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Expert Advice, News, Tour Resources & More - Destination Spotlight - Europe

Vacations By Rail's Expert Advice, News, Tour Resources & More keeps you up to date with all the latest exciting train vacation and train tour options available throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Beyond.

Unique Winter Rail Vacations

Winter is a season full of opportunity brimming with exciting seasonal activities and fantastic natural phenomena.

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Switzerland’s Iconic Railways

Switzerland is known for many things but one of the most treasured parts of this magical country are its famous railways.

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Top Rail Journeys

The Rail Insider discusses 5 Top Rail Journeys, the Coast Starlight, the California Zephyr and the Adirondack in the United States, the Canadian in Canada and the Bernina Express in Switzerland.

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VIA Rail’s Canadian service between Vancouver & Toronto

Rail Insider Episode VII introduces listeners to VIA Rail’s famous Canadian service between Vancouver, British Columbia and Toronto Ontario. In this episode, the Rail Insider speaks with Ali Macaraeg of VIA Rail Canada about The Canadian’s 4 day/3night Trans-Canadian adventure, which has been designated by National Geographic as one of the great journeys of the World. Listeners will learn about The Canadian route, on board services, dome cars and sleeping accommodations. Maps and itineraries that include the Canadian, such as Canada by Rail and The Canadian, can be viewed at

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Vacations By Rail® Introduces New Rail Vacations to the United Kingdom and Ireland

U.K Escorted Vacations Include Visits to Edinburgh, the Scottish Highlands, London and Windsor and Locally Hosted Emerald Isle Vacation featuring visits to Ring of Kerry, Dublin and More

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Experience Europe the Rail Way

Think back 100 years; traveling the world was a much different process. Getting from Point A to Point B took a great deal of time, yet the act of traveling was luxurious and a true experience. The benefits of train travel prove that travelers of years past has the right idea: It is all about the journey.

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Cozy up to Winter Train Vacations

​Winter is a magical time of year complete with festive holidays and fantastic seasonal activities. It's also the perfect time of year for a train vacation to truly memorable destinations.

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Watch Now: What to Expect on a Thalys Train Journey

Learn about Thalys rail routes and on-board services and amenities.

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Geneva’s Hidden Gems

Seek out these hidden gems on your next trip to Geneva and make priceless memories.

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Navigating Termini Station

All roads lead to Roma Termini, whether you’re taking a bus, train, or heading to and from the airport. Here’s how to navigate the station like a pro, and still have time to watch the rushes of people in motion and get a glimpse of Italian daily life.

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