Train travel these days is no longer just about getting from point A to point B. It’s evolved long past that now and can sometimes be a fantastic way to take in as much of the natural sights in whatever country you’ve visiting at a quicker pace!

Train travel in the UK is pretty much a mainstream means of travel and so I’d long been a fan (it’s a great way to travel across the UK) but after visiting Flam (on the way to see the Fjords) and seeing the amazing sights that route had to offer, I can say without hesitation that I would happily include a train journey in my travel itinerary for no other reason than the experience alone. I’d even go as far as taking a day return journey with no stops whatsoever, just for the sights alone.

Now the big question is where? As fantastic as some train routes are, a whole lot of other ones are pretty dire and soul-sucking so it’s important to make sure you’re on the right train journey and I’ve rounded up 15 of the best – just for you!

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1.) The Royal Scotsman, UK
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Website: www.belmond.com/royal-scotsman-train/the-train


2.) The Flamsbana, Norway

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Website: www.visitflam.com/en/sightseeing/attractions/flamsbana-the-flam-railway/


3.) Hiram Bingham Orient Express, Peru

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Website: www.belmond.com/hiram-bingham-train/


4.) The Ghan, Australia

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Website: www.greatsouthernrail.com.au/trains/the_ghan



5.) The Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Railway, Russia

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Website: www.goldeneagleluxurytrains.com


6.) Rovos Rail “Pride of Africa”, South Africa

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Website: www.rovos.com


7.) The Blue Train, South Africa

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Website: www.bluetrain.co.za


8.) Rocky Mountaineer, Canada

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Website: www.rockymountaineer.com/en


9.) Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Train, USA

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Website: www.durangotrain.com


10. ) Tranzalpine, New Zealand

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Website: www.kiwirailscenic.co.nz/tranzalpine/


11.) Glacier Express, Switzerland

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Website: www.glacierexpress.ch/en/Pages/default.aspx


12.) Eastern and Orient Express, Thailand/Singapore
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Website: www.belmond.com/eastern-and-oriental-express/


13.) Trans-Harz Railway and Brocken Railway, Germany

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Website: www.greatrail.com/holiday-types/harz-mountains-tours


14.) Grand Canyon Railway, USA

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Website: www.thetrain.com


15.) Danube Express, Hungary

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Website: www.danube-express.com



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