The list of fabulous and luxurious train holidays, experiences, tours, and trips, is endless. When looking at luxurious train rides that you simply must experience, the list is also quite long. There is the TranzAlpine in New Zealand, The Rocky Mountaineer in Canada, The Bergen Railway in Norway or the Golden Eagle Trans Siberian in Russia and so much more.
You cannot miss the bright-red Glacier Express as it crosses the valleys and the spectacular mountains of Switzerland. Understandably many are referring to the Glacier Express as one of the most beautiful and scenic train rides in Europe. The fact that the ‘picture windows’ and glass skylights allow you to take photos in all directions is fabulous.
So going between Zermatt and St Moritz, this will be your only direct service. You can sit back and relax while taking in the breathtakingly beautiful scenery of the Swiss Alps. (Although I would never be able to sit back and relax. There is just too much to see to just “sit back and relax”. I’ll be the one hopping around with my camera from one window to the other. LOL)
“On its 180-mile (290-kilometer) journey, the train makes five stops, passes under 91 tunnels, and goes over 291 bridges and viaducts; its highest point is the Oberalp Pass between Andermatt and Disentis, which sits at 6,667 feet (2,033 meters). You can take a one-way trip in a single day, or stop off at the towns along the way and stay overnight in Zermatt or St. Moritz for a three-day, round-trip journey.
To fully appreciate the stunning landscape and easily manage your seat reservation and connections, book a Glacier Express tour and make the trip accompanied by a private guide.” – Viator (This way you really do not have to stress about anything.)
OK so while it is preferable that you do the Zermatt – St Moritz route, you can board from other sections:
Take a nostalgic steam train ride and enjoy the beautiful Scottish Highlands at leisure. After all ‘Vintage is the New Chic in Travel’.
The Jacobite Steam Train is one of Britain’s greatest train experiences. This nostalgic train ride between Fort William in the West Highlands and Mallaig on Scotland’s west coast will be something you’ll never forget.
It is about an 84-mile (135-km) round-trip route which passes Ben Nevis, Scotland’s highest mountain, and the famous Glenfinnan viaduct. You can book a tour on the Jacobite Express as part of a full-day or multi-day tour from Edinburgh, Inverness, and Glasgow. See the beautiful Isle of Sky, Glencoe, Mallaig, Orkney, Loch Lomond, and Loch Ness. Make this fabulous train experience part of your holiday.
The Jacobite Steam Train was the most famous fictional Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films.
If you’re a Harry Potter fan, book a seat in the Harry Potter compartment. Take a ride as Harry and his friends did and enjoy some of the famous film locations along the way.
If at all possible, book 1st Class and travel in absolute vintage luxury.
They call it ‘The Most Luxurious Train in the World‘, and by the looks of it (as I haven’t been so fortunate to do the trip myself), it surely is.
This privately-owned train is certainly one of the most beautiful trains in the world. Reviews from people who have actually traveled with them speak for themselves. Experience world-class travel in a beautifully restored wood-paneled vintage train and enjoy off-train excursions as part of your journey. Book a luxurious train holiday and spoil yourself.
This elegant luxurious train journey with world-class cuisine accompanied by South Africa’s best wines is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime, must-do experience. But as the train only carries a max of 72 passengers, you will definitely have to book well in advance to experience this timeless elegance.
Exploring Africa will never be the same. This is a holiday on wheels. I don’t think you need anything else.
The amazing countryside of South Africa and Namibia makes for spectacular scenery. Combine that with a visit to places like Victoria Falls and seeing some wildlife, I think we have a winning combination.
They currently have the following tours available:
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A luxurious train holiday is definitely an excellent idea for a wedding anniversary or maybe as a gift to the wedding couple.
For information on the available tours, the train, and everything you need to know about the Shongololo Express, visit their website: link to the website