The mystique and allure of rail travel - it's undeniably a romantic way to explore foreign destinations. From the comfort a luxury carriage, allow the ever-changing scenery inspire feelings of love and affection towards your partner.
Here are our top five romantic railway trips.
Indian Pacific - Australia
Travel between two great oceans on the Indian Pacific - a transcontinental journey that departs from Sydney and travels 4,352 kilometres west to Perth. Passing through Broken Hill and Kalgoorlie, the first Indian Pacific rail trip was taken in 1970 and today the service is offered once a week. There are three classes to choose from including Platinum, Gold Kangaroo and Red Kangaroo.
The Rockies – Canada
Experience the majesty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains by taking a rail tour from Vancouver. Along the way, stop off in Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise.
Songololo Express – Zambia to Tanzania
Board the Songolo Express to appreciate the incredible landscapes in southern African. Departing from the iconic Victoria Falls in Zambia, the train heads north east to the Selous Game Reserve and onto Dar es Salaam on the Tanzanian coast.
The Ghan - Australia
Admire the incredible outback scenery as you travel 2,279 kilometres from Adelaide in the south, through Alice Springs to Darwin in the north on the famed Ghan. The rail line was constructed in stages over the past century – construction on the first set of tracks began in 1878. Today the 48 hour journey is one of the great Australian rail trips.
Norwegian Fjords – Norway
The stunning Norwegian fjords can be admired on a dedicated rail tour. Departing from Oslo, the trip includes Bergan, Balestrand and the country’s longest and deepest fjord – Sognefjord or in English, the King of Fjords. This is an exceptionally beautiful part of Europe.