Top 10 Luxury Trains in the World
1. Venice-Simplon Orient Express, Europe
Venice Simplon Orient Express is a synonymous with a truly unique travel experience, which is complemented by the unsurpassed personal service. As you travel on the Venice Simplon Orient Express, you could experience stepping back in the 1920s.
2. Rovos Rail, Africa
Rovos Rail is a luxury train of Africa, which has combined the golden era of rail travel with the modern conveniences, creating an unforgettable and extravagant elegance of yesteryears. This experience is not to be missed as the journey beings in the magnificent Edwardian-styled departure room, to the unforgettable time spent onboard the opulent Rovos Rail.
3. Palace on Wheels, Rajasthan
The Palace on Wheels - first Indian luxury train - is the winner of PATA Gold Award and voted as the World’s 4th Best Luxury Train. There are 14 salons that can accommodate upto 88 guests. The salons are named after the erstwhile princely states of India such as Alwar, Bikaner, Bharatpur, Bundi, Dungarpur, Dholpur, Jaipur, Jhalawar, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Kota, Kishangarh, Udaipur, and Sirohi.
4. Rocky Mountaineer, Canada
If you want to experience the warm Canadian hospitality first hand on train travel, Rocky Mountaineer is the best answer to it. The guests could choose from the routes such as GoldLeaf Service, SilverLeaf Service, or RedLeaf Service and Whistler.
This luxury train travel has also been awarded for the Seventh time for “World’s Leading Travel Experience by Train” by World Travel Awards. Along with this, Travel + Leisure has also awarded this train as one of the world's "Best Life-Changing Trips". In 2013, Rocky Mountaineer has also introduced a new route, Coastal Passage, which connects Seattle to the Canadian Rockies.
5. Maharajas Express, India
Maharajas Express has been voted as "The World's Leading Luxury Train" at The World Travel Awards, 2012. Along with this, the train was also listed amongst the World's Top 25 Trains, 2011, by The Society of International Railway Travelers. The onboard accommodation, dining facilities, service, and off-train excursion program are some of the considered parameters. Maharajas Express also bagged the first runner up award at Conde Nast Travelers Reader Choice Travel Award in the Specialist Train Operators Category in 2011.
6. Eastern and Oriental Express, Southeast Asia
The Eastern and Oriental Express is the praiseworthy luxury train, which takes its guests across beautiful landscapes. The sojourn of 1200 miles through Thailand, Malaysia and Laos includes mountains, fascinating towns, forests, and golden temples, which create a wealthy tapestry of life.
7. Golden Eagle Trans Siberian Express, Russia
Golden Eagle Trans Siberian Express is praised for being the greatest rail journey of the world. This luxury train connects east and west from Moscow over the Urals. The journey makes the guests witness the magnificent and endless steppe and the shore of the largest freshwater lake of the world, along the sides. To meet the specific preferences of the guests, the accommodation compartments are categorized as Imperial Suites, Imperial Suites Stats, Gold Class, and Silver Class.
8. Royal Scotsman, Scotland
Royal Scotsman luxury train travel is praised for taking its guests to the heart of the highlands. The landscapes of pine-clad mountains and their reflection in mirror-still lochs serve a breathtaking view for the guests on board. With 36 guests in total, the train assures of the most personal travel experience.
9. The Chepe, Mexico
The magnificent railroad journey of the Chepe, on the most spectacular route of the world, takes its guests across the natural landscapes. Along with this, the guests also get the opportunity to get close to the Raramuri culture. Raramuri culture is the most ancient and best preserved within Mexico. In 1961, after 11 years of planning and construction, the Chepe began its journey. About 405 mile route (twice daily) is traveled by the train, crossing the Tarahumara Sierra and other major tourist attractions.
10. The Ghan, Australia
The Ghan, synonymous with outback Australia, is an engineering marvel. This luxury train travels through Adelaide all the way to the Darwin. The rail line is 2,979 km long and the guests onboard enjoy the journey through the soul and the heart of the mysterious interior of Australia. In order to cater the best travel experience, the classes of service is categories as Platinum, Gold and Red.
The Platinum Service, being the highest class of service, available on The Ghan let the passengers enjoy private cabins with en suite and full amenities.
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