What makes train journey something more extraordinary and luxury? Of course, there are some facilities and amenities within the on board luxury trains that can take us back in time so we can rediscover the era of decadence, leisure and romance and enjoy the art of elegant traveling. Here, we are talking about the greatest rail journeys ever and there are various luxury rails running worldwide. Here is the list of top 10 trains compiled where you can get the enchanting voyage along the best destinations and fascinating landscapes.
Starting from $1,000 and $1,400 per person, per day (Everything Included)
Starting from March till November and running from Paris to Istanbul via Bucharest and Budapest, Venice Simplon Orient Express is providing completely luxurious rail travel experience. You can experience traveling in the 1920s in this train. It has world-class décor and the exquisite art deco and glass panels. It provides unsurpassed pleasure with quality food and accommodation.
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Starting from 13600 Rand for Pullman Suites, 27200 Rand for Royal Suites and 20,500 Rand for Deluxe Suites
Running in Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Swakopmund (Namibia) and Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania) throughout the year, Rovos Rail is yet another luxury train which takes you back to the golden era with all the modern amenities to create extraordinary and memorable elegance. You can definitely get the experience which you cannot miss. It has well decorated and air-conditioned luxury suites.
When it comes to prices, they start from $410 per head per night in Triple Sharing Cabin from September to April to $600 for single cabin; and it starts from $540 to $800 during high season from October to March.
Palace on Wheels run from November to April and its route starts from Delhi and it runs through Agra, Jaipur, Sawai, Chittorgarh, Jaisalmer, Madhopur, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Bharatpur. It is voted as the fourth Best Luxury Train and has been honored with PATA Gold Award.
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Prices starting from $2827 in Redleaf Service for 2 people with regular seats to $5522 for the two in dome car with full-length window
Runs between April and October, Rocky Mountaineer starts from Vancouver to Calgary, Jasper and Whistler, Whistler to Jasper and Seattle to Jasper. The best part of this luxury train is that travelers can feel the warm hospitality of Canada throughout the journey. You can choose from SilverLeaf Service, GoldLeaf Service, and Redleaf Service.
Price Starting from $6840 per person per journey for Double Occupancy in Deluxe Cabins
Starts from November till April, Maharajas Express starts from New Delhi and runs through Agra, Varanasi, Lucknow, Orchha, Khajuraho, Udaipur, Aurangabad, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Sawai, Madhopur, Jaipur and Fatehpur Sikri. Voted as World’s Most Luxurious Train at World Travel Awards 2012, Maharajas Express has finest and world-class dining facilities, onboard accommodation, services and off-train excursion programs.
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Prices starting from $2560 Per Person
Starting from May to December, Eastern & Oriental Express starts from Bangkok and runs through Penang, River Kwai, Singapore, Phanom Rung, Isan Village, Lampang, Chiang Mai, Kuala Lumpur, Khao Yai National Park, Tham Kasae Viaduct, Cameron Highlands, Trang and Wang Po. It is considered to be the most anticipated luxury train which takes the passengers through the most stunning landscapes of the world. The 1200 miles voyage covers fascinating hills, towns, golden temples and forests.
Price Starts from $15000 per person in Silver Class for double occupancy
Golden Eagle Trans Siberian Express starts from Moscow through Lake Baikal, Kazan, and various cities. It is praised to provide the best rail journey throughout the globe. This luxury train starts from east to west, from Moscow to Urals. Throughout the journey, the guests can explore the panoramic steppe and shores of the world’s largest freshwater lake. Here, you can get the accommodation categorized as Imperial Suites Stats, Imperial Suites, Silver Class and Gold Class.
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Price starting from $1700 to $2000 per person per day
Royal Scotsman starts from April to October and runs from London through Cambridge, Perth, Keith, Edinburgh, Scarborough, Oxford, Chester and others. This train takes the guests through the central highlands and you can explore the landscapes of pine-clad mountains throughout the journey.
Price Starts from $700 to $2000
The Ghan runs throughout the year in Adelaide, Darwin and Alice Springs. It is known to be the engineering marvel. Its route is 2979 km long and it gives complete enjoyment to the guests through the heart and soul of mysterious interior. It fulfills the guests with best travel experience in Platinum, Red and Gold services.
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Price Starts from $265 to $1442 in Economy Class and from $420 to $2288 in First Class
It takes you through the most beautiful route of the world and leads you through the natural landscapes of Chihuahua and you can explore the presence of Raramuri Culture.