G Adventures Takes to the Rails with Train-Based Journeys

Source: www.travelpulse.com

G Adventures is trail blazing rail-based trips as a new way for travelers to have  grass-roots travel experiences.

The new ‘Rail’ travel style launches with 25 itineraries between seven and 54 days duration, taking in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. All trips use trains as the primary mode of transport.

G Adventures created this new program to meet the demand for affordable train-based trips.  A relaxing and scenic way to travel, rail travel holds a certain romanticism and the new line-up of trips includes both local and famous train routes.

In true G Adventures style, trips include cultural encounters such as home stays, home-cooked meals with local families and visits to projects run by the operator’s non-profit organization, Planeterra.

Example itineraries include:

Kolkata to Goa by Rail – Travelers on this journey will get a unique look at India, traveling by train and learning about Indian customs and culture as they go. Highlights include a tour of the magical Taj Mahal, enjoying a local lunch in Kalimpong and visiting the seaside town of Goa, with plenty of time to disembark and get to know the locals. Priced from $2,449 per person for a 24-day trip from Kolkata to Goa.

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