What level of fitness and mobility do I need to participate in a Rail Tour?

We often get asked about levels of fitness needed to be able to join in our Railway Adventure tours. Different tours have varying activities and as such require different levels of fitness and mobility. To help guide you, we have graded our tours with how many LOCOS will be needed to keep pace.


To participate in a Railway Adventures tour, you must be reasonably fit, in good health and able to participate in all activities without assistance from Tour Leaders or other tour members. If you require assistance, a fit and able travel companion must undertake to accompany and assist you with all tasks for the duration of the whole tour. The responsibility of the Tour Leader is to ensure that the larger group enjoys a relaxing and informative journey, and he or she cannot be relied upon to provide ongoing individual assistance to any one guest. You will need the ability to; negotiate airports and railway stations without wheelchair assistance; use combined shower/bath facilities; undertake walking tour of 1-2 hours duration, including using stairs, walking over cobblestones and other uneven surfaces; stand for long periods in museums and other sites; embark/disembark coaches, trains and other methods of transportation without assistance; handle your own luggage.

As many of Railway Adventures’ international and Australian sites do not provide access to wheelchairs or similar mobility aids, we regret that Railway Adventures tours are not suitable for people who require the use of a walking frame, wheeled walker, wheelchair, or motorised scooter.


To get the most from your travels and keep up with the group, a reasonable level of fitness is required. Each destination and tour makes specific requirements, so you should check carefully with us if you are in doubt about your ability to fully participate. To help guide you, we have graded our tours with how many locos will be needed to keep pace.

Scott McGregor’s Railway Adventures tour is more than just a holiday, it is a unique way to experience the world. By train you are completely immersed in culture and adventure, exploring the most scenic corners of the world in the comfort of a luxury train. Whether you are an experienced traveller or just beginning to explore this wonderful world, Railway Adventures has something for everyone. Transform your holiday into the most unforgettable adventure of a lifetime with Railway Adventures.

Call 1300 800 977 or email us at [email protected] to request a brochure on our domestic tours in 2022.

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