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Luxurious Train Journeys Around The World

Luxurious trains? Ah – that’s the expression most of us have when we related the train journeys with a tinge of luxury.
Traveling to beautiful places and viewing them through the window beside you while you’re sipping on some exclusive wine and biting some of those delicious cookies.

Not many know that train journeys are exciting, unforgettable and indescribable. Anyone willing to spend some good amount of money to experience royalty, luxurious train journeys are the best way to do so. There are many travel sites across the globe that are best explored on a train, and believe it’s beyond your expectations. Luxury trains not only give us the best rides but also provide us services like on-board restaurants, bars, comfortable sleeping area and even personal washrooms.

Some of the best luxurious trains are:

VENICE SIMPLON ORIENT EXPRESS

Orient Express

It is famous as the most authentic train around the world because it features 1920 vintage cars. The train is said to run from the city of Paris to Istanbul and is a six-day long journey that stops at Budapest and Bucharest. What makes it even more popular is the quality of its food and services. The restaurant serves French Cuisine featuring a pianist for the entertainment travelers. There is also a small shop on-board, where the guests can also buy souvenirs. The train also serves as a benchmark for other trains across the world.

GOLDEN EAGLE TRANS-SIBERIAN EXPRESS

Trans Siberian

One of the great journeys of the world and the best one in Russia offers the best way to witness how beautiful Siberia is. This train was launched in the year 2007 and ever since then, it has been a big attraction for tourists. Many travel packages of Russia are inclusive of this train journey for additional charges and some of them are even customized. Guests on-board get the view of the largest fresh water lake along with its shores. Within the train, there are two restaurants – The Gold Restaurant Car and The White Restaurant Car which are beautiful. It has also got a Bar car for the entertainment of its guests.

MAHARAJA EXPRESS

Maharaja Express

It has been awarded as The world’s leading luxury trains at the World Travel Awards in the year 2012. It is one of the most luxurious train to explore India and its culture. The train can accommodate around 88 members only and is quite famous for its dining facilities and excursion programs. The train has two restaurants that leave the guests mesmerized by its hand painting fresco ceiling. There are two bars on the train – The Rajah Club and The Safari Bar which gives guests a chance to enjoy drinking with a relaxed atmosphere.

ROYAL SCOTSMAN

Royal Scotsman

With only a capacity of 36 passengers to be accommodated, Royal Scotsman is a luxurious environment for travelers with a five-star service. The train takes its visitors to the heart of Scotland while giving them breath-taking views of the mountain ranges. A veranda is also made available for the guests to enjoy open air-board. The cabins of the train are well-equipped with private amenities like a personal washroom and also a personal library.

EASTERN AND ORIENTAL EXPRESS

Eastern Railways

Offering an inspiring view of the landscape of Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. The train offers the passengers to go through fascinating towns, forests and temples. It has got six journeys including a special one on New Year’s Eve. The compartments of the train are well-equipped with facilities and services that meet specific requirements of the guests. There are two restaurants on-board train and the appointed chefs are definitely praised for their skills. The train also has an observation car, where passengers can enjoy the beautiful scenery.

ROCKY MOUNTAINEER

Rocky Mountaineer

If you’re an avid explorer of the Canadian beauty and its culture, then this luxury tour is the best way to do it. This train journey offers a 12-day adventure across the Rocky Mountains of Canada with the perfect natural sightseeing. The train has also been a proud owner of the World’s leading travel experience by a train by the World Travel Awards, consecutively for the seventh time. It has got 4 types of services – Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf, Red Leaf and Whistler.

PRIDE OF AFRICA

Pride Of Africa

A memorable journey for the ones that are searching for wilderness. The journey on this train has always proven to be perfect. The train is said to run only from the months of April to early May that covers around 2000 miles of journey in nine days through various deserts and savannahs of South Africa. The train has a limitation of 72 members and the guests can explore the diamond mines, the city of Nambia, national parks etc.

BLUE TRAIN

Blue Train

The two times winner of Africa’s leading luxury train, The Blue Train travels from Pretoria to the city of Cape Town covering the entire journey in 27 hours. The train is said to have features like butler, two lounge cars and an observation deck that is fully sound proofed. Blue Train is said to be operating from the year 1946 to 1997 and was refurbished again and is now still operating. There are two sets of trains that are currently operating under the name “Blue Train” – one with 52 guests and the other one with 80 guests.

PALACE ON WHEELS

Palace On Wheels

The first train of India to provide a hotel service. Since the year 1982, this train is constantly gaining a lot of popularity across the world. A long journey on this train allows passengers to explore the best sites of Rajasthan. The train offers world class amenities like first class rooms, deluxe bar, spa salon and two restaurants named Maharaja and Maharani. The journey on this trains ends with a night spent in Agra where the passengers get to explore Taj Mahal which is one of the seven wonders of the world.

INDIAN PACIFIC

Indian Pacific

The name of this train has been derived from the might oceans – Pacific Ocean and The Indian Ocean and is running between the two oceans since 1970. The train covers the longest train journey in the world that lasts long for about 4 days taking you through an exciting journey of Australia. The train also has certain tours to explore and enjoy the culture of the continent.

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