The trains below are gathering crowds for one of the most memorable journeys of their lives. However, in order to ride such an express train, you will have to pay a tidy sum.
This train turned out to be the setting for the plot of Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie, and it is rumored that a similar incident described in the book happened in 1929 when the transport fell victim to a blizzard. The Orient Express first traveled between Istanbul and the French capital in 1883, connecting West and East with a full-fledged rail service. This express train is known for the fact that for the first time a room with hot and cold water was opened in it, moreover, in virtually every compartment. In 1977 the facility was taken off the rails, and James Sherwood decided to purchase the carriages and gave 16 million to find and renew the original 35 carriages. Venice Simplon Orient Express is now moving along its usual route, and its passengers cannot wear jeans. Dinner in the dining car requires a dress code and the ticket costs a minimum of £ 929.
The Blue Train runs between Cape Town, Pretoria and Port Elizabeth in South Africa, and during the ride, passengers can view the animals of the Kruger Park savannah. Citizens will be able to taste the delicious dishes of talented chefs and participate in all kinds of entertainment. One of the routes ends at Zimbabwe Station near Victoria Falls. Blue Train tickets start at $ 740.
Express The Golden Chariot
Based on the Queen of England train, The Golden Chariot Express has a Victorian style. It features a spa and runs throughout South India, with tickets starting at $ 5,730. During the trip, passengers are also expected to visit palaces in Hasan, Hampi, etc.
Express Rovos Rail
Most of the Rovos Rail cars were created in 1911 for the royal family from Europe. Now the express runs to South Africa as entertainment for fairly wealthy people. The trip itself is 13 days and is possible only once a year, and the cost reaches from 1200 dollars.
Royal Scotsman Express
The Royal Scotsman passenger carriage has been completely redesigned into a spa, while the other includes panoramic windows in the style of the Edwardian era. The minimum ticket price is 2350 pounds sterling, which includes numerous excursions to the vastness of the ancient castles of Scotland, whiskey tasting and participation in various national games of the country, such as falconry.
Express The Maharaja's Express
The most expensive passenger train in Asia is considered The Maharaja’s Express, as it is a copy of the style of the royal palace of India. In total, the express train carries out six routes, and the price includes all kinds of entertainment, excursions, concerts and a personal footman. The minimum ticket price is £ 6,840.
Express "Imperial Russia"
The Imperial Russia train departs from Moscow, passes through Mongolia and comes to Beijing only once a year. The style of the express was recreated according to the project of the train on which the royal family moved. The cost of the trip is from 4.9 thousand euros, which includes an entertainment program designed to get acquainted with Russian traditions, cuisine and creativity.
Express "Golden Eagle"
The most expensive tourist train is the Russian Golden Eagle express train. The ticket price starts from 14.3 thousand euros, and it is possible to travel on it from Moscow to Beijing, as well as Vladivostok. While the train departs in the capital of the Russian Federation, the "Farewell of a Slav" woman sounds at the station. A hairdresser is available on board the Golden Eagle, a doctor is available, as well as a laundry room and a carriage with a piano and its own library.