff member: Tracey

Rome Airport Rome Termini (Leonardo Express)This was our first train, after collecting our bags you ... Read my story

SEP
01
USA/Canada

USA/Canada

Staff member: Sana

Amtrak Service- LA Airport to AnaheimThis was our second trip from LA Airport to Anaheim. The first ... Read my story

SEP
01

Rocky/Whistler Mountaineer/Via Rail

Staff member: Christine

CanadaRocky Mountaineer (Vancouver - Banff)This trip started at 7am, we got to the Rocky Mountaineer... Read my story