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Whether you're looking for inspiration for your next vacation or just interested in learning more about train travel, we have you covered.    

Cruise through the recommendations in Our Top 5 lists or take a look at our Insider Info articles for suggestions, tips and interesting facts designed to educate and help inspire your next vacation!

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The Passion Play

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Everything you need to know about Oberammergau

Once every ten years, an unassuming village in the heart of the Bavarian Alps hosts an event that draws in hundreds of thousands of visitors over the course of a few months Read more...
The Glacier Express

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The Glacier Express

Winding its way one hundred and eighty miles through the magnificent Swiss Alps, the Glacier Express is one of the most iconic trains in the world. Read more...

Alnwick Castle

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Britain's Hidden Treasures

Great Britain's long history, influential culture and dramatic landscape make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Read more...

Glenfinnan Viaduct

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Small and bursting with personality, Scotland is a remarkable country with a rich history, diverse culture and breathtaking scenery. Read more...

Austrian Church

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European Christmas Traditions

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, it's nearly impossible not to get caught up in the festive spirit when visiting Europe in December. Read more...

MS Renoir Paris

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Five reasons to try River Cruising

River cruising may not be as well-known as ocean cruising, but it's quickly gaining ground.  Thanks to luxurious new ships, immersive itineraries and a focus on culture and exploration, river cruises are more popular than ever. Read more...

The Canadian in Winter

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World's Best Sleeper Trains

For many, the idea of traveling aboard a night train holds a mysterious allure, conjuring images of a mustachioed Hercule Poirot aboard the Orient Express. Read more...

Trans Siberian Express

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Are Luxury Trains Worth it?

There is great debate over the definition of luxury. Some argue it is defined by the service level provided, others attribute it to the quality of the product, while certain people believe it is based on the authenticity of the experience. Read more...


The Brocken Railway

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Europe's Best Steam Trains

Railways were once ubiquitous throughout Europe and their importance to the history of the region cannot be understated. Read more...


The Jacobite

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Britain's most scenic railway

Captivating coastal views, astonishing viaducts, tranquil pastures and shimmering lakes - these beautiful train rides have it all. Read more...

Toulouse France

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Best Months to Travel on Europe's Top Rivers

When it comes to river cruising, there's no such thing as the "perfect" itinerary or the "perfect" time of year because not all travelers are the same... Read more

Trevi Fountain, Rome

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Best Destinations for Solo Travellers

While traveling the world with those closest to you is an undoubtedly wonderful experience, solo travel is one of the most rewarding ways to discover the world. Read more...

The Brocken Railway

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World's Most Romantic Railways

Looking to rekindle the flames? For many, train journeys evoke a sense of nostalgia and romance stemming from a bygone era. Read more...

The Glenfinnan Viaduct

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Best Destinations for Book Lovers?

How many of us have wanted to walk straight into the pages of our favorite book? While that might not be possible today, you can travel to the destinations in which these treasures are set. Read more...

Grean countryside of Ireland

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Why Visit Ireland

Ireland. An enchanting land filled with rolling green hills, magical castles, lively cities and a long and storied history. Read more...