These days, we’re so used to air travel, that the mere thought of having to travel any considerably large distance by any other means is often ruled out immediately when planning a vacation. It’s understandable to want to get from A to B as quickly as possible, but like so many things in life, the journey is often the most enjoyable part. While some of us might still consider the humble road trip as being something to get excited about – the thought of taking a train is generally disregarded. But before you rule transport by train out completely, take a look at these amazing luxury trains that allow you to travel in comfort and enjoy the scenery as you do!
Seven Stars: Japan
The Japanese are known for taking pride in their train system and that really becomes clear when you see what the inside of the Seven Stars train looks like. Besides following one of the most beautiful routes we’ve ever seen, the luxury train is designed to seat no more than 30 people inside 14 suites. This means that you have plenty of space, peace, and quiet on your journey – plus the whole interior is designed in a classical style that immediately transports you back to a different time and age. Definitely a worthwhile idea.
The Rocky Mountaineer
Based on a route that has been popular since the 1880s, The Rocky Mountaineer is often regarded as one of the best 5-star rail experiences in North America. The route goes from Banff to Vancouver and provides some of the lushest, greenest sight-seeing for you to enjoy in the height of comfort while moving along blissfully towards your destination.
Blue Train: South Africa
South Africa is a country known for its exotic wildlife and breathtaking sights, and the garden route is no exception. Taking the Blue Train will take you about two days of traveling, but the carts on the train are kitted out with everything you’d need for a luxurious journey ahead.