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How Will Brexit Affect Train Travel in 2021?

The transition period is officially over, and with the UK and EU having struck a deal, there will be some changes to the way we travel between the two, especially when it comes to train travel. Unlike planes, trains wind their way throughout multiple countries, and it’s possible to travel from London to mainland Europe […]

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Book a Winter Train Adventure with Great Rail Journeys and Save up to £200

Looking to book up an exciting winter train trip? Then you’ll love Great Rail Journeys’ special Winter 2021 holiday deals. Guests booking selected European train trips with Great Rail Journeys before 31 October 2020 can save up to £200 per person. Known for their well-run escorted train trips, Great Railway Journeys also offer a great […]

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Northern Europe

The Glacier Express – Switzerland

The Glacier Express is the window to the Alps, a train snaking past snow-capped peaks, lush Swiss meadows and chocolate box towns. Not only is the scenery absolutely fantastic, but the train’s amenities are too, offering gourmet three-course lunches, clean, comfortable carriages and panoramic views. The route takes you from Zermatt at the foot of […]

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Northern Europe

Schynige Platte Railway – Switzerland

The Schynige Platte Railway is a scenic mountain railway that travels from Wilderswil up to the vantage point of Schynige Platte, located in the Bernese Highlands area of Switzerland. Covering just 7.3km, the route climbs to a height of 1,420 metres, offering passengers spectacular views of alpine pastures, forests and the glittering lakes Thun and […]

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Northern Europe

Mont Blanc Express – Switzerland

The Mont Blanc Express is a scenic mountain train that takes passengers across the Alps and Alpine villages, across Switzerland and France, linking Martigny and Chamonix at the foothills of Mont Blanc. The train has connected these regions for more than a century, stopping at key places and tourist attractions in the Chamonix valley and […]

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Northern Europe

Jungfrau Railway – Switzerland

Known as the ‘top of Europe’, the Jungfrau Railway is certainly not for the fainthearted, a nine-kilometre journey ascending 11,332 ft to the highest railway station in Europe. The railway was built in 1912, running from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch, a viewing and adventure platform located between the Bernese Highlands and the Valais in Switzerland. […]

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Northern Europe

Golden Pass Train – Switzerland

The Golden Pass railway route is a rail journey made up of three segments around some of Switzerland’s most stunning scenery. The whole journey takes around 5 hours, 30 minutes, starting in the medieval city of Lucerne and finishing in ritzy Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva. Unlike the Bernina Express and Glacier Express […]

The Chocolate Train – Switzerland

The Chocolate Train almost doesn’t sound real, but it is, and it’s every sweet-toothed traveller’s dream. The train runs between Montreux and the Cailler-Nestlé chocolate factory at Broc, Switzerland, whisking guests away on an epicurean adventure in grand vintage 1915 Pullman carriages. The journey takes 7 hours 30 minutes and starts in Montreux, before travelling […]

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Northern Europe

Bernina Express – Switzerland to Italy

The Bernina Express is one of Switzerland’s most famous and scenic rail routes, giving railway travellers a breathtaking journey through the Swiss Engadin Alps on the centuries-old Rhaetian Railway. The train connects Switzerland’s postcard Alpine city Chur with Italy’s Tirano on a narrow-gauge train with panoramic carriages. Ride it in winter for snowy peaks and […]