The sound of the engine, the continuous stutters, the amazing views of the places you cross, the illusion of motion when you are stationery but the train next to you moves : ahh, there is so much extra about train journeys ! If you are someone you enjoys travelling by train but don”t wish to compromise on comfort and luxury then, here are 5 luxury train journeys you must take if you don’t mind shelling those extra bucks!
Venice Simplon Orient Express
This 1,500 miles long journey takes you from Paris to Venice, and to Istanbul once in a year and is one of the most luxurious train journeys you will ever experience in your life! Breathtaking oak & mahogany cabins, art deco interiors & a delectable 5 course meal – all this with an amazing countryside view from your suite while you sip your champagne, now that’s a great package for everybody! The interiors as well as the views outside are embellished with the regal touch.
Rajasthan is one of the best states to visit in India – with it’s amazing heritage & culture, you will certainly fall in love with this place ! And, a unique & amazing way to experience it is by travelling by this one of a kind luxury train – Maharaja’s Express.
Know more about the Maharaja Express here.
Once you’re on board you are all set to experience the land of Kings like one ! The 7 days long journey begins from the national capital – Delhi, taking you through Rajasthan & ending at Agra, Uttar Pradesh. The stunning interiors, huge glass windows, the spas , the amazing restaurant car & the bar – you are in for a royal treat!
Trans Siberian Rail Journey
This one is one of the longest train journeys, crossing seven time zones, half of Russia – and almost one fifth of earth’s circumference ! The 15 days long journey begins from Moscow and ends at Vladivostok.
There are different routes that different trains take making it one of the most longest & beautiful experience you’ll ever have – with views as breathtaking as that of Lake Baikal, several rivers, mountains, grasslands & even a desert ! One of the most adventurous train journeys you will ever experience!
The Bright Red Glacier Express – is certainly one fine luxury train ride promising the most exciting 7 hours of your life ! Crossing several valleys, gorges & passes in the Alps – riding on the Glacier Express is a great way to explore the beautiful mountains crossing 291 bridges & 91 tunnels and offering mind-blowing views & also a little bit of vertigo now & then.
So, if you thought, train journeys are boring – take this one & you might change your mind for good!
The Rocky Mountaineer
The Rocky Mountaineer is a private luxury train that transverses through the magnificent Rockies of Canada. One of the most rockiest train journeys of your life, this one begins from Vancouver & ends at Calgary. It offers 3 interesting packages – the Red Leaf, Silver Leaf & Gold Leaf. This exclusive luxury train takes you through icy mountains over deep gorges & glacial lakes that culminates into an absolute alpine
So, next time someone suggests you opt for a train instead of a flight, take one of these luxury train rides, it will change your life for good!