About The Luxury Train Travel Company

Offering You The Finest Luxury Rail Vacations Across The Globe

The Story Of The Luxury Train Travel Company

Headseast Ltd is a UK based, independent, family owned tour operator. We operate several tour websites in addition to The Luxury Train Travel Company including “The Latin America Travel Company” “The Trans-Siberian Travel Company” and “The China Travel Company”.

Our specialist travel consultants bring you many years of experience in organising high quality tours with a particular focus on rail travel – a form of transport we have a passion for. Learn more about us and what we can do for you in this section by scrolling down.


As a family run company we go to greater lengths to ensure you have the best experience.


We give open and impartial advice and it is important to us that you book the right rail trip for you.


Your trip is financially protected through our ABTA membership, IPP cover and ATOL bonding.


We will not cut corners and take the time to make sure your tour is suited to your requirements.

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How We Got To This Point

Founder, Chris Stanley, caught the travel bug whilst training to be a chartered surveyor in the early 1990s. After several years of travelling through much of Africa and Asia he found himself in Hong Kong running out of money and in one of life’s quirks of fate found a job with a local travel company who promptly relocated him to Beijing where he would spend the next 11 years dealing with the Trans-Siberian – Russia, Mongolia and China.

Returning to the UK days after the Beijing Olympics of 2008, he decided to set up a travel company specialised in China and the Trans-Siberian just as the financial crisis got into full swing! Seemingly against the odds this venture quickly grew and continues to offer more and more travel options across Russia, Mongolia and throughout China through The Trans-Siberian Travel Company and the sister operation, The China Travel Company.

LTTC Chris at work on Deccan Odyssey

Over the years the focus increasingly veered to the higher end luxury trains that run across Russia, Central Asia and China. One suspects that as you get older the desire for greater comfort grows! Hence it seemed a good idea to move the development of the business towards luxury trains and why just stick to the ones that operate across Asia – hence the birth of The Luxury Train Travel Company.

Along came Covid which caused 2 years of disruption to many facets of life including travel. However, it also provided time to take stock and further develop the business and expand our worldwide offerings. As the world returns to something approaching normality we are delighted to offer you our collection of truly special train journeys – and so our journey continues as well.

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Explore The Luxury Train Travel Company

Explore Our Range of Luxury Rail Tours Across the Globe. Learn About The Different Luxury Trains We Can Offer. View Our Tours by Region & Destinations. View our train departure Calendar.