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5th place. VENICE SIMPLON-ORIENT EXPRESS (EUROPE)
VENICE SIMPLON-ORIENT EXPRESS. Photo 1

This luxury train is known all over the world. For the first time, the Orient Express traveled along the London-Venice route on May 25, 1982: then celebrities and royals traveled on it.

Today, vintage cars, the interior of which is made in the art deco style of the 1920-1930s, are completely restored and reflect the elegance and grandeur of that era.

VENICE SIMPLON-ORIENT EXPRESS.

In addition to London and Venice, passengers will also see Berlin, Verona and Istanbul (once a year). Tickets include a stay at the Belmond Cipriani Hotel, starting at $ 6,500.

In November 2017, Orient Express passengers will also visit the Vienna Ball.

4th place. BELMOND ROYAL SCOTSMAN (SCOTLAND)
BELMOND ROYAL SCOTSMAN.

This chic train can travel 40 people at the same time, it follows one of the many routes.

The Royal Scotsman sleeper is equipped with 14 double, 2 double and 4 single coupe State Cabins. Each room is decorated with inlay. Each compartment has a private bathroom with shower, toilet and sink, hot water, fresh towels and toiletries.

BELMOND ROYAL SCOTSMAN.

Since April 2017, the first specialized SPA car in the world, The Bamford Haybarn Spa, has been operating on the train, where there are two treatment rooms. The carriage offers manicure, pedicure, several types of massage and The Bamford Bespoke Facial – a special procedure lasting 55 minutes to restore, renew and rejuvenate the skin.

The cost of a ticket on the classic route, designed for 5 days, “Edinburgh – Keith – Kyle of Lochals – Bot of Garten – Edinburgh” starts at $ 6,600.

3rd place. MAHARAJAS ’EXPRESS (INDIA)
MAHARAJAS ’EXPRESS.

Since 2010, this train has been running on a route running through Lucknow, Mumbai, Agra, Jaipur and Delhi.

The train is designed for 88 people and consists of 23 comfortable cars. There is a fitness center, SPA salon, business center, air conditioning and Wi-Fi. There are also two dining cars on the train serving cuisines from around the world: in particular, Chinese, Indian and original Mevari cuisine.

The train’s pride was the presidential suite, which has a large living room, a compartment with two twin beds and a coupe with a double bed. The room also has a bathroom. Guests traveling in the presidential suite during excursions to various cities of the route can use the luxury car and the services of a personal guide.

MAHARAJAS ’EXPRESS.

The cost of a three-day trip in a luxury carriage is $ 7,700; you will have to pay $ 25,800 for a ticket to the presidential suite. Travels take place from May to September.

In addition to the “Golden Triangle” of India, including Agra, Delhi and Jaipur, this year passengers will be able to see the picturesque landscapes of the south of the country – Kerala and Goa.

2nd place. TWILIGHT EXPRESS MIZUKAZE (JAPAN)
TWILIGHT EXPRESS MIZUKAZE.

This is the “youngest” luxury train in the world. The beginning of his first journey is scheduled for June 17, 2017. The train will run on five one-way routes. The duration of each trip will be 2 days. During the trip, passengers can enjoy the beauty of the areas of Matsue, Miyajima, Izumo and Kyoto, as well as see Mount Daisen and the Sea of ​​Japan. Each route includes a one-day sightseeing stop.

Passengers will live in double and single compartments. There is also a coupe on the train with a bedroom, a bathroom and a private balcony.

Twilight Express Mizukaze pays special attention to the kitchen – the menu was developed by one of the most titled Japanese chefs Hajime Yoneda and Yoshihiro Murata.

TWILIGHT EXPRESS MIZUKAZE.

Train tickets are sold only in Japan, with almost all of them already sold out.

Traveling on Twilight Express Mizukaze will cost from $ 2,400 to $ 11,000.

1st place. Transsiberian Golden Eagle (RUSSIA)
Transsiberian Golden Eagle. Photo 1

The path of this gorgeous train from Moscow to Vladivostok runs along the famous Trans-Siberian Railway. During a journey of 9258 kilometers, the train crosses 8 time zones. The duration of the trip is 15 days – the route has become not only one of the most luxurious in the world, but also one of the longest. The duration of the trip is associated with visiting key cities and places along the route: Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Yekaterinburg and others.

Transsiberian Golden Eagle.

Fans of royal comfort can stay in two imperial compartments, where there is a comfortable bed, a seating area, a dressing table and a shower. The train has two dining cars.

The train runs another route – Moscow – Beijing. The duration of the trip is 21 days.

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