Travel by train can be unforgettable
What about train journey? It does not matter whether the royal luxury is the Indian Maharajas Express, strict to the dresser Venice Simplon-Orient-Express or breathtaking views on a trip through Peru – routes that you can enjoy, enough. We have collected the top 10 best train rides in the world.
World’s best directions on the train
Venetian Express Simplon-Orient. Sophistication, luxury and comfort are combined in the elegant trailers of the famous Orient Express, the interiors of which were taken care of by famous designers of the 20s and 30s.
You will go on an exciting journey from Paris to Venice in 2 days, during which you will be fed the most delicious and delicious dishes of the cuisine of Italy and France. Evenings in costumes set the tone for the atmosphere, as well as champagne from crystal glasses and food on silver dishes. Such a trip in chic conditions will surely remember you.
The best time to go on this trip is March – November.
The Royal Scotsman. Luxury and greatness are the main synonyms of this trip. Passengers are greeted with a red carpet, so that travelers can feel like real stars, bagpipes performed by real Scotsmen and, of course, champagne in a lookout car made back in 1908. One-day or seven-day routes are usually sent from London and Edinburgh. Along the way you will see different ancient castles, houses, well-kept gardens and museums, and also pass through the famous Northern Highlands.
The best time to go on this trip is April – October.
Peruvian Andean Explorer. Here you will see all the beauty of nature in full. In the Peruvian Andes, noisy waterfalls, rivers, gorges and magnificent greenery make a huge impression, and the best views are opened from the windows of the exquisite Pullman wagons. By connecting Cuzco, the heart of the once powerful Inca Empire, and the azure lake of Titicaca, this train is one of the best ways to see Machu Picchu. You will immerse yourself in the history of this place without leaving the car, and feel yourself a part of the ancient empire. The duration of the route is 10 hours, the total distance is 281 kilometers. It’s one of the most scenic train rides in the world.
The best time to go on this trip is June – September.
Devil’s nose. It was on this route that the very first railway of Ecuador passed from the coastal city of Guyakil to the mountain town of Quito. The train got its name because of a steep vertical rock, past which the route Devil’s nose passes. In 1997, the route was closed, but recently earned again. By this time, the wagons that will drive you through the vicinity of the picturesque volcano Cotopaxi were renewed. Therefore, now, the trainees can again beat in these picturesque places. The whole trip will take 4 days. It’s quite long, but it’s worth it. The train stops in several cities for overnight stays or various excursions.
The best time to go on this trip is June – September.
Japanese Tokaido Shinkansen Bullet Train. This is the fastest train in Japan. The world famous for its technological equipment, and as a result also speed and safety, the train travels almost 550 km in two and a half hours (average speed 270 km / h), connecting two large Japanese metropolis — Tokyo and Osaka. Do not miss the mountain of Fuji and Kyoto, through which the route passes. In total, it has 17 stops, for each of which the train arrives in time to within a second. Do you feel that you are moving too fast? What do you say, when in 2025 Japan will present a train at a speed of 935 km / h?
The best time to go on this trip: March – June, October – November.
Pride of Africa – Rovos Rail. Another one of the most beautiful train rides in the world. The qualitatively restored train Pride of Africa is a restored atmosphere of the romantic era of King Edward. It is complemented by excellent cuisine and the best wines of South Africa. And outside the window at the same time flashed panoramas of the stunning coastline of the Garden Route, Winelands of the Western Cape wineries and the Zulu nature reserve.
The three-day route passes through Cape Town and Pretoria, giving those wishing to stay at the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, Swakopmund in Namibia and even in Cape Town and Cairo. If you are not against spending, then take the Royal suite with its own living room, bathroom with a Victorian bath.
The best time to go on this trip: October – May.
The Trans-Siberian Railroad. Crossing the trade points of the famous before the Great Silk Road, the train passes in the footsteps of Marco Polo and Alexander the Great. The route begins in Moscow, and ends in Vladivostok, and is considered one of the longest in the world. You will also be offered to go on a hike through the forests of the taiga, ride on dog sleds and so on.
The whole journey will take 15 days, during this time you will visit Moscow, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Ulan-Ude, Ulan Bator and Vladivostok. In each city, you stop and visit a short sightseeing tour.
The best time to go on this trip: May – September, December.
Mexican Copper Canyon railway. Canyon Copper – the largest in North America (more Grand Canyon 4 times). It got its name because of the greenish-copper color of the rocks formed more than 30 million years ago.
The journey begins from Los Mochis Chihuahua and runs from the Pacific Ocean to the central Mexican desert. You will pass along the highest forest slopes, past the second largest waterfall in Mexico and see a lot of interesting things. In general, make yourself comfortable.
The best time to go on this trip: December – May.
Indian Maharajas Express. Indian railways are famous for their flowers and vanity. Every day, transporting more than 18 million passengers, trains can rightly be called the main vital artery of the country. Luxurious Maharajas Express, made in the best traditions of Rajupt welfare, passes for 7 days a route from Mumbai to Delhi. In the present “palace on wheels” you will see Ajat, Taj-Mahal, deserts, city markets and many other things.
The best time to go on this trip is October-March.