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Top 10 Most Luxurious Trains in the World

Almost every place is connected in this world via trains. The journey becomes unforgettable if it’s a luxury train. The journeys on board luxury trains are steps backwards in time to rediscover the art of elegant traveling; an era of decadence, romance and leisure. If you are ready to spend some amount of money then luxury trains are the best ways to go around exquisite places as you can experience the elegance of them.

Here is the list of ten most luxurious trains in the world.

10. ROYAL SCOTSMAN, SCOTLAND

Royal Scotland has a capacity of just 36 people. The landscapes of pine-clad mountains and their reflection in mirror-still lochs serve a breathtaking view for the guests on board. The landscapes of pine-clad mountains and their reflection in mirror-still lochs serve a breathtaking view for the guests on board. There is an Observation Car to provide a better scenic view while the train passes through the castles, glens and villages. A veranda is also available for the guests who like to enjoy open air on-board. The cabins of train are equipped with all the amenities such as private bathrooms, armchairs, sofas, etc.

9. GOLDEN EAGLE TRANS SIBERIAN EXPRESS, RUSSIA

It can accommodate a total of 64 guests at a time. This luxury train connects east and west from Moscow over the Urals. The accommodation compartments are categorized as Imperial Suites, Imperial Suites Stats, Gold Class, and Silver Class according to the preferences of guests. The train was first launched in 2007 and since then has been the biggest for tourists. It also offers the guests, the view of the largest fresh water lake of the world, along the shores.

8. MAHARAJAS’ EXPRESS, INDIA

It is the most luxurious train which provides an opulent way to explore India and its culture. There are 14 guest carriages, which accommodate 88 guests on board. The carriages are categorized as 20 Deluxe Cabins, 18 Junior Suites, 4 Suites and a lavish Presidential Suite. The train features two restaurants that leave the guests spellbound by its hand painted fresco ceiling. It has two bars namely ‘The Rajah Club’ and ‘Safari Bar’ which provide guests to enjoy drinking with relaxed and comfortable sitting.

7. ROCKY MONTAINEER, CANADA

The Rocky Mountaineer pioneered daylight-only rail touring through the Canadian Rockies. So If you want to explore the Canadian Culture and beauty, this luxury train tour is the best one to opt for. It has four types of service such as Gold Leaf Service, Silver Leaf Service, Red Leaf Service and whistler. The Gold leaf service is the most luxurious featuring deluxe accommodation.

6. VENICE-SIMPLON ORIENT EXPRESS, EUROPE

Venice Simplon Orient Express famous as the most authentic trains around the world features 1920s vintage cars, which takes travelers on a journey from London to Venice, via Paris. The restaurant car serves a French Cuisine featuring a pianist for the enjoyment of the travelers. The unsurpassed quality of the décor is reflected through the exquisite glass panels and art deco marquetry. A pianist is also available to entertain the guests.

5. ROVOS RAIL PRIDE OF AFRICA, AFRICA

The Pride of Africa offers a memorable journey for those in search of wilderness. The train can accommodate only limited number of guests that is 72 members. En-suite facilities and Edwardian features also make Royal suites, Deluxe suites, and Pullman suites, ensure a lavish stay on board. The dining car is designed with Victorian setting, with sparkling glass and silver, crisp linen and seamless service.

4. PALACE ON WHEELS, RAJASTHAN

The best way to explore India in the opulent manner is by travelling in the Palace on Wheels train. There are 14 salons that can accommodate upto 88 guests. Each salon is tastefully designed with miniature paintings, furnishings, upholstery and mirror work, all reflecting a distinctive aura of royalty. There are two restaurants onboard, namely Maharaja Restaurant and Maharani Restaurant.

3. EASTERN AND ORIENTAL EXPRESS, SOUTH EAST ASIA

This train is worthy of praise due to its luxurious way of travelling. Carriages painted emerald green and ivory, with interiors inspired by Shanghai Express. It has six different journeys including a special journey during New Year Celebration. The well-appointed compartments are categorized as Pullman, State and Presidential Cabins. There also is the Observation car, where the guests could enjoy the beautiful scenery complemented by coffee or tea.

2. THE CHEPE, MEXICO

The Chepe has 2 classes of service, namely, Primera Express (First Class) and Clase Economica (Economy Class). There are 2 or 3 passenger cars (64 seats each) in the Primera Express train. Clase Economica train has 3 or 4 passenger cars (68 seats each), and a “snack car” to offer fast food to the guests.

1. THE GHAN, AUSTRALIA

The Ghan is a living legend in Australia. It takes the ultimate journey through the very heart of the continent. One can admire landscapes and metal smelters, along with classic Red Centre scenes. There three variety of services namely The Platinum Service, The Gold service and The Red Service. The beauty of landscape as well as the royal services can make your journey remarkable.

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