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10 train journeys that cost thousands of dollars

Last updated on: January 07, 2014 17:34 IST

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While almost all trains have their own charm, there are some that travel through picturesque natural beauty, offer all the possible luxuries and cost a lot of money.

Let's take a look at some of the most expensive train journeys in the world.

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Image: An attendant works inside the super deluxe 'Taj Mahal' suite of the luxury train 'Royal Rajasthan on Wheels' in Haryana.
Photographs: Vijay Mathur/Reuters
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Pride of Africa

Price: $55,000/person

Journey time: 28 days

Country: South Africa

Overall rank: 1

Pride of Africa takes guests across South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan and Egypt.

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Image: Pride of Africa.
Photographs: Source, irtsociety.com

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Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express

Price: $38,995/room

Journey time: 15 days

Country: Russia

Overall rank: 2

Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express, which was launched in 2007, takes guests on a 9,656km journey, world's longest train ride, across two continents and eight time zones.

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Image: Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express.
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The Maharaja Express

Price: $23,700/person

Journey time: 8 days

Country: India

Overall rank: 3

The Maharaja Express, which was launched in 2010, operates on five circuits covering more than 12 destinations across North-West and Central India.

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Image: The Maharaja Express.
Photographs: Source, maharajas-express-india.com

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The Ghan Train

Price: $22,849/person

Journey time: 54 days

Country: Australia

Overall rank: 4

The Ghan Train, which was launched in 1878, takes guests across the beautiful Australian cities and the Outback.

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Image: Ghan Train.
Photographs: Source, greatsouthernrail.com.au

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Eastern & Oriental Express

Price: $11,772/person

Journey time: 4 days

Country: Singapore

Overall rank: 5

Eastern & Oriental Express, which was launched in 1991, runs 1,262 miles (2,031km) between Singapore, Malaysia and Bangkok, Thailand.

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Image: Eastern & Oriental Express.
Photographs: Source, easternandorientalexpress.com
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Danube Express

Price: $9,337/person

Journey time: 10 days

Country: Hungary

Overall rank: 6

Danube Express, which was launched in 2008, runs between beautiful Istanbul in Turkey to the magnificent city of Prague in the Czech Republic.

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Image: Danube Express.
Photographs: Source, irtsociety.com

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Royal Canadian Pacific

Price: $8,800/person

Journey time: 6 days

Country: Canada

Overall rank: 7

Royal Canadian Pacific, which was launched in 2000, travels from Calgary through the Columbia River Valley and Crowsnest Pass, before returning to Calgary.

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Image: Royal Canadian Pacific.
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The Royal Scotsman

Price: $8,718/person

Journey time: 6 days

Country: Scotland

Overall rank: 8

The Royal Scotsman, which was launched in 1985, provides guests a majestic trip across Great Britain and Scotland.

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Image: The Royal Scotsman.
Photographs: Source, royalscotsman.com

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Venice Simplon Orient Express

Price: $4,705/person

Journey time: 6 days

Country: United Kingdom

Overall rank: 9

Venice Simplon Orient Express, which was launched in 1982, operates from London to Venice in Italy.

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Image: A woman takes a picture of the logo of the Orient Express luxury train at the main railway station in Bucharest, Romania.
Photographs: Radu Sigheti/Reuters

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Blue Train

Price: $2,970/person

Journey time: 1 day

Country: South Africa

Overall rank: 10

Blue Train operates between Pretoria and Cape Town through some of the most diverse and spectacular scenery.


Image: Blue Train.
Photographs: Source, bluetrain.co.za

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