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At Lupine Travel, we've always felt that travelling by train is one of the most rewarding ways to see the world. Two of the first three tours we offered upon launching Lupine in 2008 were via train: the Trans Mongolian and North Korea.

In 2019 we launched longer train journeys, starting at Wigan, England, where Lupine Travel is based. The first was to Pyongyang and the second to Iraq.

The tour we offer now is a twenty-night train adventure across a large part of the world. Prepare for the most unforgettable trip of your life. This epic adventure spans over a dozen cities from Paris to the Kurdish capital of Diyarbakir in Turkey.

In our push to become more sustainable, we aim to increase the percentage of our tours that use trains as a major mode of transport over the coming years. Rail journeys are the most authentic way to travel, as it is better for the environment and the best way to build a true sense of connection while travelling.

Upcoming Tours

Our current upcoming group tours can be seen below. They are all guaranteed departures.

Book shopping_cart £2,895.00 20 Nights 6+ places
Wigan to Iraq Tour  2025 Itinerary

We run several train tours throughout the year; all beginning at the home of Lupine: Wigan, in North-West England, however, if it's more convenient you're welcome to join the tour in London for a reduced price.

All accommodation is included and is a mixture of overnight sleeper train berths and comfortable hotels (minimum 3 star).

We'll provide guidance and support to assist you with getting any visas that are required.

Our Wigan to Iraq journey is priced at £2295 per person.

The deposit required to confirm your booking is £750 per person for the tours ending in Iraq.


Wigan to Iraq train journey vintage style travel poster
error_outlineSecurity Advice

Please note that although we only run tours to areas we feel we can keep our clients safe, the British FCO advises against all but essential travel to North Korea, Iraq and Diyarbakir.

We research the security of our destinations and safety is a priority for us, however, we advise you to do your own research as well to ensure you are comfortable with your trip.

Please note these travel warnings may also affect travel insurance for these regions, please contact us for advice on this. For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information, please click here