Description: Find information on which train trips are most recommended for the elderly.
Travelling can be a pleasurable experience, but many seniors may find it difficult to travel by air or sea for different reasons. Despite this, the elderly can still enjoy travelling and sightseeing, thanks to train travel. Many seniors are turning to this type of travel since they can enjoy the scenic views, stay comfortable and not worry about mobility. More travel companies are opening up their doors to this and a variety of choices are now available.
1. Venice-Simplon Orient Express
Long associated with luxury travel, this privately operated train service offers high class travel from London to various cities in Europe. Depending on the season seniors can take their pick from train travel UK to major destinations such as Paris, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Istanbul, Stockholm and Copenhagen. Trips are conducted with the use of vintage carriages dating back to the 1920’s and 1930’s. The legendary ride boasts of art deco designs matched with plush carpeting, crystal glasses, top of the line service and more.
2. Downtown Abbey and English Castles
Based on the popular television series, this tour is conducted by Vacations on Rail. Fans of the show can enjoy visiting sites where the American PBS show has filmed. Among the places that are visited during the 7 day and 6 night tour are Highclere Castle, Waddesdon Manor, British Museum, Westminster Abbey, Stonehenge, Kew Palace & Gardens, Windsor Castle, Tower of London, and the Roman Baths. Sights such as the Buckingham palace, Big Ben and the Jane Austin visitor centre are also part of the trip.
3. 2016 Springtime Highlander
Brought to travellers by RailTrail which offers escorted holidays via train, this is a relatively cheap train travel option for seniors. Starting at £399 for five days, this base price includes a tour of various sights in Scotland. From the highlands to Maillig and monster spotting at the famed Loch Ness, this countryside trip will surely entertain. It also gives a chance to explore Inverness.
4. Stratford, Oxford, Cotswold and Warwick Castle
For a quick and easy day tour, Rail Europe offers an escorted tour without lunch, escorted tour with lunch or the Discovery tour. This takes you through the destinations on an air conditioned coach with a bathroom. This also includes, a walking tour, an English commentary and entrances to Warwick Castle and Shakespeare’s birthplace if the escorted tour is opted for. Seniors with a senior railcard may be able to get a discount too.
5. Fort William, Maillig
A local rail line, this is good for a short overnight trip as well. Seniors can catch an overnight sleeper from London and wake up I Ranooch moor en route to Fort William. The route will give a glimpse of the areas where Highlander and Local Hero were filmed. Although it is not one of the special trips, it offers a lot of beautiful scenery that even tourists visit. Frequent travellers can also use their train travel card to get discounts on the tickets for the trip.
Plan a splendid trip for yourself, your family or relatives, prepare to make it a safe trip for seniors and go get some new impressions!