Train travel always leaves a special memory with you. These memories increase manifold when we consider luxury train travel. In the lap of comfort, while admiring the natural beauty out the cabin window, you slowly take in the whole experience of the places you pass by. The ever-changing, breathtaking scenery is what makes this travel so extraordinary.
Let’s take a look at some of the top scenic train rides around the world making people feel special
- Venice Simplon Orient Express, Europe
Experience a pleasant play of history while travelling in the stunning Venice Simplon Orient Express. The train offers a number of itineraries and meanders through Europe, taking you to Venice, Prague, Krakow and Dresden. From elite dining in the three outstanding restaurant cars, luxurious vintage décor to the surreal idyllic beauty of the Europe constantly changing, everything seems incredible. You will definitely remain in awe of the opulence that you experience for some time.
- California Zephyr, United States
If it’s about travel in the United States, it should include a train journey via the California Zephyr. It is one of the most ideal ways to explore the western United States. Though it may not be as luxurious as the other trains listed here, it surely provides some of the most exceptional views falling between Chicago and San Francisco. From the Midwestern plains of Nebraska to the Rockies and Sierra Nevada Mountains, this two-night journey exposes you to scenic beauty that leaves you spellbound throughout the journey. Covering about 23,000 miles of America, this train offers a super comfortable journey with Superliner Sleeping Cars.
- Maharajas’ Express, India
It is the most expensive train on this earth and exudes luxury that has earned it a global recognition of being ‘The World’s Leading Luxury Train’ for five consecutive years, starting from 2012 to 2017. The Maharaja train offers 5 different scenic train journeys that always depart from either Delhi or Mumbai. Explore the beauty of India starting from the magnificent palaces right to the stunning natural landscapes. The train was built to provide a sweet reminiscence of India’s royal heritage. Get mesmerized by the lavish interiors of the guest carriages, dining car, lounge and safari bar. You can also enjoy new age comfort with the myriad of modern amenities available.
- The Ghan, Australia
If you are looking forward to a visually gratifying experience, The Ghan will definitely provide one. Running between Adelaide and Darwin, this luxury train exposes its onboard guests to Australia’s sensational and vibrant landscapes. Book a Platinum or Gold Class cabin and enjoy an opulent stay onboard inclusive of all meals and drinks. Savour some local flavours while eating delectable food prepared by the top chefs at the Queen Adelaide Restaurant followed by enjoying drinks in the lounge car.
- Royal Scotsman, United Kingdom
This luxury train offers a perfect combination of traditional elegance and modern finesse. The Royal Scotsman departs from Edinburgh, Scotland and offers multiple itineraries that take you throughout Scotland, England and Wales. With the luxury accommodations, it offers the most relaxed way to travel the countryside. If you are looking forward to spending some quality time in peace, the observation car is the ideal place. Make yourself comfortable in the armchair or lean into a comfortable nap while viewing the countryside from the open-air veranda. You also get to enjoy delicious gourmet dinners while sitting in the mahogany-paneled dining car.
- Eastern & Oriental Express, Southeast Asia
Make way for exotic luxury with Eastern & Oriental Express. The train offers varied itineraries including a six-night trip that starts in Singapore and passes through Kuala Lumpur, the Cameron Highlands, Penang and Huay Yan. Expect beautiful accommodations, A-class dining experiences and spectacular views. Relax with a good read in the saloon car or relish a cocktail in the teakwood observation car. Explore the calm setting of the rural landscapes, old temples and be delighted.
- TranzAlpine, New Zealand
Experience New Zealand by travelling in TransAlpine. This luxury train travels between Christchurch and Greymouth, going through the grassy Canterbury Plains, over the lofty vistas along the Waimakariri River. It is a half-day trip that leaves you with beautiful memories. Get to enjoy the ice-covered landscape while relaxing centrally heated cabins. Choose your spirit from the best collection of New Zealand wine and beer in the café carriage. Once in Greymouth, you get to soak in an incredible view of the region’s glaciers and Punakaiki pancake rocks.