15 Luxury Trains You Need To Ride Before You Die

There’s a reason rail buffs are called “foamers.”

1. Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express

This train is truly epic. It’s the world’s longest rail journey, spanning more than 6,000 miles, two continents and eight time zones.

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Here’s the ornate lounge car, where you can grab a drink and listen to the on-board pianist. As the train’s social hub, it really doesn’t have official closing hours.

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2. The Royal Scotsman

Ride the rails through the Highlands of Scotland.

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Check out this observation car.

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Even the private cabins have their own Edwardian elegance.

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3. The Glacier Express

Travel through the Swiss Alps.

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4. Rovos Rail

Explore South Africa by train. Here, the Pride of Africa travels over Victoria Falls Bridge.

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The dining car.

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High tea in the lounge car.

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This royal suite is enormous!

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You definitely won’t be showering over the toilet on this train.

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5. Hiram Bingham

Named for the explorer who introduced Manchu Picchu to the Western world, this 1920’s Pullman-style luxury train runs between Cuzco and Machu Picchu along the dramatic valley of the Urubamba River.

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Music in the observation car.

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6. Venice Simplon Orient Express

This art deco train travels from London to Venice or Venice to Stockholm.

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Fine dining

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7. The Ghan

Travel across Australia on The Ghan.

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The retro-Edwardian dining car has panoramic views.

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8. The Blue Train

Go from Pretoria to Cape Town, South Africa.

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Imagine holding a business conference here.

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9. Eastern & Oriental Express

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Take in the views of Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Laos.

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10. Royal Canadian Pacific

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11. Palace on Wheels

This luxury tourist train was launched by the Indian Railways to promote tourism in Rajasthan.

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The bar car

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There are 14 coaches, each named after former Rajput states and decorated to match those royal palaces.

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12. Napa Valley Train

Check out California’s wine country by rail.

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13. Al Andalus

What a way to see Southern Spain! The recently restored railway carriages were built in France between 1929 and 1930.

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14. Alaska Railroad’s Coastal Classic

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15. Danube Express

The journey across Eastern Europe is incredibly romantic. This private train once belonged to a Hungarian prime minister who was afraid of flying.

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