Railway Adventures and the Continental Classic Express Train de Luxe have come together to bring you one of our greatest adventures yet. The great Rail Renaissance of the 21st century has embraced the previously neglected and battered Balkans countries and is beckoning us to be part of it, exploring lines that have recently been re-opened and upgraded. Our train itself is a Phoenix. Rescued from derelict rolling stock and meticulously restored, the Continental Classic Express Train de Luxe has been lovingly fitted out to create a classy and comfortable space for rail cruising in real style complete with our own Chef on board and a fully stocked bar.
Chris was born in Melbourne but grew up in Kuranda in North Queensland. He loved taking the Silver Bullet (tin turtle) train down the Kuranda range to Cairns for high school during those years. He studied Performing Arts at James Cook University before moving to Sydney to work for the Aboriginal and Islander Dance theatre. He then moved into the film industry working in the art department on many productions such as Babe, Pricilla, and the Wiggles to name a few. In 1992 he took his first trip to Japan and fell in love with the country, food, culture, and people. He studied Japanese and returned to Japan every year for holidays. Chris began working as a coordinator for Japanese productions in the South Pacific and in 2012 moved to Tokyo. His love for Japan and all things Japanese has grown over this time, just going to the convenience store is still exciting for him!