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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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Everything You Need to Know About the Most Popular European Sleeper Trains

Everything You Need to Know About the Most Popular European Sleeper Trains

Experiences / Famous Trains / Onboard Accommodations / Travel Guides | June 20, 2020

Sleeper trains, also known as night trains, in Europe have been carrying passengers across the vast continent for about 150 years. These trains have been the star of countless literary and film classics, from James Bond to Agatha Christie. And for good reason, their allure continues to endure. Sleeper trains in Europe do more than simply save traveler’s money on a night’s accommodation. Oftentimes, the journey is an adventure in itself.

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How to Get Inspired for Your Next Vacation – Without Leaving Home!

How to Get Inspired for Your Next Vacation – Without Leaving Home!

Best Destinations in Europe / Experiences / Onboard Accommodations / Travel Guides / Travel Inspiration / Travel Planning / Uncategorized | May 12, 2020

  1. Start Day Dreaming Where is the first place you want to visit once we get the ‘all-clear’ ? Do you already have that first weekend getaway in mind? How about that trip abroad you’ve been thinking about for next year? Now is the perfect time to dream and discover new places. If you’re into the great outdoors, check out Glacier National Park in Montana or the stunning scenic train journeys through Switzerland & the Alps. If a city vibe is more your style, consider bohemian Budapest, vibrant Prague or perhaps a visit to the quaint villages of Cinque Terre by train. Whatever your interests, why not take this opportunity to add some new places to your bucket list? 2. Explore Cultural Sites & Famous Landmarks – from your Living Room One silver lining of being stuck at home is that there are more options than ever for armchair traveling! Take advantage of the abundance of online resources to virtually visit a museum, see an opera or take in incredible vistas to get a taste for places to visit when travel bans are lifted. Check out incredible Renaissance art on 360-degree tour of the Vatican or lose yourself in the Louvre as you search for the Mona Lisa. View live webcams of Glacier National Park in Montana, the Grand Canyon and the spectacular Banff and Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies! You can also join one of Railbookers live virtual tours hosted by our rail experts! 3. Plan a Travel Themed Dinner If you like to get creative in the kitchen, plan a travel-themed dinner to get inspired for your next vacation, it’s easier than you think! When I was in Rome last year, I tried the amazing pasta dish “cacio e pepe” at just about every restaurant we … Continued

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