There’s a reason every plane you take these days is totally full: Just about everyone who wants to go somewhere wants to get there as quickly and cheaply as possible, and that means flying economy. But if you’re interested in a different way of getting around, have time to spend, and don’t want to do the whole cruise or road trip thing, you need a train.

We’re not talking about Amtrak. We’re talking about a sort of old-world technology, which also happens to be a terrific way to see some of the world’s most majestic sites and scenery.

To get you started, we’ve selected some of the best train trips on the planet. Consider the Hiram Bingham that climbs the Inca Trail to Machu Pichu, or the Glacier Express that carves through the Swiss Alps. See Canada’s wilderness from the Rocky Mountaineer, or play the tsar and roll through Russia and China in style.

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The 7 Best Train Trips in the World