3 of the world’s most incredible train journeys to add to your bucket list

If you believe the journey is the best part of travelling, put the world’s best train journeys on your bucket list. Travelling by rail is undoubtedly romantic. It means slowing down to take in landscapes at a slower pace. Taking in beautiful train journeys. These three scenic train journeys will take you across countries and continents with a front row window seat of panoramic landscapes. If you’re wondering where to travel by train, check out these epic railroad rides across the globe.

Rocky Mountaineer, Canada

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Easily top of the world’s best train journeys, the Rocky Mountaineer is an unforgettable rail trip passing through one of Canada’s most iconic sites. Not your average trail, the carriages feature a curved window that extends from the passenger window to the roof, giving you unbeatable views of the towering snowy mountains.

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Glacier Express, Switzerland

All aboard the Glacier Express… Next stop, snowy landscapes and Swiss chocolate. The little red carriages will take you on one of the most beautiful train journeys between two picture perfect Swiss resorts, Zermatt and St Moritz. Taking a whole day, the train passes through 91 tunnels and over 291 bridges as it crosses alpine landscapes, past pale blue lakes and cute villages. If you love scenic train journeys, the GrownUps Holidays travel partner Trafalgar Contrasts of Switzerland tour explores the small mountain country exclusively by rail and includes the Glacier Express journey.

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West Highland Line, Glasgow to Mallaig, Scotland

Harry Potter fans will already know the famous scenery of this iconic railway line. One of the most beautiful train journeys in Great Britain, experience the wild, western coast of gorgeous Scotland. Departing from downtown Glasgow, the city quickly melts away to vibrant greens, quiet lochs and dense forests. The train crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous in the Harry Potter movies, and finishes in the port of Mallaig.

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