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5 Must-Reads for Your Next Train Journey

5 Must-Reads for Your Next Train Journey

Antwerp / Belgium / Berlin / Eastern and Oriental Express / Germany / London / Orient-Express / Rail Travel / rail vacation / Singapore / Thailand / Train Travel / Travel Tips / Venice Simplon-Orient-Express / Weimar | February 2, 2018

There’s no better way to travel the world than by train, and there’s no better companion for an incredible rail vacation than a good book. Take the scenic route and lose yourself between the pages of these five must-read novels aboard your next Railbookers journey.

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8 of the World’s Most Beautiful Train Stations

8 of the World’s Most Beautiful Train Stations

Amsterdam / Antwerp / Belgium / Bernina Express / Eurostar / France / Interlaken / Italy / Jungfrau / London / Madrid / New York / Nice / Photography / rail vacation / Spain / St Pancras / Switzerland / Train Travel / train vacation / Uncategorized / USA | January 10, 2018

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 in 2018 in see these stations for yourself.

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Rain Sun Cobbles, Belgium

Belgium / Bruges / Brussels / Ghent | November 13, 2015

Synonymous with Brussels is the truly astonishing Grand Place, it is quite literally breathtaking, one of Europe’s most spectacular architectural triumphs, if not one of the most famous. Our accommodation was at the wonderful 4* family run Leopold Hotel, just a short 15-20 minute walk through the picturesque Brussels park  from the Central rail station.

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Four days in Belguim

Belgium / Bruges / Brussels / Eurostar / Ghent | October 1, 2015

Not many jobs will pay you to go on holiday and stay in some of the nicest hotels Europe has to offer. But that’s exactly what was asked of me in my third week of working for Railbookers. My adventure started on a morning Eurostar from London St Pancras International to Lille in northern France.

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Bruges vs Ghent

Belgium / Bruges / Ghent | June 20, 2014

Last time I went to Bruges was from college so my memory of the place was quite hazy to say the least. In fact, a distant memory would be more accurate. So I was very excited to be going there again. This time, however, we were also combining it with a day in Ghent. I am not one for an early start so I wasn’t too pleased with the Eurostar leaving at 8:04 from St Pancras but at least I didn’t need to be there two hours before departure like I would have had to for a flight.

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Destination Belgium

Belgium / Bruges / Brussels / Ghent | June 16, 2014

The Eurostar departed promptly from London St Pancras at 08.04 am. We raced through France, briefly stopping in Lille before arriving in Brussels at 11.05. After changing trains we had a short wait before we were on our way to Bruges. The sun shining gloriously made for a striking journey as we cruised through the Belgian countryside.

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