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THE MOST LUXURIOUS TRAIN JOURNEYS IN THE WORLD (PART 3)

7. The Belmond Royal Scotsman train: journey from Scottish Highlands.

Nothing can be compared with a unique journey oversea from Belmond Royal Scotsman to the countryside of Scottish. During this journey, passenger can enjoy the very fresh atmosphere of the Downtown Abbey.

There are a lot of round trips from Edinburgh for passengers to choose, which usually last between two and seven days. Before, there used to be a classic four-night voyage that brought them to the Scottish Highlands.

Going back to The Belmond Royal Scotsman, it allows passenger to experience many distilleries and excursions of the ancient castles. This train is said to be the UK’s only luxury sleeper train, whose bar area has a collection of more than 50 kinds of whisky.

If you are wondering when is the best time of the year to sit on the train, then the answer is in fall. Not only can you enjoy the best weather but it’s also the ideal time when Scottish meadows are totally covered with the purples of wild heather.

Price from: $3,917 / per person

8. The Canadian journey: from Toronto to Vancouver

The Canadian journey takes passengers around days on a trip through 4,466 km. Sitting on the train, passengers have the very rare chance in life to enjoy such beautiful scenery on the way through exciting cites between Toronto and Vancouver.

The last year, the train was completely equipped with 13 deluxe swanky bedrooms and gourmet meals and turns itself to be a standard train in the country. Especially, each room has its own luxury shower room, washroom and a minibar with all free drink and alcohol. What’s more, this is also the only train in North America to be equipped with double beds instead of those normal kinds (single, upper and lower). So, this will be a very suitable place for young couple to enjoy their honey moon as an extraordinary experience.

Moreover, passengers on the train can also enjoy a variety of home entertainment such as flat-screen TV, wireless internet and so on.

Price: From $2,891 / person

9. The Maharajas’ Express journey: from Delhi to Mumbai

This journey was named “the Orient Express of the Orient,” since it is the first and only one that is evaluated as luxury train market. It is about a three-night journey that give passengers the most enjoyable moment when exposing themselves to what is called the most nature of Maharajas. However, passengers also need to bear some hidden extras such as camera and video fees or even for charging battery.

The decoration inside reflects those golden days of the Raj when Maharajas first traveled to and pomp in ostentatious carriages.

These designs recently have been on renovation but still stick to the spirit of the era with gin and tonic sundowners. Sitting on the train, passengers can not only enjoy the nature to the fullest, but also can emerge themselves to the chance to chat with many royal families from Europe.

Price: from $3,850 / person

 

THE MOST LUXURIOUS TRAIN JOURNEYS IN THE WORLD (PART 2)

4. The Ghan train route: journey from Adelaide to Darwin

The Ghan is actually a three-night tour that brings you to pass 2,979 km, which departs from Darwin to Adelaide. Passengers on the train will be having the train to experience the feeling of luxury traveling across Australia, the country full of dreams.

The train route provides passengers with Platinum-class service where they can stay comfortably in many cabins with private spaces. Moreover, you can also pre-ordered meals and breakfast before you are on board, which are also extremely diverse for selected travelers. The food is served 24/24, flavoring the tastes of Australia with many dishes from such special as Saltwater barramundi fish and grilled kangaroo fillet.

In addition, The Ghan provides passengers with many schedules to choose such as two trips to Kinda and Alice Springs. During those journeys, the train will make some special stops so that passenger can experience the sunrise in Marla or the Milky Way, the majestic in Manguri in the south.

Ticket price: from $ 2,637 / person

5. Rovos Rail train route: journey from Southern and eastern Africa

Have you ever experienced the feeling of wild animals chasing behind your train? If not, quickly jump to the Rovos trains in Africa. It seems that all of Africa’s most interesting experience are gathering just on the rout of this train. Passengers will be brought through many unique remote destinations in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Tanzania.

It can be said that “luxury” is not enough to describe the interior furniture and decoration of this train. The interior design of the train is like an artistic painted cabin, but not everyone in this world are lucky enough to have the chance to experience it once in their life.

In particular, this train always moves at a very slow speed of no more than 60km / hour, allowing passengers inside to open the window for fresh air as well as hold their breath for such beautiful moment. The most favorite journey of this train is from Pretoria to Dar es Salaam, where it will pass through many peaceful roads in Namibia safari or from Pretoria to Victoria Falls, which lasts almost four days. This is really an unforgettable experience for anyone which should be tried once in a lifetime.

Ticket price: from $ 1,504 / person.

6. The train The Rocky Mountaineer: journey from Banff to Vancouver

This is one of the few trains that offer passengers with five-star rail experiences in North America. Some routes will allow passengers to visit Rockies, but most tourists choose to travel on the journey from Banff to Vancouver classic. Back to the history, it took a very long time for Canadian to struggle to unify this country. It was really an extremely war in the late 1880s. Therefore, this train route is of great historical significance.

The best time to sit on this train is from September to mid-October. This is the most romantic moment, when the leaves turn from green to bright red, orange and yellow on a snow-covered background from the top of the mountains.

Price from: $ 1,309 / person

 

THE MOST LUXURIOUS TRAIN JOURNEYS IN THE WORLD (PART 1)

Train is one of the most familiar means of transportation in the world. If rich people usually choose to fly to save their time, people of the middle class mostly use bus or train as a way of saving means of transportation. But did you know that there are some railroads in the world that cost far more than aircraft in business class?

1. Venice Simplon-Orient-Express high-speed train: journey from London to Venice

The train route is schedules to pass through such many cities in Europe as: London, Paris, Innsbruck, Verona and Venice. This rout allows passengers to admire the most captivating and breathtaking beauty in Europe.

The train has existed and been in use for many decades but still manages to retain its unique and classic beauty.

It takes passengers about a night to travel from London to Venice. And in particular, it will be a missing if we don’t mention about the restaurant on the train with the most famous chefs from France, always ready to serve passengers the freshest dishes prepared from fresh lobsters they just catch up from the ocean.

Is there any more interesting journey on earth than this?

Ticket price: from $ 3,342 / person

2. The Golden Eagle train route: journey from Moscow to Vladivostok

It is said that no matter how many times you take the train, you still cannot experience the real experience on train ride until you step on the Trans-Siberian Express train, with a frightening, scary journey that goes through eight time zones.

The Golden Eagle is a luxurious version of the Trans-Siberian train with modern air conditioning, private bathroom for each cabin and full home services such as laundry, live entertainment and private doctors who can speak English very well.

This trip will take about two weeks to reach at the destination, allowing passengers to enjoy a relaxing trip rather than a hustle. Passengers will have a rare chance to admire the enchanting scenery along Lake Baikal, and the beautiful scene on the way to Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. What is more interesting to you?

Ticket price: from $ 15,895 / person

3. Blue Train train route: journey from Pretoria to Cape Town

The 27-hour journey through 1,600 km of the Blue Train train will bring you to cross South Africa on a very interesting and unique route. This train line stops right at the Kimberley diamond on the journey to the south, which allows member to experience a feel of nature when they are sitting on the train.

The cabins are specially equipped with quite luxurious furniture, surrounded by enthusiastic staffs who will give passengers the feeling as being served in an extremely luxurious hotel.

In particular, the bedroom on the cabin is also equipped with a spacious bathtub. What’s more wonderful on earth than laying, relaxing in the bathtub, holding a wine glass and staring to the beautiful distance outside the train window.

Through more than 70 years of operation, the train has had the honor to serve such many famous stars as Nelson Mandela, Quincy Jones, Paul Simon, Mia Farrow, Margaret Thatcher and Kylie Minogue. Are you thinking about it now?

Ticket price: from $ 976 / person