Book Your Train Ticket: 12 Luxurious Train Rides You Can Enjoy
Sometimes it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. Flying might be faster, but you also have to endure waiting in long security lines and potentially being fondled by TSA agents.
Railway travel, however, is a classically vintage mode of transportation suited to the more leisurely traveler who enjoys beautiful views, drawn out meals, and plenty of legroom. Here are 12 of the most lavish train trips the world has to offer.
12. The Belmond Royal Scotsman
British TV fans would probably love an excursion on the Belmond Royal Scotsman, which boasts Highland views straight out of the hit show Outlander combined with a décor that will make you feel like you’re in an episode of Downton Abbey. Riders can board the Royal Scotsman in Edinburgh and take a two, four, or seven-day trip through the beautiful Scottish countryside stopping at various lochs, distilleries, and castles along the way.
The trip also includes around the clock steward service, full Scottish breakfasts, nightly traditional entertainment, and a whole lot more. Alcohol is also included and the bar car is well stocked with more than 50 types of whiskey.
Even just a two-day trip will set you back around $4,000 USD per person, but you can probably drink enough whiskey to make it worthwhile.