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Switzerland Excursions That Should be on Your Bucket List

Switzerland Excursions That Should be on Your Bucket List

Best Destinations in Europe / Experiences / Travel Guides / Travel Planning | July 9, 2020

When planning a holiday, it’s important to lock in your preferred excursions to attend and to book these ahead of time so you don’t miss out. Excursions will normally take a full day so it’s important to know which excursions are available to the locations your visiting and pre-book before you get there. These are some of the most popular excursions to do in beautiful Switzerland:  Jungfrau:   One of the best train trips you can take in Switzerland is up to the Jungfrau also knows as the ‘ Top of Europe ‘ and its the highest railway station in Switzerland. There’s an array of activities to do once you reach the top. The weather station called the ‘The Sphinx’ contains a restaurant and the highest chocolate shop in Europe, souvenir shops, outdoor viewing terraces, and an ice palace which has been carved out of a glacier. Perhaps take a walk to Monchshochhutte ( 2.4 km each way) might interest you. Without a doubt once at the top, the views are amazing! Reserve your holiday to Jungfrau with Railbookers today and let the adventure begin! The Gornergrat   Known as one of the best train rides in Switzerland and also having the best panorama from the top including Monte Rosa massif, the Gorner Glacier, and the Matterhorn in all its glory. Once at the top, visit the highest shopping mall in Europe, indoor and outdoor restaurants and a hotel called the Klumhotel Gorergarat. Now a modern eco-friendly railway The Gornergrat is one of Switzerland’s favorite excursions. The Cogwheel railway has been in operation since 1898 which departs from Zermatt and travels on what is an engineering masterpiece of the 19th century and the world’s first fully-electric cog railway. The ride to the top only takes 33 minutes. Reserve your holiday to … Continued

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5 of the Best Scenic Train Rides in Switzerland

5 of the Best Scenic Train Rides in Switzerland

Best Destinations in Europe / Famous Trains / Onboard Accommodations / Travel Planning | July 8, 2020

There really is no better way to explore the small but incredibly beautiful country of Switzerland than by train. All of the country’s best natural sights – from verdant valleys to dramatic waterfalls and sheer mountain peaks – are train accessible, with a number of these journeys considered the most scenic in the world. Here, we feature 5 of the best, so come along for the ride!

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5 of the Best Rail Vacations in Great Britain and Ireland

5 of the Best Rail Vacations in Great Britain and Ireland

Best Destinations in Europe / Experiences / Famous Trains / Travel Inspiration | July 7, 2020

Some of Europe’s most memorable train journeys are just waiting to be discovered in Great Britain and Ireland. From the beautiful landscapes of Southwest England to the dramatic crags of the Scottish Highlands and the stunning Irish coastline, traveling by train is not only a scenic and relaxing way to discover the entire area, but also a great way to add a sense of adventure to your vacation!

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Journeys From A Rail Insider: Eastern Europe

Journeys From A Rail Insider: Eastern Europe

Best Destinations in Europe / Onboard Accommodations / Travel Guides | July 6, 2020

In this edition of Journeys From A Rail Insider, a Travel Consultant from our Laguna Hills office, Natasha Finkbeiner, will immerse you in the culture, history, allure, and cuisine of Prague, Vienna and Budapest.

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Explore Cinque Terre by Rail: A Complete Guide

Explore Cinque Terre by Rail: A Complete Guide

Best Destinations in Europe / Experiences / Travel Guides / Travel Planning | July 6, 2020

Chances are you have quite a few European destinations on your bucket list. If you’re like most travelers, many of them are probably in Italy. From the picturesque canals of Venice to Rome’s architectural wonders to the mesmerizing villages of Lake Garda and sun-drenched Sicily, Italy is rich with unforgettable places and experiences.

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The Train is the Star in These 6 Famous Movies

The Train is the Star in These 6 Famous Movies

Experiences / Famous Trains / Travel Guides / Travel Inspiration / Travel Planning | June 23, 2020

For as long as we’ve been making movies, we’ve been telling stories with trains. From the birth of cinema with The Great Train Robbery in 1903 to modern cult classics such as Snowpiercer and Source Code, there’s something about trains and train journeys in a film that keep our eyes transfixed on the silver screen. Pop some popcorn and take a look at a few of our favorite train films, then see how Railbookers can help you recreate these incredible journeys for yourself.

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8 of the Greatest Train Rides on Earth

8 of the Greatest Train Rides on Earth

Best Destinations in Asia and Oceania / Best Destinations in Europe / Experiences / Famous Trains / See Canada by Train / Travel Guides / Travel Inspiration | June 23, 2020

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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Train Travel Across Canada - Quick Tips for the First-Timer

Train Travel Across Canada - Quick Tips for the First-Timer

Best Destinations in North America / Onboard Accommodations / See Canada by Train / Travel Inspiration / Travel Planning | June 22, 2020

There’s nothing quite like taking the train across the vast, wild expanse that is Canada. From the relaxed, friendly pace onboard to the pristine wilderness outside your window, traversing Canada along the tracks is truly a unique, once in a lifetime experience. And whether it’s your first time taking an overnight train across Canada or you’re a seasoned pro, these tips will help make the experience even better! 

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8 of the World’s Most Beautiful Train Stations

8 of the World’s Most Beautiful Train Stations

Experiences / Famous Trains / Travel Inspiration / Travel Planning | June 21, 2020

Often the first sight you set eyes on in a new city, the world’s train stations and terminals are some of the best places to experience the history, culture, and style of a destination. These stunning, storied buildings see millions of travelers pass through their halls each year, and are guaranteed to lend a little vacation inspiration. Plus, learn which incredible rail journeys you can embark on to see these stations for yourself.

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7 Ways to Discover the Best of Canada by Rail

7 Ways to Discover the Best of Canada by Rail

Best Destinations in North America / Experiences / Onboard Accommodations / See Canada by Train / Travel Guides / Travel Inspiration / Travel Planning | June 20, 2020

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 train journeys through Canada and the spectacular stops they make along the way!

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