13 Oct Seven of the best European rail journeys Posted at 01:10h in Blog by Victoria Daydreaming about going on holiday to Europe? We don’t blame you – from Nordic fjords to sun baked Mediterranean beaches, soaring peaks to castles that are many centuries old, the diversity of experiences once can have are truly mind-blowing. Many of these trips can be booked through providers like http://www.tailormaderail.com/, so once you find the inspiration to book a rail trip, check them out and create a journey suited to you and your travel companions. Ready to get excited? Let’s talk about some of the best rail journeys one can take whilst in Europe. Through the heart of Switzerland The Alps pass through several European nations, but it is often argued its most beautiful peaks can be found in Switzerland. 60% of Switzerland is covered by mountainous terrain, meaning that its railways provide passengers with views that are out of this world. From Jungfraujoch, … [Read more...] about Seven of the best European rail journeys
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The Train of Wonders "How to spend an unforgettable day? Take the Train des Merveilles," said one commenter on the TripAdvisor site. Le Train des Merveilles, which literally translates to The Train of Wonders, begins at Nice in the south east of France, and runs inland to the village of Tende, north east of the Riviera resort. The train ride is distinguished by a succession of viaducts, overhanging canyons and countless tunnels dug through the mountains. At a cost of €16 for one person and then a further €10 for anybody else in the same group, passengers will pass by Breil-sur-Roya, a small village bordered by the river Roya just a few kilometres from the Italian boarder, the medieval village of Saorge, home of the seventeenth century Saorge monastery, and finally, the medieval fortified city of Tende, where you can visit the Musée des Merveilles, which translates to the Museum of Wonders. The museum houses a collection that dates back to the Stone Age as well as … [Read more...] about Are these the 11 best train journeys to take in France?
While Europe doesn’t have the caliber of high-speed trains that Asia is known for, the continent certainly has better train travel than the U.S. Train routes in Europe are often affordable and easy, especially when traveling within the Schengen zone. Train travel has plenty of advantages over flying: You’ll arrive right in the city center, the fares are often more affordable, and you won’t have to deal with security lines. All data is taken from GoEuro, which analyzed bus, train, and flight times from its database. Note that flight duration includes the time required to be at the airport beforehand, taking into consideration the time to get through airport security. London-Paris Save yourself over three hours by taking the Eurostar between London and Paris. Plus, you’ll arrive right downtown as opposed to airports that are far from the city. Duration by Train: Two hours and 16 minutes Duration by Plane: Five hours and 40 minutes Related: 9 Ways to Experience … [Read more...] about 10 Speedy Train Routes in Europe That Are Faster Than Flying
The best train journey I’ve ever done? Tricky. In terms of sheer pinch-me-is-this-for-real wow-factor, it has to be the Trans-Mongolian, a journey of truly epic proportions. In my case it involved four days of travelling between Moscow and Lake Baikal on the traditional Trans-Siberian before dipping south into Genghis Khan country and then crossing into China and, finally, arriving in Beijing just over a week after setting off. In terms of romance, it may be a bit of a cliché but it is hard to beat the beautifully restored Venice Simplon-Orient-Express – Lalique glass panels in the dining car, anyone? – particularly if you can get on board its once-a-year recreation of the original routing between Paris and Istanbul, and spend five full days savouring it. View our best rail holidays around Europe For high-speed train travel, Japan’s Shinkansen (bullet train) may no longer be the fastest on the planet, but more than 50 years after it was first … [Read more...] about The 60 greatest train journeys for 2018
Europe has many amazing countries that have iconic cities all connected by a great rail system, in fact, one of the best in the world, and a fantastic Eurail Pass system to get you moving around smoothly. Train travel in Europe is a classic experience that you shouldn’t miss despite the uprise of budget airline carrier. By using the train, you can easily jump from one major city to the next without having to arrive early at an airport and spend time commuting from outside the city. In our opinion, the biggest perk to using trains in Europe is that you tend to leave and arrive to the center of the city, saving hours of commute time, waiting in lines and waiting for luggage. Having a Eurail pass allowed us to discover the Europe many only dream about. This Eurail pass guide is jam packed with useful information that I wish we had known before using our Eurail passes for two months in Europe. This is one of the only Eurail guides on the Web that has been written by … [Read more...] about Ultimate Guide to Eurail Pass Train Travel in Europe