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Introducing: Around the World by Rail with Railbookers

Introducing: Around the World by Rail with Railbookers

Around the World / China / Iconic Trains / Train Travel / USA | May 6, 2019

Railbookers just launched its extraordinary Around the World by Rail vacation, giving travelers the opportunity to discover the most sought-after destinations and experiences all in one trip. It’s not merely a train vacation, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime journey featuring unforgettable moments and adventures that are rarely seen together in a single itinerary. This 57-day trip is the ultimate bucket-list itinerary for those interested in traversing across four continents, 15 countries, 20-plus cities, and four U.S. national parks while enjoying some of the greatest train rides along the way.

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The Train is the Star in These 6 Famous Movies

The Train is the Star in These 6 Famous Movies

Austria / France / India / Italy / Orient-Express / Paris / Rail Travel / rail vacation / Train Travel / train vacation / USA / Vacations / Venice Simplon-Orient-Express / Vienna / Western Europe | March 16, 2018

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 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 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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Top 4 Most Scenic AMTRAK routes for your next rail holiday

Top 4 Most Scenic AMTRAK routes for your next rail holiday

USA | January 12, 2017

The great American railroad has long inspired wanderlusters as a steel set gateway to new adventures, a clickety-clacking Calliope where people from all walks of life can immerse themselves in new adventures. Of course, it’s not the quickest way to navigate the great USA – and that’s the beauty of it. There’s one undeniable boon to a journey along the tracks – the scenery! Cameras at the ready for Montana’s dense, green woodland, Texas’ sun baked terracotta plains and Colorado’s soaring summits. Peer out the window for shore-side glimpses of the sparkling Pacific Ocean, the Mighty Missisippi or the Great Lakes. Whether you’re making the short hop from city to city or embarking on a great cross-country extravaganza, there’s no better way to get up close and personal with the changing landscapes and cultures of America. Here are our Top 4 Picks of Amtrak’s most amazing scenery. 

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San Francisco: Top 5 sights

USA | October 14, 2015

Take one of the world’s most famous bridges, some Californian sunshine, refreshing, cool wind and hills which might take your breath away – metaphorically and literally if you walk about them all day – and you get the beautiful city of San Francisco!

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Amtrak 68 from Montréal to New York

Amtrak / Canada / New York / Train Travel / USA | April 25, 2015

Amtrak 68 – known as the Adirondack – takes eleven hours to trundle slowly southwards from Montréal to New York. It’s not the fastest way to travel between the cities – the flight takes less than an hour – but it’s almost certainly the most beautiful. Last month I took my family on the train so that we could finish off our summer holiday in Québec with a few days of fun in New York.

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West Coast USA aboard the Coast Starlight Express

Australia / Food / Los Angeles / Sydney / USA | October 3, 2014

After a long flight from Sydney to LAX, I hopped off the plane and bid farewell to my arm rest nemesis from seat 53B. Being able to secure the back part of the arm rest for both elbows is the most important thing you’ll ever do on a long haul flight. You don’t want to get into a “one forward, one back” type situation for 13 hours, so asserting dominance early on is key. Seat 53B knew I was the man, however it wasn’t easy.

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