Great Adventure

Style on the Rails: 16 Epic Train Journeys Across Europe, Asia, and the Americas

by Team Gentedimontagna

Photo courtesy of Belmond.

Travel transport is often that necessary evil we have to endure before the real fun begins. But once upon a time, people clamoured for seats on luxury trains that rode through mountains, across deserts, and toward never-before-accessible terrain.

We researched, mapped, and selected our favorite train trips across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Some are easy and short-haul (four hours, snacks), some are long-haul and involved (twelve days, black tie), all are packed with good fun, great design, and jaw-dropping scenery. You've already forgotten where you are going. It's all about the journey now.