10 Of The World's Best Train Rides To Experience
1. Glacier Express from Zermatt to st. Moritz Where: Switzerland
As the world's most famous railway, Glacier Express offers a full day of magnificent views from Zermatt to St. Moritz. It winds its way through the majestic Alps, green valleys, deep gorges which make the journey a wonderful feast.
2. Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Where: Colorado
Not any other train ride like Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is both historical and scenic. Opened in 1882 between the mining town of Silverton, it passes 3,000 feet high. You definitely feel back to 130 years ago onboard along the Animas River through the wilderness.
3. Hiram Bingham Orient-Express from Cusco to Machu Picchu Where: Peru
The journey from Cusco to Machu Picchu is a once in a lifetime experience. The Hiram Bingham brings you unique trip, never to be forgotten. It winds through Andes' most breathtaking scenery, thick jungle, the rapids of the Urubamba River and across two mountain passes almost 4000m high.
4. Rocky Mountaineer from Banff to Vancouver Where: Canada
It is a spectacular ride from Vancouver to Calgary on the Rocky Mountaineer and enjoy the experience unexpected: Icy mountains, steep gorges, glacier-fed lakes, dry deserts and wildlife.
5. The Royal Scotsman Where: Scotland
The Royal Scotsman will definitely bring you the world of wild wonders and the very best of Scotland and the Highlands. It provides an unparalleled way to enjoy the view of the ancient castles, glorious gardens and famous distilleries on this 36-passenger train.
6. Napa Valley Wine Train from Napa to st. Helena Where: California
Remember you last wine trip when you sip on your favour and enjoy the view of a sun-kissed vineyard? Napa Valley Wine Train will not let you down. On the 36-mile round trip, you can spend relaxing quality time in the car for three hours, starting from the historic town of Napa, through the world's famous Napa Valley wine and to the quaint village of St. Helena.
7. The Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin
You will have three days and two nights on the long trip from Adelaide to Darwin. It is a great way to marvel at the vastness of Australia. It winders its way from Adelaide through the Flinders Ranges and into the heart of the Red Centre.
8. Douro Line Where: Portugal
Douro Line is historical train where onboard you can enjoy the views which have changed very little over the past decades. Running along the Douro river, It takes in hills, vineyards, the river that only nature can provide. A journey back in time is what a trip on the Douro Line promises to deliver, its steam locomotive leading you away from reality and into the early 20th century.
9. Maharajas Express Where: India
The Maharajas Express is a luxury train in India. The journey starts from Delhi to Mumbai lasting 3-7 nights. It winds its way through colorful Rajasthan to India's most worthy place to visit: Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur and Ranthambore. In Ranthambore, you have the chances to view Bengal tigers in the wild.
10. Danube Express from Budapest to Istanbul Where: Hungary and Turkey
The architectures in Budapest and Istanbul are splendid, Between these two cities are miles of legendary Transylvania countryside. You have the opportunity of viewing medieval Sighisoara and aka Dracula's Castle.