"Winter Express": a collection of the best train journeys that allow you to enjoy snowy landscapes

By TravelWiseDec 4, 2023 17:18 PMNews
Share:
"Winter Express": a collection of the best train journeys that allow you to enjoy snowy landscapes
''Winter Expresses'' offer exciting routes and travel programs. Source: pixabay

Moreover, many railway operators offer discounts or allow children of a certain age to travel for free. Additionally, winter express trains provide interesting routes and travel programs.

Below are some of the best train journeys around the world for you and your family to enjoy snowy landscapes. Such a trip will undoubtedly leave every tourist with wonderful memories, as described in the material from insider.com.

Amtrak's California Zephyr offers an unforgettable winter cross-country experience.

The Amtrak California Zephyr is a 51-hour train route across the United States, starting in Chicago, Illinois, and ending in San Francisco, California. Amtrak's website refers to this route as "one of the most beautiful rides" in North America. The journey provides a unique opportunity to witness the natural landscapes of the country, including the Rocky Mountains, Gore Canyon in Colorado, and Winter Park.

Ticket prices vary depending on the route and departure station. Children under the age of two travel free of charge, and children aged two to 12 receive a 50% discount on all Amtrak services.

"Winter Express": a collection of the best train journeys that allow you to enjoy snowy landscapes
Consider embarking on a snowy train journey across the United States or Europe this winter. Source: Pexels

The Polar Express in upstate New York is a beloved family holiday route.

"The Polar Express" is a Christmas train operated by the Adirondack Railroad in Utica, New York, running from November 17 to December 18. The two-hour journey departs from Union Station and concludes in North Pole, New York City. Ticket prices start at $47 for adults and $39 for children.

This train is a favorite among families with small children. Passengers are treated to hot chocolate and cookies, creating a cozy atmosphere where guests are encouraged to wear pajamas during the trip.

"The Glacier Express" is one of the most luxurious winter journeys in Europe.

The Glacier Express train in Switzerland is often referred to as the "window to the Alps" due to its panoramic views of various mountain ranges. The route lasts eight hours, starting in St. Moritz, a resort town in southeastern Switzerland, and ending in Zermatt, another city in southern Switzerland.

Prices vary depending on the departure station and ticket type. A standard ticket for adults starts at 159 Swiss francs, or approximately 179 US dollars, for the entire route. Children under six years of age travel free, while those between six and 16 years old receive a 50 percent discount.

"Winter Express": a collection of the best train journeys that allow you to enjoy snowy landscapes
The Bernina Express train in Switzerland. Source: Pixabay

The Bernina Express travels on the highest railroad tracks in Europe.

Departing from St. Moritz in Switzerland and concluding in Tirano, a town in Italy near the Swiss-Italian border, the Bernina Express journey takes passengers along the highest railroad tracks in Europe and the steepest tracks in the world. This scenic trip provides breathtaking views of glaciers and mountain ranges.

Ticket prices for adults start at 132 Swiss francs, or approximately $148 for a round trip. Children under six years old travel for free, while children aged six to 16 receive a 50% discount.

"Winter Express": a collection of the best train journeys that allow you to enjoy snowy landscapes
Winter traverses viaducts and reveals incredible landscapes outside the window. Source: Pixabay

In Scotland, the West Highland Line offers a romantic winter view.

The West Highland Line is a five-hour and 30-minute journey operated by ScotRail. The route begins in Glasgow, the largest city in the country, and concludes in Mallaig, a town on the west coast of the Highlands. This train is renowned for traversing the Glenfinnan Viaduct, which served as the backdrop for the fictional Hogwarts Express train in the Harry Potter films.

Ticket prices for adults start at £42, or approximately $51, for a round trip. Children aged five to 15 can avail tickets for just £1, or about $1.25, as part of ScotRail's "Kids for a Pound" campaign.

Top Articles
Top 8 hotels in Belfast: a cozy vacation in the United Kingdom

Top 8 hotels in Belfast: a cozy vacation in the United Kingdom

Feb 27, 2024 21:50 PM
8 stunning hotel pools around the world, from a tropical oasis in the middle of a metropolis to endlessly landscaped jungle pools.

8 stunning hotel pools around the world, from a tropical oasis in the middle of a metropolis to endlessly landscaped jungle pools.

Feb 27, 2024 18:28 PM

Top 10 inexpensive hotels in Paris to see the Eiffel Tower on a tight budget

Feb 27, 2024 08:50 AM

The best hotels in Brooklyn for luxurious weekends, comfortable workweeks and family travel: Prestigious neighbourhoods with Manhattan views

Feb 26, 2024 21:23 PM
More News
Person placing a brown leather wallet with credit cards into the pocket of a dark coat

Emirates Skywards and Visa: Elevating Travel Experiences Together

Feb 28, 2024 07:30 AM
Tasty meals on the plane: what food should not be taken in the cabin and what you need to know before ordering

Tasty meals on the plane: what food should not be taken in the cabin and what you need to know before ordering

Feb 28, 2024 07:05 AM

It's not just about the price: what passengers will pay attention to when booking tickets this year

Feb 28, 2024 06:32 AM

Multiple Factors Drive Rising Baggage Fees

Feb 28, 2024 06:27 AM
19 flights from Bucharest

19 flights from Bucharest from €29 to €60 round trip: where you can fly

Feb 28, 2024 06:02 AM
Expected day of challenges and obstacles: Chinese horoscope for February 28

Expected day of challenges and obstacles: Chinese horoscope for February 28

Feb 28, 2024 05:30 AM
Norwegian white cruise ship under cloudy sky

Norwegian Cruise Line Sees Surge in Caribbean Bookings Amid Global Challenges

Feb 28, 2024 05:26 AM
The French have identified the most hospitable city in the country, and it's not Paris or Nice

The French have identified the most hospitable city in the country, and it's not Paris or Nice

Feb 28, 2024 05:05 AM
China Southern Boeing 787-9 is in final approach to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport on an autumn afternoon

US-China Flight Services: A Step Towards Recovery

Feb 28, 2024 04:25 AM

Qatar Airways Enhances Goa Connectivity with Move to New Manohar International Airport

Feb 28, 2024 03:30 AM

These zodiac signs will have good success in their studies this week

Feb 28, 2024 03:28 AM
Three British Airways aircraft, parked at Bournemouth Airport

UK Airport Delays: A Comprehensive Overview

Feb 28, 2024 02:23 AM
Crowd of people enjoying a concert with confetti falling from the sky at night, stage lights illuminating the scene

Viña del Mar Festival: A Melodic Finale with Argentine Flair

Feb 28, 2024 01:34 AM
Representatives of three zodiac signs should focus on building strong relationships and being brave: Horoscope for February 28

Representatives of three zodiac signs should focus on building strong relationships and being brave: Horoscope for February 28

Feb 28, 2024 01:30 AM
Two white and red baggage trucks

Airline Baggage Fees Hit Record High, Surpassing $33 Billion in 2023

Feb 28, 2024 00:21 AM

How to save money on vacation: tips from the insurance company

Feb 27, 2024 23:56 PM

In the Amazon jungle, a new species of giant snake has been found

Feb 27, 2024 23:45 PM
Three exquisite cocktails

Elevating Bengaluru's Cocktail Scene: Millie Tang Takes Over Copitas at Four Seasons

Feb 27, 2024 23:35 PM
Egypt and the UAE are joining forces to create a luxury resort near the Mediterranean Sea

Egypt and the UAE are joining forces to create a luxury resort near the Mediterranean Sea

Feb 27, 2024 23:30 PM
Spring vacation in Venice: the charm of the city on water in March

Spring vacation in Venice: the charm of the city on water in March

Feb 27, 2024 23:20 PM
The Eiffel Tower reopened after a 6-day strike

The Eiffel Tower reopened after a 6-day strike

Feb 27, 2024 23:09 PM
How to travel safely with your pets: expert tips

How to travel safely with your pets: expert tips

Feb 27, 2024 22:58 PM

Unlock opportunities for development and creativity: Horoscope for February 28

Feb 27, 2024 22:47 PM

The oldest passenger airplanes still in the sky

Feb 27, 2024 22:35 PM
Emirates white and red passenger plane in the sky

Emirates Flight Disrupted by Aggressive Passenger on Dubai-Islamabad Route

Feb 27, 2024 22:20 PM
Exotic Fiji in your home: the best gifts from the ocean paradise

Exotic Fiji in your home: the best gifts from the ocean paradise

Feb 27, 2024 22:18 PM