ULTIMATE TRAIN JOURNEYS WORLDTIM RICHARDS Book Number: 93173 Product format: Paperback
With detailed itineraries, fast facts, photos and maps, no airport screening or long waits, take the luxury of the train on these 30 memorable train trips from every inhabited continent with travel writer Tim Richards. His curated selection covers the full range of rail options from the humble commuter train to long-distance night trains with sleeper berths and dining cars, and all journeys are blessed with great scenery. We travel the Glacier Express from San Moritz to Zermatt, the Caledonian Sleeper from London to Glasgow, through Belgrade and Montenegro, Venice and Istanbul, Budapest and Oslo, Cape Town and over to Asia on the Trans-Siberian railway, and trains in Japan, India, Bangkok and Vietnam. In Australia, the USA and Canada, South America and Mexico to more unusual and eclectic choices like the Welsh Highland Railway from Porthmadog to Caernarfon, the Settle to Carlisle railway, the Grand Canyon railway, or to Hong Kong, Beijing in China and the Hanoi to Beijing night train. Famous luxury trains such as the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (see page 21) and Rovos Rail's Pride of Africa (see page 45), pull a lot of focus with their storied pasts, beautiful interiors, spectacular food, impressive routes and dizzyingly expensive fares. However not every train journey worth taking has a high price tag. The author also outlines his guide to suburban trains, tourist railways, long distance and sleeper trains and rail cruises, gives tips for riding trains like booking. Plus a map of the world pointing out all 30 journeys and coloured maps throughout the text and full page glamorous colour photographs. 182 page quality softback. 21.8 x 24.6cm.
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