Reaching Venice with Ease

An architectural marvel, Venice has long attracted visitors from around the globe to explore their canals and capture their idyllic sunsets. Impressive sites like the Basilica di San Marco, the Gallerie dell’Accademia and the Palazzo Ducale have inspired the masses for centuries. Located along the coast of… more>

Aug 27th
Posted by sara vanhandenhove in Uncategorized

24 Hours in Exeter

By: Helen Earley

The Cathedral city of Exeter is the perfect base for a visit South West of England. With two mainline rail stations (Exeter Central and Exeter St. David’s) and a smaller regional station (Exeter St. Thomas), it’s an easy journey there – and a… more>

Sep 28th
Posted by sara vanhandenhove in Contributors,United Kingdom

Summer in Australia

As winter approaches, why not head to Australia, where the sun shines brightest from December to February? To make your winter getaway complete, enter our latest contest for a chance to win 2 Rail Explorer Passes in Red Service so you can experience famous… more>

Dec 4th
Posted by Ruben in Australia,Contests

Hogmanay in Scotland

Celebrating the New Year with Scottish dances, burning fireballs, chilling rivers and more

Scotland is world renowned for its end of year celebrations called Hogmanay, where you can enjoy the transition to the New Year with thousands of merrymakers who make the trip annually. It’s where… more>

Nov 26th
Posted by Ruben in Discounts,United Kingdom

Highlights of Queensland

Destinations around Cairns and Brisbane: The Rainforest, Surfers Paradise and the Great Barrier Reef

From the diverse sea life, to the rolling waves of the Gold Coast, the natural wonders of Australia make it a dreamy destination for adventurers. Embark on a journey through Queensland that… more>

Oct 25th
Posted by Ruben in Australia

A guide to the Elipsos Trenhotel

The night train that connects France with Spain

The Elipsos Trenhotel is an overnight train that runs on the routes between Paris – Madrid and Paris – Barcelona. As it travels by night, you can fall asleep in one city and eat breakfast… more>

Jul 30th
Posted by Ruben in Europe,Spain

Where to go with the BritRail South West Pass

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… more>

Mar 1st
Posted by Ruben in United Kingdom

Scottish Train Surprise

by Sharon Whitley Larsen

My husband Carl and I travel often to the U.K.–and we’re always thrilled to have our 4- or 8-day BritRail Flexi-Passes in hand!  Train journeys across England, Scotland, and Wales are some of our most memorable experiences–whether it’s a sleeper excursion, day-long trip, or simply… more>

Jul 29th
Posted by Angela in Contributors,United Kingdom

What’s New in England

From enchanted palaces to Shakespeare theatres


England has so many places to visit, from historic properties, to modern cities and coastal getaways; it’s tricky to make an itinerary that covers it all.  On that note, here are a few new attractions to add to the list, that… more>

Mar 31st
Posted by Angela in Europe,United Kingdom

5 Top Winter Ski Destinations

With great train connections

It’s nearly that time to start planning winter getaways so here are some favorite European ski resort towns, where visitors can enjoy great food, good wine and terrific slopes.  For those that aren’t interested in alpine skiing or snowboarding, there are plenty of other… more>

Oct 8th
Posted by Angela in Europe
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