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The USA’s Top 5 National Parks... and how to get to them by train!

The USA’s Top 5 National Parks... and how to get to them by train!

Uncategorized | January 17, 2017

Last year was a record-setting year for visits to National Parks in the US. In total, some 325 million eager explorers dusted off their cameras and immersed themselves in the overwhelming natural beauty of some of the world’s most magnificent corners. That was the 3rd year in a row the record has been broken and, with National Parks consistently ranking amongst our customers’ favorite trips, we can certianly see what all the fuss is about. The USA is a treasure-trove of natural beauty; extensive, diverse, awe-inspiring – and just waiting to be discovered. Of course, with surroundings so spectacular, there’s really only one way to arrive! Once you touch down across the pond, take to the rails and don’t miss a second of scenery! One of our favorite things about these national parks is they’re often just a quick hop from the train stations – so you can whiz through magnificent landscapes on your way towards even more magnificent landscapes. What better way to whet your appetite? Pens and bucket lists at the ready, here are our top 5 picks of the most beautiful spots in America!

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Top 4 Most Scenic AMTRAK routes for your next rail holiday

Top 4 Most Scenic AMTRAK routes for your next rail holiday

USA | January 12, 2017

The great American railroad has long inspired wanderlusters as a steel set gateway to new adventures, a clickety-clacking Calliope where people from all walks of life can immerse themselves in new adventures. Of course, it’s not the quickest way to navigate the great USA – and that’s the beauty of it. There’s one undeniable boon to a journey along the tracks – the scenery! Cameras at the ready for Montana’s dense, green woodland, Texas’ sun baked terracotta plains and Colorado’s soaring summits. Peer out the window for shore-side glimpses of the sparkling Pacific Ocean, the Mighty Missisippi or the Great Lakes. Whether you’re making the short hop from city to city or embarking on a great cross-country extravaganza, there’s no better way to get up close and personal with the changing landscapes and cultures of America. Here are our Top 4 Picks of Amtrak’s most amazing scenery. 

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Seduced By Spain

Spain / Uncategorized | August 17, 2016

Follow Railbookers’ Operations and Customer Service Supervisor, Tom, as he travels through Spain by train, taking in Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Cordoba and Seville. Recreate his journey here!

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Top 5 Beach Holidays by Rail

Uncategorized | August 12, 2016

It’s summertime, and the living is easy at beaches across the continent. There’s nothing quite like pristine sands, quaint harbours, azure waters and a good scenic train ride to make the most of the warmer months. Holidays by the coast are all about relaxation – so taking to the rails is really the only fitting method of transport when getting there!

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Top 5 Italy 'Via the Alps' Holidays!

Amalfi / Capri / Como / Desenzano / Eurostar / Florence / Italy / Lake Como / Lake Garda / Mantua / Metropole / Montisola / Naples / Rome / Sardinia / Sorrento / St Pancras / TGV / Train Travel / Venice / Verona / Villa Rosa | August 5, 2016

Travelling through the Swiss Alps is our signature holiday, a customer favorite, a real adventure and quite simply the best way to reach la belle paese of Italy! No flights, no long check-ins, no airport lounges and no weighing your luggage on the bathroom scales the night before you travel. Plus the scenery is, quite simply, phenomenal.

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Top 5 Romantic Holidays by Train

Uncategorized | July 27, 2016

What could be more romantic than a holiday by train? If you’ve got an anniversary, birthday or honeymoon coming up, couple your adventurous side with your starry-eyed love of dreamy scenery, convivial company and relaxing atmospheres on a blissful, relaxing experience you’ll both remember forever. Here are our top 5 picks for letting romance ride the rails…

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Railbookers' Guide To Sleeper Trains In Europe

Uncategorized | July 22, 2016

It will likely come as no surprise that we love a sleeper train here at Railbookers! Whether you’re waking up to bounding deer and verdant pastures in the Scottish Highlands aboard the Caledonian Sleeper or taking the overnight train to Vienna for a weekend of art, opera and schnitzel, sleeper trains are practical, comfortable and adventurous – a marvellous trio indeed!

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Top 6 Scenic Swiss Rail Journeys

Bern / Bernina Express / Geneva / Glacier Express / Golden Pass / Interlaken / Jungfrau / Jura / Lucerne / Switzerland / Train Travel / Uncategorized / Zurich | July 15, 2016

If there’s one country in the world that boasts the most scenic rail journeys, it has to be Switzerland! We love the variety – shimmering white peaks, green pastures, sparkling lakes, towering viaducts – Switzerland has it all! With so many different journeys to take, we often get asked which we recommend, so here’s our shortlist for those that our customers love time and time again.

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