The five most luxurious trains in the world! – By Black Platinum Gold
Have you ever thought of a train adventure? An impromptu place, a rocking cradle capable of distancing us from reality, while between compartments, impromptu conversations and involuntary naps you manage to carve out time to unplug and regain your strength.
A centuries-old means of transportation that is now embellished with luxury, offering numerous rail solutions with high levels of comfort and glamour, where elegance and glitz become the main ingredients of unique and unforgettable travel experiences.
Simply climb aboard these refined locomotives with a vintage touch to enjoy every moment of the journey, crossing faraway countries, from the Andes to Japan, passing through Paris, enjoying breathtaking landscapes and catapulting oneself into fascinating atmospheres, such as those that made literary masterpieces like “Murder on the Orient Express” or “Doctor Zhivago” famous.
Ready to hit the road? Here is the list of the 5 most luxurious trains in the world:
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, Europe
You don’t need to stray too far to have an all-around luxury experience. In Europe, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express travels from Venice to London, stopping in Paris and Verona, the cities of love. Once on board, amidst intimate lounges and regal suites, your palate will be pampered with tasty local dishes-from lobsters from Brittany to tomatoes au gratin from Provence, to bubbles to savor in the evening, immersed in a hyper chic and retro atmosphere, thanks to the Art Deco furnishings that fill the carriages.
Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express, Russia
It blows out 100 candles on the famous Trans-Siberian route, and despite its age, the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express has not lost an ounce of its charm. Climb aboard this luxurious made-in-Russia train to traverse the impressive region from Moscow to Vladivostok, a city on the east coast, sipping vodka and beluga between stops-that extra spirited boost to tackle the Russian language classes you can attend or simply enjoy an unforgettable view along the steppe.
Maharajas Express, India
The most opulent soul of India could not help but turn into an eccentric and ultra-luxurious train, famous for its impeccable onboard service. Indeed, each convoy greets passengers with garlands of fragrant flowers and provides travelers with a private butler. The ideal trip is called “Heritage of India,” lasts eight days and will take you from Mumbai to Delhi. It is a unique experience to experience 100% of an imaginative Wes Anderson adventure, just like in the movie “The Darjeeling Limited.”
Cruise Train Seven Stars, Japan
From the island of Kyushu, traversing the mountains, to close to the sea, the Cruise Train Seven Stars will introduce you to never-before-seen glimpses of Japan. An exclusive journey reserved for a very small circle of lucky passengers (only 28 each way), who once on board will enjoy refined and precious spaces, characterized by a perfect blend of advanced technology and old-fashioned luxury. Of course, grabbing a ticket is by no means easy because of the endless waiting lists, but this is really not the time to give up.
Belmond Hiram Bingham, Peru
For those who are not afraid of heights and are always looking for strong thrills, the Belmond Hiram Bingham, the train that will take you up to Machu Picchu and named after the explorer who first discovered this Sacred Valley of the Incas, is not to be missed. Ascending through the majestic Andean countryside to the ancient city, each carriage features 1920s-style furnishings between polished wood and brass. A luxurious journey to see with different eyes the world run slowly out the window.