The highest railway in the world to the oldest named train, out of which these are the best train trips in the world. In the journeys take the scenic route to the whole new level.
- THE TOKAIDO SHINKANSEN IN JAPAN
In 1964 the first Shinkansen ran on this route. It is possible to cover the 515km in the twoanda half hours on the superfast Nozomi. Noone travels on the Shinkansen to look at the landscape. It flashes too soon to appreciate it.
The onboard experience of the Japan bullet trains is unrivalled with the passengers forming a neat queue. It boards in a single file that sitsin silence for the duration of the journey topick up through the skin.
A hybrid of ekimeaning station and bento that is meaning packed on the lunch. Ekiben is unique to each region of Japan that enable vendors to showcase their specialties using the localseasonal ingredients.
It is fitted into the round, octagonal, rectangular bamboo boxes, hermetically sealed cardboard.
- THE TRANS-MONGOLIAN EXPRESS IN CHINA
It is considered as the Godfather of trains. The Trans-Siberian Express that starts from Moscow to the Vladivostok is one of the top most railfans bucket lists.
In terms of the scenery, the most varied and beautiful section of the journey lies along the Trans-Mongolian route which runs from the Moscow to Beijing.
- THE RIVIERA RAILWAY IN ITALY
All trains run along this route from France into Italy which begins from the Rivieraa city and ends in the Italian market town of the Ventimiglia. You can stopat Nice and Monaco where the train brings traveling within a distance of yachts bobbing, teens playing beach volleyball, Lamborghinis growling along the streets before they approachroughly stacked the hillsides and slowing down the old Italian station.
- THE SUNSET LIMITED IN US
The oldest named train in the US where the Sunset Limited takes under the two days to cross the Deep South from the New Orleans to Los Angeles. You can find a seat in the panoramic viewing car and meet a diverse slice of the American society thatrange from the musicians, teachers, retirees to the farmers, Amish carpenters, railroaders, runaways.
5. THE VENICE SIMPLON-ORIENT-EXPRESS IN UK
It is the most famous train in the world. It is also one of the best train journeys in Europe. The Orient Express has now been reimagined by the Belmond to emulate the Golden Age of travel.
Travelling in private compartments where you can see the mahogany panelling gleams of varnish and beds are layered. It is dressed in elbow-length gloves and black tie that you can lunch while curling around the Italian Dolomites. You can also watch the Swiss Alps sweep by the windows while dining on the seared chicken oysters and foie gras.
There are many train trips in the world but some of the best I have shared above. People have their choices but these are best in terms of more public as compared to less population who like different train trips.