Trains are undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and legendary transports, and nowadays they have become one of the most luxurious, exclusive and unique ways to travel. Knowing the most charming places on Earth is even more special aboard a luxury train, where you can enjoy exquisite amenities, traditional food, tourist guides, and many other activities.
With routes that cross the most fascinating places on the planet, we tell you about the most luxurious trains in the world, which offer a unique and unforgettable tourist experience.
More than a train, it is a true railway jewel, with an original design inspired by the twenties and first-class Pullman wagons. The Hiram Bingham train is undoubtedly the best way to explore the beautiful and mystical region of the Peruvian Andes. This majestic train gives a warm and nostalgic atmosphere while it travels unparalleled landscapes of the Inca area.
The Hiram Bingham owes its name to the explorer who rediscovered the citadel of Machu Picchu. The train has departures from Monday to Saturday, part of Cusco to Machu Picchu, crossing the so-called "Sacred Valley". One of its main attractions is its observatory car, where the true Peruvian tradition can be lived up close. Equipped with large and comfortable armchairs, you can observe the wonderful Andean landscapes while enjoying traditional recipes and live traditional music.
The trip aboard the Hiram Bingham includes the entrance to the archaeological zone of Machu Picchu, an afternoon at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge hotel and a tour guide for groups of up to 14 people.
BELMOND GRAND HIBERNIAN
With a cost of 2.5 million euros, the Belmond Grand Hibernian train is one of the most luxurious and majestic in the world. His route focuses on the most charming places in Ireland, focusing on Dublin as a starting point and with tours to the Esmeralda Island, Galway, the Viking Port of Waterford and the Cliffs of Moher, among many other beautiful sites in the country.
With a locomotive River Dodder, considered one of the most classic and luxurious, this train makes a tour that gives landscapes that include castles such as Ashford or Blamey. Considered the best way to explore Ireland and a must for those who want to know the region in depth, the Belmond Grand Hibernian is a perfect luxury for lovers of premium tourist experiences.
The trip, with a duration of up to 7 days, includes tickets to attractions, all meals, breakfast and welcome dinners at each stop some traditional activities on board.
Created to offer a maximum experience of luxury and a mystical connection with nature, the Andean Explorer is an exclusive train that combines the best in premium tourism aboard a classic railway. The Andean Explorer route begins in the mystical historic city of Cusco in Peru, down to Puno and bordering the famous Titicaca Lake.
During the first half of the trip, it is possible to admire the impressive mountain range of the Andes, while in the second part picturesque and traditional provinces are crossed, always with the latest in luxury amenities and a personal guide.
This train has been the winner of the Tripadvisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence and the World Travel Awards in the category of Best Luxury Train in South America. The trip lasts 10 hours and includes meals on board and a welcome lunch
EASTERN AND ORIENTAL EXPRESS
The Eastern and Oriental Express train is the most beautiful way to travel through one of the most fascinating and beautiful regions: Southeast Asia. In it, it is possible to enjoy luxury amenities while crossing paradisiacal landscapes, rural provinces and small villas that offer an experience that borders on the surreal.
With classic wagons of old European style, this train offers gourmet gastronomy, walks with a personal guide and welcome breakfasts at each stop. Imagine waking up in a cozy and comfortable suite, whose window offers a panoramic view of Bangkok or the beautiful Penang in Malaysia. Colors, flavors, smells and postcards that seem to have been discovered by an explorer are part of the experience that the Eastern and Oriental Express offers, in addition to its impeccable luxury and hospitality.
As its name says, the Trans-Siberian train crosses the route that connects European Russia with the beautiful provinces of the Russian Far East. Among the main stops of this majestic train, are Mongolia, China and North Korea. Its main route was inaugurated in 1904, making this train a tradition and luxury transport to get to know the entire region while enjoying unique amenities and breathtaking landscapes. Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Omsk and Vladivostok are some of the most beautiful and important cities that are visited during the trip aboard this train.
The Trans-Siberian train also called "The Gold of the Czars", covers much of what was the Czarist Russia, an area that crosses 8 different time zones. These recondite sites offer unimaginable experiences and views that, admired from this majestic train, are even more imposing.
No matter which train you choose to enjoy, you will have an experience of a lifetime and some great stories to share with family and friends.