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5 Ways to Experience Switzerland Like a Local

5 Ways to Experience Switzerland Like a Local

Best Destinations in Europe / Experiences / Famous Trains / Travel Inspiration | January 3, 2021

These days, it’s somewhat of a mantra for travelers to do what the locals do while abroad. What does that mean? It means that when you travel to a foreign country you eat what the locals eat, go where the locals go, and experience whatever destination you’re visiting from the perspective of a local.

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A Guide to the Most Scenic Trains in Switzerland and Italy

A Guide to the Most Scenic Trains in Switzerland and Italy

Best Destinations in Europe / Experiences / Famous Trains / Onboard Accommodations / Travel Inspiration / Travel Planning | December 2, 2020

It doesn’t matter where you plan on traveling to in Switzerland or Italy, taking the train makes the journey just as memorable as the destination. With some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe, you’ll be spoilt for choice as you travel through these incredible landscapes; in many cases experiencing views that you just wouldn’t see traveling any other way. Sit back, relax, and enjoy all that traveling by train in Switzerland and Italy has to offer. We’ve put together this overview of some of the most scenic and most popular Swiss and Italian routes you can experience with Railbookers.

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The Ultimate Guide to Traveling in Italy by Train with Trenitalia Vacations

The Ultimate Guide to Traveling in Italy by Train with Trenitalia Vacations

Best Destinations in Europe / Travel Inspiration | November 20, 2020

There truly is no better way to discover Italy than by train. Trenitalia‘s arrow-headed trains are invitingly comfortable and run like clockwork, connecting nearly every single quaint town and iconic city, from the city center to city center. Have you been thinking about traveling from Venice’s picturesque canals to the land of the Romans and the Renaissance? What about happily strolling along cobblestone streets eating gelato in Florence? This—and so much more—is possible with Trenitalia Vacations. Admire Michelangelo’s David, take in the incredible views of Lake Maggiore in the foothills of the Alps, visit the mesmerizing villages of Lake Garda, or relax in sun-drenched Sicily and explore places only found on the enchanting Amalfi Coast.

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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 | November 7, 2020

  Some of Europe’s most memorable train journeys are just waiting to be discovered closer to home! Escape into the rich history, peaceful towns, and beautiful landscapes all while being treated to exceptional views as you travel – especially when onboard iconic trains, like the Jacobite Steam train! Plus, with rail getaways across the UK and Ireland, the change of scenery you’ve been looking forward to is easy with rail journeys from any UK station To help you get inspired, we profile some of our most popular UK and Ireland vacations below, any of which can be customized in any number of ways; extra nights, extra destinations – no problem! Get ready to discover closer to home by train!

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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?

Best Destinations in Europe / Experiences / Pre and Post Cruise / Travel Inspiration / Travel Planning | September 10, 2020

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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Relive the 'Golden Age of Travel' on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Relive the 'Golden Age of Travel' on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Best Destinations in Europe / Experiences / Famous Trains / Travel Guides / Travel Inspiration | August 13, 2020

The ‘Orient Express’ is arguably the most famous train in history, and from its inaugural ride in 1883 to the setting for books and movies over the years – including the recently released Murder on the Orient Express, based on the classic Agatha Christie mystery – the allure and mystery of this train experience continue to this day.

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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.

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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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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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