Top 9 Train Adventures Around the World - Kid 101

Top 9 Train Adventures Around the World

1. Rocky Mountaineer

Take the Rocky Mountaineer, a 60 railcar fleet, and take in Canada’s majestic Rockies and spectacular views along any of the 4 breathtaking routes: 3 through British Columbia to Alberta, Banff or Jasper, and a fourth from Vancouver to Whistler. All aboard for the Coastal Passage!

2. Glacier Express, Switzerland

Ascend to heights of over 6,000 feet above the Swiss Alps and be awestruck with the winter wonderland below. See the monastery in Disentis. Witness the majestic Matterhorn. See the historical castle and church in snowy Graubünden.

This train actually has a reputation for being the slowest express train in the world. And that’s just what passengers want. The leisurely 7-hour ride takes travelers from the Swiss municipality of Zermatt to Davos or the resort town of St. Moritz, with stunning alpine views of the Oberalp Pass as you enjoy your first class meal in luxury.

3. Alaska Railroad, GoldStar Service

The best way to see Alaska is by rail, and this rail line proves it. Double-decker dome cars allow passengers to take in sights from multiple locations by stepping onto an outdoor balcony or settling into a seat on the upper level’s interior space. Operating mid-May through mid-September, the railroad travels between Anchorage and Fairbanks, with stops in Wasilla, Talkeetna and the 6-million-acre wildland of Denali National Park. Enjoy poutine, Alaskan king crab, and a crab melt sandwich.

4. Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express

The world’s longest train journey, a ride on this train spans 6,000 miles, 2 continents and 8 time zones! Today the Trans-Siberian railway is still the longest and most amazing rail journey; you feel as if you’re traveling back in time. This epic train journey, spans 2 continents, 6,000 miles, and 8 time zones! Sample homemade delicacies sold by babushkas, or grandmothers, during quick stops at the local train stations; sweet buns, cookies, blini and homemade pickles…Plushly outfitted, it offers a seamless journey between East and West. Take a 21-day trip toward Beijing, visit the important cities of the longest railway in the world from west to east. You will visit the three countries of Russia, Mongolia, and China, observing the differences in culture and landscape between each. Enjoy the pageantry of Mongolia’s delightful Naadam Festival. It dates back several centuries and showcases national sporting obsessions such as archery, wrestling, and horse riding as well as featuring a ceremony packed with dancers and musicians.

Or enjoy shorter excursions to destinations in  Kazakhstan, Mongolia, or Russia.The history and culture of the places we visit on our rail cruises will come alive through expert local guides.Customise your journey and enjoy the opportunity to select from an array of Freedom of Choice Touring options that best suits your interests. Your off-train excursions will still take in all the major attractions of the places we are visiting but, in featured locations, you will be presented when you are onboard the train with a variety of activities from which to choose, and enjoy a tailor-made experience.

5. Hiram Bingham Luxury Train

Named for the famed explorer who discovered Machu Picchu, this luxury train takes you on a jaw-dropping ride from the city of Cusco in southeastern Peru northwest to the 15th century Inca site. The journey unfolds via the Urubamba River Valley, with pastoral views of llamas and shepherds just beyond your window. Sit back and enjoy the pristine scenery as you are pampered like royalty.

6. Danube Express

This train takes you back in time, to the days of elegance, and pomp. Board this luxury private train and travel Central and Eastern Europe in style. Launched in September 2008, your journey takes you through Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria to Istanbul, Turkey, with all the amenities including fine dining premium wines, Champagne, and spirits. Experience this part of the world in aboard this luxurious train.

7. Rovos Rail

Embark on a 48-hour ride across nearly 1,000 miles, a journey like no other. Depart from Capital Park Station in Pretoria, South Africa-you will be mesmerized by the stunning views that await you. See the on the inland plateau of Highveld grasslands and the Great Karoo, avast inland basin. Or choose to go deeper into southern Africa to Namibia and Tanzania. Enjoy the epic views from the comfort of wood-paneled sleeper coaches.

8. British Pullman

This vintage carriage evokes the elegance of the early 1930s and the romantic intrigue of Agatha Christie’s famous detective novel.Journey back in time to the golden age of travel. This classic rail has been fully restored, offering day excursions from London Victoria station, as well as from Birmingham, Manchester and many other English cities and towns. One of the highlights of your day will be a 5-course “murder mystery” lunch!

9. Royal Scotsman

The Royal Scotsman is Scotland’s own luxury cruise train. Weaving through the Scottish Highlands you will discover Scotland’s spectacular countryside aboard this luxury train. Whitewashed villages and expansive lochs; disembark for an exploration of the Rothiemurchus Estate and a Highland distillery tour. You will be fascinated by what the Royal Scotsman Train Adventure has to offer.

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