In Asia, Africa or Spain, The concept of “luxury train” has been democratized and extended, in a way the same thing that has happened with cruises. In these moments there are dozens of train around the world, some of them I have mention in my post must experience once in life.
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Top 9 Luxury Train in the world
- Orient Express
- Rovos Rail
- Renfe Train, Spain
- Blue Train
- Hiram Bingham Machu Picchu Train
- Maharajas’ Express train
- Royal Scotsman train
- Japan’s Shiki-shima
- The Ghan, Australia
#1. Orient Express
To cross the mythical route of the Orient Express is possible. Once a year. This 2018, the company Belmond offers the trip from Paris to Istanbul with departure on August 24 and arrival on the 30th. It is also possible to make the reverse journey on August 31, the same that starred the mythical Hercules Poirot. In the image, the Grand Suite.
#2. Rovos Rail
The Rovos Rail is one of the most luxurious and exclusive trains in the world. It has different routes through Africa in which you can visit Dar es Salaam, Victoria Falls, Tanzania, Namibia, Cape Town … The trip can cost you, depending on its duration and its luxury, more than 22,000 dollars!
#3. Renfe Train, Spain
In Spain, Renfe has two luxury options to travel our country by train. Or at least part of it in Al Andalus, with prices ranging from € 2,980 to € 4,500 in the royal suite. It is possible to make two different routes and visit Aranjuez, Toledo, Monfrague, Caceres, Merida, Zafra, Cordoba, Ubeda, Baeza, Granada, Seville …
$4. Blue Train
The Blue Train is another of the luxury trains we can find in Africa. This time we will travel the 1,600 kms that separate Pretoria from Cape Town in 27 hours, although there is also time to make trips to, for example, the Kimberley mine.
$5. Hiram Bingham Machu Picchu Train
Back in Peru, we find ourselves on the sophisticated Hiram Bingham Machu Picchu train. Indeed, this service reaches the outskirts of the ancient Inca city on a journey of just over 100 kilometers from Cuzco.
A full tour in a luxurious environment that includes cocktails, gourmet lunch, car observatory and even a live music show on board.
#6. Maharajas’ Express Train
The era of British colonial India is always a reference in terms of luxury. And the Maharajas’ Express train drinks from its source offering a superior experience to its travelers. The most complete route, -Indian Splendor- from New Delhi to Mombai, includes 8 days and 7 nights on board visiting Agra, Udaipur, Jaipur … and even a safari!
#7. Royal Scotsman Train
The Scottish Highlands also have their luxury ration on rail thanks to the Royal Scotsman train. There are several travel options ranging from 2,500 pounds, to almost 11,000 of the Grand Tour of Great Britain … You can visit castles, cities and / or whiskey distilleries on a train with a capacity for only 36 passengers! The train stops every night so that the rest is perfect … Like everything on this train.
#8. Japan’s Shiki-Shima
The first luxury train with an overnight stay in Japan is the Seven Stars. All luxury at the highest level. On board this train you will visit the island of Kyūshū, the third largest in Japan and considered the cradle of its civilization. A trip of 4 days and 3 nights (in its long version) in which you will discover the pleasure of the exclusive, since it only has space for 14 couples in its 7 wagons (hence the name). The price of the deluxe suite can reach more than 900,000 yen (about € 7,100).
#9. The Ghan, Australia
The Ghan is the perfect choice if you want to travel Australia from north to south (or vice versa) in all luxury. This train will take you from Darwin to Adelaide (almost 3,000 kilometers) in ‘only’ 54 hours. But the taste is in the details. And there is only one step from the most civilized Australia to the wildest.