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From: Feisty Old Broad Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJun-19 7:16 AM 
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25 Must Take Train Trips

rains have a rustic, old school charm about them that is almost irresistible. The breathtaking views, the vivid colors and inspiring landscapes leave a profound, almost transcendent impact on you. A train trip gives you an opportunity to experience and enjoy the journey as much as the destination itself. Train trips offer a panoramic view of nature at its best. Just sit back, relax and let the experience take over!

Some of the best destinations all across the world also offer some of the most scenic train routes. The trips can be just a few hours long or can even last for days, but the experience lasts a lifetime. Here is a list of the best 25 train rides across the world that will leave you awestruck.

25. Eastern and Oriental Express

Countries: Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand

It is one of the best trains in Southeast Asia that runs between three countries- Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. The 1,262-mile journey through the natural landscapes offers a view of Southeast Asia that is seldom seen by the world outside. The natural beauty of the terrain coupled with the luxurious amenities in the train makes a memorable and mesmerizing trip that will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated.

24. Deccan Odyssey

Country: India

The Deccan Odyssey is one of the most luxurious trains in India. It gives you a glimpse into the rich culture and heritage of India. The train is equipped with all the ultra-modern amenities including Wi-Fi internet and spacious deluxe cabins. For some extra money, you can also enjoy one of the four Presidential Suits that take up almost half a train car. There are plenty of public lounge space, and the food is just fantastic. From traditional Indian cuisine to continental, you can find almost anything on the beautiful train.

23. VIA Rail's Canadian

Country: Canada

The Canadian is considered as one of the best trains in Canada, and it indeed is your window to the vast nation of Canada. The train runs between Toronto and Vancouver and covers the distance of 4,466 km in four nights and five days. The train takes the travelers through the varied terrains of the vast Canadian country. Running through waterfalls, golden prairie fields, and the Canadian Rockies, the train gives the traveler a glimpse of the vastness and diversity of Canada. The train has Prestige, sleeper plus, and economy class to suit every budget. It is equipped with state-of-the-art amenities and elegant lounges and spacious compartments.

22. The Glacier Express

Country: Switzerland

The Glacier Express is one of the premier trains in Switzerland. It connects the cities of Zermatt and St. Moritz. This train has the accolade of being the slowest express train in the world. The 8-hour long journey is studded with tight caves, numerous tunnels and hundreds of bridges. The train takes you through the Swiss Alps and offers a view that is unparalleled. It also provides the passengers a panoramic view of the Alps. Both the first and second class coaches offer comfortable seating arrangement with the first-class seats providing a bit more space. The great thing about this train is you can board it from a different station on the route if you have less time.

21. Pride of Africa

Country: South Africa

Widely considered as the world's most luxurious train, the Pride of Africa is a reflection of the colonial era comfort and style. The 1920s-style coaches offer a glimpse into the era of opulence and style. The authentically preserved coaches are full of all the modern amenities and comforts. This train embarks on a long trip through all the picturesque spots South Africa has to offer. Multiple holiday packages are available lasting from 16 to 22 days. The train offers different routes and takes the passengers through some of South Africa's wildlife reserves, natural monuments and the metropolitan city of Cape Town.

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https://www.vacationsbyrail.com/expert-advice-inspiration/2020/december/25-must-take-train-trips/

 

 
From: WALTER784 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJun-19 8:45 AM 
To: Feisty Old Broad Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 5) 
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I've ridden the Kyushu Seven Star train in Japan but it was quite a few years ago.

FWIW

 

 
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From: Feisty Old Broad Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJun-19 10:28 AM 
To: WALTER784 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 5) 
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I'd love to ride it  :)    Oh heck, I admit it, if I had Jeff Bezo's money or Elon Musk, never mind going to space, I'd go on all kinds of train trips   :)

 

 
From: WALTER784 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJun-19 10:34 AM 
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Ain't that the truth... explore all we have on Earth first! Then look to the skies.

FWIW

 

 
From: Feisty Old Broad Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJun-19 11:22 AM 
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So many trains, so little money  LOL

 

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