Incredible Train Journeys

Napa Valley Wine Train

This train takes guests through the heart of California wine country, following tracks originally laid in the 1860s from the town of Napa north to the quaint village of St. Helena. Choose from three-hour lunch or dinner rides, each featuring multicourse meals of sustainable, seasonal fare and, of course, wine.

Royal Scotsman

Take in vistas of sweeping glens, mirror-calm lochs, and rolling hills aboard this luxury train, which brings passengers through the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Trips range from two to seven nights—we like the four-day “Classic Journey” (from $7,370 per person), which includes visits to Ballindalloch and Glamis Castles, whiskey tasting at Glen Ord Distillery, and optional activities like golf, fishing, and clay pigeon shooting.

Hiram Bingham

Named for the explorer who discovered the lost city of the Incas, this train operated by PeruRail makes day trips between Cusco and Machu Picchu in style. Passengers dine on brunch fare and take in the incredible views from the comfort of the train’s plush carriages and open-air observation car as they travel 3 1/2 hours through the Andes.

Eight luxury must do travel trends for summer 2012

1. Multi-Generational Family Travel

2. Active Vacations

3. Bespoke Itineraries With a Sense of Place

4. Seeking Out What’s Next & New

5. Increase In Brazil & China Travelers to United States

6. Domestic Getaways

7. Value-Added Offers

8. Cooking & Culinary Programs

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