Insider Tips

6 New European Train and Rail Journeys to try in 2021

Forget planes and cars, 2021 is all about exploring Europe by train…


Michael Portillo Uncovers Dark Secrets on Great Continental Railway Journeys

The latest episode sees Michael meet a Kindertransport survivor and uncover some dark railway secrets

Semmering Railway – Austrian Alps

It’s not just the journey through Austria’s eastern Alps that’s spectacular; the Semmering Railway itself is very special. Built between 1848 and 1854, the Railway boasts sixteen viaducts, fifteen tunnels and 100 bridges on the 42-kilometre journey between Gloggnitz and Murzzuschlag. This was the world’s first mountain railway and given the considerable engineering feat in […]

Northern Europe

Achensee Steam Cog Railway – Austria

Visitors to Tyrol in Austria will love a trip back in time on the Achensee Railway. For over 130 years, this long metre-gauge cog railway has been operating over its 6.8 km route that runs between Jenbach and Seespitz on Lake Achensee. The journey covers a height difference of 400 metres with an inclination of […]

A Complete Guide to Europe’s OBB Nightjet Sleeper Trains

OBB Nightjet is one of the Europe’s most efficient train operators, running overnight trains all over the continent connecting towns and cities. Launched in 2016 by Austrian Railways (OBB), Nightjet trains are both efficient and exciting to experience, and one of the many routes to try is from Brussels to Vienna. Travelling overnight passengers arrive […]