There are faster and more effective ways to see a destination (e.g. flying), but if you really want to get a sense of a new destination while wrapped in elegance, style and comfort, nothing beats the humble train.
In this post, you’ll see our top five train journeys that will make your next holiday extra memorable.
- The Ghan – Australia
Traversing one of the most iconic routes in Australia (from Adelaide to Darwin), The Ghan offers its passengers the best of the country’s diverse and rugged landscape. Book a ticket, settle in, and prepare yourself for an awe-inspiring journey with views of sprawling wine regions, old gorges, and lush greenery.
- The Northern Explorer – New Zealand
Like Australia, New Zealand has some of the most beautiful sceneries in the Pacific. The Northern Explorer lets you experience the extremes of New Zealand’s scenery, from the lush farmlands of Waikato to the volcanic peaks of the Central Plateau and the pristine Kapiti coast.
- Vistadome – Peru
If you plan to finally tick off Machu Picchu, and you are coming from Cusco, the Vistadome is the best way to appreciate Peru’s exotic nature, culture, food, music and local life.
- Amtrak – USA
If you want to see the more subdued beauty of the United States, Amtrak has various option for laid back travelers who are keen to experience what is often dubbed the best way to get around the states.
- Canrail pass – Canada
Ever thought of exploring Canada from one end to the other on a tight budget? This is possible with Canrail. This pass is for anyone with a passion for travel and adventure. The journey gives travellers the opportunity to slowly experience Canada’s best coastlines, rugged landscapes, snow capped mountains, metropolitan cities, and magical waters in one go or as flexible as you want.
What’s your favorite train journey so far?