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Despite the fact that the train is not the fastest mode of transport, but the luxurious interior of cars and breathtaking scenery outside the window can turn a trip on it in the most exciting and memorable adventure in life.
These photos will help to understand why more and more travelers are choosing to travel this kind of transport.
"Glacier Express" - a panoramic high-speed train, carrying passengers on the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 2 033 meters.
Express passes through two of the most famous ski resorts in Switzerland - St. Moritz and Zermatt. For seven and a half hours, it crosses 291 bridges and 91 calls in the tunnel.
Trans-Siberian Railway - the longest railway in the world. Trans-Siberian Express crosses eight time zones. On line passengers can get from Moscow to Vladivostok and Beijing.
The entire route without taking into account the stops the train overcomes a week. Private train follow the same route at a slower pace.
The South African train "Pride of Africa" ( "Pride of Africa") by many as the most luxurious train in the world. A ticket to the costs between $ 5000 - $ 10,000 per person. The train follows the route Cape Town (South Africa) - Dar es Salaam (Tanzania). In the photograph the train made a stop near Victoria Falls.
On the way to "Pride of Africa" makes a stop in various game reserves, which can only be reached by train or by small plane.
class "luxury" famous train "Venice Simplon-Orient" or the "Orient Express" runs between London, Venice, Istanbul and many other cities. Depending on the destination of the ticket price ranges from $ 2500 - $ 9000.
Luxurious train consists of carriages, decorated in the style of the 1920s and 1930s. Passengers can enjoy delicious French cuisine and experience nor the incomparable atmosphere of the "Orient Express", described in an Agatha Christie novel.
The younger brother of the legendary "Orient Express" Express "The Eastern & Oriental" transports passengers throughout Southeast Asia. The fare ranges from $ 2000 - $ 9000.
This luxurious train carriages, there are several restaurants, a library, a boutique with souvenirs and bars, one of which has a large open terrace overview.
Train "Belmond Royal Scotsman" ( "Royal Scot") invites you to make a trip to Scotland and the Highlands, visit the ruined castles, golf courses and factories for the production of whiskey. The cheapest trip will cost $ 1350 per person, the most expensive - from $ 5000 - $ 13,000.
here Passengers sleep in the coupes. All dishes are cooked directly on the train.
Alaska Railroad - the main summer attraction, on which from Anchorage to Fairbanks next train "Denali Star" ( "Star of the Denali"), making a stop at the Denali National Park. All the journey lasts twelve hours.
This train is known for its cars with a glass dome, through which passengers contemplate successive magnificent views of the surrounding countryside.
Way Express "Blue Train" ( "Blue Train"), which is called the "five-star hotel on wheels", runs from Cape Town to Pretoria.
Luxury cars Class "luxury" of a living room during the day turn into a bedroom at night. The chef prepares specialties of oysters, ostrich and lamb.
Train "Hiram Bingham" follows through Peru Inca city - Machu Picchu.
dining car of the train menu boasts regional cuisine, and the bar has live Peruvian music. Round trip will cost $ 750.
"Palace on Wheels" ( "Palace on Wheels") travels along the forts and palaces of the largest state in India - Rajasthan. The train departs from New Delhi, and the whole trip lasts seven days.
Initially, the cars of the train "Palace on Wheels" intended for the personal use of the rulers of different states of India.
"Danube Express" - a private train running between Prague, Budapest, Krakow and Istanbul. Previously, the train belonged to the Prime Minister of Hungary Janos Kadar.
The cars are equipped with shiny wood paneling and comfortable beds. In the sleeping car conductor tea or coffee, and in the evenings - wine.
According to the Darjeeling-Himalayan Railway runs the so-called "Toy Train" ( "Toy Train") from New Jalpaiguri - Darjeeling at an altitude of 2 200 meters.
Darjeeling-Himalayan Railway was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The train itself is an old steam locomotive.
"Napa Valley Wine" or "Wine Train" - is a special excursion train that transports tourists to the numerous vineyards and wineries of Napa Valley, California.
Evening tour with dinner will cost $ 189 gourmets in person.
The advanced, high-speed train "Harmony" is traveling to numerous major cities in China. The fastest train develops a speed of 431 km / h.
The Flåm Railway takes place among the Norwegian mountains and is a popular tourist attraction Aurlandsforda. She descends from a height of 865 meters above sea level in the scenic Flåm Valley.
The railway line is one of the steepest in the world. Tourists expect beautiful scenery of Norway, rivers, waterfalls, canyons, mountain farms and valleys.
"Gang" - Australian train that crosses the continent from south to north - from Adelaide to Darwin. The launch took place in the legendary line of 1929.
Passengers make a three-day trip to the Australian outback. The fare one way is between $ 900 - $ 3500.