The journey matters as much as the destination when you travel onboard an iconic or luxury train. Choose from the Bernina or Glacier Express in Switzerland, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from London to Venice, the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Banff in Canada, the Jacobite Train in Scotland, or any of our other available journeys. No matter which you pick, you’re in for quite a ride.
How can I customize my own rail itinerary?
Create your perfect train vacation from start to finish with our customization options. Customizing your train holiday gives you the ability to build the exact journey you want (and nothing you don’t).
Ways to Make Your Vacation Your Own
Choose from our collection of itineraries and customize your time in each city. Every journey can be modified to add extra hotel nights or adjusted to fit your schedule no matter the destination.
Want to begin and end your journey in the same city? It’s the best way to maximize your sightseeing experience. All of our one-way journeys can be done in reverse as well, giving you the choice to reverse the order of all train routes, station stops, and destinations of an itinerary.
You have the option to combine multiple itineraries with Railbookers to maximize your vacation. Take one of our most popular packages, such as the Classic Glacier and Bernina Express in Switzerland, and add another journey to increase the sights you’ll see, onboard experiences, and memories you’ll make! Browse through our suggested itineraries or create your very own from scratch!
Whether it’s a five-star luxury, charming boutiques or action-packed city hubs, we offer you a carefully curated assortment of hotel accommodations, as well as, sightseeing and activities at each destination. See the famous sights or venture beyond the traditional tourist tracks – we’ll work with you to maximize your budget and time for the perfect vacation.
With cruise extensions, travelers can extend their train vacation with a river cruise before or after their rail adventure. We offer an appealing selection of pre-and post-river cruises throughout Europe. Choose from exploring the magical fjords of Norway, the famed lakes of Switzerland, and the bustling city centers of Paris, Amsterdam, Munich, Berlin, and Budapest.
Take your trip beyond the itinerary by seamlessly adding additional getaways, sightseeing or excursions anytime during your vacation. Enhance your journey with a day trip, such as one of Switzerland’s mountain peaks or an unforgettable visit to a glacier during your journey to the Canadian Rockies.
Customize Your Trip
Choose Excellence Class on the Glacier Express
Use your perk to upgrade to Excellence Class on the Glacier Express while experiencing our Scenic Switzerland from Zurich vacation.
Breakfast at the Vatican and a Private Tour
Choose an experience of a lifetime and upgrade to breakfast and a private tour at the Vatican while on many of our vacations in Rome.
Add on a Whiskey Experience
Add a Whiskey Experience tour while in Edinburgh with any of our Edinburgh vacations.
Upgrade Your Hotel Stay in Prague
Use your perk to upgrade your hotel stay while in Prague on our Vienna, Prague, and Berlin from Budapest vacation.
Add Extra Nights in Cairns
Add on Extra Nights in Cairns while experiencing our Best of Queensland from Sydney vacation.
Add on an Adventure to Remember
Enjoy an adventure with a Mahay's Jetboat - Wilderness Excursion available with our Grand Alaska Adventure with Alaska Railroad Northbound vacation.
Upgrade Your Rail
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Popular Sightseeing and Activities
Whether you're in these top destinations for a short amount of time or an extended time, here are popular sightseeing ideas and activities to further indulge your dream vacation.
Experience Switzerland's natural wonders and cultural treasures on sightseeing adventures from beautiful lakes surrounded by charming towns, to Europe's highest peaks in the Swiss Alps.
Italy brings centuries of history into combination with modern luxuries, delicious cuisine, and beautiful landscapes. Featuring cities such as Rome, Florence, Venice, Sorrento, and the Amalfi Coast, Railbookers can plan a trip of a lifetime.
From orange tree-lined streets, tapas, architectural delights, and cities with their own rhythm and culture, Spain is full of sightseeing and activities for everyone.
France offers a wealth of experiences, from the iconic landmarks of Paris to discovering charming towns and villages, indulging in world-renowned cuisine, and stunning coastal scenery.
Sightseeing throughout Austria offers a diverse range of experiences, from exploring historic cities like Vienna and Salzburg to enjoying outdoor activities in the Alps and indulging in delicious Austrian cuisine.
Portugal offers a diverse range of experiences, from admiring the intricate Manueline architecture in Lisbon to exploring the Douro Valley vineyards and tasting world-renowned port wine in Porto, and relaxing on the beaches of the Algarve.
Castles, cliffs, causeways, coastlines, and culture! Ireland is full of exciting experiences and breathtaking views. Grab your Guinness or whiskey and get ready for some adventures.
Scotland is rich in history and steeped in tradition. From the stunning highlands to the bustling High Streets, Scotland promises to captivate you at every turn.
With 32 boroughs, it is a bustling megalopolis that seamlessly blends ancient history, important heritage, sleek modernism, and buzzing sophistication.
Visit the beautiful coastal town of Cefalu with a tour from Palermo, and be amazed by its rich archaeological treasures and world-famous 12th-century Mosaics.
Experience the beauty of Alaska with its glacial waters, pure white peaks, and lush forests. Embark down the Inside Passage to uncover the majestic Juneau Icefields, the Tongass National Forest, and the ecosystems of Glacier Bay National Park.
Enjoy a ride on the iconic Maid of the Mist to Niagara Falls or on the legendary Rocky Mountaineer train to explore Canada's wilderness.
With approximately 7,000 registered historic buildings and over 75 museums covering diverse subjects such as Van Gogh and Vodka, there is truly something for every traveler's taste.
Budapest, Hungary's capital, offers a picturesque view of its rich history on the banks of the mighty Danube River. The city is bisected by the waterway, with Buda on one side and Pest on the other.
Discover the vibrant charm of Munich by visiting its famous landmarks such as Marienplatz, Neuschwanstein Castle, and the Nymphenburg Palace, or experience its lively beer culture at one of its many beer gardens.
Experience Krakow's historical landmarks such as Wawel Castle, St. Mary's Basilica, and the Main Market Square, or immerse yourself in its rich cultural heritage at the Kazimierz Jewish Quarter and the Schindler's Factory Museum.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to know about changing trains in the EU?
From Crossing Platforms to Changing Stations, View all You Need to Know About Train Changes in the EU: If you’re headed across Europe by train, it’s likely you’ll have to change trains! Changing...
Can I add on additional sightseeing or additional hotel nights?
Yes, you can add additional sightseeing activities and/or hotel nights to most existing rail trips we offer. When you speak with a Rail Expert, request an explanation of the upgrade options to your...
Can I upgrade to first-class rail on some or even all of my train journeys?
You certainly can. We know that many of our customers like to upgrade some or all of their train journeys to first-class. Upgrading will give you a larger seat, more legroom and even a meal and drinks...
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