Which train journeys do you simply have to take?

Which train journeys do you simply have to take?

It's not just the final destination that counts. If the journey is fun and adventurous, it might be even better than the destination. Traveling by train may sound exotic these days, something that is not 'comfortable', but clearly this is not the case. Everett Potter has been traveling the world by train for 30 years, and he's never tired of it. Let's see what his favorite rails are. But you may be tempted.

Train journeys you simply have to take:

1. Switzerland

The Glacier Express or glacier train in the Swiss Alps connects two central mountain centers St. Moritz and Zermatt.

A seven and a half hour ride with a panoramic tourist train on a narrow gauge railway takes us over 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels. The highest point of the track is at altitude 2033 meters. Part of the route is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

2. California

California Zephyr is a passenger train that takes you from Chicago to San Francisco. It probably goes without saying how picturesque the route is, but let's remember that on it you will see the Rocky Mountains, the Sierra Nevada, drive through the Moffat tunnel and the Winter Park nature park.

Which train journeys do you simply have to take?
Which train journeys do you simply have to take?

3. Argentina

Tren a las Nubes or the train to the clouds connects northwestern Argentina with Chile. The route takes it through the Andes, which means you're riding on good ones 4000 meters above sea level. It used to be a transport railway, now it is more or less dedicated to tourists.

4. Africa

Shongololo Express will take you through safaris of Namibia, JAR and Zimbabwe. They offer 3 different trips lasting between 12 and 15 days. The train can hosts 72 people, who stay in comfortable bedrooms with bathrooms. At Shongolo Express, they serve only local food and pour only local wines.

Shongololo Express in Africa
Shongololo Express in Africa

5. India

Path with Royal Rajasthan on Wheels or mobile palace lasts 7 nights. It starts in Delhi, continues through Jodhpur and then to Udaipur, one of the most beautiful cities in India. On the fourth day you travel to Chittorgarh, a city of history. You continue through Jalpur, Khajuraho, Varanasi and finally arrive at Agra, where it stands The Taj Mahal. The journey ends where it began.

Royal Rajasthan in India
Royal Rajasthan in India

6. Serbia and Montenegro

Path from Serbian Belgrade to Montenegrin Bar it takes place on a train, which during Yugoslavia was famous as one of the most luxurious in the world, its interior is in the art deco style, the walls are lined with mahogany, pear and walnut wood, and the lounges and corridors are covered with woolen carpets, velvet and silk. 476 km long journey will guide you through 254 tunnels and beyond 435 bridges.

Belgrade - Bar
From Belgrade to Bar

7. Japan

Japanese Tran Suite Shiki-shima it is the most luxurious train in the world, but it has only 10 cabins. It offers you to experience all the dimensions and complexities and beauties of the Land of the Rising Sun. He takes care of food Katsuhiro Nakamura, the first with Awarded a Michelin stari Japanese chef.

The most prestigious of all - Shiki shima
The most prestigious of all is Shiki shima.

8. Canada

From Toronto to Vancouver with The Canadian 3 days of enjoying the view of the Canadian landscape. You will even be able to observe the stars in the Panorama carriage, because they are equipped with a glass roof. You will also visit the cities of Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton and Jasper.

The Canadian
The Canadian

9. New Zealand

The five-hour route from Christchurch to Greymouth traverses the South Island. It will take you through Southern Alps, by Waimakariri River and through the plains of Cantenbury. A bit like Slovenia, right?

TranzAlpine in New Zealand
TranzAlpine in New Zealand

10. Russia

target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Trans-Siberian Railway is taking place from Moscow to Vladivostok and was built between 1891 and 1916 is a network of railways that connects the European part of Russia with the regions of the Russian Far East. The length of the railway is 9288 km. Crossing 8 time zones and so it is the longest railway in the world. The journey lasts as long as 16 days.

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