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M09457 is an international organization of sophisticated travelers who prefer going by rail. Our business was founded in 1983, and we offer the most hands-on experience on deluxe and luxury trains of any agency in the world. Every year, we release the World's Top 25 Trains list, and we organize journeys on them. We offer first-class, luxury and steam rail trips. Favorites include: Trans-Siberian Express by Private Train, Cross-Canada, Paris to Istanbul on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and Cape Town to Dar es Salaam on the Pride of Africa. Our expertise in the field expands to all types of trains and many regions of the world. This upcoming year we are offering tours in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.

M09457 has been recommended by a long and prominent list of media. These include Frommer's Europe by Rail, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and The Boston Globe, as well as television and radio travel shows such as "Dining Around with Gene Burns" in San Francisco and "The Travel Channel" on cable television. M09457 has developed exceptional relationships with train companies worldwide. This means our travelers often receive special treatment – from discounts to upgrades and sincere, personal attention.

We are a member of ASTA, endorsed by IATA, and part of ASTA's "TOP" Tour Operator Program, a member of the BBB with an A+ rating. We offer group tours and individual touring on all the world’s great trains: from South Africa’s Blue Train and Rovos Rail, to Scotland’s Royal Scotsman, to India’s Deccan Odyssey, to the Golden Eagle in Russia, just to name a few.
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Since 1983, we've been offering luxury, first-class and steam rail tours on The World's Top 25 Trains.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

M09457 began in 1983 as a travel magazine. In 1991, we organized a rail tour for our readers. Since then, we have offered rail tours all over the world.

2. What is your company's mission?

Our mission is to offer high-quality tours and top-notch service, from the minute you contact our office to the minute your return from your trip. And begin planning the next one!

3. What does your company specialize in?

Luxury trains, first-class trains, steam and railfan tours.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

The owners of our company are Owen & Eleanor Hardy, who together have traveled on most of the world's great trains. Owen Hardy began publishing our magazine, The International Railway Traveler, in 1983. Owen fell in love with trains and transit when studying in Germany.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

Trans-Siberian Express by Private Train, because it is such an epic route. The private train is very comfortable and the off-train activities are diverse and interesting.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

"First Class Act here - doesn't get any more professional - they couldn't try harder to do better. We've traveled all over the world with A&K and Mountain Travel Sobek and other small private companies - most very good. But the level of personal attention and drive to please out of a passion for their business is absolutely unsurpassed and unsurpassable."

Vacation Packages offered by supplier M09457
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The Trans-Siberian Express by Private Train The Trans-Siberian Express by Private Train

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Join the longest and most famous railway journey in the world: the Trans-Siberian Express. Travel in comfort aboard our first-class private train.

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Tour Package
Railway Trips
Cultural Journey
USD 15495 Russia
Mongolia

Rovos Rail: Cape Town to Dar es Salaam by Luxury Train Rovos Rail: Cape Town to Dar es Salaam by Luxury Train

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This 14-day tour to South Africa includes: Victoria Falls, several game drives and Kundalila Falls brunch. This is an adventure experience!

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Railway Trips
Cultural Journey
USD 10600 South Africa
Tanzania
Zambia

El Transcantabrico Clásico: Northern Spain by Luxury Train El Transcantabrico Clásico: Northern Spain by Luxury Train

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El Transcantábrico narrow-gauge luxury train pokes along 800 miles of incredible scenery across the northern coast of Spain. Excellent meals with wine served at incredible local restaurants.

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Tour Package
Railway Trips
Food & Wine
EUR 2700 Spain

Cape to Cairo by Luxury Train, Jet and Ship Cape to Cairo by Luxury Train, Jet and Ship

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This legendary journey spans 7 African countries, combining Rovos Rail’s Pride of Africa train, private plane, five-star luxury cruise on the Nile River and some of the continent’s finest hotels.

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Tour Package
Railway Trips
Cultural Journey
USD 48500 Egypt

Silk Road by Private Train: Moscow to Beijing Silk Road by Private Train: Moscow to Beijing

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This is a railway tour using two first-class trains through Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and china. You'll definitely enjoy it!

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Railway Trips
Cultural Journey
USD 23995 Russia
China
Kazakhstan

Naadam Festival Aboard the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express Naadam Festival Aboard the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express

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This 13-day tour is a unique opportunity to be among the few non-Mongolians to experience this spectacular but little-known festival and soak up the exciting atmosphere of this national holiday.

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Tour Package
Festival Tours
Railway Trips
USD 15495 Russia
Mongolia

Rocky Mountaineer: Canadian Rockies Highlights Rocky Mountaineer: Canadian Rockies Highlights

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This is a wonderful tour to the Canadian Rockies which includes a trip on the fantastic Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Banff and a tour including helicopter!

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Flightseeing
Railway Trips
USD 2693 Alberta

Royal Scotsman Classic Tour Royal Scotsman Classic Tour

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The Royal Scotsman Classic Tour is a journey straight to the heart of the Scottish highlands. Life on the train is relaxed, with the freshest, finest local produce served in the dining cars.

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Tour Package
Railway Trips
USD 6530 Scotland

Trans-Canada Rail Adventure Trans-Canada Rail Adventure

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This is a legendary Trans-Canada rail tour on two first-class trains: The Canadian and the Gold Leaf luxury rail service provided by the private, all-daylight Rocky Mountaineer train!

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Tour Package
Railway Trips
National Parks
USD 5126 Ontario

Orient-Express Romantic Italian Holiday Orient-Express Romantic Italian Holiday

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This is a wonderful 6-day Orient-Express railway tour to Italy. It's your best opportunity to visit Florence and Venice and try the Italian cuisine with the one you love!

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Tour Package
Railway Trips
Food & Wine
USD 6910 Italy

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Istanbul-Venice Annual Journey Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Istanbul-Venice Annual Journey

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This is a classic Orient-Express journey through Turkey, Bulgaria, and Austria visiting these countries' most beautiful places. You'll definitely enjoy it!

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Tour Package
Railway Trips
USD 9000 Turkey
Bulgaria
Austria
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