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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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Andrew’s Australian Rail Holiday

12 days, 3 trains and one unforgettable trip to Australia. 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...
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Three reasons to visit: The Cotswolds

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...
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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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BritRail Invites You to Explore Scenic Scotland

With an extra travel day on purchases between April 9 and May 10, 2012 In honor of Scotland Week, BritRail is joining in the celebrations with an exciting promotion!  Get an extra travel day for free when you purchase a BritRail Freedom of Scotland Travelpass between April 9th and May 10 th, 2012. This pass...
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BritRail’s Exciting Extra Day Promotion

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...
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In Wales: A Steam Railway for the 21st Century

By Carl H. Larsen Progress has taken a few steps back to yesteryear in Porthmadog, the Welsh town that has become one of the world’s top steam-railway centers. Each year about 300,000 steam-locomotive enthusiasts and day-trippers from around the globe make their way to this town of 4,000 on the Welsh coast. They come to...
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Taking the Sleeper Train from London to Penzance

By Sharon Whitley Larsen “You must go to St. Ives!” our British friend in Yorkshire told us. My husband Carl and I, longtime Anglophiles, have toured most of the United Kingdom — mostly by train, which we love. Recently, after revisiting North Wales and Liverpool and with our eight-day BritRail Flexi-Passes in hand, we were...
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Heritage Railways Throughout the UK

By Carl H. Larsen I didn’t know my BritRail Pass allowed me to walk back in time, so it was a surprise to learn that pass holders can receive substantial discounts on a wide number of “heritage railways” throughout the UK, many of which run trains operated by steam locomotives.Heritage railways are abandoned rail lines...
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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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