The 7 Coolest Train Trips You Can Take

Switzerland is synonymous with train travel, thanks in part to the immaculately clean trains, consistently precise timetables, and stunning scenery seen across the country. Visit Zermatt, a car-free village at the foot of the Matterhorn. 

Gornergrat-Bahn

Belmond trains are in a class of their own when it comes to luxury, and while any route is likely to be memorable, this one in England takes passengers back to the 1950s. 

British Pullman

The Rocky Mountaineer runs luxury train lines through the Rocky Mountains of both the United States and Canada. Any travel is worthwhile, but the "First Passage to the West" stands out.

The Rocky Mountaineer’s First Passage to the West

The Prestige Class contains seats that heat, recline, and even swivel, allowing passengers to vary their perspective. The route is covered in the famous Swiss Travel Pass.

GoldenPass Express

You’ll need to leave the keys behind during a tour to Napa Valley’s ancient wineries, so the Wine Train has your transportation covered.

Napa Valley Wine Train

This trip's innovative nature alone earns it a place on the list. While the cabins resemble a commuter jet, the high-speed voyage connects two major cities in just over two hours.

Eurostar from London to Paris

The Orient Express, a time-honored legend, began operations in 1883, enchanting passengers with its outstanding decor and high-quality dining selections.

The Orient Express La Dolce Vita