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All Aboard: 5 New Luxury Trains to Experience Around the World

March 18, 2017 -

From Portugal's Douro Valley to the Peruvian Andes, India's regal landscapes to Japan's scenic coastline, these new locomotives take train travel to the next level. All aboard!

Belmond Andean Explorer - Peru

Belmond Andean Explorer

Embark on the ultimate travel adventure. Explore the Peruvian Andes and experience one of the world’s highest train routes aboard South America’s first luxury sleeper train. Belmond Andean Explorer is a luxury train that transports up to 48 passengers through Peru in peerless style. A selection of one- and two-night itineraries journey between Cusco, Puno and Arequipa, taking in natural wonders such as Lake Titicaca and Colca Canyon en-route. Sister to the celebrated Belmond Hiram Bingham train, your time aboard promises to be every bit as inspiring as your off-board moments of discovery.

Deccan Odyssey - India

Deccan Odyssey

Embark on a voyage across the magnificent landscapes and territories of India. Sail into an age of romance and royalty, discover the soul of this incredible country. From world heritage sites, forts and palaces to an array of cultural experiences crafted exclusively for you. Select from 6 great rail journeys in India on board the Deccan Odyssey and rediscover the art of elegant train traveling.

Presidential Train - Portugal

Presidential Train

The crown jewel of Portugal’s railway, the Presidential Train has hosted Kings, Presidents, Heads of State and Popes for over a century. Built in 1890, it served the court of King D. Luis I as the Portuguese Royal Train, transporting dignitaries like Queen Elizabeth II and Pope Paul VI. Renamed The Presidential Train at the turn of the century, it proudly transported Portugal’s Heads of State until 1970, when it was officially retired. In 2010 the emblematic train was magnificently restored to its luxurious standard, maintaining the original furnishing and style that made it iconic, and has since been showcased in the National Railway Museum as the most important peace of our railway history.

Shiki-Shima - Japan

Shiki-Shima

Train Suite Shiki-shima offers you a prime view of Japan's rich, beautiful natural scenery. Discover the local industries of each region and the unique culture that permeates Japanese people's daily lives while you travel through the forests, vineyards, and coastlines of Tohoku and Hokkaido. See the diverse seasonal beauty of Japan from the unique vantage point of a luxury train. The 10-car train offers just 17 suites, as well as a lounge, a dining carriage, and two glass-walled observatory cars. Experience Japanese culture through visits to villages, shrines, and onsen hot springs.

Twilight Express Mizukaze - Japan

Twilight Express Mizukaze

West Japan has a wealth of regions offering traditional and unspoiled Japanese landscape: the rich history and culture of Kyoto, Matsue, Izumo and Miyajima, and the beautiful natural scenery of the Sea of Japan, Mt. Daisen, and the Seto Inland Sea islands. Discover the allure of beautiful Japan from the comfort of a car with the superior quality of a hotel. Breathtaking scenery, exquisite haute cuisine by top-class chefs, sophisticated cars, and charming sights along the route...Twilight Express Mizukaze promises you an exceptional train journey like no other. Savor the passing scenery and all its seasonal expressions over a sumptuous meal in the dining car, while enjoying the fresh breeze on the observation deck, or while relaxing in the lounge car or the comfort of your room. Hop off the train and immerse yourself in the history, culture and stunning landscapes of the designated sightseeing stops. Exclusive experiences which serve to enhance your delightful journey on Mizukaze include visits to places not usually open to the public, and the viewing of magnificent works of art.


 

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BINA - Luxury Yacht Charter 142'
Offering remarkable quantities of luxury for a yacht of her size category, nothing but unadulterated bliss awaits you on board BINA. Sleeps 10-12 in 5 cabins.

 

 

 

Primland - Meadows of Dan, VA
A pristine Blue Ridge Mountain resort offering 12,000 acres of space, sky and shifting moods. Primland is the ultimate getaway for world-class golf, refined dining, and outdoor activities in an environment of rare natural beauty.

 

 

 

Rawai VIP Villas - Phuket, Thailand
A brand new family community and kids' park that epitomizes modern Thai luxury. Each of the 40 villas boasts a private pool in terraced courtyards.

 

 

 

Hurtigruten Cruises
Go beyond a traditional cruise line - explore the world in an authentic, unique & natural style. Hurtigruten offers voyages to Antarctica, Norway, Iceland, Greenland & more.

 

 

 

Hotel del Coronado - San Diego
The iconic Hotel del Coronado has been the world's choice for creating inDELible moments and connections for over 128 years.

 

 

 

The Luxury Signature
Southeast Asia's most exclusive collection of luxury villas rental and vacation homes, located in some of the most beautiful destinations including Phuket and Koh Samui in Thailand, and Bali in Indonesia.

 

 

 

Mountain Shadows - Arizona
This new resort in Paradise Valley features timeless modern design, 183 guestrooms, a restaurant with an exhibition kitchen, two pools, a high-tech fitness facility, a fully revamped short golf course, and more.

 

 

 

Eden Roc at Cap Cana
Offering exclusive luxury in the Dominican Republic, Eden Roc at Cap Cana, the only Relais & Chateaux hotel on the island, features 34 freestanding suites with private pools and stunning views.

 

 

Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor - Siem Reap, Cambodia
Set across from the Royal Palace, Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor is one of the landmark historic hotels of the legendary Grand Tour of Indochina.

 

 

Villa Sabai Jai - Koh Tao, Thailand
Three exclusive, boutique pool villas for rent on the small island Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand -- the perfect place for those seeking privacy, luxury and tranquility.

 

 

Home in Italy: The Most Stunning Villas Imaginable
The Home in Italy portfolio includes handpicked properties located in the most beautiful regions of Italy; a team of specialists personally selects each villa and only the finest properties become part of the exclusive Home in Italy collection.

 

 

Edmiston - Luxury Yacht Brokers
Edmiston specializes in the sale, purchase, new construction, charter and management of luxury superyachts over 30m/100 feet.

 

 

Meadowood Napa Valley
One of the true luxury resorts in Napa Valley offering golf, tennis, croquet, hiking, swimming, fitness, spa, wine education and a Michelin three-star restaurant dining experience...all on a private 250-acre estate in the heart of the Napa Valley.

 

 

AutoEurope - Luxury Car Rental
Rent the car of your dreams and treat yourself to the best in style, comfort and automotive engineering on your next getaway.

 

 

The NoMad Hotel - New York City
The hotel is located in Manhattan's NoMad (North of Madison Square Park) district at 28th Street and Broadway. The 168 rooms and suites are residential in feel, each with hand-selected custom furnishings and original artwork.

 

 

Rocky Mountaineer
This world-renowned, luxurious train travels by daylight through the wild beauty of Canada's West and is the best way to experience the majestic Canadian Rockies.

 

 

Oliver's Travels - Luxury Villa Rentals
Oliver's Travels are specialists in luxury villa rentals throughout Europe and the Caribbean, with over 2,000 properties (the company with the largest portfolio of French Chateaux) and 10 years experience in the travel industry.