I love traveling by train. As a student, I used my Eurail pass to travel by train throughout Europe. My dad and I still look for local train excursions when we travel. My most memorable train trip was a 24-hour ride on the highest train in the world traveling from Xining, China to Lhasa, Tibet. Luxury train travel harkens back to the early 20th century when the trains had porters and waiters and luxury sleeping cars. You can still experience that glamour today.
With a large variety of trains available to explore the world, the choices may seem overwhelming. Although some people choose to focus solely on the destination, the train can play an essential role in the journey. No matter if you are looking for something vintage or something a little more modern, keep reading to discover some of the top luxury trains located around the world.
The Belmond Andean Explorer
Located in the beautiful country of Peru, The Belmond Andean Explorer is a modern dream. With a stunning royal blue and white exterior and insides designed by Inge Moore from The Gallery in London, this train is as luxurious as it comes. The furniture inside is nothing less than exquisite, containing spacious private cabins with oversized headboards.
The Maharajas' Express
If you have ever wanted to go to India, the Maharajas' Express might be for you. Not only is the train reminiscent of a fairytale with its golden interior and features such as private butlers and fine dining, but it also takes you to extravagant places. From magnificent palaces to lively markets, this luxury train lets you explore all of the best parts of India while living in comfort.
Australia is known for having various wonders, from the Great Barrier Reef to the glistening Darwin beaches. The only problem is that many of these places are thousands of miles apart, which is where The Ghan comes in. The Ghan lets you travel in luxury while bridging the gap between some of Australia's most iconic locations. With all-inclusive gourmet dining and upgradeable private cabins, this train will let you see the best parts of Australia in comfort.
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
Visiting some of the best spots in Europe is a lot easier when you have the Venice Simplon-Orient to take you on your journey. With decorations reminiscent of the dreamy 1920s, this train allows you to escape into the charming countries of France, Italy, and Turkey.
The Rocky Mountaineer
Found in Canada's Rockies, this luxury rail features a stunning backdrop of snowy mountains, fresh-water Lakes, and twisting rivers. Inside, things are made for comfort, with complimentary snacks and drinks provided to all guests. Make sure you upgrade your journey to the Gold Leaf Car for unobstructed views of waterfalls and wildlife.
You deserve to take a trip that fits your needs. Contact me today for help figuring out which luxury rail line will best help you explore the world and create memories that will last a lifetime.