Book Your Train Ticket: 12 Luxurious Train Rides You Can Enjoy
9. The Rocky Mountaineer
Cutting through the untouched wild of the Canadian Shield, The Rocky Mountaineer extends from Calgary, Alberta to Vancouver, British Columbia and down into Seattle, Washington offering breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains that you can’t see any other way.
While the interior isn’t as swanky as the Orient Express, its multi-level glass domed cars offer panoramic views of mountains, rivers, glaciers, and coastlines that make the journey truly unique. Tickets to board the Rocky Mountaineer range from $2,000 – $5,800 USD depending on the length, destination, and level of service. However, the best views are reserved for GoldLeaf level customers.
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8. Rovos Rail
We can’t imagine a better way to see Africa than by train. Not only do you get a chance to take in the incredible sub-Saharan landscapes from the comfort of an air-conditioned railway car, but also there’s a whole lot of metal and steel between you and the lions.
Rovos Rail runs across South Africa and into Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Tanzania. It offers unique views with five-star services on board. Golf, hunting, and safari packages are also available for those who are looking to do more than just eat good food and enjoy beautiful landscapes.
Ticket prices range from around $1,350 USD up to $21,000 USD depending on the length and nature of your trip.
7. The Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
Known as the longest train journey in the world at 6,600 miles, the journey between Moscow and Vladivostok can take up to 15 days and crosses through eight time zones, but it can be made in comfort aboard the Golden Eagle. This luxury passenger train runs along the famed Trans-Siberian railway passing through Siberia, and by sites like the world’s largest fresh water lake, Lake Baikal, and the Ural Mountains.
If you’d prefer to see more of Asia than Europe, the Golden Eagle also has alternate routes that take you to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. A 15-day trip from Moscow to Vladivostok starts at around $16,000 USD and can run up to $33,000 if you want to receive the full Tsar treatment in the Imperial Suite.