Taking the train means enjoying the ride without the stress of sitting behind the wheel. And as airfares continue to rise and air service is cut back, in some cases the train presents a more reasonable option. But taking the train is not just about getting from point A to point B, it’s also the experience and the scenery.
Amtrak offers up some of the best views of fall foliage. Switzerland’s Glacier Express lets you experience the beauty of the Alps. Canada has VIA Rail that takes you deep into the Atlantic seaboard, as well as the private Rocky Mountaineer which has a luxury journey through the West with a hop-on, hop-off hotel stay. And for a real splurge in South Africa, you can safari by train when you take Rovos Rail through Victoria Falls.
Watch as Peter shares some of the world’s most iconic train rides that just might fit in your travel budget.
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