Best Railway Journeys for spectacular rides

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Blue Train

Kings and presidents have traveled on this magnificent, five-star moving hotel. Hop on the train at Pretoria and enjoy the journey through some of the world’s most breathtaking countryside until you reach the Ivory Tree Game Lodge, where you will spend two exhilarating days.

El Chepe

Reader’s Digest has called it “the most dramatic train ride in the western hemisphere” and you will agree the minute you set your eyes on the Copper Canyon, which is four times bigger and deeper than the famous Grand Canyon. In its entirety the 400-mile route runs through five climatic zones, ranging from sea level to an elevation of 8.000 feet.

Palace on Wheels

An elephant welcome in Jaipur, lunch at the Lake Palace in Udaipur, a camel safari near Jaisalmer and an afternoon at the Taj Mahal are some of the highlights on this memorable ride through India. Board the train that departs from New Delhi and taste complete luxury on wheels.

Eastern & Oriental Express

Through rainforests and paddy fields, past golden temples and misty mountains, travel straight to the heart of Asia. This exceptional journey promises unique insights from local people, including visits to the Tham Krasae Viaduct, River Kwai, Trang, and Kuala Lumpur.

Bergen Line

Linking Norway’s two main cities, Oslo and Bergen, this line takes in some dazzling scenery, with the most spectacular stretch being the one over the Hardangervidda, Europe’s highest mountainous plateau.

The Canadian

Linking Toronto and the Pacific Coast, the Canadian is one of the world’s most legendary long-haul journeys. Cross the immerse boreal forest reflected in the lakes of northern Ontario, then move onward through the western Prairies and the breathtaking Rockies, while enjoying attentive and courteous service and outstanding dining.

Cuzco to Machu Picchu

Departing from the Incan capital of Cuzco, the Bingham snakes its way for 50 miles through the Andes to the cliff-top ruins of Machu Picchu. A fascinating ride that offers extraordinary views.

Trans Siberian Railway

The train departs from the vibrant Russian Capital and takes you on an unforgettable experience all the way to Beijing. Ever-changing scenes as you cross the Ural mountains, Siberia and Mongolia’s Gobi desert to reach imperial China, which invites you to discover a thrilling new world.

The Ghan

Named after the Afghan cameleers who once traversed the outback. The Ghan will take you from one edge of Australia to the other. traveling between Adelaide and Darwin, this legendary ride covers 3.000km and is commonly acknowledged as the definitive way to experience the essence of Australia.

Glacier Express

This rather slow “express” offers the experience of a lifetime. The 180-mile ride crosses 291 bridges, 92 tunnels and reaches an altitude of 2.033 meters. linking the two mountain resorts of St Moritz and Zermatt in the Swiss Alps. As you traverse untouched mountain landscapes, deep gorges, and delightful valleys, you will realize that in this case, the trip itself is the destination.