Top 20 Most Luxurious Trains in the World

Take a tour through the world and experience luxury to relax in a natural way. Go on a world tour or world luxury holiday. Here are the World’s Top 20 Luxury Trains. Hope you enjoy the tour!

1. VSOE

Venice Simplon Orient Express Luxury Train operates on ten different world tours or journeys. This train is the world’s most authentic luxury train journey that dates back to the 1920s type retro journeys.

There is excellent service onboard and the VSOE can accommodate close to 200 travelers. Of course on a few select journeys the number is almost halved and the number of travelers is reduced down to just 100. There are fourteen single cabins located at the end of the luxury train.

However as there are no single supplement payable, single occupants can book a double cabin for single occupancy. Note: – There are specific journeys where there are no single cabins. Do make proper enquiry prior to booking.

Venice Simplon Orient Express

2. The Golden Eagle

This is the best train to take a tour round Siberia. Founded in the year 2007 this train has Gold Class accommodation, Silver Class accommodation as well as Imperial Suite. This is a high service train with a Quality Control Manager, the Imperial Suite offers a fixed king size bed with exclusive dressing table and lounge.

There is quality food and beverages available in the Golden Eagle. The Golden Eagle Luxury Train travels in various regions including Russia, Central Asia, Iran and Eastern Europe. The train travelers can be seated in any of the dining cars they wish to. The White Dining Car is just like its name suggests in white and cream highlighted with Gold medallions.

There are mirrors and intricate carvings to make dining a better experience. The Gold Dining is something to look out for with extra light glowing and beaming wood and decorated with brass.

The Golden Eagle

3. Palace on Wheels

The moment you embark on the Palace on Wheels the vibrant interiors make you feel you selected the best. There are several everyday facilities like magazines and newspapers to de-stress. Moreover there are elaborate dining cars with great service and around the clock attendants too. Cabin attendants are trained to speak English so communication is never a problem. This Palace on Wheels luxury journey makes you forget all the cares of this world.

The journey takes you into the other side of the ancient world built with stone palaces and forts. There are world class modern and up to date amenities on board. Some include intercom, LCD TV watching and several games including chess, caroms, cards, etc. you can read a book while travelling while viewing the breathtaking journey while going through deserts, wildlife sanctuaries, forts, etc.

There are world class toilet facilities and bathrooms are fitted with modern amenities like cold water and hot water showers. There is a wide spread of traditional royal cuisine that kings of ancient India dined. Get sumptuous breakfast, lunch and dinner onboard in the most amazing colorful and serene dining cars & lounges onboard.

There is much more than you can read in the Palace on Wheels A/c Deluxe Carriages. Go there personally and relax your mind and soul with best service and warm hospitality atop the luxury train. Check out the itineraries of Palace on Wheels by visiting our website.

Palace on Wheels Train

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4. Rovos Rail Pride of Africa

The best part about this journey is that IRT Society travelers feel this is their best luxury train journey. This Luxury train is known for its teak interiors and stellar dining with olden decor to give it the bygone ambience.

Explore the wildlife of Africa on the four journeys including the following:

1. The Rovos Rail The Ultimate Luxury Trek, Cape Town-Dar-es Salaam.

2. Rovos Rail’s S. African Collage from the Mountains to the Sea.

3. Rovos Rail: Wild Namibia & the Rovos Rail African Golf Safari. The train can accommodate around 72 people in all and it has three types of accommodations for Pullman, Deluxe and Royal Suites. The lounges in the royal suites were largest before the introduction of the ‘Maharajas Express Luxury train in India. This journey has bar fridge to store beverages though there is no off-train alcohol allowed onboard. There is incredible dinner spread out and of course there is a specific dress code for dinner. There is an open-window sitting patio and a separate enclosed lounge for smoking.

Rovos Rail Pride of Africa

5. Maharajas Express Luxury Train

This train has bar fridge to store beverages though there is no off-train alcohol allowed onboard. Explore the world heritage sights while getting the taste of the royal lives that ancient kings lived, atop the Maharajas Express Train.

There is a royal cuisine spread with international wine and liquor brands available in the 2 dining cars besides en-suite private dining, a-la-carte and table – d’hôte meals.

The shimmering & glittering dining car known as Rang Mahal serves an electric melange world cuisine and comfortably seat 42 travelers. The relax area known as Mayur Mahal is to rewind and have chats with family and friends. The Luxury train has LCD TVs and internet latest modern amenities. The luxury tour is of 8 nights and 7 days tour covering Mumbai, Vadodara, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Ranthambore to Agra & Delhi.

There are five various travel circuits and the special highlight is the Rajah Club with bar atop the ‘Maharajas Express’ Luxury train in India. When you are thinking of a luxury holiday spot, why not think about the Maharajas Express Train. You can book your tickets in this luxury train. To know more about the booking and departure dates of Maharajas Express, you can call at +91 9810071704.

Maharajas Express

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6. Belmond Royal Scotsman

Most of the diner cars feature varnished wooden décor and polished brass with fine fabrics. The Belmond Royal Scotsman takes you back to the 1960s times that seats only 40 members and has open air viewing for its passengers.

It travels a whopping ten different travel circuits. This is one of the best luxury trains with wine pairing, five star hotel dining experience on wheels. Its superior service with open air viewing of lovely Scottish sceneries and no single supplement makes it a rare luxury train.

Belmond Royal Scotsman

7. Kyushu Seven Stars

This is the islands country Japan’s very first Luxury train. As there is too much demand for the luxury train, the county has to sell its space through a lottery system. This is a perfect blend of ancient Japanese tradition with a modern twist. The passages in the train have intricate and complex wood lattice work.

There is Deluxe A, Deluxe-B of the fourteen all suite rooms. The other twelve offer high comfort and one Suite is Wheelchair accessible. This is an amazing travel experience as the travelers just do not have to enjoy the seven stars Kyushu journey but they get a chance to get down from the journey and participate in the fairs, etc.

Kyushu Seven Stars

8. Switzerland’s Classic Train

Those who are fans of the snowy look of Switzerland and would love to enjoy a luxury train travel there can select from one of the four major travel circuits. These include the Glacier Express, Bernina Express, the Centovalli Railway and Golden Pass line.

You can not only view the enchanting sceneries and keep clicking away photographs of the luxury train journey. There are various travel packages that include or 15 days or 8 days independent tour.

Explore the magnificent Mt. Pilatus and feel the balancing act as the train goes through the dark tunnels through the rural areas that add to its mystique.

Glacier Express

9. Belmond Hiram Bingham

This is the luxury train journey in South America. The train has an amazing brunch by the window side so people can enjoy looking out. There is a great spread including the local delicacy called alpaca meat and Peruvian wine.

The China Silver ware and international cum local spirits complement the experience. This journey is 3.5 hours from Cusco to Machu Picchu all days but Sunday. Sights to look out for are the sanctuary.

Belmond Hiram Bingham

10. The Sweet Train

Just as its name suggests this journey is all about a couple of hours during which staff on the train pamper their travelers. It includes a light lunch with four course dessert similar to the title ‘sweet train.’

The journey is a little over two hours of grandeur and splendor. The Dining car 1 gives the look of a palace. The same person who designed the Kyushu Seven Stars designed this one too and is excellent for the Kyushu enthusiasts.

The Sweet Train

11. The Blue Train

This Luxury train travels a little over a day or 24 hours from Pretoria and Cape Town once a week with one stopover for sightseeing. The service is very professional and one highlight of this journey is that there is a display of the journey that plays on one of the guest suites’ TV channels and the club car TV screen.

There is A/C for hot weather and heating for cold weather too. There are special packages so check for updates. There is a great view of the journey from the dining car that is known for the Blue Train dessert Chocolate Pot.

12. The Deccan Odyssey

Known as India’s Blue Train this is a lifetime ride to destinations like Rajasthan and Gujarat. There are half a dozen Deccan Odyssey Train Journey Packages covering exotic and historic locations that pique your interest into India. This includes the traditions and amazing beach waters in the state of Goa where several nationals tour.

There is a separate price per cabin per journey per package accordingly to experience this super duper trip with your loved ones. Taste lip smacking and tantalizing cuisine from the corners of India.

This is a 7 Nights and 8 Days Tour and time of booking confirmation you can just pay 20% of the ticket value. The rest of the 80% can be paid at a later time like 45 days prior to the luxury train departure. Payments can be made in INR or USD.

Deccan Odyssey

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13. Royal Canadian Pacific

Several ancient royalty notables travelled the luxuries of the royal Canadian pacific. Few include Sir Winston Churchill, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh.

The Luxury of the notables can now be experienced by 30 passengers who are comfortable with the sky high train tickets prices. There are full bar & beverages, friendly staff and service, inventive meals including customized menus on the travel.

Cabins have thick towels and toiletries. Each of the five cabins designed for single travelers feature lamp fixtures, brass radiators and Turkish drapes to give the royal ambience.

Royal Canadian Pacific

14. Eastern & Oriental Express

This luxury train is the refurbished and renamed Silver Star of New Zealand and tours Southeast Asia including Singapore, Malaysia, Bangkok and Thailand.

Here, breakfast is taken to each guest’ compartments and surprise arrival packs like champagne and fruit baskets to delight the travelers. There are modern amenities like Wi-Fi in the cabins.

There are private complimentary limousines to/from train stations in Singapore & Bangkok. The train shows the true spirit of Asian traditions and all modern amenities.

Eastern & Oriental Express

15. Clasico El Transcantabrico Train

This luxury train that travels Northern Spain can comfortably accommodate 52 passengers onboard. There are Preferential Suites that feature flat screen DVD players and computers.

This is the best for those seeking private travel and more space as it takes half the space of each train car. This is the perfect travel for those seeking higher level of privacy with more space.


16. Al-Andalus

This southern Spain train dates back to the 1920s and features lounge & bar, two dining cars and all en-suite cabins. The unique tour of Andalusia can comfortably seat 64 passengers at times. In historic times the British Royal Family used these luxury carriages to travel from Calais to the Cote d’Azur. The recent modifications include latest cutting edge technology and several additions.

17. Golden Chariot Train

This is the only Luxury train in South India and all 44 A/C cabins feature the ancient temple structures. There is one dedicated cabin for the physically challenged. The 7 Nights and 8 Days tour takes you through the rich culture to experience Wild Life and Exotic Beaches bordering the Arabian Sea.

There are 220 AC electric sockets for battery charge and provision for LCD TV, vanity desk and a tiny wardrobe. There are private washrooms with modern and latest amenities.

One highlight is that the journey also offers its passengers ancient Ayurveda massages apart from the Spa & Gym Facility onboard. This remarkable journey will surely end but will keep your experience alive forever.

Golden Chariot

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18. Belmond Andean Explorer

This Luxury Sleeper Train is all set for a grand launch in May of 2017. It promises the world’s highest rail tours and most enchanting train experience ever. Travelers can check out the UNESCO World Heritage site too.

As the train is a kind of risk taking experience as it goes on higher altitudes, there is also bottled oxygen for those who feel suffocated. Do watch out from the heights of the train.

19. Belmond British Pullman

This day train journey is the British branch of the Orient Express luxury train journeys. Passengers from the VSOE can take a piggy back ride and travel through the Eurotunnel to Folkestone.

They get a can get to board the British Pullman to ride to London’s Victoria Station. This is an amazing journey into history.

Belmond British Pullman

20. Bernina Express

Explore the magnificent glaciers of Piz Bernia as the train moves through the highest railway crossing the Alps. Passengers can feel the train taking a dip from 7391 ft. at the Bernia Pass Summit dropping down to 1408 ft at Tirano, Italy. Journey stars at Davos, or St. Moritz to take you through the climbing grades through this breathtaking tour.

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