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Trains are probably the most relaxing and scenic modes of transport that offer passengers a laidback journey replete with lovely scenic views. Fortunately, many of the world’s most photogenic destinations have trains plying through them, sometimes for hours and at times for more than a week. The cost may vary from that of a theme park entrance ticket to a high end cruise depending on the number of days, amenities and routes covered. They cover terrains such as snow-covered peaks to seemingly endless desert patches. Here are 15 most scenic train rides in the world.

1. Glacier Express from Zermatt to St. Moritz, Switzerland

Switzerland may be well-known for its top notch trains and the splendid Alps. You’ll witness some of the most breathtaking jagged and inspiring vistas against the white-blue sky. Then the landscape is interspersed with elegant chalets and endless green valleys, which makes the journey aboard Glacier Express so delightful. The journey covers 91 tunnels and 291 bridges and takes seven hours.

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