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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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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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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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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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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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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 | 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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