The smartest tourist trains in the world
The tourist portal tourweek.ru will tell you about the most luxurious tourist trains in the world, known in 2017, as well as what places in it went to Russian luxury express trains …
The smartest tourist trains in the world
There is a special category of travelers who prefer rail transport. Even in our time, when aviation has become widely available, luxury rail travel is still popular. Special comfortable trains with luxurious interiors carry travelers on the most interesting routes, combining luxury accommodation in the train with overnight stays in luxury hotels, exclusive excursions and even cruises.
In compiling the rating, which included 11 VIP trains, in addition to estimates of Western Internet portals, such parameters as the route, its novelty, the cost of the trip, the range of services provided to passengers and the number of attractions that a tourist can visit during the trip were taken into account.
BELMOND NORTHERN BELLE (UNITED KINGDOM, LONDON – CHESTER)
Once in the cabin of Belmond Northern Belle, you can mentally go back to the last century. He conveys the style of the Belle trains, which were popular in England in the 1930s, and the famous Pullman coaches of the Venice Simplon-Orient Express train.
The specialty of this route is in chic, unhurried lunches, followed by traditional tea drinking, and enjoying magnificent views from the train window. Traveling on this train, tourists visit the Canterbury Bridges, the Royal Crescent in Bath, the art galleries and museums of Edinburgh, historic York.
This year, the train will go on a new route London – Chester through the Lake District. The cost of the trip, which lasts four days, starts at 1937 dollars.
10th place. BELMOND ANDEAN EXPLORER (PERU)
The Belmond Andean Explorer became the first South American luxury train at night and was able to significantly change the view on the concept of “luxury”. His first trip took place in May 2017. The interior of the cars is made using traditional Peruvian motifs. Due to the glass top of the large windows offer a wonderful view of the beauty of nature. The train is designed for 68 people.
In the largest compartment of the train there are comfortable double beds, as well as leather chairs in which to rest comfortably. The menus of the train were the chefs of the Belmond Hotel Monasterio in Cusco. Interestingly, each season will serve different dishes here.
Traveling by train from Cusco to Arkipy lasts two days and costs tourists 1388 dollars. The maximum cost of a “high level” ticket is $ 4,200.
. ROCKY MOUNTAINEER (CANADA)
The route of this gorgeous train passes between the provinces of Canada – British Colombia and Alberta.
The travelers of the Golden Leaf class travel in a two-story car with a transparent roof. From the second floor you can enjoy stunning views of the pine forests, lakes and mountains, which captures the route. At the first level, chefs that have passed international practice can satisfy the culinary preferences of even the most selective guests. The menu features local specialties: for example, Pacific salmon, which is served with the best wines, as well as Alberta beef.
An interesting detail: travelers do not sleep in the train. They are taken to the hotel for the night, and in the morning the train continues its journey again.
Rocky Mountaineer takes five rail routes and stops in Vancouver, Calgary, Whistler, Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise.
The cost of a ticket for a two-day trip starts from $ 1,200. The maximum price of the trip is $ 9000 for 13 days spent in the Deluxe class. Passengers can also include a cruise program.
8th place. EASTERN & ORIENTAL EXPRESS (THAILAND / SINGAPORE)
Passengers traveling on this route, expect romance, charm and a lot of adventure. They will travel between Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, visit cities with many trade shops, see tiny provincial stations and golden temples.
Each compartment has a private bathroom and air conditioning. In the decoration there are solid varieties of elm and cherry wood, the interior also uses wooden elements with inlay and filigree mosaic. The passenger is provided with round-the-clock service with taking orders by call.
Special attention is paid to the kitchen here: especially for the Eastern & Oriental Express, the chef from France developed the author’s dishes, which received high marks from critics from around the world. The dishes naturally combine eastern and western culinary traditions.