Whether you’re looking for the most Instagrammable trip or you simply have an appreciation for some spectacular views, you’re in the right place. A recent study by Club Med highlights the most aesthetic train rides around the world. Would you be surprised if I told you two of the top 5 rides were in Canada? Well, surprise surprise, it’s true! A luxurious train trip is a great way to cover lots of land without the hassle of renting your own vehicle. Think of it like a cruise without the water!
From Canada to Europe to Australia, check out the top 5 most aesthetic train rides in the world!
If you’re looking to experience the Canadian Rockies in comfort this is the perfect journey for you. Not only is the voyage luxurious but the views are absolutely breathtaking. With multiple trips to choose from, Rocky Mountaineer has you covered whether you’re looking to spend 3 or 8 days away. You will experience beautiful BC and rugged Alberta. Need I say more?
Stepping on this train is almost like stepping on a time machine! With classic, antique details, the Venice Simplon-Orient Express is the train you’ve seen in movies. Luxurious is an understatement on this journey; exactly what a trip through Europe should look like! Whether you’re there to enjoy the accommodation, the dining or the scenic view, this trip will not disappoint.
Now THIS is the ultimate Canadian “road trip”. Okay fine, it’s not a road trip but I would argue it’s even better! Throughout your journey from The 6ix to Vancouver, you will experience Canada in its full glory. From city lights to prairie life to the rocky mountains, this train ride has it all. Spending days on a luxurious, comfortable and scenic train sounds like a dream.
Travel coast to coast through the fiery land of Australia on this stunning train ride. Enjoy all inclusive meals, wines and beverages aboard your 3 day journey through the land down under. Travel by train not enough excitement? Well this journey includes a cruise on the Nitmiluk Gorge. This is the perfect way to experience the Australian desert without fear of bugs or dangerous animals finding you!
Known as one of Norway’s top attractions, this journey takes you from the end of Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the Sognefjord, up to the high mountains at Myrdal station. Although this journey is much shorter than the rest, it’s mighty! There is even a 5 minute photo stop at the Kjosfossen waterfall where you can get the perfect IG pic standing on the platform.
Originally published September 1st 2021.