10 Luxurious Train Journeys In the World

Trains, as we all know, take you from one place to another, and some trains will take you in style. The time spend between the two destinations is equally beautiful and captivating. We are living in a time where we have no time to stand and enjoy, but there are rides which still invite our attention with its enchanting sights and luxury. Here, we are listing some of the most amazing journeys you can take on rails.

Glacier Express

Glacier Express may be the slowest express on the earth. The 180 mile ride at an altitude of 6,670ft covers 291 bridges and 91 tunnels. The train connects two mountain resorts of St. Moritz and Zermatt in the Swiss Alps.

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express can be regarded as the most authentic luxury train. It runs on the legendary route from Paris to Istanbul connecting London,Venice,Rome,Budapest, and Prague. The six day trip on the beautiful countryside of France, Switzerland and Austria and meals will starts at $ 5,656.

Pride of Africa

Rovos Rail’s Pride of Africa offers the beauty, magnificence and the hidden splendor of the spectacular Dark Continent. It is said to be the most luxurious train in the world.

Flam Railway

The 20 kilometer train ride through the world’s longest fjord Sognefjord offers an amazing descent from an altitude of 3,000 feet into the fjords of Flam. It is one of the steepest railway journeys in the history.

 

Palace on Wheels

Palace on Wheels gives an old-world elegance and luxury. The train begins from Delhi in India and ends at the royal Rajasthan which starts at $2,380.

Trans-Siberian

The Trans-Siberian train ride, the most alluring one, covers a distance of 6000 miles across the vastness of Russia. It carries over a distance of one-third of the planet.

 

Royal Scotsman

Royal Scotsman provides a more intimate and luxurious atmosphere with gourmet, five-star dining, wine-pairing and superior service. It is considered to be the most expensive ride on the earth.

 

Eastern & Oriental Express

The 1,262-mile ride connects Singapore, Malaysia and Bangkok,Thailand. The express is a modern and stylish one offering an experience of traveling through lush green tropical forests.

 

Hiram Bingham

The one day, round trip journey of 3.5-hour moves between Cusco and Machu Picchu. The sightseeing, meals, and the ride may cost $588.

 

Alaska Railroad

A stunning, chilly 5 day tour costs $2,000 but you can also book shorter rides for $50 dollars.

 

One thought on “10 Luxurious Train Journeys In the World

  • October 18, 2012 at 6:12 am
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    Maharajas’ Express is the finest luxury train in India. It is not in this list.

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