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Pack Your Bags: The Best Rail Journeys Around The World

Traveling by train is one of the best ones, if you wish to enjoy a relaxed and cozy adventure with spectacular views out of your window. And these are the best rail journeys to choose from:
The Flying Scotsman has finally made it back to the tracks and will make its first journey from London to York, where it will go on display at the National Railway Museum.

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The Venice Simplon Orient Express. The train will take you from London Victoria and slowly brings you through Kent, France where the four course dinner is going to be served by white gloved attendants. The train usually goes to Istanbul and always make a stop in Venice, But also you may take a journey to Paris, Prague, Budapest, Stockholm and Copenhagen.

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Trans Siberian, Trans- Mongolian. The train offers a classic route from Moscow to Vladivostok and there is also a bit more interesting itinerary from Moscow to Beijing passing through Mongolia. The price for such a ride is around 9, 895 pounds per person.

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Eastern and Oriental Express, south east Asia. Get ready to hold a glass of champagne while you pass by beautiful Bangkok. Later on the piano lounge will create a special atmosphere while you enjoy the passing by sites and scents of south east Asia.

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The Blue Train, South Africa. It was first introduced in 1923, with a renovation accomplished in 1946. The meal is included into the fare and there is a rich list of South African wines available. The train will take you from Cape Town to Pretoria in 27 hour with one stop on the way there and back.

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Maharajah’s Express, India. The train will give you an opportunity to see the most from the Indian sites while enjoying cool air, style and comfort during your rail journey. The Mercedes coach excursions are well organized along with delicious meals on and off the train. You will have a chance to see night panorama in Delhi, Jaipur, Agra and Varanasi.

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The Hiram Bingham, Peru. The train ride is on;y 97 km and will bring you from Cuzco to Machu Picchu. But the landscapes and scenes are really worth of trying this trip out. You can make it a day trip, but would be much better to spend overnight closer to the ruins for the best experience.

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Kyushu Seven Stars, Japan. This is a truly sophisticated train with fantastic woodwork and art around. You will find musicians and magicians on board entertaining the guests.

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Rocky Mountaineer, Canada. The luxury train will take its guests between coastal city of Vancouver and rocky Mountain resort to the town of Banff and Lake Louise or Calgary, Alberta.

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Desert Express, Namibia. It will look like a mirage, the whole drive through a bright carpet of Namibia desert. The road will cover 220 miles from Windhoek through Namibia’s central highlands, through Savannah, desert and heads to Swakopmund on the Atlantic coast, making it one of the most exciting rail journeys.

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El Transcantabrico, Spain. This is considered to be a five star cruise on rails. The train will cover a distance of 400 miles between Leon and Santiago de Compostela, make a trip between Bilbao and Santander including the excursions in these fantastic cities.

 

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source: telegraph

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