Top 10 Most Luxurious Trains in the World
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Top 10 Most Luxurious Trains in the World
Luxury trains are the best way if anyone wants to travel the world’s most beautiful places. They promise to deliver the most exciting, unforgettable journey across the world’s most famous tourist places. Anyone willing to spend some good amount of money to experience the elegance of Kings and Queens, luxury trains are truly the best way to do it. Almost all the luxury trains are equipped with world class facilities and service like on board restaurants, bars, observation cars comfortable sleeping area, and even personnel washrooms.
There are many luxury trains in operation around the world, and to choose the ten most luxurious trains was a difficult task.
10. Indian Pacific
The two mighty oceans, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean give the train its name as the train is running between the two since 1970. The train traverses between Sydney and Perth covering 4,352km. Being one the most luxurious trains in the world, it is also known for one of the longest train journeys in the world.
9. Palace on Wheels
Palace on wheels is the first train of India to provide hotel service. Since 1982, the train is constantly gaining popularity in the world. A week long journey on train offers the passengers to explore the best sites of Rajasthan including Jaipur, Jodhpur, Chitaurgarh, Jaisalmer, Udaipur and Agra.
8. Blue Train
The Blue Train of South Africa has been awarded two times as the winner of Africa’s leading luxury train. It travels from Pretoria to Cape Town, covering a total of 1600kms in 27 hours.The train has been operating since 1946 and in 1997 the train was refurbished and launched again. There are two sets of train that operate with the name ‘Blue Train’, one of which can accommodate 52 guests while the other one can accommodate up to 80 guests.
7. Pride of Africa
The Pride of Africa offers a memorable journey for those in search of wilderness. The journey on the train has always proved to be perfect for photographers and artists. The train runs only from late April to early May, covering a 2000 mile journey in nine days, through the deserts and savannahs in South Africa. The train offers passengers to explore famous, diamond mines, cosmopolitan city of Namibia, a National park giving sights of many wild animals, Kalhari desert etc.
6. Rocky Mountaineer
If you want to explore the Canadian Culture and beauty, this luxury train tour is the best way to do it. It offers a twelve day adventure across the Rocky Mountains, with perfect natural sightseeing. The train has also been awarded for the seventh time as World’s Leading Travel Experience by Train by World Travel Awards. It has four types of service such as Gold Leaf Service, Silver Leaf Service, Red Leaf Service and whistler.
5. Eastern & Oriental Express
The Eastern & Oriental Express offers an awe-inspiring landscape of Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. The train offers its passengers to explore through fascinating towns, forests, mountains and golden temples.
4. Royal Scotsman
Royal Scotsman has a capacity to accommodate only 36 passengers, and is a great experience for those who wish the most luxurious environment with five star service and superior service. The train takes its guests to the heart of the highlands in Scotland, serving them a breath-taking view of the mountains. There is an observation car to provide a better scenic view while the train passes through the castles, glens and villages.
3. Maharaja Express
Maharaja Express has been awarded as The World’s Leading Luxury Trains at the World Travel Awards, 2012. It the most luxurious train to explore India and its culture.
2. Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express is a luxury train of Russia synonymous with the greatest Rail Journeys of the world. It offers the best way to witness the beauty of Siberia. The train was launched in 2007 and has been a big attraction for tourists.
1. Venice Simplon Orient Express
Venice Simplon Orient Express famous as the most authentic trains around the world features 1920s vintage cars. The train runs from Paris to Istanbul on a six day long journey including stops at Budapest and Bucharest. The décor, amenities and generosity of the train would make you experience the time of 1920s. The quality of food and service makes it even more popular.