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IN Travel & Adventure ON 30 Mar, 2015
In a relaxation confrontation amongst trains, planes, and any other automobiles, trains are the best as it is the most relaxed way of travel, permitting you to sit back, rest, and relish the view.
Some of the world’s most beautiful destinations are also home to the most attractive train rides, journeys range from a few hours to more than a week. Let's have a look at these amazing exceptional train rides.
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The slow, smooth ride of South Africa's famous Blue Train allows you a lot of time to steep in the spectacular scenery between Cape Town and Johannesburg.
The Glacier Express passes through 91 tunnels and crosses 291 bridges on its seven hours journey.
18 miles per hour the Durango and Silverton narrow gauge railroad fueled by six tons of coal and 10,000 gallons of water passes between Durango and Silverton in south-west Colorado.
The colonial city of Cusco to Machu Picchu, the Hiram Bingham takes a full day round.
From the Christchurch to the Greymouth TranzAlpine takes 4.5 hours to cover the journey.
The Talyllyn Railway makes a 14.5 miles journey to Fathew Valley.
It's a two-day rail journey from the mountain resort town of Banff in Alberta through Canadian Rockies to Vancouver.
The Grand Canyon Railway makes a journey of 130 miles of Arizona desert from Williams to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Thr Royal Scotsman carries only 36 passengers at a time, making a journey from Edinburg around Scottish Islands.
The Maharaj Express is debuted in 2010. It carries only 88 passengers at a time. The train takes journey from Delhi and Mumbai that last three to seven nights through Rajasthan.
From early spring to late summer, during the time when the almond trees blossom in March and got terraced grape vines burst with fruit in August, the circa-1887 Douro Line route from Porto to Pocinho is one of the best way to enjoy Portugal's, verdant Douro River valley.
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a long journey 1,845 miles over three days and two nights, but thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s no better way to get a view of the boundless of the Australian Outback than to book a transit on The Ghan. Crossing the route from Adelaide through the Flinders Ranges and into the heart of the Red Center, the train stops for four hours in both Alice Springs and Katherine, allowing for leg-straighten and sightseeing.
If you ride the flagship Denali Star across the Alaskan tundra from Anchorage to Fairbanks. The view is especially panoramic from the GoldStar double-decker dome cars, particularly when Mt. McKinley comes.
The 36-mile roundtrip lunch or dinner journey on board the Napa Valley Wine Train goes from Napa to St. Helena. If you head to the Zinfandel Wine Tasting Lounge, you will have your pick but first enjoy the rapid sun-kissed vineyard views in the retro 1915-1917 Pullman dining car as you enjoy a freshly prepared meal.
For perfect views of centuries-old castles, the 62-mile journey on Germany Rhine Valley Line from Mainz to Koblenz. Castles appear every few miles including Pfalz Castle on an island in the river and when you arrive at your destination in Koblenz, you can visit the fortress of Ehrenbreitstein with a panoramic valley view. Feel free to share this story with your family and friends.