5 of the World’s Best Train Trips

May 9, 2012 | By | Reply More
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Its official: the train is still the most romantic and glamorous way to travel. Whatever the destination, going by train makes your holiday all about the journey – below, we list 5 of the world’s best train trips with the most spectacular rail lines in the world.

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Trans-Siberian Railway, Russia

The ultimate dream for many rail-lovers, Russia’s century-old Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest rail track in the world. It runs from Moscow to Vladivostock and takes up to 14 days to travel.

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Tokaido Shinkansen

Tōkaidō Shinkansen, Japan

Zipping between Japan’s two most populous cities, Tokyo and Osaka, this high-speed bullet train line also offers stunning views of Mt. Fuji.

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Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer, Canada

Ride the Rocky Mountaineer through the Canadian Rockies to take in the amazing sight of the Hell’s Gate white water rapids and Fraser Canyon.

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West Highland Line

West Highland Line, Scotland

Voted the top rail journey in the world by Wanderlust readers in 2009, trains on the rugged West Highland Line traverse the Glenfinnan Viaduct between Fort William and Mallaig. Sound familiar? You’ll probably know it already from the Harry Potter movies.

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Hiram Bingham Train

Hiram Bingham Train, Peru

Named after the American who re-discovered Machu Picchu, the Hiram Bingham train from Cusco to the famed Inca Kingdom is luxurious inside – and infinitely more comfy than a coach ride or hike!

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Want to take an epic train journey? Win a pair of 10-day European rail passes every day between 9th – 18th May on the HostelBookers Facebook page.



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