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5 Things to Know and 5 Places to Go - Train Travel in 2019

5 Things to Know and 5 Places to Go - Train Travel in 2019

Pre Post River Cruise / Rail Travel / rail vacation / Train Travel / train vacation / Venice Simplon-Orient-Express | September 25, 2018

The new year is fast approaching, and with it, exciting trends in train travel! More than ever, people are taking to the tracks, whether it’s for a pre or post river cruise excursion, a scenic multi-country rail journey, an exciting city to city getaway, or even an overnight train experience. Regardless of the destination, the train offers travelers a totally unique adventure, as well as a surprisingly relaxing and seamless way to get from one place to another. As we look ahead to a new year of bucket list travel experiences, we present 5 things to know and 5 places to go for train travel in 2019!

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Jump Start Your European Vacation on Eurostar

Jump Start Your European Vacation on Eurostar

Eurostar | September 19, 2018

Imagine enjoying breakfast in London, lunch at a bistro in Paris, and a sunset, beachside dinner in the Côte d’Azur, all in the same day. Sound enticing? Eurostar is the exciting high-speed passenger train linking the UK with France and Belgium via the Channel Tunnel at speeds of up to 186 mph. That means travelers can board a Eurostar train in London and in just a few hours, travel to more than 100 European destinations, including those in Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, and Germany via easy train transfers in direct city center terminals. The perfect jump start to a wonderful European rail vacation!

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What Exactly Is A Pre- or Post-River Cruise Rail Vacation?

What Exactly Is A Pre- or Post-River Cruise Rail Vacation?

Europe / Pre Post River Cruise | September 10, 2018

Europe remains at the forefront of river cruising, and for good reason. With its legendary waterways such as the Rhine or the Danube, the Rhône, the Po, Seine, and the Elbe, a river cruise offers all the luxury and convenience of an ocean cruise. And there are all the amenities of a modern hotel — restaurants, bars, lounges, fitness facilities, spas, internet access and comfortable staterooms. A river cruise is essentially a floating hotel with transportation and accommodations included, and can reach waterways and cities not accessible by ocean cruise liners. In 2016 alone, more than 1.4 million people cruised along Europe’s rivers, with 40 percent of travelers visiting from North America.

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7 Ways to Discover the Best of Canada by Rail in 2019

7 Ways to Discover the Best of Canada by Rail in 2019

Banff / Canada / Canadian Rockies / Jasper / Rail Travel / rail vacation / Victoria | August 28, 2018

There’s never been a better time to experience Canada by train! Offering some of the most scenic views in all of North America, Canada’s excellent long-distance train network is truly the most immersive, relaxing and scenic way to experience all the best of this incredible country, from the pristine beauty of the Canadian Rockies to the dynamic big cities of the East and West Coasts. Learn more below about 7 of Railbookers’ best 2019 train journeys through Canada and the spectacular stops they make along the way! And for a limited time, SAVE BIG on all of Railbookers’ 2019 vacation packages with our HOT SUMMER SALE!*

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7 of the Best Train Vacations to Take in 2019

7 of the Best Train Vacations to Take in 2019

Rail Travel / rail vacation / Vacations | August 22, 2018

It’s never too early to start planning that bucket list rail vacation you’ve been dreaming about taking, whether it be an immersive discovery of Europe’s great capital cities, a scenic journey through Switzerland’s picturesque lakes and mountains, or a special adventure to the charming towns of the Canadian Rockies. No matter the place, taking the train makes the journey as memorable as the destination. With the new year right around the corner, we present some of the best rail vacations to take in 2019. All of Railbookers vacations are completely customizable, so if you want to add days to your journey, experience a package in reverse, or even break up your journey with a river cruise, we can help you plan it all. Time to take the vacation of your dreams in 2019! 

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European Rail Travel 101 - A Beginner's Guide

European Rail Travel 101 - A Beginner's Guide

Train Travel / train vacation | July 24, 2018

Europe’s excellent rail infrastructure has made train travel one of the most popular modes of transportation for both locals and visitors to the continent alike. Taking the train is incredibly convenient, not only for quick city getaways but also for longer-distance, multi-country journeys. Nearly every major city in Europe is connected by high-speed train routes, often making train travel more convenient and direct than flying or driving. Now more than ever, vacationers to Europe from other parts of the world are incorporating train travel into their itinerary, whether it be a scenic, multi-country journey or a pre or post river cruise rail excursion. Despite the ease and efficiency of actually riding the train in Europe, there is a lot to know to ensure a successful journey, from ticket types and navigating train stations, to the best routes and what to expect while onboard. The following quick guide will provide the beginner with some basics for successful train travel while in Europe.

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8 of the Greatest Train Rides on Earth

8 of the Greatest Train Rides on Earth

Iconic Train Journeys / Rail Travel / rail vacation | July 17, 2018

These are the train journeys that truly move you, and we don’t just mean in the literal sense. The moment you step onboard these trains, you’re instantly transported to another place and time, full of rich history, breathtaking scenery and romantic allure. Join us for a peek into 8 of the best train rides on earth, and learn how you can make one part of your next vacation escape!

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