The most spectacular train journeys in the world
Trips with trains offer a unique experience in which the destination is less important than the route itself. Some express trains run on tracks specifically designed to give passengers the opportunity to enjoy the natural scenery and to make short stops in various cities.
Here are some of the most spectacular train journeys in the world:
1. Glacier Express
Glacier Express runs from luxury mountain resort of St. Moritz and reaches Zermatt, allowing passengers to arrive at 8:00 in the Swiss alpine resort. Although called the Express, speed is not a goal for this train. Important is route with the 91 tunnels and 291 bridges. The highest altitude reached by the Glacier Express is 2000 meters.
Eurostar’s route runs from Kent and London to Paris, Lille and Brussels, offering passengers the opportunity to travel through 3 countries. The advantage of this journey is the train’s speed. London-Paris journey takes only 2 hours and 50 minutes.
A truly exotic experience have those traveling by the train The Pride of Africa through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania. Pride of Africa is known as one of the most luxurious trains. It carries its passengers for 14 days, with some of the best African destinations such as Cape Town, Kruger National Park, Victoria Falls waterfall or Tanzania. Nature lovers and for the honeymoon couples are some of the major clients.
“Palace on wheels” is another famous train that traverses a route to India from Delhi to Rajasthan. Those who opt for such travel they will not have included the usual “welcome cocktail”, but an “elephant welcome”. The program also includes a safari on a camel and a trip to the Taj Mahal.
The Trans-Siberian Railway has a long track, including Russia, Mongolia, China and the Sea of ??Japan. Passengers have the opportunity to visit Moscow, Siberia and St. Petersburg.