Trains played a major role in the commercial and industrial renaissance of many countries, and the invention of the steam engine was the first indication of the industrial era that drew the features of the modern world with a stream of inventions, and railways became a manifestation of global development by connecting distant cities to each other and forming a link between the continents. Today, although steam engines are replaced by more powerful and cheaper ones that run on fuel or electricity, trains remain an essential means of transportation around the world.
Sakura train
The shape and appearance of railways have changed a lot in recent times from where they were, and trains have become faster, safer and more luxurious, and are often used for tourist trips. Today, still old photos of steam-powered trains, evoke feelings of nostalgia, and offer travelers a unique travel experience, amid natural scenes of breathtaking beauty and distinctive engineering works. Today, you have a list of the ten best train trips around the world, and any traveler must feel nostalgic for the past.

1- Siberian Express, Russia


The year 2016 marked the centenary of the founding of the Trans-Siberian Railway, a huge network of lines linking the cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg with the city of Vladivostok in the far east of the country. The network also reaches Mongolia and China to reach the cities of Ulaanbaatar, Beijing and Shanghai. The journey takes around 6-7 days, the train passes through some of the most isolated places in Russia and Mongolia.

2- Grand Canyon Railway, USA

Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon Railway is one of the greatest engineering works in the United States of America, and it is still one of the most important projects in the history of the United States of America, linking its vast areas of land in the East and West. Here you will have a special and unforgettable trip aboard these old lines built by Pullman in the 1920s, which takes two hours and fifteen minutes, during which you get to know the old American West.

3- Ghana Train, Australia

Ghana train
The Ghanaian train is of great importance to the Australians. It connects the resource-rich regions of the North with the urban metropolitan cities, passing through the vast and arid desert region. The trip from Adelaide to Darwin takes three days, breaking through the remote Australian deserts which are among the most arid regions on Earth.

4- Orient Express, Europe

Orient Express
The Orient Express was built in 1883 and started as a regular international railway service, but over time it has become synonymous with excitement and luxury travel. Among the most prominent cities linked by the Orient Express are Paris and Istanbul. Soon, the Seoul company extended other luxury lines across Europe, such as the blue train and golden arrow, the northern fast line, etc. Seoul became the first and most important modern multinational transport company, spanning from Europe to Asia and Africa. In 1977, the Orient Express was stopped from work in Istanbul, then in Paris, where it was replaced by another train linking Paris to Vienna, and the train last worked in Paris in 2007.

5- Glacier Express Train, Switzerland

Snow train
The Glacier Express train offers one of the most popular travel from all over the world. The 7-hour journey from Zermatt to St. Moritz traverses various stunning landscapes such as mountain peaks, sunflower fields, vast meadows, glaciers and the picturesque Swiss countryside. The “Glacier Express” train is one of the most impressive examples of Swiss engineering creativity, and its journey is considered one of the most photographed trips around the world.

6- Rocky Mountaineer, Canada

Rocky Montnier
If you want the best way to see the vast natural landscape of northern Canada and its enchanting landscape, plan a “Rocky Mountaineer” train ride through the beautiful Rocky Mountain range. This trip takes two days from Vancouver to Banff, during which the train runs through blue lakes and snow-capped mountains, pine forests and green meadows. Without a doubt, this trip is one of the most beautiful tourist activities in Canada.

7- Transalbin Train, New Zealand

New Zealand train
The Kiwi Rail operates the Transalbane train that runs through some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. The trip takes four and a half hours between Christchurch and Greymouth, which passes through the green plains and Canterbury plantations, in addition to a group of rivers, tunnels, arches and the amazing New Zealand mountains.

8- Belmond Hiram Bingham Train, Peru

Hiram BinghamThe ancient city of Machu Picchu in Peru attracts crowds of tourists from everywhere, and the Hiram Bingham Orient Express train journey will take you to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when train travel was in its early beginnings. The trip runs from Cuzco to the mysterious ruins of Machu Picchu over the stunning landscape of Peru, during which it serves a late breakfast and a four-course dinner.

9- The Sahara Express Train, Morocco

The Sahara Speed ​​Train became famous with the movie “Specter” for its hero James Bond in 2015. The train connects the historic city “Oujda”, located between the Moroccan and Algerian borders, and the city of “Bouarfa” along a length of 350 km. The railway was built more than 100 years ago during the French protection era in Morocco. It has now become a tourist train that rides by tourists to enjoy the scenic scenes as it traverses the fertile fields and plains, and after passing through the “Touli” tunnel, passengers can see sandy plateaux and enjoy the majestic desert view.

10- The Royal Scotman, Scotland

The Scotsman
The Royal Scotman, or Scottish Royal Train, is one of the old trains in the United Kingdom and dates back to 1862, which highlights a past era from the era of the British Empire. Today, this classic train still retains the same ancient elements dating back to that era, and its journey departs from Edinburgh through the highlands, highlands, valleys, forests, castles, towns and quiet Scottish villages.

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