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11 of the world's most luxurious train journeys

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An extraordinary journey awaits you when you embark on a luxury train tour. The luxurious railways of today allow you to take in scenic landscapes, fabulous cuisine served in beautiful surroundings, relax in your cabin and feel transported back in time.
Select a journey aboard the world’s most renowned luxury trains. I am sure you will fall in love with luxury train journeys. Image credits: CNN Travel

01. Seven Stars:Tokyo to Hokkaido 

world's most luxurious train journeys
 The interiors showcase the best in Japanese craftsmanship, such as walls of rosewood and maple, walnut floors, shoji paper screens as window coverings and sliding glass doors etched with flowers and birds.

Seven Stars:Tokyo to Hokkaido

02. The Rocky Mountaineer: Banff to Vancouver

world's most luxurious train journeys The train's Gold Leaf Service includes perks like free alcoholic beverages, gourmet meals and private viewing cars.

The Rocky Mountaineer: Banff to Vancouver

03. Maharajas' Express: Delhi to Mumbai
world's most luxurious train journeys
 The decor of the Maharajas' Express was inspired by the golden days of the Raj, when Maharajas traveled with opulence and pomp in ostentatious carriages.

Maharajas' Express: Delhi to Mumbai

04. Golden Eagle: Moscow to Vladivostok
world's most luxurious train journeys
 The Golden Eagle features both a restaurant car and a separate lounge. The restaurant car, pictured, serves a breakfast buffet, while lunch and dinner menus feature local specialties such as black sturgeon and red pacific salmon caviar.

Golden Eagle: Moscow to Vladivostok

05. Golden Eagle: Moscow to Vladivostok
world's most luxurious train journeys
 Observation car – The UK's only luxury sleeper train, the Royal Scotsman hosts a maximum of 36 guests per journey.

Golden Eagle: Moscow to Vladivostok

06. Blue Train: Pretoria to Cape Town
world's most luxurious train journeys
 Deluxe twin room – The Blue Train offers two styles of suites - Deluxe and Luxury.

Blue Train: Pretoria to Cape Town

07. Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: London to Venice
world's most luxurious train journeys
 The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express menu features fresh ingredients taken on board at stops along the route.

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: London to Venice

08. The Ghan: Adelaide to Darwin
world's most luxurious train journeys
 The Ghan's Queen Adelaide Restaurant. The menu highlights Australia's exotic local fare, like saltwater barramundi fish and grilled kangaroo fillet.

The Ghan: Adelaide to Darwin

09. The Canadian: Toronto to Vancouver
world's most luxurious train journeys
 VIA Rail's new Prestige class bedrooms feature ensuite showers, a washroom, TV and minibar. Alcohol is included in the ticket price.

The Canadian: Toronto to Vancouver

10. Rovos Rail: Southern and eastern Africa
world's most luxurious train journeys
  Each of Rovos Rail's 16 square meter Royal Suites take up half a carriage. Not surprising given they all come with a private lounge area and full bathroom with Victorian bath and separate shower.

Rovos Rail: Southern and eastern Africa

11. The Transcantabrico Gran Lujo: San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela
world's most luxurious train journeys
 The Transcantabrico Gran Lujo stays parked at the station every night to help passengers get a good night's sleep. Deluxe Suites come with a living room, bedroom and ensuite bathroom.

The Transcantabrico Gran Lujo: San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela


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