Comfort and luxury are the first two prerequisites for traveling. Who wouldn’t like to be comforted with fine dine multi-cuisines in a five star ambience with vintage suites and enjoy a camaraderie? Doesn’t all this sound like a dream? From witnessing the coastal links of Ireland, to exploring the deserts of Rajasthan or spotting wildlife on safari drives in Swaziland, these luxury trains across the world are much more comforting and worthwhile than you can imagine. Here are six new luxury trains that will change your experience of traveling by rail…
Shongololo Express, Southern Africa
This train with a seating capacity of just 19 passengers is a luxury locomotive travel on the African continents, which consists of sports and dining departments on train. This 15-day safari train passes through Pretoria and Cape Town (South Africa), between Pretoria and Swakopmund (Namibia), and Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe).
Belmond Andean Explorer, Peru
The train travels through Peruvian Andes, which is the highest-altitude rail line in the world. Journey of this luxury train starts from the month of May with a 48-passenger trip connecting the ancient Incan-turned-Spanish colonial capital of Cusco to the waters and islands of Lake Titicaca onwards to the volcanic-rock city centre of Arequipa.
Belmond Grand Hibernian, Ireland
This Peruvian 40-passenger train is a perfect blend of Dublin’s Georgian architecture. Trips on this luxury train range from two-to-six days, exploring The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, including stops at Jameson’s whiskey distillery, Blarney Castle and Gardens, and Belfast’s Titanic museum.
Suite Shiki-Shima, Japan
Yet to be launched, this 34-passenger luxury train is designed by Ken Kiyoyuki Okuyama, who’s worked for Porsche, Ferrari, and Maserati. The train tours from Japan’s northeast for one, two and three nights. It trips around Tokyo where the regional kaiseki cuisine is served.
Twilight Express Mizukaze, Japan
This 30-passenger train rails through southwestern Japan. The two-day trip starts and ends at Kyoto, Osaka. The train passes through cultural and religious tourist destinations as well as natural wonders of Japan, which include old teahouse, a private art museum, the white-sand and turquoise water Orri Coast of the Sea of Japan.
The Jodhpur Express, Rajasthan
Jaipur’s Mughal-style luxury train with an Italian-accented restaurant and boîte Bar Palladio travels from the Rajasthani desert of Jaipur to Jodhpur. The three-day trip generally coincides with Diwali and is filled with music, multi-course meals, (with candle light dinners of course!) and fireworks.
Doesn’t this give a royal feeling already? Trust me, this is the best buck spent ever!
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