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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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European Rail Travel 101 - A Beginner's Guide

European Rail Travel 101 - A Beginner's Guide

First-Time Travelers / Travel Guides / Travel Inspiration | November 27, 2020

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, with travel from city center to city center 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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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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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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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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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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Life Onboard Our 7 Most Popular Trains

Life Onboard Our 7 Most Popular Trains

Experiences / Famous Trains / Travel Inspiration / Travel Planning | May 2, 2020

Why not skip the plane and skip the car? If you truly want a front-row seat to the world’s greatest train rides and most beautiful landscapes, we have you covered. Here are seven of our most popular trains that you should put on your travel bucket list. Where will the train take you? All aboard!

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5 Incredible Rail Experiences in Switzerland You Probably Didn't Know Existed

5 Incredible Rail Experiences in Switzerland You Probably Didn't Know Existed

Travel Inspiration / Travel Planning | January 18, 2020

Train travel in Switzerland is an incredible experience. This country is home to some of the most scenic train journeys in the world, including the Glacier and Bernina Express! But did you know you can also enjoy the majestic beauty and diversity of Switzerland by taking these lesser known trains?

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