World's 15 Most Scenic Train Rides

May 8, 2015 at 12:15:00 PM EDT | Post a Comment

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In a relaxation showdown amongst trains, planes, and automobiles, trains win as the most laidback style of travel, allowing you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the view. Luckily, some of the world’s most beautiful destinations are also home to the most scenic train rides—journeys ranging from a few hours to more than a week, costing as little as two movie tickets or as much as a luxury cruise, and traversing terrain as dramatic as snow-capped peaks or orange-hued deserts. Here's a look at 15 exceptionally scenic train rides.

By Donna Heiderstadt

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seeker741 on May 17, 2015 at 12:44:59 PM EDT

Also missing is train from zurich to innsbruck through the valleys of the alps....beautiful...i was like kid in candy store...jumping from one sidebof train to other taking pictures....

seeker741 on May 17, 2015 at 12:42:04 PM EDT

Just so everyone is aware the picture for mainz to Koblenz is actually of Heidelberg Germany just off to left is part of the castle above Heidelberg.

CaroBird on May 9, 2015 at 2:23:41 PM EDT

You have left out two wonderful train trips. Board in Zurich, giving your luggage to the friendly fellows at the station. Your suitcases will be waiting for you when you get to Montreux, which is on Lake Geneva. You need to change trains to see the Golden Pass route - You have to go via via Luzern, Interlaken Ost, Zweisimmen, & Gstaad and change trains 4 times. Walk between Interlake Ost to the next station in Interlaken and have lunch on the way, The other one is in Scotland - Mallaig to Glasgow. A magnificent trip too. We drove from Edinburgh to Aberdeen then onto Inverness the next day. Train to Isle o Skye. Took a half day tour around Skye and were picked up off the train. Stayed on Skye in Portree (capital) then bused and ferried to Mallaig the next day. great trip and both train trips are not to be missed.

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