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!
2.) The Flamsbana, Norway
3.) Hiram Bingham Orient Express, Peru
4.) The Ghan, Australia
5.) The Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Railway, Russia
6.) Rovos Rail “Pride of Africa”, South Africa
7.) The Blue Train, South Africa
8.) Rocky Mountaineer, Canada
9.) Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Train, USA
10. ) Tranzalpine, New Zealand
11.) Glacier Express, Switzerland
13.) Trans-Harz Railway and Brocken Railway, Germany
14.) Grand Canyon Railway, USA
15.) Danube Express, Hungary