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RSI was founded in 2006, but the seed was planted long before that. It all started in 1991 when the owner had the opportunity to work for a tour operator that specialized in rail travel through Switzerland. The love for travel, particularly rail travel grew from there.
In 2006 the owner had the opportunity of starting her own company and took 15 years of experience, a wealth of knowledge, a loyal client base and turned it into a successful venture.

RSI in a nutshell :

  • Customized rail travel through Switzerland and the rest of Europe
  • Escorted train tours through Switzerland
  • Weddings and honeymoons
  • Escorted train tour through Switzerland
  • Customized individual and escorted packages throughout Southern Africa
  • Rovos Rail, Blue Train, etc
  • Safaris
  • Trans Siberian Railways
  • Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
  • Hotels, sightseeings and transfers worldwide
  • Chalet, villa and apartment rentals

Today, the company is blessed with several very knowledgeable and passionate travel specialists that make RSI well known in the travel industry as THE customized travel expert for Europe and Southern Africa.
Carmen Metcalf is the founder of RSI. She was born in Switzerland but always had a love for travel ever since her first trip to Spain as a child. She studied tourism in Switzerland and worked in a travel agency in Zurich before moving to the USA to be a tourguide. She gained her knowledge in rail travel through Europe by working for a rail travel specialist in New York. In 1995 she took her first trip to Southern Africa and fell in love with the Continent. Since then she has been back many times learning more about the country. She takes several trips a year to Europe and Africa to further her knowledge.
Elizabeth Walker-Adkins is our Manager of the Europe FIT department and usually the first voice when calling RSI. She is a graduate of NC State University and is married to Gerald. She is very active in family, church and community activities. She loves to visit new destinations and travels internationally at least once a year. Her last trip was to the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Elizabeth’s favorite part of her job is helping clients fulfill their dream trips. Her favorite destinations are: Venice, Luzern, Zermatt, Munich and Bayeux.
Heinz Bronnimann is a Swiss native, with over 45 years of experience in all aspects of the travel industry. His niche is the ski business. He visits ski resorts all over Europe a couple of times a year. He also has a vast knowledge of rail travel through all of Central Europe. He is a certified Switzerland and France specialist. He now is in charge of the ski group and ski FIT department.
The RSI team is looking forward to speaking with you concerning your travel needs.


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