The World's Best Train Routes

The true luxury of these world-class trains lies in enjoying the ride at a leisurely pace.

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Grand Tour of Great Britain, Belmond Royal Scotsman

Whether you opt for a one-night jaunt from London to Edinburgh or plunge into the heart of the Highlands on the seven-night Grand Tour of Great Britain, the 36-passenger Belmond Royal Scotsman offers a country-house atmosphere with Edwardian flourishes. Meals feature plenty of game. For more formal dinners, gentlemen are encouraged to spiff up with either a tux or kilt. Cabins have their own rich marquetry, private bathrooms and ceiling fans. Journeys run April to October. Rates start at $12,315 per adult; —Georgette Moger