Nowadays, in an era of new technologies, those who are able to appreciate our times usually prefer fast ways of travelling. We all agree that flying has become the fastest means of transportation. But some people still prefer trains, even though trips can take a lot of time. Especially when it comes to luxury trains. Making a journey in such trains is already an unforgettable thing. And there are those who don’t regret the expense when thinking about the overall experience. So, here are 9 of the classiest trains in the world that are still in operation.
1. The Orient Express.
This luxury train was created in 1883 to link Paris, Vienna and Constantinople. This train has since become more modern and it serves more cities, but it still travels the same route. Ticket prices start at €1030.
2. Eastern and Oriental Express.
This train looks very much like a five-star hotel and links Singapore to Bangkok through Malaysia. The tickets cost at least €1965.
3. Golden Chariot.
Considered as one of the most beautiful in the world, this luxury train operates in India and links the different Indian provinces. Tickets cost more than €5000.
4. Rovos Rail.
This luxury train starts its journey in Pretoria, South Africa and crosses South Africa, Namibia and Tanzania. Ticket fares start at €1063.
5. Royal Scotsman.
This luxury train travels throughout all of Scotland. One of its cars contains a spa center. Tickets start at €2600.
6. Maharajas Express.
This luxury train is the most expensive of all Asia. It represents a copy of the Royal Castle of India. It serves more than 12 destinations in India. Tickets start at €6000.
7. Imperial Russia.
This luxury train operates only three times a year. It starts in Russia and crosses the country, Mongolia and China. Tickets start at €4670.
8. Blue train.
This other luxury train exists since 1946. It travels through South Africa, allowing the passengers to admire the country’s sceneries. Tickets start at €655.
9. Golden Eagle.
This is the most expensive train in the world. It operates in Russia while travelling from Moscow to Vladivostok, hence crossing the whole country. The bar carriage has a piano and its own library. Fares start at €13700.