Explore

Scenic Train Tours To Add To Your Travel Bucket List

By Leah Freeman-Haskin

Share

Trains aren’t just an affordable and convenient option for getting around while traveling, they also offer a great way to see the stunning landscape of a new country. The popularity of train tours is on the rise and here are few worth checking out on your next getaway.

Coast Starlight, Amtrak, U.S.

This 30-hour ride takes you from Seattle to Los Angeles, passing through charming areas like Santa Barbara and Portland along the way. The adventure includes onboard dining options while you enjoy views of the Cascade Range, Mount Shasta, the Pacific Ocean and more from panoramic windows. Depending on your travel dates, seats start around $98 per person and $351 to $1,405 per room for sleeper cabins.

RELATED: How To Spend 48 Hours In Napa Valley, California

Napa Valley Wine Train, U.S.

Yes, you read that right, Wine Train. If you want to combine wine tasting with sightseeing through Napa’s picturesque countryside, then this 3-hour excursion is just for you. The train’s wine list features 40-plus kinds of wine, which can be sampled by the glass, by the bottle, or in wine flights. This one-of-a-kind indulgence will cost you about $150 per person.

Napa Valley Wine Train | winetrain.com

Winnipeg-Churchill, VIA Rail, Canada

This two-day, two-night outing starts in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and ends in the remote town of Churchill. You can expect to see unforgettable views along the way and Churchill offers visitors the chance to kayak with beluga whales during the warmer months. This adventure will cost you around $160 per person.

Machu Picchu Train, Inca Rail, Peru

One of the easiest and most scenic ways to get to and from Machu Picchu is to ride the MachuPicchu Train. The train departs from Ollantaytambo, Peru and travels for about an hour and a half through lush mountains and rainforests before arriving in Machu Picchu. One-way tickets start around $54 per person depending on the day and time of your travel.

MachuPicchu Train | incarail.com

RELATED: Top 10 Reasons To Visit Peru

Copper Canyon, Mexico

During a ride on the nearly 406-mile-long Copper Canyon railway, you’ll enjoy scenic views of the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains’ expansive Copper Canyon. The train runs from Los Mochis to northwestern locales, such as Creel and Chihuahua. Rates vary, but you can expect to pay around $100 to $313 per person.

Share
Travel Noire

Leah Freeman-Haskin

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

How To Spend A Day In Black-Owned Toronto, Canada

How To Spend A Day In Black-Owned Toronto, Canada

Toronto is the largest and most visited city in Canada. Its multicultural landscape is also home to many black-owned businesses. If you are planning a trip to this fascinating city, here are a few spots to check out while you spend 24-hours supporting the community. Morning Start your day with Caribbean-inspired cuisine. The Nutmeg Spot […]

Leah Freeman-Haskin

Where To Travel Next? Here Are The 2020 Trending Travel Destinations

Where To Travel Next? Here Are The 2020 Trending Travel Destinations

Everything from social media to politics has an impact on travel trends. Intrepid Travel has reviewed the latest travel data to forecast which destinations will be popping up on everyone’s travel bucket list in 2020.  Here are the top choices so you can start booking your new year travel early. British Columbia, Canada One of […]

Leah Freeman-Haskin

Here Are The World’s Safest Cities

Here Are The World’s Safest Cities

A new study by The Economic Intelligence Unit has revealed the top 10 safest cities in the world. After ranking 60 destinations across the world for the 2019 Safe Cities Index in terms of their digital security, health security, infrastructure, and personal safety, Tokyo tops the list with an overall score of 92 out of […]

Parker Diakite