Road & Rail

6 reasons the romance is better when travelling by rail

Ah, train travel, you romantic old devil. Ever wondered why all the dreamy, old movies and mysteries are set on trains?

So it’s no wonder this gorgeous mode of travel is having one heck of a resurgence.

Clients might need a special holiday to reconnect with their partner, or the chance to kick back with some stunning scenery, and just enjoy each other’s company.

And you know what’s ideal for that? Romantic rail.

Rocky Mountaineer – only the king when it comes to rail travel – also has a little something to nudge your clients in this direction.

  1. It oozes luxury

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Want to reconnect with your lover on a holiday? Well, nothing spells ‘romance’ quite like the railroads; the soft, reclining seats, the dashing scenery, the champagne and luxurious dining.

You’ll feel like you’re on the world’s most extravagant first date – and your partner won’t look too shabby either!

Rocky Mountaineer is renowned for its SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf Services, described as “perfect” and “more perfect”, and with all the good stuff like gourmet meals, drinks, Hosts and dome windows included.

  1. There’s no external distractions

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Nothing kills romance quite like the shrill of a mobile phone or the nagging emails from the office. But with rail travel, it’s really hard to care about that, what with some of the world’s best views literally right outside your window.

Onboard rail travel, it’s just you and your partner, with plenty of private space to roam, soaking up the surrounds and each other’s company.

There’s also no one trying to sell you duty free goods or tell you to put your tray table up. The only interruption is to offer you a refill on that wine.

  1. The views totally set the mood

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Unlike the back of someone’s seat in Economy class, or the security line at customs, travel by rail comes with nothing but good service and even better views.

On Rocky Mountaineer, all you need to do is step into the outdoor viewing platform, exclusive to GoldLeaf Service, and taste the sweet mountain air, or catch glimpses or giant snow-capped peaks up ahead.

Before you know it, you’re wrapped in conversation, laughter, and sunshine with your loved one, and maybe a few other friends as well.

  1. The charm is endless

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Remember the iconic movies of Brief Encounter and Some Like It Hot, and how ravishing and romantic the train travel seemed?

Well, while planes and other modes of transport have lost their retro charm, trains seem to have doubled up on theirs.

Whether you’re playing games with your neighbours, listening to historical enchanting stories from your charming Hosts, or snapping photos of a grizzly bear outside, it’s always an adventure.

  1. Time moves slower on trains

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If you think time moves slower on just any holiday, then you’ve obviously never travelled by rail. The thing with rail travel is that everything feels slower, even when it’s not, because you’re swept up in the magic of the views and each other’s company.

Drinks magically reappear in your recliner seats, you can meander to your private dining room in GoldLeaf Service or dine in your plush seats in SilverLeaf Service, you can spot wild animals from your window, and talk to your heart’s content.

Doesn’t get much more romantic than that!

  1. The romance doesn’t stop when the train does

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Onboard glamorous trains like Rocky Mountaineer, it might feel like the romance couldn’t get any better, then the end of the day rolls around, and they crank it up another notch.

When the train pulls into destination, guests are whisked away to their hotel where fluffy pillows, plush beds, and castle-like designs await. Romance extends into every part of the journey, and that guests enjoy the ultimate luxury retreat of an evening, before returning to the railroads the next day.

Make sure you take advantage of Rocky Mountaineer’s Stay and Play promotion. Book a qualifying 2018 package of 8 days or more by March 2, 2018 and receive $600 per couple in added value to spend on extra hotel nights, sightseeing, and dining, and more. Book a qualifying 2018 package of 5-7 days and receive $400 per couple in added value.

Find out more here, and soak up the romance of rail!

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