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Browse category: Reasons - Train Travel

Relive the golden age of rail

Some rail journeys are electrifyingly fast, others take their time to roll through beautiful or exotic landscapes. And then there are those that take their passengers to another world, ones in which the glamour, elegance and romance of rail’s golden age still lives on.

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Should you buy that Eurail Pass?

At Rail Plus we often get asked by travellers whether or not they should buy a Eurail Pass for their trip throughout Europe or buy single journey, point to point tickets. 

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3 Reasons to Travel by Train from Coast to Coast in Canada

Canada is a vast country famous for its pristine landscapes and unique natural attractions. As a traveller, accessing the wild heart of Canada can be difficult, as the country is so immense and the wilderness so varied that the traditional daytrip out of a city like Vancouver or Toronto is unlikely to encapsulate the breadth of natural beauty that Canada has to offer. When it comes to negotiating a country of this size, rail travel is the best way to go and the Canadian Trails (ex Vancouver) is a 9 day /8-night long journey that will let you appreciate the breadth of natural beauty, culture and history contained between the country’s two coasts. This week, we take a look at three good reasons why this coast to coast rail journey is one of the best ways to travel through Canada.

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Exploring Europe's Rich Art History: From Classical Greece to Modern Barcelona

If you consider yourself somewhat of an art aficionado, there are few destinations that can compete with the breadth of fine art on display across Europe. Many of the worlds greatest artists emerged from Europe and their works can be viewed in galleries, buildings and installations throughout the continent. Read on to learn about the evolution of art across the European continent, from the Classical works of Ancient Greece right through to Modern styles like Dada, Cubism and Surrealism.

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Why a trip on Belmond British Pullman is the perfect escape from London

When you holiday in a big cosmopolitan city like London there’s never a dull moment with innumerable experiences and sights to seek out every hour of the day or night. However, sometimes the endless variables of a big city can become overwhelming and make you crave life at a simpler, slower pace. For those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of London for a day, a trip aboard the vintage Belmond British Pullman luxury train is the perfect antidote to big city life.

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3 Reasons to Travel Through India on the Deccan Odyssey

Embark on an opulent journey fit for a Maharaja on the Deccan Odyssey. Inspired by the imperial carriages once used by Indian royalty, the Deccan Odyssey is essentially a moving hotel with all the amenities and little luxuries you would expect from a five-star establishment. The ‘blue limousine on rolling wheels’ offers 6 extraordinary train journeys to some of India’s greatest travel destinations, and is the perfect way to experience the romance, opulence, beauty and contrast that make India the beguiling country that it is. In this blog, we take a look at three reasons why a Deccan Odyssey journey is the best way to experience India.

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