Christmas shopping in Paris

Paris is the perfect place for a short winter break and even better Paris has some of the finest shopping experiences on offer ideal for ticking off that Christmas shopping list. A mini-break with sights to see and Christmas preparations all combined together, sounds like the perfect opportunity to take someone special and share in… Read more »

Barcelona at Christmas

Barcelona Christmas Markets

Spending time with family and friends is what makes the festive season so special. Making time to enjoy quality moments together away from the daily routines of work, education and busy daily life means the excitement that builds at this time is more magical. Sharing the sparkle, tasty treats and gifts together are precious and… Read more »

A mini moon with a little winter magic in Montreux

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Whatever time of year you choose to get married escaping on a honeymoon is all part of the amazing experience. After the vows have been said, the celebrations with friends and family have been enjoyed the moment comes for you to escape, relax and reflect on all that has made your marriage so special. Having… Read more »

Celebrate the festive season in Venice

With the seasons beginning to change and the long summer days slowly getting shorter now is the perfect time to make plans for a pre-Christmas break. Heading on a city break is the perfect way to relax and prepare for what is often a busy time of the year and exploring the wonders of Venice… Read more »

Le Gallerie Degli Uffizi

Set within the beauty and grace of Florence sits an art gallery overflowing with artistic splendour, a stunning venue that is home to some of the most spectacular masterpieces in the world. An artistic treasure trove waiting to be explored and discovered. This gallery has something for everyone and is sure to delight. The venue… Read more »

Enlighten the senses at the Jemaa el-Fnaa in Marrakesh

Marrakesh in western Morocco is a city like no other, vibrant and bursting with colour, tradition and exciting sights to see you are sure to have a city experience you will never forget. Unique terracotta architecture sits against a backdrop of mountains and eclectic colour. Souks (marketplaces) that scatter the maze-like alleyways with things to… Read more »

Sights to see in Prague

Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, is brimming with history, art, architecture and beautiful unique sights that could only be found there. Select your comfiest shoes, pack a bag of essentials and don’t forget your camera as discovering the sights of Prague will be a memorable experience you will want to capture forever.… Read more »

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

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Awaiting at the platform sits a glistening line of royal blue carriages with striking gold details depicted in the light. Prepared and ready for you to step aboard and experience a journey like no other, a journey that will take you on an adventure back in time to the golden age of travel. Years of… Read more »

Peace and tranquillity at Lake Bled

Set in the Julian Alps of the Upper Carniolan region of northwestern Slovenia, Lake Bled is a scene of splendour like no other. Tranquil and renowned for its gentle healing climate and thermal waters Lake Bled is the perfect place to escape and unwind. A journey to Lake Bled takes you on an adventure through… Read more »

The beauty of Biarritz

Elegant and full of charm Biarritz oozes a coastal style like no other. Surrounded by natural beauty and landscapes to leave memories like a painting Biarritz has a lot to offer and so much to explore. Set on the South West coast of France with views of the Bay of Biscay, Biarritz is the perfect… Read more »

A day in Berlin

Brandenburg Gate at night Berlin

Brimming with a rich history, art, historical and modern architecture Berlin, the capital city of Germany, has a lot to offer. Berlin is home to powerful moments in history that have shaped and moulded the way people of Berlin and the world live today. It is a city that provides reflection and the excitement of… Read more »

A very traditional ride upon the Belmond British Pullman

Imagine the gentle soothing rhythm of a train drifting you along at a relaxed pace, the exquisite attention to detail that envelops your surroundings and the stunning picturesque views that unfold all around you as you travel ever closer to your destination. This is not a story or a dream this is part of the… Read more »

A luxury honeymoon by rail

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Preparing for a wedding is often a whirlwind of excitement and lots of research and ideas finally coming together in a day that is so special it passes in a dreamlike cloud of happiness. All your hard work creating a day truly special for you and your loved ones, sharing the time with all the… Read more »

Tasty treats to enjoy while in Amsterdam

When visiting the city of Amsterdam you will be amazed by all its beauty and the vast range of places to explore and discover from museums, galleries and parks to the beautiful waterways with scenic views. This capital has a lot to offer and we can’t forget that part of experiencing a new place is… Read more »

Top sights to see in Valencia

Valencia is the perfect place to take a break due to the perfect mix of city location, pretty beaches and lots of sunshine and what is more this vibrant city has so much to offer. Being smaller in size than Madrid and Barcelona the city of Valencia isn’t quite as well known when it comes… Read more »

Stylish San Sebastián

San Sebastián a resort town sits on the Bay of Biscay in Spain’s Basque country. Surrounded by luscious green mountain tops, stunning waters in beautiful changing shades of blue and sands that arch out around the bay this is one stylish holiday destination just longing to be explored. Golden beaches, breath-taking views, delightful cuisine and… Read more »

Tastes of Italy in Tuscany

Rugged countryside scattered with beautiful views, breathtaking coastlines with clear waters, cultural sights to engage the mind and culinary delights that will tempt the taste buds. Tuscany has so much to offer and so much beauty to admire. Known as a key agricultural region for the production of wheat, olives, grapes, fruit and vegetables, it… Read more »

A day in the City of Bath

Stylish, sophisticated and bursting with history the city of Bath is the perfect place to spend a day exploring. With so many interesting sights to see, beautiful period architecture to admire and picturesque views to soak up, Bath will delight you in so many ways, so select your comfy shoes and embrace all that Bath… Read more »

Highlights of Seville to capture in a day

Plaza de Espana, Seville

Seville the capital of Spain’s Andalusia region is a pretty city full of delicate yet dramatic features and architectural wonders that ooze a charming antique essence. A city that is varied and has passionate roots in its Flamenco dancing history as well as a delicate romanticism in the air. Seville awaits you to explore its… Read more »

Top tips for traveling light

Wherever you may be travelling it is always good to travel with the most practical amount of luggage. Whether there are luggage limits or not, being able to travel light will make your journey a lot more enjoyable. Sometimes it is vital to travel light so mastering the art of taking just the right amount… Read more »

A brief look at the amazing talent that is Mary Berry

Mary Berry is an iconic British food writer who is very well known for her family-friendly recipes and cooking style. From a very young age, Mary had a talent with cooking and studied domestic sciences at school before she went on to study catering at college. From there she went on to study at the… Read more »

A rainbow of cuisine in Valencia

Valencia is a port city that lies on Spain’s Southeastern Coast, it bathes in the Mediterranean sunshine for most of the year creating an exciting place to visit. A vibrant and creative city in so many ways especially when it comes to the cuisine and exciting new flavours just waiting to be explored. When sitting… Read more »

India’s UNESCO World Heritage Toy Train

Imagine taking a journey that is purely for enjoyment, a journey that allows you to switch off your mind from the day to day chaos of everyday life and enables you to relax and absorb a moment in time like no other. A journey aboard India’s UNESCO World Heritage Toy Train will definitely allow you… Read more »

Tulips from Amsterdam

During the spring months of March to May Amsterdam is transformed into a rainbow of colour as endless amounts of tulips burst into bloom and cascade their beauty upon each and every aspect of this wonderful city. Amsterdam is famous for its Dutch tulips and known all over the world for being the epicentre of… Read more »

A brief history of the Eiffel Tower

Definitive, bold and prominent on the skyline of Paris, a structure that was only ever meant to be temporary, a piece of architecture that stands so tall and proud creating a focal point for the city. A landmark so grand. It can only be the Eiffel Tower. Instantly recognisable whether in the pages of a… Read more »

Art in Aix- en- Provence

Breathtakingly beautiful and set within picturesque countryside sits the pretty university city of Aix-en-Provence. Set beneath the towering mountain Sainte-Victoire it is easy to see why the area is so inspiring to all but especially artists. With art history floating in the warm air all around the city and mesmerising modern art to be seen… Read more »

Flamenco in Seville

Seville the capital of Spain’s Andalucía region is a city overflowing with creativity and passion. Famed and known all over the world for its Flamenco dancing Saville holds the roots of this passionate art form strongly in its history. Combined with the unique music that inspires the dances you will soon be drawn into this… Read more »

The Cote D’Azur has something for everyone

Known as ‘the blue coast’ it is easy to see why this southern part of France acquires this name, with glistening shades of cobalt, indigo and of course azure blue that shine in the stunning Mediterranean sun that bathes this part of the country for most of the year. It is obvious to see the… Read more »

Shopping in Milan a fashion capital of the world

Arriving in Milan the first aspect you will notice is the fine sophisticated essence this city has, not all cities project elegance, grace and style the minute you arrive but Milan is definitely one. This city is chic in so many ways and it is easy to see why it leads the world when it… Read more »

India’s Golden Temple

Glistening like fire in the mid-day sun sits a precious jewel of India. This is no jewel to be worn but a sacred temple to be inspired by and partake in worship at. This stunning precious piece of architectural wonder is India’s Golden Temple, also known as Darbar Sahib meaning ‘abode of God’. The temple… Read more »

A little taste of Scandinavia

When we visit a city, town or village we are surrounded by cafes, restaurants and interesting places to eat and drink. Often eating out during the day is seen as a moment that has to be fitted in to recharge and refresh, but how often do we take a moment to really embrace the experience… Read more »

What to see while in Vienna

Austria’s capital Vienna is a breathtakingly beautiful city that oozes a sophisticated elegance. It is mesmerising, enticing and famed for its stunning architecture. With grand opulent palaces, art, music, history and pretty parks, there’s lots to see and do in this chic city. What is evident as soon as you arrive is the classical Baroque… Read more »

Dining in Paris

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Pretty, romantic, luxurious and classical describes Paris perfectly but it also describes the delightful dining experiences this magical city has to offer. Paris is bursting with fine dining options and a city as stylish as Paris can definitely provide a dinner that oozes elegance, style and most importantly flavour. This article tempts the taste buds… Read more »

The Inlandsbanan Train

Vast, endless and breathtakingly beautiful, a natural world full of pine, spruce and birch trees, shades of greens and a rugged undergrowth that tempts exploration. A picture perfect image of a forest, but this is no book this is the view from the Inlandsbanan Train, a train ready to take you on a journey so… Read more »

Art in Barcelona

Whether you’re an artist, collector of masterpieces or a creative individual with an open mind the art to be seen in Barcelona is endless. It’s a city that oozes creativity the minute you arrive and with art all around you, there is definitely something to suit the taste of each and every individual. A vibrant,… Read more »

Highlights of Edinburgh to capture in a day

Bursting with stories, tales, history and traditions Edinburgh, the Capital of Scotland, is a city that is sure to delight. With an old medieval town and a Georgian new town, the city has a unique appearance and an individual atmosphere to it. With spectacular monuments and the dramatic Edinburgh Castle towering over the city, Edinburgh… Read more »

Classic Scottish cuisine

Fine shades of green pitted with shades of purples and greys, delicate hues of browns and creams and textures so varied they make your eyes sparkle with anticipation. The view being described is not that out of the window as the Belmond Royal Scotsman meanders along with a gentle rhythm, but the view of the… Read more »

A day in Stockholm

Vibrant, eclectic and brimming with history, Stockholm a very unique city made up of 14 islands is the capital of Sweden. From the old to the new Stockholm is a city that welcomes all and wants you to embrace the excitement of discovering something new. With famous landmarks dominating the skylines, history, art and Fika,… Read more »

Shopping in Paris

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As far as cities across the world go, Paris really does seem to have it all. From its world-famous sights, art and museums, delightful coffee and pastries, to a totally unique shopping experience that will make your Parisian visit even more memorable. Paris is a fashion capital known all over the world where you are… Read more »

A view of Switzerland in winter

There are many ways to enjoy the wondrous scenery of Switzerland and no matter where you travel the views will open up around you in panoramic pictures that are hard to believe are even real, fairytale images of natural beauty and magical wintery scenes that will stay with you forever in a dream of winter… Read more »

48 hours in Oslo

Oslo, the capital of Norway, is an impressive city and I can’t think of a better word to describe it other than ‘dramatic’. The extraordinary contrast between stunning natural beauty and contemporary design especially in its architecture is impressive and will really provide a city experience like no other. Oslo is brimming with history, art… Read more »

Seven Christmas markets in Cologne

Spanning the Rhine River, Cologne is a 2,000-year-old city with a lot to offer. Impressive Gothic architecture and a stunning Cathedral reaching up to the sky, a museum housing masterpieces by Picasso and Warhol and a chocolate museum that will make your mouth water, it is easy to see why Cologne would be a tempting… Read more »

Montreux at Christmas

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We all get swallowed up in the commercial side of Christmas and it is all too easy to lose the special feelings Christmas time brings. It is a time for celebration, traditions, sharing precious moments with family and friends and truly indulging and relaxing, and what could be more relaxing than escaping the hustle and… Read more »

48 hours in Barcelona

Barcelona by First Class Rail

Situated between the sea and the mountains, Barcelona is the capital of Spain’s Catalonia region and is a hot spot city for art and architecture. You will not be disappointed with the amazing choice of things to see and do in this vibrant city, the difficulty will be choosing just what to see in only… Read more »

The Shongololo Express

Back in the 1980s, a gentleman named Rohan Vos bought and restored a few vintage train carriages and steam locomotive with the intention to use them as a private hotel on wheels for his family and friends to enjoy holidays in the countryside. However, he soon discovered this was a very expensive way to travel.… Read more »

Belmond Royal Scotsman

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Breathtakingly beautiful, a palette of natural colours mixed to delicate perfection, textures so vivid and contrasting they bring this masterpiece to life. Only this isn’t an artist’s painting we’re talking about, this is the view from the Belmond Royal Scotsman, an experience in life that is sure to awaken the senses in every way. Established… Read more »

The Verona Opera

Verona is a city in Northern Italy’s Veneto region, it is famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and is home to one of the world’s best preserved ancient structures, the ‘Arena di Verona’ a magnificent Roman amphitheatre full of history dating back thousands of years. Built during the first century AD… Read more »

A modern ride aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian

Waiting smartly at the platform sits a train glistening and gleaming in midnight blue and silver, the Belmond Grand Hibernian awaits you. You’ll be greeted by a host of staff suited to perfection ready to take you off on an exquisite whirlwind adventure through the Emerald Isles. As you step aboard the train you’ll escape… Read more »

The Jewel of the Italian Lakes – Lake Como

Lake Como is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful areas of Northern Italy’s Lombardy region. With its stunning natural beauty, this is the ultimate picture-perfect destination. Nestled into the foothills of the Alps, Lake Como sits in the shadows and awe-inspiring beauty of the snow-capped mountains, with ancient villages and opulent villas scattered along the… Read more »

A visit to Amsterdam

As the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is a city bursting with variety and life. A city with fascinating canals, unique architecture and so much to discover from its historical links to modern art, eateries, and boutique shops. To really enjoy an authentic experience of Amsterdam you have to hire a bike. Visitors are often… Read more »

A day to explore… Madrid

An elegant city with a relaxed vibe, renowned for its rich collections of European art, manicured parks and sophisticated boulevards…. It can only be the Spanish Capital Madrid, an exciting city waiting to be explored. With statement architecture both old and new, tasty treats to sample and so much to see, how is it possible… Read more »

A brief history of the Taj Mahal

  Located on the banks of the river Yamuna in the Indian city of Agra, the Taj Mahal was built to encapsulate the love a man had for his wife. Inspired by love, loss and sorrow after she died giving birth to their 14th child, the Taj Mahal is a Mausoleum that reflects love in… Read more »

48 hours in Copenhagen

Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark is a small but perfectly formed city that is bursting with culture and exciting things to see and do. Full of history, art, famous landmarks, stories and tantalising cuisine, Copenhagen is a vibrant city waiting to be explored, 48 hours in this unique city is sure to create memories that… Read more »

Top 5 places to visit while in Rome (and a few extra!)

Finely detailed yet breathtakingly dramatic, classical with modern elements and with history, art, architecture and fashion, it is easy to see why visiting Rome is so appealing. The capital of Italy is a treasure trove of archaeological and artistic gems waiting to be admired, exquisite architecture, elaborate fountains, epic views and attractions to see that… Read more »

24 hours in… Milan

Great things to do when you have a day in Milan. Milan in Northern Italy is the capital of the Lombardy region, and after Rome, it is Italy’s most popular city. Bursting with art, history, museums and being one of the world’s leading fashion capitals it is sure to be a whirlwind visit. Boasting a… Read more »

A brief look at the Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

Famous, picturesque and stylish in so many ways, it has to be Cannes. The resort town on the French Riviera is known for the Boulevard de La Croisette that curves along the coast gleaming with glitz, glamour and style, not bad for what was originally a tiny fishing village in the 1830’s. Immaculate sandy beaches… Read more »

48 hours in… Paris

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48 hours in Paris – Of course it’s not enough, but if you’re in France’s capital for 2 days, we’ve highlighted some of the top interests and attractions to see and do. Paris – Sophisticated, glamourous, elegant and most of all romantic, A city that exudes art, history, fashion, architecture, landmarks, mouth-watering cuisine, fine wines… Read more »

The Orient Express In Literature & On Screen

Orient Express Welcome

The divine elegance and grandeur of a train personifying the glamour of the golden age – it can only be the Venice Simplon Orient Express. And of course, the world’s most famous train has been experienced by some of the world’s most famous people. Below we’ve tracked down some of the best examples of the… Read more »

48 hours in Venice – What to see?

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So you’ve got 48 hours in Venice and want to get as much in as possible? Here’s what we think you need to have on any ‘must see and do’ list for your visit. Venice is the capital of Northern Italy’s Veneto region. Built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the… Read more »

A brief history of the Trans-Siberian Express

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One of the greatest undertakings of the 19th and early 20th Century was the construction of the Trans- Siberian Railway. Without doubt this is one of Russia’s most magnificent accomplishments. It was in 1891 on the 31st of May when Tsar Alexander III and his son marked the start of construction with a Church service.… Read more »

The Delights of Danish, Swedish and Norwegian Cuisine

When thinking of Scandinavian cuisine many people conjure up images of pickled herrings or meatballs at their local Ikea cafe, however the Nordic cuisine is rich and diverse with distinct differences between countries and regions. A culinary revolution has taken place in the last few years with a highly regarded reputation for world class restaurants… Read more »

Discovering The Swiss Chocolate Train

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The Chocolate Train in Switzerland…A dream or reality? This train is very much a reality but full of the things that dreams are made of. Sweet tooth lovers will be in awe at the ‘The Chocolate Train’. A train fully dedicated to the world’s most delightfully delicious, delicate and tempting sweet treats. Boarding at the… Read more »

Discovering India’s Palace on Wheels – Adventure Awaits

Take a journey on the luxurious ‘Palace on Wheels’ and revel in the wonder of this magnificent rail holiday. This exquisite train takes you on a unique trip of a lifetime discovering the diverse landscapes and cultures of Rajasthan in India. This exquisite seven-night adventure takes you through the extraordinary countryside of mystical India, visiting… Read more »

10 Must See European Cities to Visit by Train

Did you know Strasbourg is just over five hours from London – and simply beautiful… Air travel can be an exhausting ordeal at the best of times, and with the security checks, passport control & luggage recovery all making for a veritable medley of queueing, disappointment and delays, we’re all looking for a less stressful,… Read more »

48 Hours In… Montreux

Montreux is a charming town in Switzerland that sits between Lake Geneva with its shimmering blue water and the magnificent snow topped mountains of the Alps. Montreux is a truly special place. Being in the Alps, as you can imagine, there is spectacular scenery to behold (forgive us if we mention the word ‘scenery’ more… Read more »

Discover The Scottish Highlands aboard the Royal Scotsman

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If you’re looking for a unique blend of adventure, activity and travel with the absolute luxury of first class food, wine and accommodation, then this trip aboard the Royal Scotsman is perfect for you. Departing from Edinburgh Waverley station the Belmond Royal Scotsman begins its Highland journey. Meandering through Stirling, Gleneagles and Perth and onto… Read more »

Guy’s Triathlon Challenge! 2017

Guy Tri Challenge 2017

Our illustrious leader, Guy Saunders is soon to be taking part in the Castle Howard Super Sprint Triathlon on 22nd July 2017 – his first ever! You can sponsor Guy by visiting his sponsorship page, and here’s what Guy has to say about his forthcoming challenge: “I am taking part in the Castle Howard Triathlon… Read more »

Visit Venice By Rail – A City Of Romance and Delights

Grand Canal and Basilica Santa Maria della Salute, Venice, Italy

Venice… No city in the world can compare to the mystifying beauty of Venice. Situated in Northern Italy this unique, romantic floating city consists of more than one hundred small islands linked by bridges in a shallow lagoon. With beautiful Venetian architecture, a fairy-tale atmosphere and sumptuous helpings of charm to behold, it’s no wonder the… Read more »

How do I book a trip on the “Orient Express”?

Book A Trip On The Orient Express ~ Through Planet Rail (of course…)! So you’re considering booking a trip on the Orient Express? Though it will be on the Venice Simplon Orient Express as the traditional Orient Express is technically retired at the time of writing. There are many vendors out there selling a wide range… Read more »

How Much Does The Orient Express Cost?

How much is it to travel on the Orient Express? Orient Express Cost Uncovered. “How much does the Orient Express Cost?” A great question we often get asked is ‘How much is the Orient Express?’   So, how much does the Orient Express cost? Well, again, we should highlight that  the “Orient Express” doesn’t technically… Read more »

Where Does The “Orient Express” Go?

Where Does The Orient Express Go? One of the most frequently asked questions we get asked is “where does the Orient Express go?” This is a little bit complicated so we had better start at the beginning… The ‘Orient Express’ was a regular scheduled train service which ceased to operate in 2009. The train often… Read more »

Train Holiday Memoirs – A Planet Rail Customer’s Account of their Train Holiday to Switzerland & Italy by Rail Part 13

October 4, 2014 It was quite sad sitting on our little balcony overlooking the Bay of Naples yesterday – our last day in Sorrento. Although the area is so commercialised and busy we both loved the views and especially the Amalfi coast. It’s an absolute must for anyone interested in beautiful sea vistas! Although we… Read more »

Mothers Day Lunch on the British Pullman

With Mothering Sunday soon upon us we thought what a great time to have a look at how we can help you celebrate this special day here at Planet Rail. If you would like to spoil your mother with something a little different this Mother’s Day, we have a fantastic fine dining experience on board… Read more »

Train Days Out Across the UK

Happy New Year and welcome to 2017. We thought we’d start the year with a post to introduce you to some fantastic days out to in the UK that celebrate our iconic railways right here in Blighty.               We are lucky to have such fascinating history in this country,… Read more »

A Festive Adventure: Cologne’s Christmas Markets by First Class Rail

A Festive Adventure: Cologne’s Christmas Markets by First Class Rail   Hot mulled wine, twinkling fairy lights, bustling stalls and the scent of roasted chestnuts… There’s nothing quite like a Christmas Market. Whether you’re a festive fanatic who starts the Christmas shopping in summer, or a self-proclaimed Scrooge who refuses to acknowledge the ‘C’ word… Read more »

Luxury Trains For 2017 – Holiday By Rail: A Video Collection

We’ve shared some of the most iconic rail journey videos here to give a flavour of some of the adventures we can help you to experience in 2017 Do you want to know what it’s really like to experience and Orient Express Holiday? Perhaps you’re curious to know what the Belmond British Pullman is like inside? Or… Read more »

An Italian Holiday of Contrasts: Rome & Sorrento by First Class Rail

Italy by rail There’s no place quite like Italy…   It is Europe’s hub of art, history and culture. The Land of Love, and our affectionately named ‘Boot’. Discover Italy by Rail Italy by rail – sitting snug in the heart of Southern Europe, nestled beneath France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia, its peninsula kicks out… Read more »

Sharon’s Superb Swiss Adventure by Rail

Switzerland By Rail September 2016 At Planet Rail, it’s not just our customers who believe we offer an award-winning combination of excellent service and wonderful holidays with carefully chosen itineraries, rail routes and hotels. It’s not just our customers who choose a Planet Rail holiday but our staff do too! When planning her recent holiday,… Read more »

Orient Express Holidays review from our customers

We always ask our travellers to feed back to us on their holidays and love to hear how their trips went. So we’ve taken a few of our most recent pieces of feedback and think you’ll find them interesting – we think they give a really good picture of what one of our favourite and most popular Orient… Read more »

Palace on Wheels: An Inspirational Odyssey By First Class Rail

Taj Mahal Palace on wheels

India’s Palace on Wheels: As the seventh largest and second most populous country in the world, India is certainly a force to be reckoned with. Occupying 3.2 million square kilometres of Planet Earth’s largest continent, India consists of three major zones – the mesmerizing Himalayas, the lush Indus-Ganga and the ancient Deccan plateau. Its impressive… Read more »

Explore the Trans-Siberian Railway Aboard the Golden Eagle

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The Trans-Siberian Express: a unique rail travel experience. For more than 100 years the Trans-Siberian Railway has connected west and east Russia, its network branching off into Mongolia, China and North Korea. Construction commenced in the late 1800s, under the supervision of Russian ministers who were personally appointed by Tsar Alexander III. In 1916, the… Read more »

El Transcantábrico Clasico – An Unforgettable Journey Through Green Spain By First Class Rail

El Transcantábrico train

Discover the delights of north Spain aboard the Transcantábrico, one of the world’s finest tourist trains. Climb up the picturesque mountains, wind through the lush valleys and stream past the glorious coastlines of the country’s northern region, punctuating your journey with visits to Spanish gems including Palencia, Bilbao and Gijon. El Transcantábrico Clasico offers a week-long train… Read more »

Italy by Train with Planet Rail’s Grand Tour of Italy

The Grand Tour of Italy – Discover Italy by Train: An Authentic Italian Experience by First Class Rail There’s something extra special about Italy. Tucked beneath France, Switzerland and Austria, Italy’s infamous boot extends into seas of southern Europe, its Mediterranean coastline extending across an impressive 7,600km. Playing host to some of the most beautiful… Read more »

Discover The Scottish Highlands Aboard The Royal Scotsman

The Belmond Royal Scotsman is the Caledonian answer to the Orient Express.   This luxurious cruise train offers a variety of Highland holidays, ranging between two and seven night tours aboard. Travelling from the capital’s Waverley Station, the Royal Scotsman winds its way north through stunning scenery, passing glens, skirting lochs, and following miles and miles… Read more »

Travel By Train – Explore and Indulge in Europe’s Imperial Cities

Explore and Indulge in Europe’s Imperial Cities By Train Our Imperial Cities holiday is a unique experience, combining the pleasures and treasures of central Europe with luxury rail travel. This outstanding train journey highlights the Habsburg cities of Prague, Budapest and Vienna – not forgetting the German gems of Berlin and Nuremberg to commence and… Read more »