Top Ten Train Rides

By Elyse Green

Without a doubt, the wide windows of a railroad coach serve up better and more accessible views than any mode of transport. Don't believe us? Just chug into the Swiss Alps, ride through the Australian Outback, or train down the California coast for detailed views into the towns and landscapes that make each place its own. Of course, something else draws us to the rails. Whether it's the nostalgic pull of an lost era or the awe inspired by postcard-like views of unfamiliar lands, trains induce a childlike euphoria that makes them the ultimate escape.

From Santiago to St. Moritz, these train trips, handpicked by GORP editors, will indulge fantasies of all kinds—designed to not just to transport, but to pamper and to put you on the fast track into each country.


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