Luxury Train Observation Cars
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Luxury Train Observation Cars
Luxury Train Observation Cars are a special feature of many luxury trains and luxury rail cars.
There are various types of luxury train observation cars:
- Observation cars, lounge style with panoramic or large windows and comfortable armchairs or sofas, often with a bar;
- Observation cars as above. plus a large open-sided platform with some seating;
- Observation cars with a smaller open-sided platform, without seating (normally in USA or Canada).
Luxury Train Observation Cars with Lounge
These luxury trains and rail cars feature Observation Cars lounge style with panoramic or large windows and comfortable armchairs or sofas with a bar.
Belmond Grand Hibernian
What better way to soak up the essence of Ireland's 'Emerald Isle' than by travelling on the Belmond Grand Hibernian? The bar has an astonishing range of Irish whiskies - and many from Scotland.
The 2-night journey on the Blue Train between Pretoria and Cape Town fits naturally into your touring plans for South Africa.
In the USA, there are a number of Observation Cars. An Observation Car can be attached to a regular Amtrak train. The configuration of these cars is varied. Planning can be complex and hire costs are considerable.
Luxury Train Observation Cars, Lounge & Open Platform
These luxury trains have observation cars lounge style with a bar and open-sided platform with some seating.
Belmond Andean Explorer
The Belmond Andean Explorer operates along one of the world’s highest rail routes in the Peruvian Andes; some of the most breath-taking scenery in the world.
The Belmond Hiram Bingham travels past soaring mountains and the waters of the Urubamba River, whilst guests are served fine cuisine.
Experience the beautiful Scottish Highlands, with ever-changing landscapes of sweeping glens, towering peaks, rugged shores and mirror-calm lochs from aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman.
Rovos Pride of Africa
Rovos Pride of Africa trains have a special style with rail tours that blend earthy African safari and traditional luxury; as well as classic Observation Bar Cars with open platforms.
The Shongololo Express is a First Class rail safari experience from Rovos which has an enviable reputation in delivering excellent service and attention to detail.
Luxury Train Observation and Other Cars, Small Open Platform
These luxury trains and rail cars have small open platforms with access to observation or other types of rail car, such as sleepers or diners.
Private Rail Cars
Many US private rail cars have a small platform at one end. These cars can be attached to regular scheduled Amtrak trains, although costs can be high and planning complex.
The Rocky Mountaineer offers good dining, perfect views, enthralling excursions and relaxing nights' sleep in hotels for a memorable Rockies journey.
The Royal Canadian Pacific is North America's most luxurious train and is available for private charter journeys through the Rockies. This is the platform of a so-called business car, Mount Stephen, which has 3 bedrooms with private bathrooms and a lounge area. More photos here.
Luxury Train Observation Car as Suite
Seven Stars Kyushu
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