10 Most Scenic Train Journeys in the World

TranzAlpine (New Zealand):
Scenic Train Journeys

This train runs daily between Christchurch and Greymouth. The 223 km journey takes around four and half hours. It passes through 19 tunnels and four viaducts. During the journey, let your eyes feast on the green farmlands, the Canterbury planes, deep gorges, the snow fed Waimakariri river, the majestic Southern Alps, the Punakaiki pan cake rocks, mighty glaciers and the dense beech forest. Thios is one of the most popular train journeys in the world. Numbers stand testimony to its popularity: in the year 2006 alone, the train entertained 204,000 passengers.

Rocky Mountaineer (Canada):
Scenic Train Journeys

The travel company Rocky Mountaineer, which runs trains covering a number of routes through British Colombia and Alberta, has been awarded the World's Leading Travel Experience by Train seven times. It has 6 itineraries- Circle Rail, First Passage to the West, Journeys through the Clouds, Rain Forest to Gold Rush, Coastal Passage, Coast to Coast. During the course of these journeys, the travelers get to see the majestic Pyramid Falls, the Mt. Robson, the historic Spiral Tunnels, spectacular canyons and the Albreda Glacier among other things. The train is known for its opulent treatment of its passengers.
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