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What better way to explore a country than sitting back in a luxurious carriage watching the scenery go by?

Glide through snow-capped mountains and wild flower meadows on the Rocky Mountaineer in Canada. Gold Leaf passengers are seated in a glass-domed coach that provides a wonderful viewing platform, or enjoy a sumptuous silver-service dinner with Rovos Rail in Cape Town, South Africa. The fully restored carriages combine luxury travel with the chance to experience living history.

Our suggestions for your luxury train journey

Trans-Siberian Train, Moscow

Trans-Siberian Railway

The Trans-Siberian Railway, linking Moscow to Beijing, is not only one of the classic train journeys, it is also the longest continuous rail line on earth.

Dining room, The Canadian

The Canadian train

Considered one of the world’s great rail journeys, the Canadian offers the ultimate transcontinental train trip.

Belmond Andean Explorer Sleeper Train

Ride the Andean Explorer

Puno is the place to board the Andean Explorer train to Cuzco. This spectacular rail journey, on a comfortable train with restaurant, bar and viewing carriage, takes about 10 hours.

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