There is no better way to see the European countryside than by train. If you’re planning a trip across the continent, here are 10 of the best trips. Read on!
Direct train from Venice to Munich guarantees plenty of beautiful sites. Passing through Italian valleys and small villages, Alps and snowy peaks.
Sweet Switzerland: The Chocolate Train
This charming train running in summer and fall climbs from Montreux overlooking Lake Geneva to the medieval town of Gruyeres.
Train des Pignes, France
Discover this private railway, that passes the most beautiful regions in France. Since Provence is famous for its nature and picturesque landscapes, the trip is indeed a good idea. On its way, the train passes rivers, bridges, and small gorgeous villages.
The Epic Journey: Trans-Siberian Railway
This fabled route, an icon of Russian culture, crosses eight time zones to connect the Russian capital with a port on the Pacific Ocean.
The Scottish Highlands, Scotland
One of the most beautiful routes is said to be the trip of extremes.
The round trip passes Ben Nevis – the highest mountain in Britain, lakes, River Morar. Some of the sites you might recognize from the Harry Potter saga.
Waterworld: The Flam Railway
A must-do on any tour of fjord country. The Flam Railway, rising from a village on the shores of Aurlandsfjord, mounts a steeper climb than any other non-cog…
Madrid and Oviedo, Spain
From the capital of the country to the capital of the Principality of Asturias – the trip is beloved by travelers. The railway crosses the small villages – a classic southern European countryside. In Asturias, the ride becomes especially stunning, as the train rises to the Picos de Europa mountains
The Rauma Railway, Norway
Admire gorgeous sites of the Nordic country unfolding through the large windows of the train. See the emerald green River Rauma, rocky peaks, and green valleys – Norway is famous for having wonderful unspoiled nature.
The Great British Heritage Route, United Kingdom
There are plenty of historic sites to discover in the United Kingdom, particularly castles.
The BritRail offers to combine its pass with the Great British Heritage pass and choose from many exciting itineraries. It can take 15 days to see 580 attractions.
Bernina Express, Switzerland to Italy
The route passes stunning nature, tunnels, bridges, and beautiful villages.
From Swiss to Italian Alps, the sites are indeed precious: the route from Chur to Tirano is recognized as the World Heritage Site.