Posts Tagged ‘train’

On the right track

On the right track

International train travel has seriously improved this year. First, Eurostar launched a new high-speed route to Provence, making it possible to reach the beaches of the Cote d’Azur in less than six hours. (more…)

The right track

The right track

Anyone who has tried to book connecting train journeys across Europe knows the experience is a lot more complicated than it should be… or rather it was, until now.

Joining the dots, and online ticketing services, of Europe’s multitude of train operators has not been easy, but it looks as though one website has cracked (most of) the problem. (more…)

The new bullet train heading to the USA?

The new bullet train heading to the USA?

East Japan Railway have unveiled their latest high speed bullet train that they hope will crack the international market as governments globally look to the railways to cut transport carbon emissions. (more…)

Take the slow train to Laos

Take the slow train to Laos

The Eastern & Oriental Express is planning a unique trip through Laos and South-East Asia to celebrate its 20th anniversary later this year.

The four night/five day ‘Journey to Royal Laos’ package departs from Bangkok, heading north-east for a two-night journey on the emerald-green air-conditioned train to the Laos capital Vientiane. (more…)

All aboard for the Balkans!

All aboard for the Balkans!

Her blue carriages were built for Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito in 1959. She has carried monarchs such as Queen Elizabeth II (pictured), who made an official visit to Yugoslavia in 1972, as well as glamorous women such as Sophia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor. (more…)

The fast train through China

The fast train through China

While the UK enters its third year to ponder the benefits of a 100-mile high-speed train route from London to Birmingham, China has opened a new bullet train route from Beijing to Guangzhou – a trip that covers 35 cities and half the entire country in just eight hours. (more…)

Tour the Rockies by rail this winter

Tour the Rockies by rail this winter

Great train journeys make you feel like you are in a movie, and the best have a backdrop as breathtaking as anything you’ll see at the cinema. In Canada in winter, the icy landscape of the Rockies provides just that, and the country’s Via train line mean a Canadian tour can take you from coast to coast in as little as a week. (more…)

Temples and tigers by train

Temples and tigers by train

Guests can now see Rajasthan’s highlights by rail on a new eight-day itinerary from The Maharajas’ Express.

Starting in Delhi, guests will travel to Jaipur, Kota, Ranthambore National Park and Agra before returning to the capital. (more…)

The train thats powered by a circus

The train thats powered by a circus

Some multi-millionaires buy themselves a private jet, others a private island. But Cirque du Soleil creator Daniel Gauthier decided to buy himself – and thousands of skiers and foodies in Canada – a brand new train line, linking Quebec City with the ski haven of Le Massif and some of the area’s best foodie towns and cities. (more…)

Fast train to Provence

Fast train to Provence

The benefits of train over air travel are clear. No transfers, no delays or queues at check-in, no dehydration or feet so swollen you can’t get your shoes back on (that’s normal, right?). (more…)

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