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7 of the Greatest Train Rides on Earth

7 of the Greatest Train Rides on Earth

Iconic Trains / Train Travel | July 19, 2018

These are the train journeys that truly move you, and we don’t just mean in the literal sense. The moment you step onboard these trains, you’re instantly transported to another place and time, full of rich history, breath taking scenery and romantic allure. Join us for a peek into 7 of the best train rides on earth, and learn how you can make one part of your next holiday escape!

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Spain and Portugal by Season

Spain and Portugal by Season

Andalucia / Lisbon / Madrid / Portugal / rail holiday / Seville / Spain | June 6, 2018

From sun-kissed coasts, to rugged mountain interiors, to breathtaking architecture, Spain and Portugal hold a wealth of travel wonder. Wondering which season makes for the best rail holiday? No matter when you visit, you’ll find pleasant temperatures and fascinating cultural events all around in each country, however, some destinations are best seen in one particular season. See what’s in season when you travel to Spain and Portugal with Railbookers!

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Take the Train to the Most Stunning Italian Lakes

Take the Train to the Most Stunning Italian Lakes

Italy / Lake Como / Lake Garda / Lake Maggiore | May 2, 2018

Italy’s stunning lakes region, nestled between the Prealpine foothills and straddling the border with Switzerland, is the stuff of languid summer dreams – azure glacial lakes, umber-hued, old-world villages with colorful gardens nestled along the verdant shores, wine regions dating back to the Roman empire, and enough delicious regional cuisine to make your stomach very, very happy. Fortunately, getting to the Italian lakes is easy by train, with the added benefit of experiencing the fabulous scenery of the Swiss Alps en route. Take a look at some of our popular itineraries below or call us to help tailor make your holiday to this special region! 

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Journeys from a Rail Insider: Venice, Florence, and Rome—Italy’s 3 Greatest Cities

Journeys from a Rail Insider: Venice, Florence, and Rome—Italy’s 3 Greatest Cities

Florence / Italy / Rome / Venice | April 23, 2018

Brittney taking in the beautiful views in Venice. Last October, our Inside Sales Manager from our Laguna Hills office, Brittney Spotten, travelled to three of Italy’s greatest cities: Venice, Florence, and Rome! Benvenuto! Welcome to the land of la dolce vita—meaning “the sweet life.” Italy is one of the most enchanting and unforgettable places in the world. Beyond the clichés, there are so many surprising ways in which this European country shines, especially when explored by train.

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Journeys From A Rail Insider: Switzerland's Iconic Glacier and Bernina Express

Journeys From A Rail Insider: Switzerland's Iconic Glacier and Bernina Express

Bernina Express / Glacier Express / Jungfrau / Switzerland | April 12, 2018

Rail Insider Kimberly Beck aboard the Bernina Express Each year, we give our employees the opportunity to experience the packages and destinations we offer firsthand. The insider knowledge they gain on these trips is incredibly invaluable. Let’s be honest, the idea of getting away from the office to embark on a rail journey is exciting, especially when it’s for work. But these trips are by no means simply free trips. They benefit us as a company, but they also greatly benefit our customers—YOU!

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Experience the Best of Spain by Train

Experience the Best of Spain by Train

Barcelona / Madrid / Seville / Spain | April 11, 2018

From the sleek high-speed railways traversing the big cities to the calm regional lines running through the countryside, taking the train in Spain is at once efficient, relaxing and incredibly scenic. Travel by rail and discover the Moorish palaces and Baroque squares in Andalucia, the dreamlike Gaudí creations in Catalonia, and a rich array of architecture along with great museums, stunning galleries and beautiful scenery in Madrid and beyond. Here we profile 5 top Spanish cities and highlight some of the best rail journeys to complete the experience! 

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Warm Up With These Perfect European Summer Train Holidays

Warm Up With These Perfect European Summer Train Holidays

France / Italy / Spain / Switzerland | March 28, 2018

Train travel is one of the best ways to tour Europe, and this is especially true in the summer when routes are open and accessible, the weather is mild and the views are sublime. Railways traverse some of Europe’s most stunning terrain, from the coastal, sun-soaked towns of Southern Italy to the dramatic crags of the Scottish Highlands. 

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Discover the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express!

Discover the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express!

London / Orient-Express / Paris / Rome / Uncategorized / Venice / Verona | February 7, 2018

It’s perhaps the most famous train in the world… but what is it that makes the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express so special? The ‘Orient Express’ is arguably the most famous train in history, and from its inaugural ride in 1883 to the setting for books and movies over the years – including the recently released Murder on the Orient Express, based on the classic Agatha Christie mystery – the allure and mystery of this train experience continue to this day.

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5 of the Best Romantic Holidays by Train

5 of the Best Romantic Holidays by Train

Bernina Express / Florence / France / Italy / Paris / Rome / Switzerland / Venice / Zurich | December 14, 2017

What could be more romantic than a holiday by train? If you’ve got an anniversary, birthday or honeymoon coming up, couple your adventurous side with your starry-eyed love of dreamy scenery, great company and relaxing atmosphere on a blissful, relaxing experience you’ll both remember forever. Here are our top 5 picks for letting romance ride the rails…

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