There is something particularly zen about travelling overland by train. I’ve made a #ShortList of the most epic train journeys from around the world.
The great sunburnt country downunder is home to an epic train journey that crosses the Australian continent. The Indian-Pacific travels from the Pacific ocean side of Australia departing from Sydney, all the way to Perth on the Indian ocean side. The 4,352km (2,704mi) railway incorporates the longest straight track in the world!
Trans-Siberian Railway, Russia
An epic seven day journey through the frozen landscape of Russia takes you 8,986km (5,623mi) from Moscow to Beijing. Travelling during the summer months provides more daylight hours to admire the wild outdoors from the comfort of a well-heated train cabin.
And so the sun has set on our 3 country, 7 day, 9,001 kilometer Trans-Siberian adventure. Long-haul train travel is an experience like no other – with the opportunity to see the changing landscapes, climates, foods, histories, people, and cultures of your journey unfold at the pace of every-day life. We’re traveling relatively fast on our overall trip, and so this slower journey has been such a special memory, one we’ll always cherish ❤️ #transsiberian #transsiberianrailway #china #mongolia #russia #siberia #theworldwithbradyandlindsay
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Rocky Mountaineer, Canada
From Vancouver to Jasper, via the Rainforest to Goldrush route will take you through timberland along the mighty Fraser River. During the three day journey it is very possible to see birds of prey and even wild bears!
Qinghai-Tibet Railway, Tibet
The highest railway in the world at 5,702m (16,640ft) above sea level connects Xining in China to Lhasa in Tibet. As air thins at such altitude, there are special high-altitude passenger carriages with enriched oxygen and UV systems.
The qinghai-tibet railway train from the foot of mount tunggula drove by. #qinghai #Tibet #railway #tanggula #mountains #China #Chinese #chinatrip #chinatravel #shoot #photoshoot #photo #canonphotography #igdaily #igtibet #igtravel #igworldclub #instagood #instagram #instalike #instadaily #instatravel #view #visit #vision #vscocam #travelwriter #blogger
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Pride of Africa, South Africa
Claimed to be one of the world’s most luxurious train rides, the Pride of Africa boasts views over the African plains through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania. It takes 15 days to traverse the five countries and over 6,103km (3,792mi).