Despite the increase in cheap charter flights and constantly growing numbers of cars per person, travelling by train still ranks among the most popular ways of transportation, and there are several good reasons for that. First, trains are still one of the safest ways to travel compared to other options such as driving and riding a bus. Of course, flying is still the safest way of travel, but if you look at these 25 Nightmarish Airports, you may question the validity of this statement. Second, trains are comfortable, allowing you to just sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey. Definitely more comfortable the flying, with seats comparable in size to business class or even first class in some airlines. Third, trains are usually cheaper than flying, much cheaper in some cases with prices starting at about $60 dollars per ride. Fourth, trains are relatively environmental-friendly. And fifth, they often drive through some of the most beautiful and scenic places. For today´s post, we have compiled a list featuring some of the most amazing railways in the world. From astonishing mountain railways in Switzerland and Norway to the iconic Grand Canyon Railway in Arizona and the luxury Maharaja Express in India, taking a train ride on any of these 25 breathtaking railways is an unforgettable experience that might even outshine the vacation itself. So be sure to take note of these 25 Spectacular Railways you should ride before you die.
Tunnel of Love, Ukraine
A popular spot for in-love couples (for obvious reasons), the Tunnel of Love is a 3 km (1.9 mi) long, green-arches surrounded railway near Klevan, Ukraine.
Hiram Bingham Orient Express, Peru
Hiram Bingham Orient Express is a luxury train that will take you through the stunning Urubamba River Valley near the legendary mountain Machu Picchu.
Landwasser Viaduct, Switzerland
Spanning the Landwasser River between Schmitten and Filisur, the Landwasser Viaduct is a 65 m (213 ft) high and 136 m (446 ft) long viaduct in Eastern Switzerland.
Maeklong Market Railway, Thailand
As incredible as it sounds, this railway crosses a market. Every time the train passes through, the vendors quickly pack all their stuff and take it away from the tracks. Once the train is gone, they put everything back and continue with their work.
Rocky Mountaineer, Canada
Connecting Banff and Vancouver, the Rocky Mountaineer train takes you on a two-day journey through the spectacular Canadian Rockies.