Locomotives provide an incredible way to travel providing alternative ways to travel other than aeroplane and cruise ship. There are plenty of locomotives to choose from around the world, varying in duration and prices. You get to see a lot on locomotives as you travel through and experience incredible views of the scenery outside as well as fine dining and luxurious bedding. Here is a list of top 5 luxury locomotives you should hop aboard on:
BELMOND ROYAL SCOTSMAN
Discover the best of Scotland, whether it be on the Scotch Malt Whisky Trail or the Grand Western Scenic Wonders trip, on the Belmond Royal Scotsman. This locomotive takes you through the Highlands of picturesque Scotland, with exquisite dining options such as local fresh game, salmon and seafood. There is also an opportunity to pamper oneself with a spa where you can indulge in a great facial. The train doesn’t move come night time thereby giving passengers the benefit of a great night’s sleep.
See the jaw dropping Canadian Rockies aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. You will see lush green forests, turquoise glacier-fed lakes, towering mountains and local wildlife on your journey aboard. It also gives guests an opportunity to take part of the trip’s scheduled activities, such as Victoria and a whale watching excursion, a summit helicopter tour, a Banff to Calgary sightseeing adventure and a Jasper National Park tour. Travelers can even add an Alaska cruise to their trip.
VENICE SIMPLON ORIENT EXPRESS
Embark on the Venice Simplon Orient Express, where you can take a nostalgic trip to the 1920s with a vintage decked out cabin. It offers classic luxury with celebratory breakfast and bubbles at the Champagne Bar.
BELMOND GRAND HIBERNIAN
Taking you through the scenic land of Ireland, the Belmond Grand Hibernian allows you to choose from The Grand Tour of Ireland which offers highlights of the entire country while the Legends and Loughs trip features “hidden gems of the Emerald Isle,”. The Observation Cart offers a warm and lively vibe with live musicians and animated storytelling .
This locomotive in Africa lets you experience Cape Town, Victoria Falls as well as much more of Africa in comfort. It has air conditioning and allows you to open the windows for fresh air . It also has an individualistic touch providing host/ess for room service anytime.