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Five Unique Train Trips in Europe

For seasoned backpackers and luxury travelers alike, there’s a thrill in taking the train beyond the main travel corridors of Europe. If you’re planning to see the Continent by riding the rails to some new places, you may want to check out these five train trips. Oslo to Bergen, Norway If you like striking landscapes,...
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Seville’s April Fair

Come celebrate Spring’s vivid colors in the Andalusian capital of Seville, Spain  From April 12th to 17th, Seville lives only for its colorful fair, a guarantee of pure, unadulterated fun. Music, gastronomy and dancing create a very special atmosphere every day, from noon till dawn. During the day, horses and carriages parade about the site, with women dressed in their flamenco finery...
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Pamplona’s San Fermin Fiesta

Take an Alvia train to Pamplona to run with the bulls at the San Fermin Fiesta! The San Fermin Fiesta is internationally known for the event of the running of the bulls, where the bulls are let loose through some of the streets of the old part of the city. The running of the bulls takes...
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For the love of the game!

How fans around the globe follow the World Cup Maybe it’s the drama of witnessing the best of proud nations laying it all on the line or maybe it’s the excitement of being part of a passionate crowd cheering in the stands and screaming from the top of their lungs. It could also be about feeling the palpable tension...
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Eurail Mediterranean Deals

Free Travel Day on Eurail Italy, Eurail France-Italy, Eurail France-Spain and Eurail Italy-Spain Passes! Receive one free travel day with your purchase of a Eurail Italy, Eurail France-Italy, Eurail France-Spain or Eurail Italy-Spain Pass between March 15th and April 30th, 2014. For example, if you purchase a 4-day pass you will receive a pass valid for 4+1 days. This...
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New! Renfe Spain Pass

Choose between 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 rail journeys Behold Valencia’s splendid Mediterranean beaches, Seville’s lively flamenco rhythms, Barcelona’s colorful cityscapes and more as you travel throughout Spain with the new Renfe Spain Pass. The Renfe Spain Pass is an easy to use e-ticket that gives you greater flexibility when traveling by rail. Simply...
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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 in another! Known for its fine à la carte menu, great service...
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Spain introduces a new high speed segment

Reach Mediterranean Alicante from Madrid in 2 hours 20 minutes The opening of this new high speed line between Albacete and Alicante is the final piece of the puzzle joining together the Spanish capital Madrid with Alicante, a Mediterranean city with a superb climate year round, kilometers of beach, dozens of museums & exhibitions, and...
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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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Granada’s Mystical Alhambra

Departing from Seville, Renfe’s Medium Distance train transported us to Granada in about 3 hours. We enjoyed gorgeous landscape views along the way, where I was glued to the window most of the time. Stepping off the train, you start to see glimpses of the picture-perfect setting, where the city of Granada is nestled at...
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