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Everything You Need to Know About the Most Popular European Sleeper Trains

Everything You Need to Know About the Most Popular European Sleeper Trains

Caledonian Sleeper / Night Trains / Nightjet / Sleeper Trains / Venice Simplon-Orient-Express | March 20, 2019

Sleeper trains, also known as night trains, in Europe have been carrying passengers across the vast continent for about 150 years. These trains have been the star of countless literary and film classics, from James Bond to Agatha Christie. And for good reason their allure continues to endure. Sleeper trains in Europe do more than simply save traveler’s money on a night’s accommodation. Oftentimes, the journey is an adventure in itself.

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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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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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Enter a World of Luxury Onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Enter a World of Luxury Onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

London / Venice / Venice Simplon-Orient-Express | February 27, 2018

Those looking to experience all the luxury and opulence of the ‘Golden Age of Train Travel’ first hand need look no further than Belmond’s Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. The current day luxury rail line traveling between London and Paris, Venice, Rome and Verona features all the luxurious accommodations, world-class cuisine and romantic mystery of days past.

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Discover 3 of the Best Luxury Trains in the World

Discover 3 of the Best Luxury Trains in the World

Belmond Royal Scotsman / Easter & Oriental Express / Venice Simplon-Orient-Express | February 21, 2018

What makes a luxury train journey such a memorable, bucket-list worthy experience? Some would say the opportunity to step back in time to an era when rail travel was the epitome of decadence, luxury and romance. Or the experience of relaxing in style on a moving 5-star hotel as it glides through incredible landscapes and world-class cities, complete with luxury accommodations, personalized service, world-class cuisine, and all the finest amenities. The following 3 luxury trains regularly rank among the best in the world, offering travelers an immersive education in the finer things in life. Discover the true definition of ‘slow travel’ with these luxury train experiences!

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24 Hours in Venice

24 Hours in Venice

Food / Italy / Rail Travel / rail vacation / Train Travel / train vacation / Travel Tips / Venice / Venice Simplon-Orient-Express / Wine | February 16, 2018

Ciao Bella! Built across more than a hundred islands, connected by canals and bridges, Venice is one of the world’s most unique and beautiful cities. A captivating destination for hundreds of years, Venice often turns first-timers into repeat visitors, which is why we’ve shared two versions of a 24-hour Venice itinerary for your train vacation with Railbookers.

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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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