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2024 No-Fly Ireland Discovery

Norwegian Star 08 May 2024 10 nights No-Fly Cruise Southampton

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Itinerary: Southampton - Belfast - Killybegs, Ireland - Galway, Ireland - Dingle, Ireland - Dublin(Dun Laoghaire), Ireland - Cork - Southampton
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Inside from £1,459pp

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The 2024 No-Fly British Isles Escape

Regal Princess 27 May 2024 12 nights No-Fly Cruise Southampton

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No-Fly All-Inclusive Premium Cruising from Southampton*

Itinerary: Southampton, England - Portland,England, UK - Cork, Ireland (Cobh) - Dublin - Liverpool - Belfast - Glasgow (Greenock) - Edinburgh (South Queensferry), Scotland - Paris/Normandy...
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(full fare £2,449) Inside from £1,649pp

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Enchantment of Eastern Europe from Budapest

Emerald Destiny 24 May 2024 8 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Budapest

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Itinerary: Budapest, Hungary - Kalocsa, Hungary - Osijek, Croatia - Belgrade, Serbia - Golubac - Donji Milanovac - Vidin, Bulgaria - Rousse - Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanassi - Giurgiu - Bucharest.…
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Outside from £2,451pp

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What is Rovos Rail?

Rovos Rail stands as an epitome of rail travel at its most luxurious, resurrecting the golden age of leisurely sophistication and style. This renowned private railway company, established in South Africa, redefines the art of travel by transforming journeys into memories through the heart of Africa’s ever-changing landscapes.

From Cape Town’s imposing Table Mountain to the rich wildlife tapestry of Tanzania, each expedition aboard Rovos Rail’s lavishly appointed, classic train carriages evokes a bygone era of comfort. Guests indulge in sumptuous cuisine, opulent suites and panoramic lounge cars, making time seem to stand still while the African soul unfurls outside their windows. Travelling on Rovos Rail is a foray into the extraordinary, an escape from the commonplace. It’s not merely about reaching a destination but relishing the journey itself. On Rovos, you traverse Africa’s heart in carriages that exude historical grandeur, with luxury that whisper tales from a bygone era. Every detail, from the polished wood fittings to the exquisite meals, is a nod to a more graceful age. Outside, the raw beauty of Africa unfolds at a gentle pace, ensuring a visceral connection with the landscape. For the discerning traveller, Rovos Rail is more than a journey, it’s a lifetime experience, an elegant adventure etched in timelessness.

What are Rovos Rail’s routes?

Rovos Rail offers an assortment of 11 spectacular journeys, each a unique tapestry woven with threads of elegance, adventure and awe-inspiring landscapes. The classic Cape Town journey, linking two of South Africa’s best-loved cities, offers a breathtaking passage through winelands, mountains and untamed wilderness, unveiling the heart of the country’s diverse landscapes. An epic safari on rails, the Durban Safari voyage introduces the African bushveld, with thrilling game drives through private reserves, an experience heightened by nights spent under the star-studded African sky. The Victoria Falls route is a sojourn that transcends borders, leading guests from the rainbow nation to the thundering majesty of Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world.

Tailored for golf enthusiasts, the Golf Safari journey combines the elegance of train travel with exceptional rounds of golf at some of South Africa’s top courses, interspersed with captivating scenic excursions. On the Namibia Safari route, venture from lush savannahs to the arid expanses of the Namib Desert, exploring ghost towns, diamond mines and dramatic landscapes, culminating in an awe-inspiring visit to the colossal dunes of Sossusvlei. A panoramic exploration, the African Collage expedition meanders through South Africa’s scenic splendours, from mountain ranges and verdant vineyards to the rugged coastlines of the Garden Route.

An epic journey traversing the subcontinent, the Southern Cross adventure courses through South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, showcasing the diverse cultures and landscapes of southern Africa. The comprehensive African Trilogy safari encompasses air, land and rail travel, offering an unparalleled game-viewing experience in South Africa’s premier wildlife reserves, paired with the luxurious comfort of Rovos Rail. An odyssey through the heart of Africa, the Dar Es Salaam journey weaves through Tanzania, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola, exposing travellers to the rich tapestry of landscapes and cultures that define this part of the continent.

A transcontinental expedition, the Trail of Two Oceans journey bridges the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, journeying through Tanzania, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola, creating an unforgettable narrative of diverse African experiences. Lastly, the immersive Copper Trail journey offers an in-depth exploration of Zambia, following the copper trail to the heart of Africa, with experiences ranging from visiting historic copper mines to thrilling walking safaris.

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