TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Form was the history of human transport even before other modes. Until now, the train is still used as a means of transport to connect one place to another.
Apart from delivering passengers to their destination, the train can also be used for tourists who want to enjoy the journey. Many trains in service offer luxurious and amazing tours to travelers. Here are some of them as reported by mapquest.com
1. Rocky Mountaineer – Canada
This trip connects four routes between Alberta and British Columbia in Western Canada. The company, which operated the rail service in 1990, has attracted one million passengers since its inception.
Rocky Mountaineer is one of the favorite trips for train travel enthusiasts as it presents beautiful views along its route. In fact, this line has been named by the Society of American Travel Writers as “The World’s Best Rail Travel Experience”.
2. Eastern & Oriental Express – Thailand to Singapore
Oriental Express is a train service that runs through Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Laos.
The tour starts in Singapore and stops in Kuala Lumpur, Butterworth and Kanchanaburi before arriving in Bangkok. The Singapore-Bangkok route took three days. Even the Society of International Railway Travelers awarded this train the Top 25 trains.
3. Glacier Express -Switzerland
The Glacier Express is not a fast journey, in fact it is known as the slowest express train in the world. But that’s no problem when you can enjoy the view of the Alps between St. Moritz and Zermatt in Switzerland.
The 7.5 hour journey takes passengers across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and through the Oberalp Pass. Most railway lines use a rack and pinion system to climb the steep slopes of the Alps. Since the 1980s, the train has operated year-round, meaning this spectacular journey can be enjoyed by travelers whatever the season.
4. Royal Scottman – England
The Royal Scotsman is a luxury train that offers charter tours of the Scottish Highlands in England with a variety of tour options. This trip allows plenty of time to stop at various locations, such as castle ruins, whiskey distilleries, and iconic natural wonders.
The journey offers beautiful views of dramatic valleys, lakes and villages. Combining luxury with a breathtaking tour of Scotland’s stunning natural surroundings, it’s no wonder the Royal Scotsman is on many travelers’ wish lists.
5. Blue Train – South Africa
Blue Train in South Africa is renowned for its luxurious service. The trains can carry passengers nearly 1,000 miles between Pretoria and Cape Town. Initially, the service was intended to connect passengers from Johannesburg to British ships bound for Cape Town.
Traveling by train allows travelers to explore the Open Mine Museum at Kimberley Station or enjoy a glass of sherry at Matjiesfontein.
Form will take passengers through inland and coastal areas, offering spectacular views of the South African landscape. Passengers will travel through the bush, through the foothills and across rivers at the peak of luxury.
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