In various countries around the world, tourists can book luxury train excursions. Those typically run only several times per year, use heritage carriages, are far more expensive than regular trains, are booked as full packages including luxury meals and excursions, and may take up to two weeks. Some examples:
- RENFE Al Andalus, 7 days / 6 nights, prices from €3,700 per person
- Belmond Royal Scotsman, the Grand Western Scenic Wonders, 7 days, prices from £10,450 per person.
- Shongololo Express, 15 days, from R95,400 per person
- The Rocky Mountaineer, 2-3 days, from €1172.88 per person.
For such journeys, the travel experience and excursion itself is the aim, not entirely unlike an ocean cruise.
Are there any such luxury train excursions in the United States?