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The Top Ten Most Luxurious Trains in the World

Entertainment--train10From the vastness of Siberia or the Australian outback, to the beauties of the African safari and the magical palaces of India, these incredible trains promise one-of-a-kind adventures that will surpass all your expectations. With routes that go far beyond your imagination, and a magical mix of elegance and breathtaking views, these are the top ten most luxurious trains in the world right now.

10. Indian Pacific, Australia
This iconic passenger rail service goes from Sydney, on the Pacific Ocean, all the way to the other side of Australia, in Perth, on the Indian Ocean, making it one of the few transcontinental trains in the world, and covering an incredible total distance of 4,352 km. If you go all the way, a trip from Sydney to Perth takes exactly 65 hours, but you have four classes to choose from, branded as Red Service Day-Nighter, Sleeper, Gold Service and Platinum.

Entertainment--train99. Palace on Wheels, India
This acclaimed Indian train service was re-launched back in 2009 after an extensive refurbishment, with a new décor, a slightly different route and a refined dining experience. The train comes with 23 gorgeous coaches, able to accommodate up to 104 guests, each of these cars being named after a former Rajput state, and with four cabins featuring luxurious amenities and even Wi-Fi.

Entertainment--train88. Blue Train, South Africa
The Blue Train connects two of South Africa’s most important cities, Cape Town and Pretoria, covering a total distance of around 1,600 km, and it’s also one of the most luxurious trains in the world, providing you butler service, two charming lounge cars (one for smokers the other for non-smokers), an observation car, plus fully carpeted soundproof compartments, with your own en-suite.

Entertainment--train77. Pride of Africa
The “Pride of Africa” is the best offering by far, going through the gorgeous African safari, and providing you with all the right amenities to make your journey truly special, within the royal suites, the dining cars or the smoking lounge.

Entertainment--train66. Rocky Mountaineer, Canada
In case you don’t know this yet, “Rocky Mountaineer” is actually a Canadian rail-tour company, which operates on four rail routes that go through British Columbia, Alberta, and also the US state of Washington. The trains travel only during daytime to allow the passengers to see everything they want and the price depends on the route.

Entertainment--train55. Eastern & Oriental Express, South East Asia
Operated by Belmond Ltd, a company that’s synonymous with luxury and excellence, this lovely train goes through Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, in a wonderful journey which takes four days and three nights. There are two mesmerizing dining cars, two bar cars, a library car, a saloon car and a lovely, open-air, observation car that will make your journey through South-East Asia totally special.

Entertainment--train44. Venice Simplon Orient Express, Europe
Boasting a timeless elegance, this private luxury train usually goes from London to Venice, but it also connects some of Europe’s most important destinations from time to time. The classical London to Venice route is served once or twice a week, with stops in Paris, Zurich, Innsbruck and Verona, but a few times a year the “Venice Simplon Orient Express” will also go to Istanbul via Budapest and Bucharest, or to Rome, Berlin, Stockholm or Copenhagen.

Entertainment--train33. Royal Scotsman, Scotland
“The Royal Scotsman” is a gorgeous train, to stay the least. A small venue that could host only 36 passengers, this amazing train will take you on an unforgettable journey through the Highlands, allowing you to see some of Scotland’s most important landmarks along the way, in unparalleled style and five-star luxury. The train is made of ten incredible cars: two dining cars, five state cars, one crew car, a lovely observation car and even a stunning SPA car.

Entertainment--train22. Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express, Russia
Prepare for the trip of a lifetime, through the vastness of Siberia. The “Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express” will offer you undoubtedly the world’s greatest journey by train, an epic 15-day trip spanning two continents and seven different time zones! In terms of service, dining and accommodations, you can expect nothing but the best aboard this luxurious train, that comes with a beautifully appointed bar & lounge car, two lovely restaurant cars, and many other goodies.

Entertainment--train11. Maharajas’ Express, India
The “Maharajas’ Express” has been specially designed to offer you a glimpse into this rich heritage and culture of India, with 5 amazing rail journeys, covering more than 12 awesome destinations across North-West and Central India, between October and April. This mesmerizing train aims to redefine executive travel, with 23 gorgeous carriages: 14 exquisite guest cars, with a total passengers capacity of 84, two elegant dining cars, a beautiful lounge car called the Rajah Club with a private bar, a dedicated bar car, plus generator and store cars.

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