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By: Jools Stone
So you’ve gone and booked your InterRail or Eurail Pass* and you’re all set for an epic adventure on and off the rails. Good choice, you’re sure to have a ball weaving your way across one of the world’s most varied and rewarding railway networks.
For some the allure of InterRail is all about spontaneity. In theory you can throw a dart on the map and decide which fresh pastures to set your compass for. But unless you really like to live by a roll of the dice, a little careful forward planning and some tough thinking about you, your More >
Travel Diary Part 1: Australia: Here I am
Day 1: Welcome to Sydney
As soon as I came out of the terminal, the first thing I saw was a “Welcome to Sydney” sign. It’s a little bit offsetting to go that far and think you’re in another world yet still find people who speak English and have a somewhat similar culture to what you are used to. It’s remarkable to go that far and still feel at home in some respects.
What’s really interesting in the Airport is that they have these things called Travel Concierge and you can go to their kiosk More >
Looking for ideas and inspiration on where to go for your next trip? Or maybe you just want to relive those incredible moments from your last rail holiday. We’ve got you covered with a look at 10 popular point to point rail journeys. Of course there’s many more where this came from, so here’s just a few to get that travel bug in you dreaming up your next Euro trip!
Early this year, ACP Rail’s Andrew Hannan had the chance to fly halfway across the globe and try the much loved Australian trains, an experience, he says, that exceeded his wildest expectations.
“I’ve been working in the rail holiday industry for years now and have heard of a number of world renown train excursions not to be missed.” As luck would have it, The Australian Ghan and Sunlander trains are both part of that list, giving him two more incentives to travel to Australia.
Andrew will tell you that traveling by train in More >
Natural beauty at the heart of England
Not only are the Cotswolds part of the most cherished countryside of England, it’s the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) the UK has to offer. A favorite destination among BritRail travelers, the Cotswolds combine popular attractions and quaint villages into one irresistible package. The Cotswolds area features a range of hills in the southwest and central-west regions of England. These lush hills, honey-coloured villages and historic towns are why this region is the most popular rural area in England.
1 – Timeless villages
Charming and quiet are the words used to describe the endless More >
For the ultimate chance to take in Europe at your own leisurely pace, why not head further north to the relaxed havens of Oslo and Stockholm, connected so conveniently by rail? Use your rail pass or point-to-point ticket to combine the trendy affluence of the Norwegian capital with the 14 highly-cultured islands of the Swedish capital, and even enjoy fjord-filled and tree-lined stop-offs in between.
Outstanding Oslo Begin your journey amid the historic buildings of Oslo, the tranquil city synonymous with the Nobel Peace Prize and Scream painter Edvard Munch. Both these local gems are feted within the conurbation at Oslo Town More >
Rome – Milan – Venice – Florence – Naples – yes, please!
The long and narrow shape of Italy makes train travel an ideal way to quickly get around the country. Italy’s efficient network of high speed trains allows you to appreciate the rural landscape as well as visit many of the country’s highlights during your vacation’s numbered days. Below are five popular train routes chosen by travelers.
Rome to Milan
Most people arriving on international flights for a holiday in Italy will land in Rome. The popular Rome to Milan route goes via Trenitalia’s AV High Speed FRECCIAROSSA trains. With service More >
By: Kenneth Bagnell
One sunny morning last spring in Milan, having acquired a Eurail Global Pass, we boarded a train and headed south to the ancient city of Cremona whose fame is entwined with the violin. The legendary Antonio Stradaveri of Cremona built them in the 17th century and they’re still regarded with respect bordering on reverence. We spent pleasant, instructive days in Cremona, even visiting one of its 150 violin makers.
But Cremona was but the first stop on our train travels lasting over a month in Europe, visiting places with distinct names and a unique place in memory: Milan, Menton, More >
Spain is a diverse country made up of many regions, each with a strong identity, a variety of landscapes, architectural styles, and a wide choice of local cuisine. Seeing and experiencing this exciting diversity during your journey in Spain is easy if you incorporate Renfe’s efficient train network in your trip planning.
The five most popular routes offer efficient service and provide travelers with an excellent way of seeing many of Spain’s highlights.
Madrid – Barcelona
The Madrid –Barcelona line connects the two largest cities in Spain by way of Zaragoza, Lleida Pirineus (door to the Pyrenees Mountains) and Tarragona. There are More >
Get even greater value on rail passes purchased between March 15 and April 15, 2012
Britain is a top travel destination this year hosting some big events, namely the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics, as well as its usual array of inviting cities and numerous attractions appealing to visitors worldwide. With so much to see, Britain is truly best explored with a BritRail Pass, which includes access to all trains on this extremely well connected National Rail Network. Especially as BritRail Pass holders can take unlimited train trips on each travel day making it a pleasure for visitors to More >