ALL ABOARD! The World’s Great Train Voyages
Scottish writer, Robert Louis Stevenson, once said, ‘I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move’. Here at talkholiday, we are strong advocates of the simple pleasures afforded by big journeys – it is not always the destination that counts…
With this in mind, we’ve decided to share with you three of our favourite luxury train trips.
Top Three Luxury Train Trips:
1) The Glacier Express – Switzerland
Described as ‘a train to fall in love with’, this luxury Swiss train takes you from Zermatt to Davos or St Moritz. Sit back and enjoy the perfect seven hour day trip, as you are whisked through unspoilt alpine landscapes of deep gorges, clear mountain lakes, ancient fortresses and architecturally astounding bridges. What appealed to us was the fact that travellers can listen to a route commentary in German, French, English, Italian, Chinese or Japanese. Sounds like bliss to us!
2) Palace on Wheels – India
Vogage to a bygone era of ancient maharajas and Royal Indian luxury. Decked in traditional aesthetic Indian splendour, the train also boasts fourteen air conditioned saloons, featuring modern facilities, such as colour TV and CD player. The Palace on Wheels offers various tour options. A Week in Wonderland is their basic package, which takes you through the beating heart of vibrant Rajasthan, known as ‘The Land of Kings’. Check it out here.
3) The Orient Eastern Express – Singapore, Malaysia
Recreate the golden age of travel aboard The Orient Eastern Express and the luxury sister train to Europe’s renowned Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. You will be treated like royalty as you wind your way through some of the world’s most breath taking landscapes. Harking back to the effervescent colonial era, travellers can luxuriate in lavish oriental themed surroundings with a refreshing cocktail and just take in that view. Heaven!
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