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Guidepost Rail Tours represent many private train operators around the world such as the Golden Eagle Express through Russia, the Danube Express in Eastern Europe and the Shangri La Express across China.

Private train journeys operate worldwide through Russia, Mongolia, China, Tibet, Canada, India and Africa. Flagship tours use the 'Golden Eagle' Trans Siberian Express, the first privately owned, fully ensuite private train in Russia. GW Travel pioneered tours to Lhasa in 2006 travelling over the world's highest railway, and India between Bombay and Calcutta. 

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 GW Travel is the world's leading operator of exclusive, long-distance rail tours. GW's philosophy is to provide fully escorted private rail tours for the adventure traveller who is drawn to the excitement of visiting fabulous, and often remote, destinations but wants to appreciate them in style, comfort and safety. Guests are offered first-class customer service, a romantic ecploration of the world's most remarkable sites and a room with a constantly changing view. GW Travel is represented in Australia by Guidepost Rail Tours.

CHAMPAGNE EXPRESS - Budapest to Paris - NEW TOUR IN 2018

 Budapest to Paris 15 days - Presenting two exclusive journeys between the charming cities of Venice and Paris, these 15-day tours  offer remarkable scenery, unforgettable experiences and an enriching exploration of some of Europe’s most fascinating cities. More details will be available in 2017. Contact Guidepost Rail Tours to register your expression of interest. (GW)

HEART OF PERSIA - IRAN by luxury train

Dates: April & November 2017 - Our Heart of Persia tour is aimed at our guests who display true pioneering spirit; a distinctive adventure by private train allowing you to immerse yourself wholly into the fascinating culture of Persia that will enthral and delight with the potential for a surprise or two along the way.    TEHRAN - MASHHAD - KERMAN - RAYEN - MAHAN - YAZD - ISFAHAN - SHIRAZ - PERSEPOLIS - KASHAN - SHUSTAR - CHOGHA ZANBIL - SUSA - POL-E SAFID - TEHRAN.  Contact Guidepost Tours for a fully detailed brochure and reservations. (GW)


Formed from what was once a large inland sea – the Gobi desert stretches 3000 miles across two thirds of Mongolia and Northern China. Discover this amazing region by travelling on the Golden Eagle Trans-Mongolia Express - visiting Ulaan Baatar (Mongolia), Ulan Ude, Lake Baikal, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Vladimir, Suzdal and Moscow. Journeys operate in both directions during July.  Contact Guidepost Rail Tours for reservations.  (GW)

THE SILK ROAD - Beijing to Moscow & Moscow to Beijing

Retracing one of the most important trading routes of ancient civilisation, this remarkable tour follows in the footsteps of such legendary figures as Alexander the Great and Marco Polo. Crossing both Russia and China as well as some of the remotest former Soviet republics – Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan – our journey will take in some of the most magnificent yet little visited sights from the ancient world. The Kara Kum desert is followed by the amazing 2,500 year-old cities of Khiva and Bukhara – considered so important by UNESCO that it supported their restoration.  Journeys operate between Beijing and Moscow and in the reverse direction. Moscow - Volgograd - Kara Kum - Khiva - Ashgabat - Merv - Bukhara - Samarkand - Tashkent - Almaty - Turpan - Dunhuang - Xian - Beijing.  A luxury train voyage aboard the Shangri La and Golden Eagle Express Trains. Contact Guidepost Rail Tours for pricing and availability.  

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CASPIAN ODYSSEY - Yeravin to Almaty

 Tours in October 2017 & 2018 - Travel on the Golden Eagle luxury private train Explore the countries on both the eastern and western shores of the Caspian Sea – Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. With their location at the crossroads of trade, religion, language and the arts, these countries are home to fascinating modern cultures as well as some of the world’s most ancient and timeless architecture.. Visit Yeravin - Mtskheta - Gori - Baku - Turkmenbashi - Darvasa - Urgench - Bukhara - Samarkand - Tashkent - Almaty.  Journeys operate in both directions. Contact Guidepost Rail Tours for prices and availability. (GW) 

SICILIAN ODYSSEY - 12 days from Venice

 Tours in both directions September 2017 - Italy is overflowing with ancient history, none more prevalent than the crumbling ruins of Pompeii.  Everywhere the architecture is vast and varied; from the quirky flamboyance of Palermo to the medieval influences of Cremona. Our tour includes Sicily and Italy’s great cities: Rome, with its iconic Colosseum and St Peter’s Basilica; Florence with its sublime galleries, and magical Venice, the city on water. Book early for thius new itinerary with Guidepost Rail Tours (GW)

BALKAN ODYSSEY - 14 Days Budapest to Venice

 Tours in July & September - Journey through enchanting cities and  picturesque landscapes of Transylvania and the Balkans, aboard the Golden Eagle Danube Express. Our rail voyage meanders through stunningly beautiful countryside and awe-inspiring mountain ranges on our exploration of mythical Transylvania. We also travel through the intriguing countries of the former Yugoslavia as we look to unearth the rich past of the captivating Balkan region before reach the stunning city of Venice, Contact Guidepost Rail Tours (GW)

TRANS SIBERIAN SUMMER - Golden Eagle luxury train.

Various dates May to September in both directions -  Our classic Trans-Siberian Express tours onboard the Golden Eagle between Moscow and Vladivostok take a leisurely two weeks. By the time your journey ends we will have passed through eight time zones, a third of the world’s total, and travelled an incredible distance of 6,500 miles (11,000 kilometres) through Russia.  Undisputedly the world’s greatest railway journey, the Trans-Siberian Railway runs from Moscow over the Urals, across the magnificent Russian steppes and alongside the shores of the world’s largest freshwater lake. Travel in luxury on the Golden Eagle Private Train from Moscow to Vladivostok and reverse journeys. We have several dates to choose from between May and September every year so contact Guidepost Rail Tours for pricing and availability. (GW)

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TRANS-SIBERIAN WINTER - Golden Eagle Express

February (eastbound) & March (westbound) -  Our tours along the Trans-Siberian route in winter are an exceptional and unique experience. Undoubtedly the world’s greatest railway journey, the Trans-Siberian Railway runs like a steel ribbon connecting east and west pover thre Urals, across the magnificent Russian Steppe and along the foreshores of the world’s largest freshwater lake.  Our special winter programme includes the opportunity to enjoy the iconic winter wonderland scenery by horse-drawn sleigh and the chance to watch ice fishing on Lake Baikal or take a dog sledge or snowmobile on a captivating winter journey. Contact Guidepost Rail Tours for pricing and availability.  (GW)

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NEW YEAR IN VIENNA - 5 days on Golden Eagle from Budapest

 December 2017 - Our New Year departure through the heart of Europe on board the Golden Eagle Danube Express offers a sociable group atmosphere combined with sumptuous gala dinners, opera, dancing, fireworks and exclusive regional celebrations that you will cherish. Budapest - Keszthely - Graz - Vienna - Cesky Krumlov - Prague - Kosice - Budapest.  Contact Guidepost Rail Tours to reserve your space early. (GW)

ARCTIC explorer RAIL CRUISE - 12 days December & February

This compelling 12 day itinerary offers a unique contrast between two of Russia’s most majestic cities and the remote, yet charming communities deep within the Russian and Norwegian Arctic Circle. Commencing in St. Petersburg, we visit some of the city’s most prominent historical and cultural sites before embarking on this remarkable arctic adventure onboard the Golden Eagle. Tours depart December and February each year. Contact Guidepost Rail Tours for more details and travel arrangements. (GW)

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