Intrepid Travel launches new rail range, as on-track interest rises

Intrepid Travel launches new rail range, as on-track interest rises
Edited by Travel Weekly

    Intrepid Travel has launched a new range of rail trips and itineraries that follows recent external research showing 75 per cent of travellers are interested in taking a train journey.

    Alternative travel to reduce carbon footprint.

    Alternative travel to reduce carbon footprint.

    The 2,800-respondent survey showed travellers motivated by scenery, relaxation and the iconic nature of historic rail routes. More travellers are also considering the environmental impact of their trips with 87 per cent stating they would consider an alternative form of travel that reduced their carbon footprint. And 31 per cent of which would do so even if it meant taking a longer route.

    New rail itineraries:

    • Trans-Mongolian railway adventure (11 days)
      This tour makes use of the Trans-Mongolian railway, following the route of ancient tea caverns from Beijing, travelling through hilly landscapes and exploring inner Mongolia.
    • Express to the Orient: Paris to Istanbul (15 days)
      A new trip that travels from Paris to Budapest by train that follows the same route are the historic Orient Express. Stop at iconic spots and lesser-known sites in Starsbourg, Munich, and Salzburg.
    • Paris to Rome by rail (10 days)
      The new Paris to Rome itinerary hops on the Gotthard Panorama Express through Switzerland. It takes the original historic route with panoramic views of the countryside, and Wassen Church, and mediaeval castles.
    Panoramic views aboard Intrepid Travel's trains.

    Panoramic views aboard one of Intrepid Travel’s trains.

    This increased focus on rail travel is part of the company’s decarbonisation efforts. While they are a fully carbon-neutral business, they recognise the need to actively decarbonise their global operations.

    They became the first global tour operator with verified near-term science-based targets, committing to a 1.5-degree future. Since then, Intrepid actively removed flights from itineraries where a viable alternative existed.

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