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By Marilyn Jones
Train travel has made a day away from London an easy proposition for travelers based in the capital city. One city you might like to consider is Norwich, the most complete medieval city in England with the largest intact medieval street pattern in Europe. A quick two hour train ride will net you centuries of exploring opportunities.
The best way to get to know the city is on a City Sightseeing bus. The Norwich bus tour begins across the street from Theatre Royal. Although you can walk from the train station, I took a taxi.
The bus stops at every More >
Leaving Milan to explore nearby destinations
Milan is Italy’s second largest city. Milan is known for its art, fashion sense and the accomplishments of its sports teams. It’s the city where you can enjoy Da Vinci’s Last Supper and other great paintings or spend hours in shopping malls and designer stores. Some destinations just outside Milan are also worth the detour, since they can be quickly reached by train and you’ll be sure to make it back to Milan before bedtime!
With summer quickly approaching, this is be the perfect time to grab a BritRail South West Pass and head for the region of Devon where you will find a number of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Here are our suggestions of events and activities you shouldn’t miss out on.
Exeter and the Heart of Devon
Exeter is known as the cultural capital of the south west as it hosts many concerts, artistic and theatre events throughout the year.
- The Devon County Show (May 16, 17 and 18) The Devon County Show is one such event and takes place as the weather starts to More >
The *smartest* way to plan a rail trip
There’s some great news for travelers heading to Europe! Eurail recently unveiled its Rail Planner app, a smartphone application for Eurail and InterRail passholders with tons of helpful features including the ability to use the app without an internet connection. The Rail Planner app is the travel companion you will want to bring along with you to stay ahead of train schedules and remain informed about the trains and the cities you want to visit. You could say that this app is the *smartest* way to plan a rail trip while in Europe.
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A focus on Britain’s Southwest
The BritRail South West Pass is a great way to get around the UK’s southwest region by train. As BritRail is launching its new rail pass, we want to highlight some of the places and activities you will be able to enjoy with this new pass.
A boat trip on River Thames The Thames is England’s longest river. The Thames trail runs through Windsor where you can follow a route that stretches from the town of Henley to Runnymede. The trail passes through Hurley Lock where you can stop and book a night at Olde Bell inn, one of More >
Sweden’s best from Stockholm to Goteborg
Sweden is as beautiful as it is peaceful, the country attracts a lot of visitors enjoying outdoor activities and its Nordic winters. Stockholm and Göteborg are among its most popular destinations and allows for a world of discoveries. Both cities are linked by a single rail line.
Built on 14 islands, connected by 57 bridges, the city distinguishes itself with lovely green spaces and a ubiquitous proximity to the water. Most of Stockholm’s attractions can be reached on foot, allowing you to experience the natural scenery such as the Royal National City Park, holding the More >
Save 20% on your 5 or 6 days German Rail Pass
You can save up to 20% off the purchase of a 5 days or 6 days German Rail Pass up until March 31st, 2013. The German Rail Pass Promotion gives you a great opportunity to see all of Germany’s attractions and save even more in Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt on public transportation, museums, wining & dining, sightseeing, nightlife and shopping by receiving a free Welcome Card in those 4 major cities! The Welcome Card will be granted after showing the promotional German Rail Pass at the tourist information kiosk in More >
A look at Japan’s southernmost island
Planning a trip to Kyushu? Japan’s third island in size includes eight prefectures and many cities waiting to be discovered. You can explore the island at your leisure with a Kyushu Rail Pass. Here are six destinations you can reach by rail to help get your itinerary started.
Fukuoka Fukuoka is regarded as a nice city to start when visiting Japan for the first time. The city is fairly modern and its public transit services, including the shinkansen bullet trains, are linked to most of the city’s main attractions. One of those attractions, the Kyushu National Museum, More >
Cardiff serves as both the capital and the largest city in Wales, placing it at the center of the most important region in the country. The storied Cardiff castle, the eccentric Dr. Who Experience and the Wales Millennium Centre are part of what makes Cardiff such a unique place to visit.
1 - Cardiff Castle: 2000 years of history The medieval architectural style of Cardiff Castle places it among the city’s leading attractions. Guided tours of this 2000 year old landmark are offered year round. Cardiff Castle also hosts a number of great summer events including medieval Jousting, midsummer evenings with Shakespeare and More >
By Candace Leslie
No matter where I plan to go when visiting Scotland, I always hope to spend at least a few days around the Kyle of Localsh. Happily, with the flexibility of a BritRail Pass or a Freedom of Scotland Pass, I can add this magical rail journey to most any itinerary. While there are many ways to reach the Kyle of Lochalsh and its gateway to the Isle of Skye, none can beat the rail journey from Inverness on the Kyle Line. The excursion takes only two-and-a-half hours, but it passes through some of the most spectacular scenery in Great More >