The Blue Train reserves for you of the world's most splendid and luxurious experiences, a great mixture of classic elegance, old world charm, and contemporary service and unique cuisine. The train is much more than just a journey, it is a real once in a lifetime experience that is undoubtely perfect for adventurous travelers that look for sopfysticated luxury in an extremely exotic and intriguing destination. The overnight journeys take about 27-hours in length, and include tastefully equipped cabin accommodations, that feature en-suite bath or shower, private butler, excellent gourmet meals, famous premium wines and liquors, cigars, use of lounge and club cars, and also a side excursion during a brief stop along the way.
The train makes starts its route from Pretoria and runs to Cape Town and back. Pretoria is a magnificent city, a must- see destination, with so many facets to it, and must be explored while visiting South Africa. Also known as Tshwane, the city of Pretoria is beautifed by many historical monuments, an incredible museum, and lovely suburban areas where the travelers can find charming elegant boutique hotels. It represents a great alternative to Johannesburg, and the Pretoria train station is where the Blue Train ends or begins its exciting journeys.
The Blue Train has an aura of mystique around it, veiled in a mystery and fabulous spirit. Famous kings and presidents have traveled on this exclusive moving five-star hotel on wheels. Its name became synonymous with the ultimate in luxury and personal service. The interesting routes of The Blue Train are scheduled and chartered, and are designed to take the adventurous clientele through some of the most breathtaking countryside to be found anywhere in the world. As the forever enchanting scenery flashes past the windows, the tourists can try from the excellent meals freshly prepared on board by famous international chefs. The suites on The Blue Train stand on the top for their reputation for magnificence and splendor. The pretty bed linen, marble tiles and gold fittings in the bathrooms and miraculous wealth, all ensure that guests will never forget the journey they had on The Blue Train.
When the travelers choose to travel on The Blue Train, they actually choose to travel in a world of grace, elegance and romance. The Blue Train is magic, it is not a simple train but it combines the luxury of the world's leading hotels with the charm of a train travel, and its guests will get to appreciate it, and will watch with enthusiasm the whole journey. Think of it as an all inclusive luxury rail cruise with an opportunity to view South Africa's picturesque fields, outstanding vistas, and visit spectacular tourist attractions along the way. Experience a dramatic trip into a timeless world of lux, elegance and romance, where spectacular scenery can fascinate your imagination and luxurious comfort delights your body and soul. Just sit back, enjoy and relax in tranquility, in a real comfortable hotel on wheels.
The Blue Train is rightly recognised as one of the world's most luxurious trains. For more than half a century South Africa's Blue Train received the international reputation, operating as one of the world's pre-eminent traveling experiences.
During the day, the guest’s private suite is an elegant and relaxing heaven, designed with superb lounge chairs and a writing desk close to the window, opening some unforgettable views of Africa's panoramic and enigmatic sights. The journey between Pretoria and Cape Town is operated on a regular schedule. The Blue Train can be chartered for any other route in South Africa.
The Blue Train was nominated as the World's Leading Luxury Train during the World Travel Award ceremony, that took place in the Bahamas on 31 Oct 1998. Acting as an important tour and safari operator to Southern Africa. Enjoy the most exciting adventure of your life while admiring the miraculous beauty of South Africa’s landscapes.
By Eugenia Cvasov
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