Top 5 Luxury Trains to look out for in 2013
The rise in the popularity of train trips suggests, luxury rail tourism could be a significant drawcard in 2013. Richly furnished interiors, excellent dining options, luxury accommodations and local art performances to keep you entertained. And if that isn't sufficient, a constantly changing panorama as landscape spool by add to the magical journeys on board luxury trains operating across the globe.
Maharajas’ Express, India
|Maharajas Express was recently voted World's Leading Luxury Train at World Travel Award 2013|
It’s no surprise that one of the latest luxury trains to be introduced in 2010 in India tops this list. Within 2 years of its operation and notwithstanding the fact that Cox and Kings is no longer in charge, this luxury train now solely operated by IRCTC went on to win World’s Leading Luxury Train at World Travel Awards 2012. Watch out for new experiences on board Maharajas’ Express.
Rocky Mountaineer, Canada
|On the top of the world aboard the Rocky Mountaineer|
Rocky Mountaineer offers over 45 Canadian vacation packages and four unique rail routes. With packages including the new coastal passage route connecting Seattle to Canadian Rockies, Rail & Alaskan cruise vacations the amazing Silver Leaf Experience, the New Single-Level dome service, this one is definitely high on the list of the luxury train to watch out for in 2013.
|Lounge Car of the Rovos Rail|
Although there’s some hue and cry over the refurbishment of wood paneled carriages of this luxury train of South Africa, Rovos Rail with its pan-African itineraries is quite an experience. Add to this the rich tapestry of African Continent, vintage carriages, state of the art amenities and impeccable service and a memorable rail tour is guaranteed.
Eastern & Oriental Express
|Guest Cabin of the Eastern and Oriental Express|
As more and more tourists are looking East (Asia) when making their vacation plans, this train offering ride across some of the most pristine and scenic destinations in South East Asia is definitely one of the trains to watch out for this year. The fact that it is from the colt of the legendary Orient Express only augment its position.
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
|Guest Cabin of Royal Rajasthan on Wheels|
This train is all poised to take over the Blue Train tag from its Maharashtra’s counterpart Deccan Odyssey. All dressed up in royal blue livery this modern version of the Palace on Wheels tastefully adds Varanasi and Khajuraho to offer an exclusive rail tour in North India. It is these carefully picked cultural hotspots and upgraded train amenities which will add to the maharaja life abord this royal Rajasthan train.