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Luxurious Train Travel Benefits And Why You Should Experience It At Least Once
Would You Pay €17,500 ($19,350) For A Trip On A Train? First thought? Heck No! No, I can think of over a hundred other things I would like to do with that money. Besides, I would rather just fly than take a train.On second thought, hmmm, if I just happened to have €17,500 sitting in the bank waiting to be spent? To be able to enjoy the luxurious train travel benefits and a trip of a lifetime?
So who goes on these trips? Personally, I do not know anyone who has had the chance to go on one of the luxurious experiences.
I do not believe that this experience is mainly targeted at the rich and famous, but rather, for adventure seekers, those who want a taste of something different.
To answer my question above? Would I pay this amount for train travel? Yes, I would – If the money was available and wouldn’t hurt my bank account? Why not?
It is hard to justify that amount of money, but it would be worth it. Luxurious train travel should be experienced at least once in a lifetime should it not?
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Would you want to see the world and allow yourself to experience old cultures and traditions? To explore destinations rarely experienced by tourists, learning the few words of the land that I am able to pick up along the way.
Dine and savour the different and new spices of the oriental. It is not solely about convenience or preference, but the experience.
Take a train from Moscow, Russia; to Baikonur, Kazakhstan; Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Uzbekistan; and Ashgabat, Turkmenistan for a total 10 days before completing the journey with an additional 7 day trip to Iran.
Doesn’t that sound amazing? A trip of a lifetime I would imagine! Now if this has not changed your mind about the benefits of luxurious train travel over flying or taking a regular train, then I not sure you can be convinced. That’s okay though, train travel is not for everyone.
Inside The Train
I am not advertising for this train company or tour service (well – actually, I am but not really on purpose) I just find the Golden Eagle Luxury Train the best choice of luxury train travel I have come across so far.
One of the best luxurious train travel benefits is enjoying en-suite cabins, fine dining, first-class service and a personal cabin attendant service available.
What more could you ask for?
See sights such as the Kara Kum desert, Baikonur, Bukhara ( a must see), the Tomb of Ferdowsi, the city of Yazd and so much more.
Companies That Offer Luxurious Train Travel
There are many companies that offer luxurious train travel, such as the well-known Maharaja’s Express from Mumbai to New Delhi, the Trans-Siberian Train from Moscow to Vladivostok.
Here in Europe, the Venice Simplon Orient Express will take you from London to Venice. Passengers travel past magnificent mountains and acres of breathtaking countryside and enjoy brief stops in Paris, Innsbruck and Verona. An eight night trip on the Venice Simplon Orient Express costs upwards from €2600 ($ 2900) per person. Not BAD!
Some train tours like the Eastern and Oriental Express Train will put together a journey for you consisting of three days and two nights, through the heart of South East Asia on a luxurious express train from Singapore to Bangkok.
It must be a fantastic feeling to be a pampered passenger on a luxury train that travels through spectacular scenery while halting at iconic destinations.
How do you go about booking this trip Luxurious Train Travel Trip Of A lifetime?
Make sure you book your package directly from the company’s official site, or from a trusted travel agent. Do your research, and take your time planning.I think a great strategy is to always follow pricing and watch for promotions.
If you know what the price has averaged, you’ll know if the offer is any good or not, and you will find yourself planning better and saving money.
Have you been on a luxury train travel trip? Currently planning a journey to an exotic destination?
Please share your stories, travels, and experiences with me below.