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10 Incredible Train Trips Found Around the World

Debating on where and what to do for a family vacation this year? Why not take an epic train ride through an exotic country or to see the heartland of America? These vacations can are relaxing and allow for plenty of sightseeing. Ride the rails through the Swiss countryside or in the Alaskan frontier.  See if you can spot wild animals right from your train suite window. While some of these are all about luxury on the inside, others are all about adventure on the outside. No matter what, there is sure to be a new experience right at your fingertips.

Check out these 10 Incredible Train Trips Found Around the World here…

  • Trans-Siberian Railway, Russia 1 of 10
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    The Trans-Siberian Railway brings worlds together as it takes you from Russia all the way to Mongolia on the world's longest route. Consider getting cozy on this trip and staying in a luxury suite with state-of-the-art amenities. Take your time and hop on and off in China and Mongolia.  
    Photo Via Wikimedia .

  • Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, India 2 of 10
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    The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is now considered a UNESCO heritage site. It was built in 1881 and to this day still has most of its original parts intact. It runs from New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in West Bengal. When you hop aboard this train you are truly taking a journey through time. 

    Photo via Wikimedia.

  • Harry Potter Express, United Kingdom 3 of 10
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    Considered to be 'The greatest railway in the world' the Harry Potter Express, is surely a trip any Harry Potter fan should try to take. The Jacobite Train (its original name) runs from Fort Willian to Mallaig, which is the exact line they used in the Harry Potter movies. Not a Harry Potter fan? Not a problem at all. You are going to be treated to a stunning view of the gorgeous United Kingdom no matter what.  

    Photo Via Wikimedia.

  • Palace on Wheels, India 4 of 10
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    Explore Rajasthan in the comfort of the luxurious Palace on Wheels. This tourist train will show you India through a completely unique experience. Be treated to an array of Indian cuisine and cocktails as you sit back in the comfort of this luxury train. 
    Photo Via Wikimedia .

  • TGV, France 5 of 10
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    If you like to go fast, hop aboard the TGV (Train Grande Vitesse) in France. Experience first hand what it feels like to go up to two hundred miles per hour as you watch the world pass you by. This train travels from Lorraine  to Champagne-Ardenne. 
    Photo Via Wikimedia.

  • Venice-Simplon Orient Express 6 of 10
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    Get the ultimate service on the Venice-Simplon Orient Express that runs from London to Venice. Hop on and off in Istanbul, Paris, Vienna, Prague, Budapest, and Venice. There is the option of taking other trains through Europe, but when you are going to get a luxury experience with fine dining, it might be hard to beat.
    Photo via Wikimedia.

  • Hocking Valley Scenic Train, Ohio 7 of 10
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    Bring the whole family along to take the Hocking Valley Scenic Train that goes along the Hocking River and through the hills of the Southeastern part of Ohio. This historical train has coaches that range from 1917 to the 1960s. Consider taking it around the holidays and maybe, just maybe, the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus will pop in to say hello.
    Photo Via Wikimedia .

  • Denali Star, Alaska 8 of 10
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    Don't close your eyes for too long on this train adventure, you don't want to miss the gorgeous sights from Fairbanks to Anchorage. The Denali Star is considered to the Alaska's flagship train. When you take a road you pass by salmon filled streams, towering birch and spruce trees, along with rich colors of the landscape. 

    Photo Via Wikimedia .

  • Swiss Chocolate Train, Switzerland 9 of 10
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    Take a trip on the Swiss Chocolate Train, staring in Montreaux on the Swiss Riviera and making your way over to Gruyeres (famous for Gruyeres cheese). There you will visit a cheese factory and the Gruyeres castle. Next stop is Broc where you are you will end with dessert at the  Cailler-Nestlé Chocolate Factory. Talk about a voyage through culinary flavors. 

    Photo Via Wikimedia .

  • The Blue Train, South Africa 10 of 10
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    Traveling on the Blue train from Cape Town to Johannesburg is like staying in a luxury hotel. You stay in luxury suites with your own personal butler waiting for you as you board. Inside the suite you can lounge in a full bathtub and gaze out at the stunning scenery as you pass by. Fine dining is of course available, as well, as a boutique shop. No other train will cut it after this gem. 

    Photo Via Wikimedia.

Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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