Take advantage of this rare opportunity to explore Vietnam by private train on the legendary Reunification Express—one of the world’s greatest rail journeys. Welcomed onto your private rail carriages in Ho Chi Minh City, you will travel in several spectacular stages, enjoying Vietnam’s most iconic destinations on a 2,500km odyssey all the way north to Hanoi and on to Sapa and the astounding Halong Bay. Our exclusive private train runs during the daytime and evening hours to make the most of the scenery and consists of a dining car and a sleeping car (used as a daytime place to rest and recline) attached to the back of selected express trains. When our train arrives at a destination we transfer to our hotels for the overnight stays and our carriages are parked, awaiting the next part of our trip north.
Barbara lives in the Blue Mountains and has a solid background in travel, tourism and hospitality. She has worked in wholesale and retail travel, then as an events coordinator in a 5-star hotel, before living and working in Japan for 2 years as a conversational English teacher with her husband Duncan. Once back in Australia, she managed of group of spa cabins and wedding venue, and for the next 10 years owned and managed a local Teahouse and Australian Gallery. Barbara has been part of the Railway Adventures tour leader team since April 2021 and loves being part of a like-minded group that supports a well-planned and inspirational itinerary, creating lifelong memories with enthusiastic passengers. She always enjoys having the opportunity of travelling and meeting new people, and has a real understanding of traveller’s expectations and needs. She’s also a member of Oral History NSW and her latest venture is recording individual life stories.