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5 of the Best Rail Holidays in the UK and Ireland

5 of the Best Rail Holidays in the UK and Ireland

Best Destinations in Europe / Famous Trains | November 27, 2020

  Some of Europe’s most memorable train journeys are just waiting to be discovered closer to home! Escape into the rich history, peaceful towns, and beautiful landscapes all while being treated to exceptional views as you travel – especially when onboard iconic trains, like the Jacobite Steam train! Plus, with rail getaways across the UK and Ireland, the change of scenery you’ve been looking forward to is easy with rail journeys from any UK station To help you get inspired, we profile some of our most popular UK and Ireland holidays below, any of which can be customised in any number of ways; extra nights, extra destinations – no problem! Get ready to discover closer to home by train!

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5 of the Best Countries in Europe to Experience by Train

5 of the Best Countries in Europe to Experience by Train

Best Destinations in Europe / Experiences / Famous Trains / Travel Inspiration | November 15, 2020

Nothing quite compares to the experience of travelling throughout Europe by train. From the incredible views and the comfortable onboard amenities to the ability to get from city centre to city centre quickly and easily, many consider rail travel to be the best way to see Europe and beyond.

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Experience Italy’s Amalfi Coast by Rail

Experience Italy’s Amalfi Coast by Rail

Best Destinations in Europe / Travel Inspiration | November 12, 2020

Travel in style with Railbookers to the beautiful Amalfi Coast via the fascinating cities of Geneva and Florence. With the breath-taking scenery of the Simplon Pass through the Alps, the Tuscan countryside to Naples and the beautiful Amalfi coastline, this holiday has spectacular views in abundance. From Napoli Centrale, train station take the Circumvesuviana train from Naples to Sorrento taking in the great views as you travel around the Vesuvio volcano. Using Sorrento as a gateway to one of Europe’s most beautiful regions, here we break down the Amalfi Coast’s must-see iconic destinations as you put them on your dream Italian trip itinerary.

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Switzerland: A Railbookers Customer's Journey

Best Destinations in Europe / Experiences / First-Time Travellers / Travel Guides / Travel Inspiration / Travel Planning | October 6, 2020

Switzerland – Paradise in the Mountains Written by: Elke Wallace, a Railbookers Customer Switzerland – the land of scenic lakes, some of Europe’s highest mountains and an abundance of nature. It is one of those countries that is well able to combine culture and traditions with innovation and being a modern, open-minded democratic nation. The public transport network is one of a kind and a role model to follow and hospitality and service are examples of excellence and professionalism. After years of just dreaming to visit this exciting destination, I booked a trip with Railbookers, my favourite rail travel supplier, in July 2020 just after Switzerland had been declared one of the safest European countries to travel to in COVID times by Trainline. I based my trip on the suggested itinerary “Peaks of Switzerland from Wengen” with a few little additions and changes.

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An Insider's Look: Orient-Express to Venice

An Insider's Look: Orient-Express to Venice

Experiences / Famous Trains / Travel Guides | October 6, 2020

An Insider’s Look Back to an Iconic Railbooker’s Holiday There are some train journeys that carry a certain reputation before them, but arguably none have the reputation for glamour, style and sophistication of the Orient Express to Venice. Anticipation was certainly in the air as Gareth and I arrived at London Victoria, suited and booted, ready to begin the trip.

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5 of the Best Train Holidays to Take in 2021 or 2022

5 of the Best Train Holidays to Take in 2021 or 2022

Experiences / Famous Trains / Travel Inspiration | September 29, 2020

It’s never too early to start planning that bucket list train holiday you’ve been dreaming about taking, whether it be an immersive discovery of Europe’s great capital cities, a scenic journey through Switzerland’s picturesque lakes and mountains, or a special adventure to the charming towns of the Canadian Rockies. No matter the place, taking the train makes the journey as memorable as the destination. With the new year right around the corner, we present some of our favourite rail holidays over the years and we hope that you’ll be excited to take them as well in 2021 or 2022! All of Railbookers’ holidays can be tailor-made, so if you want to add days to your journey, experience a package in reverse, or add sightseeing tours and activities, we can help you plan it all. Time to take the trip of your dreams!

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Journeys From A Rail Insider: Canadian Rockies in Winter Onboard VIA Rail

Journeys From A Rail Insider: Canadian Rockies in Winter Onboard VIA Rail

Best Destinations in North America / First-Time Travellers / Onboard Accommodations / See Canada by Train / Travel Guides | August 18, 2020

The Canadian Rockies is a destination that’s on many travellers’ bucket list. It’s also one of our best-selling trips. And for good reason. This is a place of unrivalled awe and beauty. It’s the kind of place that takes you far from the hustle and bustle of daily routine and makes you appreciate Mother Nature’s splendour. Dense, mist-veiled trembling pine forests, staggering mountain peaks, alpine meadows, and sweeping views that would humble even the most discerning traveller. It’s not only an outdoor wonderland and a landscape photographer’s dream, it’s a land of enchantment.

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Take the Train to the Most Stunning Italian Lakes

Take the Train to the Most Stunning Italian Lakes

Best Destinations in Europe / Experiences / Travel Inspiration / Travel Planning | August 15, 2020

Italy’s stunning lakes region, nestled between the Prealpine foothills and straddling the border with Switzerland, is the stuff of languid summer dreams – azure glacial lakes, umber-hued, old-world villages with colourful gardens nestled along the verdant shores, wine regions dating back to the Roman empire, and enough delicious regional cuisine to make your stomach very, very happy. Fortunately, getting to the Italian lakes is easy by train, with the added benefit of experiencing the fabulous scenery of the Swiss Alps en route. Take a look at some of our popular itineraries below or call us to help tailor-make your summer holiday to this special region! 

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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 / Onboard Accommodations / 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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5 Ways to Experience Italy via the Alps

5 Ways to Experience Italy via the Alps

Best Destinations in Europe / Best Getaways / Experiences / Travel Guides / Travel Inspiration | August 10, 2020

Travelling through the Swiss Alps is our signature holiday, a customer favourite, a real adventure and quite simply the best way to reach la belle paese of Italy! No flights, no long check-ins, no airport lounges, and no weighing your luggage on the bathroom scales the night before you travel. Plus the scenery is, quite simply, phenomenal.

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