Ride the Rails for the Best European Experiences
Traveling in Europe better by train from capital cities to remote villages, and just about all of Europe is reachable by rail.
The EuroRail offers passes and deals on tickets to help you travel around Europe from inexpensive to white tablecloth service.
Below are some Key European cities best reached by train, as follows:
Swiss Alps: The Swiss do rail travel better than anyone else in Europe, and they do not let mountain stand in the way of connectivity. Jungfraujoch has the distinction of being the highest railway station in Europe. Travelers pass close to the Eiger, Jungfrau, and Mönch mountains before their train dives into a tunnel. At the Summit, 3454 metres above sea level, are incredible views of the Bernese Oberland and snow on the ground even in middle of Summer.
London and Paris: The 2 busiest stations in Europe are both located in Paris, making this City of Lights a must for every train enthusiast. Eurostar links Gare du Nord to London. This high speed service makes a twin center city break a tempting possibility. Ride to the Top of the Eiffel Tower, cruise the river Seine, and take in the view from Sacre Coeur before emerging from the English Channel to tour St Paul’s Cathedral, roam The City and watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace
Venice, Italy: Nothing says luxury train travel like the Venice-Simplon-Orient Express. Step back in time to a glamorous age of train travel. For all travelers who have boarded its exquisite Art Deco carriages it is the Top train travel experience ever. In Venice explore the city on its waterways leading to churches, palaces, hidden squares and fine food, and a stop at Harry’s Bar.
Madrid: When it comes to greenery, Atocha Station in Madrid is it. This train station an indoor botanical garden, with verdant palms and lush planting on the platforms and happy commuters. Catch the high speed AVE service to Sevilla and Cordoba for Moorish architecture, late night flamenco dancing and of course good food and drink.
Moscow: Moscow is the #1 European rail adventure. To get there take the Trans-Siberian railway starting in Asia, you travel East to West and disembark in Moscow a city with high energy. Go around by mMetro and see some of the most lavishily decorated stations in the world created with mosaics, stained glass and bronze sculptures, The Moscow ‘Underground’ more a museum than part of a city transit network.
I have traveled by train in Europe and it is a terrific experience.
Have a super trip