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9 Magnificent Photos of Switzerland that Will Make You Want to Pack Your Bags

9 Magnificent Photos of Switzerland that Will Make You Want to Pack Your Bags

Best Destinations in Europe / Best Getaways / Famous Trains / Travel Inspiration / Travel Planning | May 28, 2020

Switzerland is one of those countries that sits on the top of many people’s bucket lists. From its snow-capped mountains, crystal-clear lakes, fairy-tale villages and green rolling hills, we are constantly left in awe by its majestic beauty. With so many picture-perfect locations, its hard to know where to start; but we’re here to give you a taster of some of the very best sights to take in on a journey across the land of chocolate and cheese… Below, we share 9 magnificent photos of Switzerland that will make you want to pack your bags! LUCERNE This striking city in the heart of Switzerland lies in the shadow of Mt Pilatus and can be easily reached by rail from Zurich Airport. Whilst the quaint old town is worth a wander, its the glistening waters of Lake Lucerne framed by the Chapel Bridge that captures the most attention. It is said to be the oldest covered wooden bridge in Europe, and a slow stroll across it will reveal an interior roof decorated by intricate paintings from the 17th century. JUNGFRAUJOCH For many, Switzerland is all about the Alps, and if you want to do it right, a trip up to the “Top of Europe” is mandatory.  Jungfraujoch stands as the jewel in the crown of Switzerland ingenuity, boasting the highest railway station in all of Europe, cutting through mountains and countryside to finally reach the summit with a view sitting high above the clouds and the chance to walk on an incredible sea of ice. REICHENBACH FALLS Nestled in the lush green mountains of central Switzerland, on a short day trip from Interlaken, lies one the most dramatic natural sites – a combination of 3 separate cascading falls dropping frothy columns of glacial water 120m metres down its cliffside.  Whilst it … Continued

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7 Stunning US National Parks to visit in 2021

7 Stunning US National Parks to visit in 2021

Best Destinations in North America / Travel Guides | May 21, 2020

My latest adventure to the states, I decided to travel by train. This is a ‘thing’ apparently – and I am so glad I did. Amtrak Vacations has access to the National Parks where no automobile has dared venture, game on. Remember the childhood books, pick a path, or choose your own adventure? Visiting US National Parks is very much like that. Whether it be for a hiking adventure, wildlife watching, back to nature, or unforgettable photography there is a jewel in the crown of each of these 7 of these stunning National Parks in the USA, and it’s yours to enjoy, so let’s fast forward to the year 2021. Grand Canyon National Park Located in the scenic American West, everyone has heard of The Grand Canyon. It is undoubtedly one of those National Parks that as much as it is known, it still holds many surprises. This park, formed by layered bands of red rock is 277 river miles (446km) long, and up to 18 miles (29km) wide, encompassing canyons, river tributaries, and surrounding grounds – a natural wonder only seen to believe. To truly savour in the natural beauty – go where no vehicle has been before and jump aboard the Grand Canyon Railway and travel down the Canyon’s South Rim (most visited area of the park). Walk to its many vantage points and marvel at the vastness and beauty of one of the most popular and beautiful places in America. Certainly delivered on expectations.   Yosemite National Park Located in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, it is best known for its waterfalls. But leave no stone unturned here, as you will feel like you journey through this gentle giant including Deep Valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoia trees you are guaranteed dramatic scenery in a condensed space. Now, Yosemite … Continued

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Everything You Need to Know About the Most Popular European Sleeper Trains

Everything You Need to Know About the Most Popular European Sleeper Trains

Uncategorized | March 20, 2020

Sleeper trains, also known as night trains, in Europe have been carrying passengers across the vast continent for about 150 years. These trains have been the star of countless literary and film classics, from James Bond to Agatha Christie. And for good reason, their allure continues to endure. Sleeper trains in Europe do more than simply save traveller’s money on a night’s accommodation. Oftentimes, the journey is an adventure in itself.

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5 Rail Experiences in Switzerland You Probably Didn't Know Existed

5 Rail Experiences in Switzerland You Probably Didn't Know Existed

Best Destinations in Europe / Experiences / Uncategorized | January 20, 2020

Train travel in Switzerland is an incredible experience. This country is home to some of the most scenic train journeys in the world, including the Glacier and Bernina Express! But did you know you can also enjoy the majestic beauty and diversity of Switzerland by taking these lesser known trains? 1. Lauterbrunnen–Mürren Mountain Railway The Lauterbrunnen-Mürren Rail and Cableway links Lauterbrunnen with the resort of Mürren. An aerial cable way travels from Lauterbrunnen to the Grütschalp summit station, where passengers change to the narrow-gauge railway to reach the Winteregg Restaurant and Mürren. To reach Mürren from Lauterbrunnen, take the aerial cable car across the street from the Lauterbrunnen train station.Then, connect to the cogwheel rail from Grütschalp, which runs along the cliff and offers magnificent views. The whole journey takes about 30 minutes and drops you off at the Mürren rail station, at the opposite end of town from the cable car stop and a short walk away. There are departures every 15 to 30 minutes. 2. Harder Kulm Harder Kulm is known as the top of Interlaken. The Harder Railway valley station is just a short walk from the Interlaken-Ost railway station. There, you’ll board a modern glass roofed funicular to Harder Kulm. Travel time from the valley station is approximately 10 minutes. From the viewing platform at the top of harder Kulm, you can gaze out over Lake Brienz and Lake Thun or admire the incredible views of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountains. The Harder Kulm Panorama Restaurant, which looks like a castle, is a great place to relax and take in the alpine scenery while enjoying delicious Swiss cuisine on the outdoor terrace. Walk across Two Lakes Bridge for an unforgettable experience overlooking Interlaken. 3. Wengernalp Railway The Wengernalp Railway connects the Swiss towns of Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, … Continued

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Railbookers Announces Once in a Lifetime Sale

Railbookers Announces Once in a Lifetime Sale

Uncategorized | October 22, 2019

For the first time ever, Railbookers is giving travellers the rare chance to save up to $500 on must-have train travel experiences across the globe during the Once in a Lifetime Sale. This isn’t your average flash sale. From 23rd October through 1st November 2019, couples who book any three to six-night rail holiday can save $300 or they can save $400 on any seven to nine-night trip. When booking an itinerary that includes 10 or more nights, couples will save $500.

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Travellers Can Save $300 on Exciting Rail Journeys During Railbookers’ Flash Sale

Travellers Can Save $300 on Exciting Rail Journeys During Railbookers’ Flash Sale

Uncategorized | August 27, 2019

For a limited time, Railbookers is offering travellers the opportunity to save when they book an independent or customised rail journey during its Flash Sale. For reservations that are seven nights or longer, couples can save $300. The Flash Sale guarantees incredible value on a range of diverse itineraries. Collectively, these holidays cover some of the most sought-after destinations and experiences around the world.

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Introducing: New Train Holiday Itineraries in South Africa Onboard the Luxurious Blue Train

Introducing: New Train Holiday Itineraries in South Africa Onboard the Luxurious Blue Train

Uncategorized | July 29, 2019

Railbookers is thrilled to announce its new collection of train vacations in South Africa! For travellers looking to escape the ordinary, these immersive itineraries offer the opportunity to experience this corner of the world in luxury. Whether it’s your first visit to South Africa, or you’re returning to check off more incredible moments from their bucket list, exploring this country onboard the distinctive sapphire-blue carriages of the magnificent Blue Train is a journey all its own. Cape Town may be the main highlight for many visitors, but there is so much more to discover. No other destination offers such an incredible combination of spectacular scenery, vibrant cities, exciting attractions, and unforgettable animal sightings.

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You Can Save $300 Per Couple During Railbookers’ Limited Time Flash Sale

You Can Save $300 Per Couple During Railbookers’ Limited Time Flash Sale

Uncategorized | July 16, 2019

For a limited time, travellers can save $300 per couple during Railbookers’ Flash Sale. It’s winter, the season that demands taking a holiday overseas. And this Flash Sale is the perfect excuse to get away somewhere warmer—or to lock in next year’s travels. Beginning 17 July through 26 July 2019, Railbookers is giving travellers $300 off per couple on any itinerary that is seven nights or longer. This offer is valid for travel in 2019 and 2020.

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Couple Celebrate Their Anniversary by Taking a 16-Day European Train Holiday

Couple Celebrate Their Anniversary by Taking a 16-Day European Train Holiday

Uncategorized | June 26, 2019

Anniversaries are important milestones. And we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the special occasion than to pack a suitcase and explore the world together by train. An anniversary trip—regardless of how many years or decades have gone by since you both said, “I do”—is the perfect time to experience new destinations and unforgettable moments. Recently, Jennifer and her husband Eugene travelled with us on a train journey to commemorate their anniversary after reading that Railbookers was the best, easiest way to see Europe.

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