THE MOST LUXURIOUS TRAIN RIDES IN THE WORLD

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For most of us, train rides only mean packed carriages and commuters impatient to get from one point to the other. But there are some once-in-a-lifetime train journeys that will take you back to the olden days, and will definitely give you an experience you won’t forget. They’re the most luxurious train rides in the world. An experience you definitely don’t want to miss.

The most luxurious train rides in the world

The most luxurious train rides in the world

Eastern and Oriental Express

Luxurious train rides: Eastern and Oriental Express

Luxurious train rides: Eastern and Oriental Express

Running between Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, the Eastern and Oriental Express will allow you to appreciate the landscapes of Eastern Asia while enjoying a luxurious atmosphere.

Throughout the ride, you will be able to observe some amazing landscapes. From the buzzing city of Singapore all the way to the beautiful sceneries in Thailand.

The newly refurbished Oriental Express will offer you a chance to explore the Southern Asian countryside in the most sophisticated way. However, during the journey, you will not only get to experience the luxurious and oriental culture-inspired cabins, but you will also get to delight your taste buds with the fine dining offered, to make this train ride an even more memorable experience.

We would definitely recommend the Fable of the Peninsula journey, as you will not only get the most of the train ride, but you will also be offered excursions to further discover this part of South.

For more information:

Reservations: 0845 077 2222/ reservations.uk@belmond.com

Pride of Africa

Luxurious train rides: Pride of Africa

Luxurious train rides: Pride of Africa

When it comes to train journeys, most of us will have the uncomfortable idea of packed carriages and limited seats; but with the Pride of Africa, you will be able to enjoy your journey in spacious rooms and divinely designed bathrooms. Rolling through some of Africa’s most dramatic sceneries and wild landscapes, including the Chobe River, the Zambezi River and Cape Town just to name a few, this train ride will definitely offer you the ultimate African adventure.

All the luxurious suites are beautifully decorated with wood and Edwardian features. Guests will have the possibility to choose between a range of styles and different levels of luxury. In the charming Victorian-style dining cars are served mouth-watering dishes, cooked from fresh local ingredients, and served with a selection of South African wines, to provide you with an authentic experience.

For more information:

Reservations: 021 421 4020/ reservations@rovos.co.za

Southern Spirit

Luxurious train rides: Southern Spirit

Luxurious train rides: Southern Spirit

The Southern Spirit is a luxury rail cruise train in Australia, which offers a unique experience of the breathtaking scenery between Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne. On the way, you will be able to observe the changing landscapes, from small historical towns hidden in the middle of hills and mountains to the gorgeous view of the east coast during the crossing of the Murray River.

On board, you will be able to experience Australia’s best rail journeys, choosing between a wide range of accommodation, each tailored to your preferences and budgets. This will allow you to get the best of this train ride without any worry of it being too costly. There are also four dining options, including a café, a lounge and fine dining, all serving mouth-watering and authentic meals.

For more information:

Reservations: +61 8213 4401/ sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au

The Canadian

Luxurious train rides: The Canadian

Luxurious train rides: The Canadian

What could be more interesting than traveling in a sleek silver train that reminds of the first railway era? Hop on the relaxing Canadian and discover splendid mountains and vibrant cities. The journey runs through the three time zones between Vancouver and Toronto, and will give you a glimpse over some of Canada’s most famous symbols, such as the CN Tower or the Rockies.

Choose between en-suite compartments or cabins with berths, and embark for this wonderful journey during which you can observe the most scenic views while enjoying your meal or sipping on a cocktail through the panoramic windows offered by the lounge and the bar.

For more information:

Reservations: +1 403 457 4280/ sales@canadarail.ca

Glacier Express

Luxurious train rides: Glacier Express

Luxurious train rides: Glacier Express

Glacier Express will take you on a slow and relaxing journey from Zermatt to St. Moritz in Switzerland, rolling through narrow valleys, under 91 tunnels and across 291 bridges. Passing by small towns full of character such as Visp, Chur and St. Moritz, the breathtaking and unique sceneries that you will be able to witness will make this journey a superior experience.

On board, you will be able to choose between 1st and 2nd class coaches, but do not worry: both are equipped with panoramic windows all the way to the roof. A trolley on board will allow you to purchase food, drinks and souvenirs, while also having the option to visit the train’s restaurant for a delicious meal.

For more information:

Reservations: http://www.glacierexpress.ch/EN/

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Luxurious train rides: Venice Simplon Orient Express

Luxurious train rides: Venice Simplon Orient Express

Venice Simplon-Orient Express is the most famous luxury train in the world, a true art deco icon with charming vintage cabins. The journey in this train will take you on a stylish ride across Europe, rolling through some of the continent’s most scenic views while visiting some of the top cities, including London, Paris and Venice among many others.

Traveling on board of the Venice Simplon-Orient Express is probably one of the most adventurous yet chic experiences you can find. Immerse yourself in the most beautiful European surroundings, enjoy the luxury of an embellished cabin with its shiny crystal, lavish interiors and polished woods, try a wide range of cuisines and enjoy the entertainment along the way; and we can assure you that you will have no regrets.

For more information: 

Reservations: 0845 077 2222/ reservations.uk@belmond.com

Hiram Bingham

Luxurious train rides: Hiram Bingham

Luxurious train rides: Hiram Bingham

Belonging to the Belmond group – also owner of the previously mentioned Eastern and Oriental Express and Venice Simplon-Orient Express – what is so special about Hiram Bingham? Traveling across South America, and named after the US explorer said to have discovered the remains of Machu Picchu, this train journey will offer you dramatic views of the surrounding landscapes while on your way to the famous Inca city.

In the same luxurious style, trademark of the Belmond Group, each carriage has been elegantly embellished in polished woods and large chairs, allowing guests to feel comfortable during the ride. The dinning carriages offer magnificent views of the stunning Peruvian landscape; moreover, the traditional atmosphere will draw you towards the culture of this superb country.

For more information:

Reservations: 51 84 581 414/ hirambinghamreservations@perurail.com

Trans-Siberian

Luxurious train rides: Trans Siberian

Luxurious train rides: Trans Siberian

Trans-Siberian is the longest and most famous train journey of all. Departing from Moscow and running through Russia to connect east and west, the magnificent lakes and landscapes on the way make this trip impossible to miss. Beside the natural beauty of Russia, you will also have a chance to spot the famous Red Square and to go on guided tours of the Kremlin and Armory among others.

With the choice between three different routes, the only thing you got to do is to pick your favorite, hop on board and let the train guide you through Russia and its finest landscapes.

Unlike the other journeys, the Trans-Siberian is not really about elegance, and its entire reputation is based on the superb landscapes; but this is definitely enough to make this adventure truly unforgettable.

For more information:

Reservations: 0845 521 2910/ expert@trans-siberian.co.uk

Maharajas’ Express

Luxurious train rides: Maharajas Express

Luxurious train rides: Maharajas Express

Maharajas’ Express is one of the few luxury trains in India. The sights it offers are within the most well-known the north-west part of the country. Winner, within others, of the World’s Leading Luxury Train, the Maharajas Express will take you through a glorious land and let you explore city after city. From Delhi and its market, to Jaipur and its pink building, to Agra and the magnificent Taj Mahal.

Life on the Maharajas’ Express is all about abundance and elegance; a premium quality and detailed embellishments take luxury to new heights. The interior gives a comforting but also royal feeling to the guests.

For more information:

Reservations: +91 9811204347/ info@maharajas-express-india.com

Tren Crucero

Luxurious train rides: Tren Crucero

Luxurious train rides: Tren Crucero

Known as the best tourist product outside Europe, the Tren Crucero crosses mountains peaks and steep slopes of the Andes while on its way to the Pacific Coast. Indeed, the journey is one of the best opportunities to explore and admire the spectacular views while the train zig zag through the mountains to reach The Devil’s Nose.

With 54 windowed seats, everyone has an incredible position to enjoy the amazing sights on the way. Isn’t that enough for you? There is also an observation car with sofas, allowing guests to relax with the splendid views in front of them.

For more information:

Reservations: sales@trenecuador.com

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