7 Beautifully Romantic Train Journeys ...


Commuting by train daily can really put you off rail travel, but there are some romantic train journeys that will spark a love of riding the rails.

Romantic rail journeys will take you through gloriously scenic places youโ€™re sure to fall in love with and maybe kindle a little extra loving in your relationship along the way.

And if you want to travel them alone โ€“ who says you canโ€™t?

1. The West Highland Line, Scotland

The West Highland Line, Scotland

Scotland's highlands are well known for their majestic beauty, and the West Highland Line takes you through all the best bits, making it one of the most romantic train journeys you could embark on.

The railway can take you from Glasgow to Fort William, crossing the Glenfinnan Viaduct, which will surely make Harry Potter fans feel like theyโ€™re on cloud nine.

Other highlights you shouldn't miss out on include the ancient Dumbarton Castle and the grandiose Arrochar Alps.

2. Pretoria to Durban, South Africa

Pretoria to Durban, South Africa

The Blue Train can offer you one of the most luxurious and romantic rail journeys you've ever dreamed of, traversing the country between two great cities.

Imagine snuggling up with your loved one in a comfy double bed, watching a movie from your own private suite or admiring the beautiful view from the panoramic windows.

You can also relax in your full-size bathtub or pamper yourself even further by taking advantage of the butler service offered on the train.

3. Adelaide to Darwin, Australia

Adelaide to Darwin, Australia

The route between Adelaide and Darwin will take four days to cover, but when travelling on a luxurious train like The Ghan, you'll never want the journey to end.

The train features cabins with large double beds and en-suite bathrooms, offering maximum comfort.2

Near Alice Springs, the train stops at the Macdonnell Ranges for a while, where you can enjoy a romantic dinner under the stars.

What's more, there's an off-train excursion that offers you an entire day to explore the town of Coober Pedy, famous for its underground establishments.

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