Famous trains-Traveling in them is much more than traveling. It is part of something historical. For the route he does, for his age, for his luxuries. Or simply, for what he means. For the stories he keeps among his cars. Being transported by one of these convoys is an experience in itself. Far from the mere fact of moving from one place to another. Getting on one of the most famous trains in the world is being the protagonist of a novel.
Anyone who has started reading this article could be sure that the Orient Express would be among the most famous trains in the world. He was born in 1883 and his first tour was Paris – Strasbourg – Munich – Vienna – Budapest – Bucharest – Giurgiu. Currently, it carries out different routes through Europe and has a capacity for 252 passengers. Literature and cinema have made it even more famous.
Another that could not be missing. 9,288 kilometers from Moscow to Vladivostok. It is the original line of the great Trans-Siberian. Which was finished in 1916, although it was inaugurated in 1904.
In 1983, this train began to function as one of the most luxurious. Years later it is, without a doubt. One of the most famous trains in the world. Its interior, inspired by the Belle Epoque, remains. The car suites are the same that. In their day were built to travel the British monarchy. At the present time it crosses different points of Andalusia and Extremadura, arriving at Madrid. It depends on Renfe. So if you decide to use it.
From Cape Town to Pretoria (1,600 kilometers) goes this which is the most luxurious train in Africa. A five-star hotel on rails, with a butler for you 24 hours a day.
Admiring Machu Picchu is already a wonderful experience. Getting there on board this train makes it. Even if possible, more spectacular. 90 kilometers, from Poroy to this wonder of the world, is what the luxurious train travels through. The name is that of the discoverer of Machu Picchu.
It is considered the most luxurious and expensive train in the world. It seems obvious that it has to be, too. Among the most famous trains in the world. It started for the first time in 2010 and the most luxurious suite costs 12,000 dollars.
Finally, you have to sweep a little home. Maybe not because of its history. But because of its offers, we mentioned the AVE. It was inaugurated in 1992 and circulates, at most, at 310 km / h. If you are a Travel Club member. You can add an incredible day of leisure and fun to the fast trip.
The advantage of European trains
Do not imagine extreme situations like those in Uruguay, where it is no longer enough with the strenuous effort of a few; no sir, in Europe, the railroads have evolved beyond what our imagination allows us to assume. And instead of running around in search of the landscape, instead of getting lost in each clover, instead of listening to every moment “recalculating”, with the train you see Europe passing through the window. You can drive for hours and hours or go to bed to wake up in the exact place where you wanted to arrive. And without the hardships of finding where to park.
Of course it is true that with the car you can stop where you want, instead of being forced to see it go 300 kilometers per hour through charming villages. Because there are good arguments in both cases and we will have the opportunity to praise the trip by car.
European railways connect and reach virtually every point of the continent. Destinations, fares, pass and also some tips. Everything you should keep in mind before deciding, in a very informative article published by La Nacion de Buenos Aires, our partner GDA.
Contrary to what happened in these latitudes, the train, the classic train, never lost the reign in Europe. Quite the opposite: it was modernized, streamlined and today reaches almost any corner of the continent. It is not necessary to list all the benefits of traveling by train, which are a few. It is enough to point out two of them, which are usually quite decisive when opting for this service:
- Unlike airports, train stations are usually in the heart of the city, even very close to a good number of cheap hotels;
- Again, unlike airports, you don’t have to show up two or three hours before at the station to get on the car.
- If you program well, you can sleep on board and save hotel nights
- You will free yourself from the nightmare of parking. In Europe it is very rare that you find a hotel with parking and if you have it, it costs you an eye on your face. In the end, you end up going to the historic center by taxi or by subway.
On the other hand, train tickets are not necessarily cheap to make a point-to-point trip, especially when compared to some fares of low cost airlines. But, especially for tourists who plan to travel several cities and even several countries, there are valid passes for multiple routes that lower the budget. The combinations are so many and so diverse that it is convenient to take the time to find the pass model that suits each traveler according to ages, destinations and times.
Travel by train in Italy
Crowned as one of the most interesting countries in Europe, Italy has a cultural, historical and gastronomic heritage that usually makes the traveler fall in love.
Both the north and the south, of the country of the boot, offer us dynamic cities and fabulous unique populations, capable of moving to another era.
The magic of Italy intoxicates any traveler. Therefore, we want to let you know some of the essential visits from its main tourist cities. Due to its proximity and its cultural appeal, we want to show you some day trips by train to other nearby cities with a lot to offer.