Thursday, 14 June 2018

The 60 greatest train journeys for 2018.

The Andean Explorer CREDIT: BELMOND
The best train journey I’ve ever done? Tricky. In terms of sheer pinch-me-is-this-for-real wow-factor, it has to be the Trans-Mongolian, a journey of truly epic proportions. In my case it involved four days of travelling between Moscow and Lake Baikal on the traditional Trans-Siberian before dipping south into Genghis Khan country and then crossing into China and, finally, arriving in Beijing just over a week after setting off.

In terms of romance, it may be a bit of a cliché but it is hard to beat the beautifully restored Venice Simplon-Orient-Express – Lalique glass panels in the dining car, anyone? – particularly if you can get on board its once-a-year recreation of the original routing between Paris and Istanbul, and spend five full days savouring it. 

By Adrian Bridge.
Full story at The Telegraph.

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