For many, it is at the top of their wish lists: a trip on one of the most legendary trains in the world. Picturesque scenes pass the window, while inside the train, you can dine finely and relax in comfortable armchairs.
If you treat yourself to a ride on one of the most popular trains internationally, you can make your personal dream come true. As an inspiration for travel planning 2021, the rail adventure travel expert Ameropa has put together the world's seven most beautiful rail routes.
The 4 most beautiful railway lines
Venice Simplon Orient Express
Even these days, the royal blue and gold wagons still enchant with their historic charm of elegant Art Deco interior, sparkling crystal, and polished wood. Feel like part of the grandiose backdrop of "Murder on the Orient Express" and feast through the excellent menu - in a train that is still making history today. Attentive cabin stewards take care of the guests who, for example, can board in Berlin and travel via Paris to London.
In four saloon cars, passengers can enjoy haute cuisine or try a refreshing drink at the bar. The seven sleeping cars with 32 suites promise the most modern comfort and excellent service and air conditioning, and private bathrooms. During the stopovers, city tours, wine tastings, and exploration of the varied surroundings are on the program.
Gotthard Panorama Express
On this journey, the following applies: the journey is the destination. Through the 15km-long Gotthard tunnel, you can feel a masterpiece of its construction. Back in the daylight, you pass chapel bridges, magnificent buildings from the 19th century, as well as palaces and parks. In a special photo trolley, passengers can open the windows to take perfect pictures for those who stayed at home. Meanwhile, experienced guides provide information about the scenic features along the route.
The last stop of the Gotthard Panorama Express is the Mediterranean Lugano in Ticino - the railway line can also be used in the opposite direction.
At the latest, at the various stops along the tracks, passengers experience Africa's breathtaking authenticity. In an intimate atmosphere, the Rovos Rail conveys an incomparable attitude towards life - the "Pride of Africa." The open lounge car with panoramic windows and viewing platform at the end of the train makes the safari journey on rails and reveals giraffes, antelopes, and elephants.