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By Andy Jarosz
With bullet trains covering huge distances in a short time it’s tempting to assume that anywhere in Japan can be reached within a few hours. Yet almost 3000km separate the southern tip of Kyushu from the northernmost point in Hokkaido and an itinerary that covers all four of the main islands of Japan, even with a 21 day Japan Rail pass, is bound to involve many hours spent on trains. A bit of planning is therefore essential if you want to make the most of your Japan Rail (JR) Pass. Here are a few useful things to know More >
Get one free travel day on a 6 or 8 day Eurail Sweden Pass!
On sale: January 1, 2012 – March 31, 2012
Enjoy spectacular views as you discover Sweden with a Eurail Sweden Pass, including visits to Sweden’s 3 largest cities: Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö.
Göteborg – Stockholm The travel time is around 3 hours. SJ high speed trains depart every hour throughout the day. Stop-off suggestions: Skövde, to see the Billingen mesa, and Örebro to see the old town, Wadköping.
Malmö – Stockholm The travel time is around 4.5 hours. SJ high speed depart every hour throughout the day. Stop-off suggestions: Alvesta to More >
A popular itinerary highlights that a Japan Rail Pass offers great value!
The Japan Rail Pass offers an incredibly economical way to travel throughout Japan by rail. This includes travel aboard all Japan Railways (JR) lines and the Shinkansen ‘bullet trains’ (the only exception is the pass is not valid on “NOZOMI” and “MIZUHO” trains).
Here is a sample itinerary to popular tourist destinations in Japan, comparing point to point ticket fares, with the cost of a Japan Rail Pass. This is if you are arriving at Narita airport and traveling around for a week. Of course if you stay longer and More >
On sale from October 1st to November 30th 2011 Simply create your Eurail Select Pass by choosing 3, 4 or 5 bordering countries in Europe – take your pick among 24 countries to create the perfect trip!
Participating countries include: Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.
Rail passes already offer up great value and now enjoy even better value with a free travel day on 6, 8 or 10 day Eurail Select Passes! That’s either 7 days for the price of 6, 9 days for More >
by Sharon Whitley Larsen
“Is this your first time on a sleeper train?” asked affable David, the ScotRail lounge car attendant, as he poured me a glass of wine, the lights of a small town passing fleetingly by in the dark window.
I assured him that I had been on numerous overnight trains: from London to Edinburgh, Paris to Rome, St. Petersburg to Moscow, even from Los Angeles to Chicago.
I’ve always been partial to the overnight trains in Europe, and especially in the UK, which my husband Carl and I have taken on several occasions. (Our most scenic and memorable overnight train More >
Great value on autumn and winter travel
Now’s the time to appreciate low season travel to Britain, where you can avoid the summer crowds and enjoy great savings! Explore England, Scotland and Wales this November, December, January or February and save up to 20% off BritRail’s most popular passes.
Take the classic BritRail Pass: for just $145 US* get 3 consecutive days of train travel in standard class. That’s less than $50 a day to have the freedom to travel on as many trains as you wish to your choice of destinations throughout England, Scotland and Wales. And for those travelers whose More >
Venice, Rome, Tuscany, Florence, Milan, Naples, Pisa…
Travel through Italy, likely conjures up images of Tuscan vineyards, sunflower fields, romantic gondola rides down Venetian canals, historic monuments of Rome, Milan’s bustling world of fashion, culinary heaven and the list goes on! With unbeatable views through your window and a great rail network, don’t leave home without an Italy rail pass in hand.
Hopping on the train with a Eurail Italy Pass can take you from Rome to Florence in 1 hour and a half, from Florence to Pisa in just 45 minutes, from Florence to Venice in less than 3 hours, from Siena to More >
Explore its rugged coastal & lush green landscapes
Ireland draws visitors from around the world thanks to a number of reasons…all of which are uniquely Irish! Whether it’s to hike along Ireland’s rocky cliffs, converse in a cozy pub while enjoying a pint of Guinness, walk the Giant’s Causeway, dance a jig to traditional music, kiss the Blarney Stone in one of Ireland’s legendary castles, trace your family roots, look for leprechauns, explore culture in Dublin and Belfast, experience the best of Irish hospitality by meeting the locals or to ride the rails through its rolling green hills.
Stena More >
Seating and amenities make for a comfortable journey
If it’s your first time traveling on UK trains then you’ll be happy to hear that the seats are comfortable and many trains have extra amenities. On our recent trip around England, Scotland and Wales, we experienced firsthand the joys of traveling on board BritRail. Here’s what you can look forward to:
- Clean, comfortable seating, with big panoramic windows to enjoy the views.
- Trolley service in both first and standard class, where you can buy beverages, snacks and sandwiches. Some trains also have a café car where you can purchase food and beverages.
- Tidy bathrooms, often More >
5 Days for the price of 4 or 10 days for the price of 8
This summer, Germany hosts the 2011 FIFA Women´s World Cup from June 26th to July 17th. To celebrate this occasion German Rail is offering its 5 day pass for the price of 4 or 10 day pass for the price of 8!
Purchase your promotional Pass between June 12 and July 12, 2011 for use anytime within 6 months.
Available in all validities, including adult, child and twin in first or standard class and youth in standard class. For a party of two, the German Rail Twin Pass is More >