Gone are the days when train journeys were looked upon as just a mode of transportation. The relaxing atmosphere somehow makes it easy to just let go of every care in the world and puts you in a state of bliss. Now there are rail tour services, which cater to your every need to make your trip truly magical. Here is a list of some of the most romantic rail tours in our opinion.
1. Grand Canyon Railway
An enchanting journey through the Wild West, this wonderfully restored train, formerly used to transport ore promises an experience of a lifetime. The Luxury Dome or Luxury Parlor class is perfect for those celebrating their romance.
2. Glacier Express, Switzerland
The Glacier Express is a full service modern train. Despite the name, it is also known for being one of the slowest trains in the world. But, no one’s complaining. The view of the magical Swiss alps, mountains and rivers simply transports you to a different world.
3. Belmond Hiram Bingham Luxury Train
If you’re planning a trip to Machu Picchu – which you must do at least once in your life, you should travel by the Hiram Bingham. The comfort and luxury will surely guarantee you a trip you’ll never forget. It even has an observation car where you can sit and watch the Peruvian landscapes unfold before your eyes.
4. Golden Eagle Danube Express
Undoubtedly one of the finest rail accommodations in Europe, the Danube Express takes you on a journey through Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria to Istanbul, with luxury accommodations such as private bathrooms with constant hot water, as well as fine dining accompanied by premium wines, champagne and spirits.
5. Napa Valley Wine Train
Yes, to douse your curiosity, there do serve the most amazing wines on the train. Make the most of this scenic three-hour excursion through the heart of California’s Napa Valley and enjoy a romantic gourmet dining experience with your partner.
Hope this puts you in the mood for a Romantic rail tour. Have you ever experienced anything like these? Do share in the comments below.