It’s official: the train is still the most romantic and glamorous way to travel. Whatever the destination, going by train makes your holiday all about the journey – below, we list 5 of the most spectacular rail lines in the world to make your trip go with a bang…
Devil’s Nose railway, Ecuador
Sometimes it’s possible to sit on the roof of the train to better appreciate this epic journey between Riobamba to Sibambe in the Ecuadorian Andes.
The Eastern & Oriental Express, SE Asia
This journey between Singapore and Bangkok combines style and luxury inside the carriages with rainforest and mountain views of Malaysia and Thailand outside.
The Orient Express, London to Venice
Relive the golden age of rail travel on the Orient Express route from London to Venice. Vintage Pullman and Continental trains used to transport passengers bring home the Agatha Christie feel.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, India
Travel on this World Heritage Site railway between New Jalpaiguri–Darjeeling for eye-popping views of the world’s third highest peak, Kanchenjunga.
Indian Pacific, Australia
This railway connecting Sydney and Perth has the longest straight stretch of track in the world across the Nullarbor Plain. It goes 478km without a bend!
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