Travelling by train is often overlooked in favour of the faster and more modern option of flying, or taking highways from one place to another with fierce efficiency.
But if you’re ready to fall in love with one of the most romantic forms of transport, take a look at these unbelievable train journeys from around the world.
These are just a few of the many options available in every country that will blow you away, so consider making your next adventure a train journey.
Hiram Bingham Orient Express
Travel in style across Peru from Cuzco to Machu Picchu on this incredibly beautiful train, which goes through equally beautiful countryside.
It’s the height of luxury, with opulent decor and the best possible service, so you’ll feel just like an old fashioned movie star as well as getting to see two of the most wonderful and popular tourist destinations in Peru.
The weather in Wales might not be the best in the world, but the countryside is almost beyond compare.
See the hills and valleys, forests and lush greenery as you make your way from Tywyn to Nant Gwenoi.
Not only is the landscape incredibly untouched, but the train itself is an historic steam engine, so you could easily be travelling through another time entirely.
Yorkshire and the Pennines are famously picturesque areas of the English countryside, and you’ll see the very best of them as you travel from Settle to Carlisle via many villages and vistas as you go.
You can take in the scenery for the entire journey in one go, or you can take a break and get off for a drink in one of the many small settlements on the way.
The Canadian Rockies are glorious whichever way you see them, but the train has got to be one of the best possible ways to see them.
Your views will be as perfect as the service on board this top quality train journey through some of the most famous scenery in the world.
The Trans-Siberian Railway
This very famous railway journey is the longest on the planet, covering more than 6000 miles. It travels the entire width of Russia, from Moscow to Vladivostok, through 6 different time zones on the way.
There’s nothing quite like it, and if you have all the time in the world to get all the way across the globe – perhaps you’re taking our advice and travelling by train other than by plane – then this is one of the best routes to try.
The epic landscape of Switzerland unfolds as you journey along this beautiful train line from St Moritz to Zermatt.
Through tunnels and over bridges, past the Alps and fertile land of the foothills, you’ll see sight after stunning sight and you might wear your camera out on the way.
Because the trains themselves are so sleek and modern, you won’t have to forego your comfort on the way, meaning you get the best of everything – from the scenery outside to the hospitality inside.