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Traveling by train can be an exciting experience full of amazing views. Add some great tasting booze into the mix, and it can make for an even more fun and unforgettable ride! While some journeys are big, once-in-a-lifetime splurges, there are several shorter adventures that won’t set you back much. If you want to try this type of travel experience, check out some of our favorite booze-filled train rides from around the world below.

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Napa Valley Wine Train, Napa Valley, California, USA

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Napa Valley Wine Train: Napa, California

If you’re a big wine drinker, you’re going to love the Napa Valley Wine Train. This exciting experience is easy to book in advance (get your tickets right here on Orbitz) and travels through one of the most famous wine regions in California. You’ll get to take in breathtaking views and can sip and savor delicious wines. You can also enjoy tasty eats while aboard. The ride itself takes place on a historic 150-year-old train. We recommend taking the Legacy Tour, which is a full-day wine adventure with 6 hours of non-stop fun and a lot of vintage vino! It includes a welcome sparkling wine drink, 3-hour train ride, a 4-course Napa style meal, and a 1-hour tour and tasting at each of the following 3 wineries—Mondavi, Charles Krug and V. Sattui. The journey costs about $325 per person.

Autumn in Durango

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Durango Brew Train: Durango, Colorado 

Beer lovers are going to love the Durango Brew Train. This expedition takes place on a 1920s steam locomotive; you’ll make your way along the Animas River while sampling craft beer from Colorado breweries. Brewers will be on board to teach about the history and process of making their beers while the train roars through the gorgeous Colorado countryside. Next is a stop in the San Juan National Forest to sample more brews, eat food and listen to live music. Afterward, you’ll head back to Durango Depot. Prices range from $109–$169 depending on ticket type.

Jose Cuervo Tequila Express Train: Guadalajara, Mexico

Perhaps tequila is more your drink of choice. If so, we have a train ride just for you! The Jose Cuervo Express train takes you on a tequila journey throughout Guadalajara. You’ll enjoy Mexican snacks and drinks on the train, take part in a professionally guided tequila tasting, visit the Jose Cuervo La Rojeña distillery, take time to enjoy lunch and freely roam around the magical town of Tequila, watch a Mexican performance, and make a toast with premium tequila. This experience happens every Saturday and a ticket costs around $110. If you’re looking for a more luxurious ride, premium experience tickets are available.

Armington Pond, CVNP

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Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Ales on Rails: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Another unique experience for beer drinkers is the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Ales on Rails journey. This train ride takes passengers through gorgeous Cuyahoga Valley National Park. During the two-hour trip, each rider samples five beers while learning about each brew. A light selection of appetizers are also served during the ride, and guests get to take home a commemorative glass. Various seating options are available including coach, table car, first-class, lounge, dome, and private suites. Ticket prices range from $60–$95 per person.

Golden Eagle Danube Express #08

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Champagne Express Ride with Golden Eagle Luxury Trains: Throughout Europe

Starting in Paris, passengers board the Golden Eagle Danube Express for a 12-day journey throughout Europe that makes its way through additional European cities before ending in Venice. This luxury experience offers gourmet food and plenty of delicious wine. Along the way, the train will make stops at wine cellars, and there will also be scheduled free time to explore the cities you visit. If you’re looking forward to nature views, you’ll be happy to know that there will be a lot of gorgeous European scenery to view from the train. As for cost, brace yourself: Prices start at $12,495.

Through the Fields

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The Adirondack Scenic Railroad Beer and Wine Train: Utica, New York

The Adirondack Scenic Railroad Beer and Wine Train is a more casual option for groups of friends with drinkers who like both beer and wine. This journey allows individuals to view the beautiful Upstate New York countryside as they sip libations. Live music and light snacks are available onboard. The experience lasts about 3 hours. Coach tickets cost $25 per person while first-class tickets cost $45 per person. Drinks are not included in ticket price.

Thirsty Riches

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Belmond Royal Scotsman Scotch Malt Whiskey Trail Tour: Edinburgh, Scotland

Whiskey fans will be happy to learn about the Scotch Malt Whiskey Trail Tour. Belmond Royal Scotsman runs this luxe train experience, which starts in Edinburgh, and includes 4 days of whiskey exploration throughout Scotland. Passengers have their own luxury, private cabins aboard the train as they make their way along the trail, and an observation car is available for the ultimate views. This unique journey includes 24-hour steward service, all meals, alcoholic beverages, live entertainment aboard the train, private tours and tastings at the Glen Ord, Glenlivet and Tullibardine distilleries, a visit to the Rothiemurchus Estate, a tasting at the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society headquarters, and a year membership to the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society. Talk about a once-in-a-lifetime experience for a scotch whiskey fan! Prices start at around—you’ll need a drink for this—$7,300.

Visit to Colchagua Valley

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Tren Sabores del Valle: Santiago, Chile

Hop aboard the Tren Sabores del Valle where you’ll make your way through Colchagua Valley—the top spot for wine in Chile. You’ll spend a full day tasting the many local wine flavors. The journey starts in Santiago, and includes a round-trip train ride, bus ride to a local winery for a tasting, live entertainment, a visit to the Colchagua Museum, and food and drinks tasting aboard the train. Tickets cost around $100-120 USD depending on ticket type.

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Natasha Gabrielle
Natasha is a freelance writer, blogger and traveler. After spending the last 2 years living and working in South Korea, she continues to travel the world and document her adventures at LiveLearnVenture.com.
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