Lernidee Trains & Cruises specializes in extraordinary train journeys
Lernidee Trains & Cruises organises unusual trips to fascinating locations. With 30 years of experience to call upon, they book extraordinary travel itineraries around the entire globe. Discovering unknown corners of paradise or rediscovering classic destinations with a high level of comfort, authenticity, individualization and uniqueness is their philosophy. The cruises on trains and small ships are the most comfortable way to travel through distant lands. Exciting excursions offer authentic encounters and bring travellers to places of remarkable interest. Entertaining talks about history and daily life enhance your sightseeing with useful knowledge and culinary specialties whet your appetite for the distinctive flavours of exotic cultures.
The private train journeys acquaint you with legendary and sometimes forgotten railways, including the Trans-Siberian Railway aboard the Tsar’s Gold private train, the Turkish section of the historical Baghdad Railway, the legendary Silk Road, or a trip through Namibia with the African Explorer. On the unique chartered ship cruises you travel aboard a boutique vessel along the Mekong River, Asia’s longest river.
The Lernidee success story began in 1986, with a much-talked about Russian language course carried out by company founder Hans Engberding on the Trans-Siberian Railway. The Lernidee philosophy was developed with the idea of encouraging learning through participation and enriching travel with new and exciting experiences.
The competent and creative team develops unique journeys, which are carried out with reliable partners around the world. Hans Engberding, sole owner of Lernidee, is travelling around the world more than ever before, always in search of inspiring travel ideas. Each year, he accompanies several of Lernidee tours to assess their quality and to get to know the travellers and their particular interests.