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Here's Why the Train is the Best Way to Travel in These Top European Countries

Here's Why the Train is the Best Way to Travel in These Top European Countries

Eurostar / Germany / Italy / Spain / Switzerland / Train Travel / train vacation / Trenitalia | December 11, 2018

The benefits of train travel in Europe are so many that there really is no good argument for getting around any other way. First-time travelers to the continent are often surprised at the ease with which they can travel to multiple destinations by rail, not to mention the value for the money, the comfortable onboard accommodations, and the beautiful scenery around every turn.

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Discover More of Italy by Train

Discover More of Italy by Train

Italy / Rail Travel / rail vacation / Train Travel / train vacation | December 4, 2018

Traveling by train through Italy means adventure, romance, and the ability to get anywhere in the country quickly and easily – from the canals of Venice and the monuments of Rome to the gorgeous coastlines of the Cinque Terre and the Amalfi Coast. Trenitalia, Italy’s excellent national train network, operates thousands of trains per day, connecting every major city in Italy, including Rome, Venice, Florence and Milan via high-speed lines, as well as over 200 regional destinations, including Lake Como, Cinque Terre, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, via intercity and regional lines. So it’s entirely possible to visit all of your favorite Italian destinations, from top to toe, in one amazing trip.

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

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

Canada / Canadian Rockies / Train Travel / train vacation | November 13, 2018

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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5 Ways to Customize Your Train Vacation for the Journey of Your Dreams

5 Ways to Customize Your Train Vacation for the Journey of Your Dreams

Train Travel / train vacation / Travel Tips | October 22, 2018

Personalized travel is all the rage these days and for good reason – the ability to create the exact vacation you want (and nothing you don’t) is incredibly appealing. But what does it really mean to customize your train vacation? As the name implies, a customized, or tailor-made train journey is an independent rail travel plan, custom-designed based on what you want to see and do. Want to spend a week shopping in Paris before moving on to a romantic weekend in Venice? How about adding on a day trip to Florence to visit the famous Uffizi Museum before heading to Rome to tour the Colosseum and the ancient ruins? Or perhaps adding-on a few days in London to the start the journey, and taking the Eurostar across the Channel to Paris? With a custom-designed itinerary, the options are endless and only limited by your imagination!

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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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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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48 Hours in Prague

48 Hours in Prague

Czech Republic / Eastern Europe / Europe / Food / Prague / Rail Travel / rail vacation / Train Travel / train vacation / Wine | June 21, 2018

One of the world’s most romantic cities, Prague offers tranquil, waterside beauty and a vibrant urban energy that’s unlike anywhere else in the world.  Discover captivating Gothic, Baroque, Art Nouveau, and Cubist architecture, and a maze of lanes lined with pubs, shops and restaurants. Not sure where to start? We’ve created a 48-hour Prague itinerary for first-timers and return visitors to make the most of your time in this enchanting city.

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Traveling in Europe by Train - Your Top 10 Questions Answered

Traveling in Europe by Train - Your Top 10 Questions Answered

Train Travel / train vacation | June 19, 2018

The iconic cities and classic landmarks of Europe are connected by a comprehensive rail system that is at once efficient, fast, convenient and incredibly scenic. Each country’s independent rail network works together to contribute to a diverse infrastructure that’s a thrill to ride.

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Experience the Best of Canada by Train

Experience the Best of Canada by Train

Canada / Train Travel / train vacation | June 5, 2018

VIA Rail Through the Rockies There is arguably no better way to experience the diverse and incredibly picturesque landscapes of Canada than by train. A number of the country’s signature routes are bucket-list worthy journeys boasting impeccable onboard service and accommodations, superb cuisine, and of course, some of the most epic scenery on earth right outside your window. Read on as we profile one such route, and some of the best sights you’ll see onboard (and off) VIA Rail’s flagship Canadian line.

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48 Hours In: Lucerne, Switzerland

48 Hours In: Lucerne, Switzerland

Bernina Express / Food / Lucerne / Rail Travel / rail vacation / Switzerland / Train Travel / train vacation / Travel Tips / Vacations | May 7, 2018

Gruetzi wohl! That’s “Hello!” or “Greetings!” in Swiss-German. 30 miles from bustling Zurich, you’ll find the compact, central-Switzerland city of Lucerne. Settled between breathtaking mountains and the picturesque lake of the same name, Lucerne is just how you’d expect a Swiss fairytale village to look. We guarantee that once you’ve visited this quaint town with its beautiful architecture, stunning vistas, and fresh mountain air, you’ll be planning your next visit in no time. That’s why we’ve shared two 48-hour itineraries: one for your first time, and one for a return visit.

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