What Are Some Famous Scenic Train Rides?


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Some of the most famous and most scenic train rides are the Rocky Mountaineer, the Ghan and the Royal Scotsman. Although not considered the most scenic train rides, both the Blue Train and the Trans-Siberian Express are two of the most famous in the world.

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Among the most famous and scenic train rides is the Rocky Mountaineer, a journey that takes passengers through the Canadian Rockies. This two-day trip stretches from Vancouver to Jasper, stopping for nights in Kamloops. Not only does this train ride allow tourists to glimpse the natural beauty of the Rockies, but it ends in Vancouver where tourists can visit the national parks.

The Ghan is another famous train traveling through the heart of Australia from Adelaide to Darwin, over 1,800 miles. Some of the most scenic parts include the Great Victoria Desert and the Northern Territory. Passengers can opt for off-train excursions into nature.

The Royal Scotsman travels from Edinburgh through the Scottish Highlands. Passengers get to view ancient castles and Scottish lochs. Tourists can leave the train to explore the different attractions or just watch the countryside float by in the plush observation car. This train ride even treats passengers to classical musical performances.

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