How to plan a railway journey across Europe

The EU has designated 2021 as the European Year of Rail and it’s great timing as more people look to train travel as a way of diversifying their journeys across the continent. Here, we offer advice on planning an intrepid railway adventure across Europe, from booking sleeper trains to nabbing the best deals. 

Seven new luxury train routes for 2021

From a steam journey to the Arctic Circle to travelling in traditional Japanese style along the coast of Kyushu island, there’s a host of gilded new train routes slicing across some of the world’s most stunning landscapes. 

Ride the rails through the Rocky Mountains, from Vancouver to Banff

All aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, its dapper carriages climbing leisurely from multicultural Vancouver to the peak-ringed resort of Banff. The two-day route, following historic and hard-won train tracks, reveals supersized summits, pioneering settlements and forested valleys stalked by grizzly bears.
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A journey into the cultural heartland of West Japan

From the bright lights of Osaka to the born-again city of Hiroshima,  West Japan is home to a plethora of culture. With its cities  and countryside all serviced by an extensive rail network, exploring this beguiling region has never been easier.

Vietnam: The Reunification Express

Vietnam’s North-South railway transports travellers along a timeline of the nation’s history, across its religious and cultural divides.
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Take a Dizzyingly Steep Ride on a Swiss Alpine Train

Watch the world's steepest cogwheel railway that is based in Switzerland.

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