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.
Europe is an eclectic mix of multifaceted countries, each with their own distinct culture, history, cuisine and defining landmarks. While many flock to Europe to visit iconic cities like Paris, London, and Rome, there are just as many fantastic destinations to explore as you head further east. If you’re a great admirer of natural beauty, then the Eastern European countries of Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, and Montenegro should be next on your travel bucket list. Read on for some incredible examples of the natural wonders to be found in these countries, and how to reach them using a Eurail Two Country Select Pass (Croatia/Slovenia and Serbia/Montenegro).
Although plane travel has become increasingly accessible over the years, there’s something about the mystique of luxury rail travel that simply cannot be beat. Now lovers of deluxe rail travel have a new train route to add to their bucket lists with the opening of Belmond Grand Hibernian, Ireland’s first luxury train. This magical rail journey traverses through the stunning Irish countryside and offers the perfect blend of scenic landscapes and fascinating history, punctuated by exceptional service, luxurious amenities, and sumptuous meals. Step aboard The Grand Hibernian to learn more about this fantastic rail journey, including itineraries, some of the standout scenery, and a full list of inclusions.
Every avid traveller should visit Canada at least once to bear witness to its unrivalled natural beauty. Canada is brimming with incredible vistas and a great way to experience these magnificent sights is via rail. Take a whirlwind journey through the Canadian Rockies with VIA Rail’s Peaks & Glaciers package and watch as snow-capped peaks transform into vast, glistening glaciers before your very eyes. This 4 day, 3 night journey will take you from Vancouver through to Calgary (or vice versa) both on VIA Rail’s famed ‘Canadian’ train and by coach. It is perfect for travellers wanting to experience some of Canada's most iconic views.
Prepare yourself for the ride of a lifetime on the Indian Pacific – a truly unique rail journey that will see you traverse the Australian outback from coast to coast. This transcontinental rail expedition takes you between two oceans, the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean (or vice-versa), visiting a number of quaint rural towns along the way. This luxury train journey is one of the best ways to experience the Australian outback, combing the perfect mix of relaxation and adventure. Read on to find out exactly where a ride on the Indian Pacific will take you.
Germany is a renowned travel destination for many reasons: its fascinating history, beautiful architecture, burgeoning arts culture, thriving nightlife, and hearty cuisine, being just a few of them. A fantastic time of year to visit this incredibly diverse country is Autumn; the temperatures begin to drop, foliage turns a beautiful shade of burnt orange and there are an abundance beer and wine festivals to enjoy.