19 Best Rail Journeys in the World
- Palace on Wheels
- British Pullman
- Maharajas Express
- The Ghan, Australia
- Eastern and Oriental Exprees
- Rovos Rail, Pride of Africa
- El Transcantábrico, Spain
- Hiram Bingham, Peru
- Glacier Express, Switzerland
- Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
- Danube Express, Europe
- Royal Scotsman, Scotland
- The Silk Road: Golden Eagle Trans Siberian Express
- Blue Train, South Africa
- Tangula Rail Journey, China
- Southern Spirit, Australia
- Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, India
Luxury trains offer an enchanting way to explore and discover a country in unhurried luxury. There are several luxury train tour operators, both government’s and private, around the world with Orient Express certainly the most legendary luxury tour operators. Mentioned below are some of the best luxury journeys in the world on board luxury trains around the globe.
|Best Rail Journeys in World: Venice-Simplon Orient Express|
Elegant interiors, gourmet cuisines and state of the art amenities along with hospitable service characterize this charming and elegant train journey. This journey is definitely among one of the things to do before you die. The destinations include Venice, Rome, Istanbul, Bucharest, Prague, Budapest, Paris and London.
|Best Rail Journeys in World: Rocky Mountaineer, Canada|
Embark on a mesmerizing trip across verdant landscapes, narrow trails and breathtaking vistas across British Columbia. Discover the charm and awe of the Canadian Rockies on board one of the most refined luxury trains in the world.
Where every next sight surpasses the previous one, where the stuffs are made of dream, lose yourself in a reverie which will leave you spellbound. With world class amenities, mouth watering cuisines and unparalleled service adding to the laid back luxury of an exclusive voyage, Rocky Mountaineer is a ride of lifetime.
Elegant tapestry and quaint décor add to the character of the Palace on Wheels. The interiors of the train will transport you to a bygone era of princely splendor. Impeccable artistry executed with panache and world class amenities together with traditional Indian hospitality make for an unforgettable ride on board this regal train.
|Best Rail Journeys in World: British Pullman, Britain|
The journey across the lush English countryside inside the restored art deco style carriages and exemplary service is as exclusive as it can get. With all facilities of Orient Express trains on board, British Pullman is a must for every rail journey lovers. British Pullman embarks from London on day trips encircling the British countryside and to destinations including great cities, glittering social events and sporting occasions.
|Best Rail Journeys in World: Maharajas Express, India|
Considered to be the India’s answer to the Orient Express, Maharaja Express rail journeys is a joint venture between the Cox & Kings and the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism corporation. Maharajas Express is the most expensive luxury rail ride in India with around $6400 for 7 Nights/8 Days package on board.
Maharajas Express offers 5 rail journeys to choose from, with each journey telling a unique tale of incredible India. This luxury train is a must ride train for its avant-garde amenities, exclusive experience, unmatchable service and stately interiors.
Website of the Maharaja Express
Named after the Afghan Cameleers who once traversed this ancient route, The Ghan takes you on a adventurous ride across the stunning landscapes of Darwin, Alice Springs and Adelaide. Behold the landscape spool by like the illuminating scrolls as you regale in the unhurried luxury inside the charming yet sophisticated carriages of the train. Exceptional service, modern facilities, gourmet cuisines and 3 unforgettable days uncovering the wild and the best of the continent definitely rates among one of the best on the planet.
This luxury ride take you through verdant rain-forests, undulating mountain ranges, historical landmarks and South Asian countryside. Enjoy gourmet dining, adventurous cocktails in the observation car in unhurried luxury and relish exclusive treatment from hospitable staff.
Behold the beautify northern Spain facing the Cantabrian sea. High craggy mountains and lush green meadows, next to attractive beaches and rugged coastal cliffs unfolding beyond the train offers a breathtaking site as one traverses the enchanting landscapes during this voyage.
Glacier Express, Switzerland
Besides feasting your eyes, gourmet meals available on board to tantalize your taste buds is the other highlight of this tour.
Succulent cuisines prepared by Master Chefs are served for the guests in two gracious restaurant cars. A lounge bar with a piano and a pianist is the ideal place to sit back and relax in unhurried luxury.
Wake up to discover a new destination each day of your journey. This fascinating journey is also inclusive of local sightseeing on select locations. With restaurant, bar and observation lounge cars available during the journey, a flawless luxury journey is in store for you on board the Danube Express.
Indulge in unhurried luxury, savor the succulent cuisines and cherish forever an ethereal experience. There are several itineraries offered by the Royal Scotsman among which Highland tour is one of the most popular itineraries.
Traverse the magnificent road and witness the spectacular beauty and varied landscape as you travel almost 6800 miles across 5 countries. The train has Gold and Silver Class accommodations, both with en-suite bathroom, as well as two dining cars and a lounge car to take care of the gourmet cravings of the guests.
Behold the sight of spectacular African countryside unravel before your eyes like the illuminating scrolls during a journey of a lifetime.
Discover the epic landscape of pastoral China on board this 5 Star journey on wheels from Beijing to Lijiang. This luxury train service is managed by Kempinski group. There are 2 Tangula Trains, each with 48 plush suites, en-suite bathroom, state of the art amenities and butlers.
Retrace the path of the ancient trade routes better known as the Silk Road, behold the scenic steppes and rustic charm of Chinese countryside and be treated like a Royalty on board this remarkable luxury train.
Discover the stunning sights of the Australian continent in an unmatchable unhurried luxury. Traverse the mystical course of varied landscapes and take in the ever changing panorama through the window of the Southern Spirit. This über-luxe train offers two classes of service which are known as the Platinum service and the Gold service. Follow a pristine route on board this elegant and adventurous voyage which begins from Adelaide in Southern Australia. This 5 Nights/6 Days journey comes to its conclusion in Brisbane. Regale in a sumptuous Australian outback; with avant-garde amenities, immaculate hospitality and plush interiors ensuring an unparalleled élan of a pampering odyssey on wheels.
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels also covers Khajuraho and Varanasi during this journey. Whereas Khajuraho is known for its temple and also listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Varanasi is the spiritual nerve center of India. A remarkable journey is ensured by exemplary hospitality and state of the art amenities on board.
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