Luxury trains do not only offer the chance to travel, they offer the chance to travel back in time. Before the jet age, trains were the most popular way to take a journey, and luxury trains provided the ultimate travel experience. Today's luxury locomotives are not the fastest way to get from Point A to Point B, but they give riders a classic experience that has all but disappeared from the modern world. Even a first-class airline cabin cannot match the service and experience that passengers get to enjoy during a high-end rail journey.
During a trip, passengers are treated to plenty of pampering: champagne and wine, fine dining experiences, impeccable service and views of the countryside scenery that cannot be seen by car, bus or even by plane. The best of these trips can last for a day or more. Comfortable sleeping compartments allow for multi-day experiences.