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10 experiences that you can live only in trains

Train is not only a transport mode providing cheap or fast solutions. It’s possible to have some unique experiences that you cannot find in others.

Here below are 10 ways to turn a travel into an unforgettable experience:

1. Travel foursome

Would you like to seat face to face with 4 friends and travel while chating, eating, even playing cards? 4 seats around a table exist in high speed trains of Turkey.

Want more luxary? A train in Peru, connecting Cusco to Machu Picchu may give that. While travelling, staff will serve nice foods in a nice way. And those trains departing almost every half hour are always full.

2. Travel on terrace

Special wagons with all sides and roof made of glass will make you feel as if you are at a terrace. There are no such wagons in Turkey. What a pitty. Switzerland has many. Great chance for photographers and nature lovers.

Swiss train - Vitali
Swiss train. Photo: Vitali
3. Home on train

Would you like to travel with your friends where there are couch, a big table, kitchen, TV and bedrooms in train? There’s a saloon wagon in Turkey and it’s possible to attach it to any train and travel. Although it’s introduced in TCDD Tasimacilik website, it seems almost impossible to rent it.

Written by Onur Uysal

Railway consultant. Owner of RT Media & Consultancy. Founder and editor of Rail Turkey.

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