The World's Most Amazing Train Trips

With the pleasures of train travel again attracting customers around the world, the staff at Executive Travel magazine have put together a list of the most scenic journeys traversed by rail.
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Next time you have somewhere to go, but want to enjoy the journey as well, follow the guidance of Steve Jermanok, who's compiled a list of the most scenic train trips in the world.

"Today," says Jermanok, "an increased demand has led to a new renaissance of train travel. In 2004, Australia's Great Southern Rail reintroduced the historic Ghan route, which crosses both the country's dramatic deserts and its lush river gorges. Six years later, the British outfitter Cox & Kings joined forces with Indian Railways to create the Maharajas' Express, a sybaritic ride that leads to the Taj Mahal, the Pink City of Jaipur and other noteworthy Indian sites. New this summer is the U.S. Coastal Passage, a route established by Rocky Mountaineer that will bring clientele from Seattle to the snowcapped peaks and turquoise-colored lakes of the Canadian Rockies."

Other entries include Rovos Rail’s 14-day Pride of Africa journey and the five-day Classic Whisky Journey, operated by Orient-Express, which "explores every aspect of Scotland’s most famous spirit."

 Thanks to Daniel Lippman

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