Gates Travel - Cumbria's Leading Independent Travel Agent

Gates Travel - Cumbria's Leading Independent Travel Agent

Holidays by Train


Travelling by train is a wonderfully civilised alternative to flying.

Forget about the hassles of check-in and long transfers to and from the airport. Just sit back and relax, watching the scenery go by. You can wander along to the buffet car to stretch your legs, or perhaps have a meal served at your seat.

Whether you are looking for an escorted tour from specialists such as Great Rail Journeys and Ffestiniog Travel, a luxury trip on the Orient Express, or an independent holiday to your favourite city or resort, let us give you the benefit of our years of experience.

Iconic train journeys can be arranged including, but not restricted to, The Ghan which travels from Adelaide to Alice Springs and on to Darwin, over 1,800 miles in total, and the Canadian Rocky Mountaineer from Banff to Kamloops, through the Thompson and Fraser Canyons, and then onwards to Vancouver.

Of course, you might like to travel in the UK. We can plan any duration of trip for you, from a day out to a multi-day sightseeing tour. Just tell us which places you would like to visit and we'll work out the itinerary and book your accommodation(s).

A classic journey to whet your appetite!

The Trans-Siberian Railway connects Moscow with Vladivostock and Beijing, linking the railway networks of Europe and South-East Asia.

The Trans-Mongolian route is particularly interesting, passing Lake Baikal, the deepest fresh water lake in the world, and crossing the Gobi Desert en-route to the Chinese border.

In addition to the once or twice weekly scheduled passenger trains, there are also luxury private trains such as the Lernidee and the Golden Eagle, which may include steam haulage.

Looking for something different?

Just tell us what you'd like!

We work with a wide range of package holiday and specialist travel suppliers, so whatever your requirements, we can help.

Browse our website or contact us for help and advice.