For centuries the United Kingdom and Europe have been the leaders in luxury train travel. There is something traditionally romantic about travelling by luxury train – the aura of glamour, the soothing clickety-clack of the rails, and the sense of wonder as you watch the picturesque countryside pass by the window of your elegant compartment. Steeped in history, the British Isles and European countryside is littered with ancient towns, royal palaces, perched villages and storied castles.
The mystery and old-world charm resonate with modern-day travellers, inspired by novels of the past such as Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. And who could forget J K Rowling’s epic first novel – Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone – that continues to send children’s minds into a tailspin of imagination as they step foot aboard the magical ‘Hogwarts Express’?
Until the 1950’s trains were the main source of long-distance travel in Europe, but today only a select few offer luxury, multi-day travel with beautiful onboard sleeper carriages and fine dining.
Natural Focus offer an exciting selection of hand-picked luxury train journeys across Europe and the United Kingdom. To discover some of these continue reading: