They say newlywed bliss can last the whole year. Maybe it lasts longer. Maybe a little shorter. But eventually the "honeymoon phase" can wear off. Life gets hectic, stress comes and goes. Take some time off and rekindle that flame with your beloved with a unique surprise. A SECOND honeymoon.
Ever thought about hopping aboard a train? Chug along beautiful landscapes and breathtaking mountains, enjoying it from the comfort of your trains seat. These luxury trains journey around the world to unforgettable destinations that will rejuvenate your soul. Embrace the changing landscapes, the serene weather and some of the best cuisine in the world - living just like a king and queen. Check out some of our favorite train journeys around the globe below.
Rocky Mountaineer, Canada
Romance is at its best when you are in the natural paradise of Canada. The Rocky Mountaineer travels through the sprawling greenery and rocky cliffs of the country. The train is a classic example of modern beauty, offering the following:
- A bi-level dome designed coach which helps you sit at the top and dine down
- Completely domed windows that offer spellbinding views of nature
- Large picture windows in the restaurant which enrich dining experiences that offer a wide array of a-la-carte meals
- Honeymoon couples enjoy top of the line wine and delicious desserts
- An open air vestibule that provides a pleasant atmosphere where passengers can listen to interesting stories told by on-board hosts
Carefully crafted itineraries from Rocky Mountaineers include
- Coastal Passage:Seattle, Vancouver, Canadian Rockies
- Rainforest to Gold Rush: Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel, Jasper
- Journey through the clouds: Vancouver, Kamloops, Jasper
- First passage through the West:Vancouver, Kamloops, Lake Louise, Banff
Along with this exotic train journey, you can add-on a romantic tryst on an Alaskan cruise. Don't worry about accommodations before or after as the train will provide arrangements at premium hotels.
One of the costliest trains of the country, the Maharajas Express is a perfect epitome of Indian grandeur. The facilities are exquisite, offering the following:
- Round the clock valet
- On-board paramedic to instantly attend to any health issue
- A lavish honeymoon suite which comes with a separate living room and a mini pantry
- Authentic Indian dishes, as well as global cuisines, are served on Maharaja Express
- Attached bathroom with lavish toiletries
The power-packed itineraries of Maharaja Express takes you through
- The Indian Panorama: Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambhore, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Khajuraho, Gwalior, Varanasi, Lucknow
- The Indian Splendour: Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Mumbai
- The Heritage of India: Mumbai, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Delhi
- Treasures of India: Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur
- The Southern Sojourn: Mumbai, Ratnagiri, Goa, Hampi, Mysore, Cochin, Kumarakom, Trivandrum
- The Southern Jewels: Trivandrum, Chettinad, Mahabalipuram, Mysore, Hampi, Goa, Ratnagiri, Mumbai
- Gems of India: Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Delhi
Along with all the additional amenities, the Maharaja Express also offers Ayurveda SPA treatments to unwind from a long journey. Prefer a night out? Lounge at the bar to sip on great wine and meet new friends.
Seven Stars, Japan
Entice your loved ones with a trip on the cruise train of Seven Stars of Japan. This train takes you to the enchanting island of Kyushu. The train is spectacular being adorned with the authentic Japanese home décor and furniture.
As the train heads towards the island, the cool breeze and the ripples of deep blue waters encircling the train route creates a spring of love within the hearts of the love birds.
Belmond Hiram Bingham, Peru
Fall in love once again with your soulmate at the Inca empire of Peru. The Belmont Hiram Bingham luxury train travels from Cusco to Macho Picchu. This treasured experience offers:
- 20th century amenities, like arm chairs, tables and wall designs
- Opportunity to tap your feet to live music, beats of Peruvian Cajon and tambourines
- A grand feast which includes flavors of Peru and top-shelf drinks
Golden Eagle: Trans-Siberian Express, Russia
From the Indian deserts to the snow covered peaks of Russia, Golden Eagle is a well-crafted luxury train which ensures that you enjoy your second honeymoon in the most sophisticated way.
The two-week trip from Moscow to Vladivostok is full of love and excitement as the train chugs across varied landscapes. The unparalleled amenities of the train include:
- Private air conditioned cabins with attached bath
- Private tours to Kremlin Armoury Museum, known as Irkutsk
- An exotic barbecue treat at Paris of Siberia
- A soulful trip to the deepest lake of the world, Lake Baikal
- Relish special Russian dishes like caviar
- learn to say "I love you" and more through the Russian lessons given on board
This journey of 6,000 miles takes you through 8 different time zones and is the best way to spend some timeless moments with your life partner.
Beginning at Pretoria and ending at Capetown, this is a journey through the grasslands, listening to African tribal beats and maybe even the roars of the lions.
Rovos Rail defines luxury but in the language of nature; As you sit sipping exotic wines of the world, a herd of giraffe greets you; indulge in romance as the sun spreads a mesmerising hue through the deep blue sky. If you are in search of some wilderness with your romance, Rovos Rail is the best place for that second honeymoon.
Amtrak’s Coast Starlight
Running between Los Angeles and Seattle, Amtrak’s Coast Starlight takes you to the snow white peaks of Cascade Range and also to the deep blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. As you pass the fertile greens of the American countryside and touch the flakes of milky white peaks together, love flows directly from the heart.
- Panoramic full windows to provide a complete view of the changing scenery throughout this 35-hour journey
- Swivel seats to provide comfort and ease
- Complete intimacy with the arrangement of private rooms and special attendant at service
- Enjoy wine and cheese pairings in the parlor car
- Board games
El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo, Spain
Take your sweetheart on a romantic spree to Spain on El Transcantabrico. The train, more affordable than a premium hotel, includes:
- Complete glass windows to offer vivid view of the awe-inspiring landscape
- 14 double suites
- Accommodation for only 28 guests for an intimate setting
- 24/7 room service and assistance
- Wood panelled suites with private baths and steam sauna, living rooms and a special ambience
Sprinkle love in the air traveling through the fertile lands of North Spain and traveling back in time at the ancient city of Santillana del Mar.
Discover another side of Australia with this 4-day trip. The afghan Expedition takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the country to explore some of the most captivating lands, which include
- Alice Springs
As you travel across the green pastures of South Australia to the rustic life of the mining city of CooberPeddy, each destination adds a different flavor of love in your life.
Palace on Wheels
Want to spend your second honeymoon in the land of palaces, kings and queens? Check out Palace on Wheels? This Indian luxury train takes you through the different tourist hotspots of Rajasthan (Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ranthambore National Park, Chittorgarh) and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal.
The Palace on Wheels includes:
- 14 air conditioned coaches
- Every suite includes a large window for panoramic views of the changing landscape
- Rooms are exact replica of palaces and hunting lodges, adorned with large mirrors
- Fresh roses
- The delectable cuisines of Rajasthan are available in the dining rooms
- A well stocked bar
- A library and a game room
If you are interested in luxury trains, keep the following tips in mind:
- These luxury trains require a passport and visa
- Check the weather of the destination(s) before packing!
- Always arrive early. Trains try to keep a very punctual schedule.
Say cheers to life and reignite love with an unforgettable journey on any of the above luxury trains. Treat your eyes to the fantastic natural beauty and satisfy your taste buds with a plethora of sumptuous food and drink. After all, your trip should be as grand as your love.