Top 5 Luxury Trains to look out for in 2014
The rise in the popularity of train trips suggests, luxury rail tourism could be a significant drawcard in 2014. 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 and 2013. Watch out for new experiences on board Maharajas’
Express.We have also featured Maharaja Express as one of the top 10 luxury train journeys in the world.
Rocky Mountaineer, Canada
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 2014.
|On the top of the world aboard the Rocky Mountaineer|
|Lounge Car of the Rovos Rail|
Although there’s some hue and cry over the refurbishment of
wood paneled carriages of this luxury train travel in 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.
Labels: luxury train, luxury train travel, Maharajas Express, Orient Express, Rovos Rail