Travel by rail across 14 countries around the world

For travellers who want to explore the world by train, a newly-launched trip may be a dream come true for you.

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View from the Trans-Siberian Railway across the tundra. Image by ©Typehistorian/Getty Images

Railbookers has launched a trip called Around the World by Rail, which gives travellers the opportunity to discover four continents, 14 countries and over 20 cities. The 56-day trip also takes in some of the world's most famous train rides along the way, including the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway to Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia.

The Rio di San Cassiano Canal with boats and colorful facades of old medieval houses in Venice, Italy. Bell-tower of San Cassiano (Church of Saint Cassian) is visible in background.
Venice's labyrinth of canals will feature on the rail trip. Image by ©Efired/Shutterstock

The trip is curated to begin and end in London, but travellers can tailor any portion of the itinerary to make it uniquely their own. Among the experiences included are the opportunity to enjoy a night in the wilderness staying in a traditional yurt on the open plains of Mongolia, and taking a movie stars’ homes tour in Los Angeles.

A train journey through the city of Stockholm
The train trip will take in Stockholm. Image by Marcus Stork/Getty Images

Travellers will also get to take in the Colosseum in Rome and Vatican City, Basilica di San Marco and the labyrinth of canals in Venice, and the imperial palaces of Austria. They will visit Moscow’s symbolic Red Square, the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, and Prague’s Old Town. Sightseeing tours are included, and travellers will take in the Great Wall of China, the Ming Tombs and the Summer Palace in Beijing. They can also check out the spectacular Army of Terracotta Warriors and ancient city walls of Xi’an.

The Colosseum in Rome at night.
The trip will take in the Colosseum in Rome. Image by Hanif Hamzah/Getty Images

VIP or Fast Pass access to famous landmarks is included as well as trips to museums and attractions, and a total of 51 meals will be provided, including 40 breakfasts, seven lunches and four dinners. The package includes 42 nights' hotel accommodation, one night on board a ferry, five nights on overnight trains, three nights on board the Indian Pacific and three on Amtrak.

The Great Wall of China
Travellers will take in the Great Wall of China. Photo by NI QIN/Getty Images

For further information on Around the World by Rail, please see here.