Set to be one of the biggest travel trends for 2018, train travel is challenging air travel as the luxury way to get away.
We’re seeing new trains built, old trains restored, and new routes to or in far-flung destinations are being added to travel brochures all the time.
Here are four of the most luxurious train travel accommodations available.
Venice Simplon-Orient Express
The Venice Simplon-Orient Express is an uncontested icon that’s synonymous with luxury train travel. Timeless and peerless, these iconic carriages dating from 1926 to 1929 have been restored to their former Art Deco glory.
Timeless glamour just got more glamorous: this year, Venice Simplon-Orient Express has launched three grand suites with marble showers, private dining and free-flowing champagne.
Belmond Royal Scotsman
The Belmond Royal Scotsman is like an Edwardian country house on tracks. The train features en-suite cabins, plush beds fitted with soft Scottish wools and tartans and generous picture windows. The Scotsman now features a spa carriage that ensures perfect pampering in the Scottish highlands.
Golden Eagle Luxury
Golden Eagle Luxury offers two picture windows, private en suite facilities and king-sized beds feature in the superior deluxe cabins, offering spacious and comfortable European train travel accommodation. In addition to the luxury sleeping arrangements, the trains offer first class bar and lounge cars too.
This cruise train is a fusion of Japanese and Western design. For the ultimate in comfort and luxury, the deluxe suites offer pictures windows the length of the carriage, porcelain washbasins and pear and cherry wood walls, ceilings and floor furnishings. An onboard pianist and live musical performances will keep guests entertained, should they ever get bored of the luxurious surroundings.