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Whimsical Barcelona: Picasso, Gaudi & much more!

It’s not every day that you can say you fell asleep in France and woke up in Spain! So we stepped off the Elipsos Trenhotel overnight train curious, excited and eager to explore Barcelona. First stop, Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel to drop off our luggage, where we got briefly distracted by their trendy rooftop terrace,...
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A day in Paris en route to Barcelona

We arrived in Paris on Thello’s overnight train* and after leaving our luggage at the station, hopped on the metro to where else but the Eiffel tower! With only a day in Paris we couldn’t have done it without the City Sightseeing tour bus. With frequent departures every 7 minutes to all the main attractions...
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Amazing Rail Journeys in Spain & Italy

Follow Angela & Jen’s travels: take two For our fellow train travel lovers, you may recall Angela and Jen’s UK Adventures from two years ago. And now we’re happy to announce that we’re looking forward to sharing another exciting rail trip with you…only this time, thanks to Air Canada Vacations, we’re heading to Italy and...
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Day Trips from Barcelona

Day trip destinations outside of Barcelona The city of Barcelona is famous for the unique architecture at the heart of Barcelona. Dating back to roman and medieval days, the town squares, mansions and churches of the Gothic Quarter coexist in high contrast with the the playful Casa Batllo and more modern constructions such as the...
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Seville’s April Fair lights up Spain

From April 15th to 21st, tropical Seville lives only for its colourful fair: Feria de Abril (The April Fair). Music, Gastronomy, dancing and fun meet to create a very special atmosphere in the Spanish city every day, from noon till dawn. During the day, horses and carriages parade about the site, with women dressed in...
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Europe by train – Journey through Spain

Full-time travellers and podcasters Craig and Linda Martin had the chance to travel with a Eurail Global Pass from ACPRail.com. Here’s a continuation of what they got up to on the third installment of “IndieRail” an independent train adventure through Europe…where they finished up their trip just a little past the Alhambra, Spain. You can...
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Europe by train – IndieRail in Italy

Full-time travellers and podcasters Craig and Linda Martin had the chance to travel with a Eurail Global Pass from ACPRail.com. Here’s what they got up to on the second half of “IndieRail” an independent train adventure through Europe… Into Italy and Spain, while passing through San Marino, Andorra, Monaco, Nice… finishing up just a little...
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Spain expands its high speed network

Starting this month, a total of 8 high speed trains from Madrid to Barcelona have been extended to Girona and Figueres Vilafant near the French border. You can now travel between Barcelona and Girona in 39 minutes instead of 89 minutes. Girona is a charming destination for tourists looking to avoid the crowds of the biggest...
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10 Popular Rail Journeys

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...
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Get the most out of your Eurail Italy pass

Great benefits for pass holders A Eurail Pass represents great value as you can travel on trains throughout any given country.  Italy being a country not to miss, we wanted to highlight some of the great discounts Eurail Italy pass holders can benefit from. For instance, you will be able to board ferries to Greece, Spain...
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