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Last stop, Madrid!

With our 10th city in sight we boarded the morning train from Granada to Madrid.  Renfe’s Altaria train covers this route with beautiful scenic views in just over 4 hours, including popular stops along the way, most notably Cordoba. Last stop, Madrid Atocha! This ultra modern train station has all the buzz and amenities one...
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Ottsworld – Northern Europe from the window seat

Sherry Ott used a Eurail Global Pass from ACPRail.com and traveled across northern Europe. Here’s the second part of her trip that took her to destinations in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. You can find the first part of her trip right here. By Sherry Ott Copenhagen My first trip to Denmark and Copenhagen was memorable.  I...
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Ottsworld – A journey through Northern Europe

By Sherry Ott When you look out a plane window you get such an unusual perspective of the world.  It’s small, organized, tidy, and very far away. It hardly feels real. When I’m flying into a new country, I often feel like there is a big barrier between the country and myself until I land...
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Europe by train – the start of IndieRail

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 first half of “IndieRail” — an independent train adventure through Europe. By Craig Martin Linda and I had been planning for months. Trains, timetables, cities, sights, budgets…...
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Brits Know How to Make Sport

By: Shelly Steig They are hosting the Olympics in 2012, but that’s not the only fun and games in the UK. The normally buttoned-down Brits let loose in unexpected ways, especially when it comes to unusual competitions. Take BritRail across England to discover some of these more unusual events. Gurning World Championships, Egremont, Cumbria, third...
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All aboard! Taking the Sleeper Train from London to Glasgow

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...
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The Perfect Pair

Favorite European combos When selecting a rail pass for travel in Europe, you’ll soon discover that there are so many inviting options.  From the Eurail Global Pass covering travel throughout 22 countries, to a variety of multi-country combinations.  Here are some of our most popular rail pass pairs: France & Italy With the France –...
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And the winner is…

Are you the lucky winner of our sweepstakes ‘what 5 things would you do with 5 Eurail Passes and $5000’? Recognize this entry? The winning entry plans on doing the following 5 things with the grand prize: Visit family around Poland, See the old salt mines in Warsaw, Go to the spice markets in Turkey,...
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Spring Blooms in Benelux

Visit the Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg The Benelux region, composed of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, includes the major draws of Amsterdam, known as the capital of culture, coffee shops and canals and, Brussels, with its top notch chocolate shops, Art Nouveau architecture and Belgium beer.  And although we can agree that we wouldn’t want...
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London to Edinburgh Route

Hop on board with your BritRail Pass London to Edinburgh is a popular route offering several departures a day from London’s King Cross station, rolling out at least every hour, and sometimes every 30 minutes.  This East Coast service arrives in Edinburgh approximately 4 hours and 20 minutes later. All the trains have both first...
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