For a relatively small continent, Europe certainly packs a lot in. Fifty countries and some 230 different languages. The most important question is where to next?
Trips in Austria are all about culturally rich cities, striking architecture, and delicious food combined with spectacular scenery and a wonderfully efficient train network.
Belgium has more than its fair share of beautiful, historic cities—all within easy reach of London by train. Spend a few nights discovering the many things to do in Brussels, explore the Battlefields in Ypres, or savor delicious Belgian chocolates in Bruges.
Visiting Croatia by rail is a traveler’s paradise. The gorgeous Adriatic coastline with its golden beaches, fishing villages and medieval ports and fabulous historic cities like Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Split attract more than 10 million visitors each year.
The Czech Republic is a fairly new country, but has a wealth of history. This can clearly be seen in the beautifully restored old town areas of cities such as Brno, Liberec and Olomouc. But the jewel in the crown has to be the capital of Prague.
Home to famous names as diverse as Hans Christian Anderson and Peter Schmeichel, Denmark is said to be the happiest country in the world. It features a beautiful coast and over four hundred islands.
England’s towns and cities evoke centuries of tradition while embracing the very best of modern life. Travel back in time at Stonehenge, explore ancient Roman spas in Bath, or experience the iconic English on a trip to the home of Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon. In the north, Leeds and...
A gem of the Baltic sea Estonia is a small country with a glorious coastline of soft white sand and a big heart. Its capital Tallinn is famed for its beautiful old town which is still surrounded by the original walls and impressive towers built by German Crusaders in the late middle ages.
Finland is often called the country of a thousand lakes but this is actually an understatement. There are around 187,000 of them in this magical country where you can see the midnight sun in the winter, sunbathe on a beach in the summer and watch the Northern Lights brush the sky in autumn and...
From the lavender fields of Provence to the Côte d'Azur and the urban chic of Paris, France has so much to offer. With a comprehensive network of fast, comfortable trains, the delights of France are easily accessible by train.
Proud home of Einstein, Beethoven and the Brothers Grimm, Germany is a country of historic cities. Travel aboard Deutsche Bahn’s sleek and efficient trains to river bank cities like Cologne and Heidelberg, medieval centers like Nuremberg, or cultural hubs like Berlin and Leipzig.
The cradle of Western Civilization, Greece has it all. Thousands of beautiful islands in a clear blue sea, centuries of rich, influential history still obvious thanks to countless fascinating ruins and mythical legends, delicious cuisine and a climate as warm as its culture and hospitality. Any...
Once a great empire, Hungary has a unique culture, language and cuisine that has visitors descending in droves. The capital, Budapest, is one of the greatest cities in Europe, with its imposing castle, diverse architectural styles and stately banks along the Danube River. And Hungarian hospitality...
Ireland is a distinctively Emerald Isle with spectacularly beautiful scenery, the people are warm and welcoming and there’s nowhere better for a pint of Guinness.
For its sheer breathtaking beauty and tempting, mouth-watering cuisine, Italy is hard to beat. Iconic, instantly recognizable monuments, medieval towers and palazzos, and pastel-coloured villages clinging to cliffsides are just some of the images this enticing country conjures up.
Latvia, officially the Republic of Latvia, is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. Since its independence, Latvia has been referred to as one of the Baltic states. It is bordered by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, and Belarus to the southeast, and...
Luxembourg is the worlds only Grand Duchy and despite its diminutive size is also one of the world’s richest countries! Luxembourg city is a pretty capital dramatically perched amid a deep gorge, with some beautiful medieval ruins and intriguing ancient tunnel network. The north of the country...
The Netherlands showcases cities like Amsterdam and Utrecht which feature a central network of canals lined with gabled houses. Discover historic city centers, beautiful gardens, and friendly bars where you can enjoy a Grolsch with the traditional accompaniment of Bitterballen.
Despite its chequered past Northern Ireland is a welcoming, safe country to visit with stunning landscapes and scenery. The Giant’s Causeway is one of the world's great natural wonders whilst many other parts of its rugged coastline, and spectacular castles and country roads such as the atmospheric...
The natural landscapes in Norway are among the most beautiful on the planet, with superb coastal scenery, glacial rivers and world famous fjords. Take an incredible fjord cruise Bergen’s UNESCO listed harbor and take a stroll past the multi-colored waterfront houses.
There’s a new, vibrant Poland being discovered by more visitors each year. See medieval centers, ultra-modern museums, majestic castles and some truly spectacular scenery.
Explore the cobbled streets, grand cathedrals and river views of places such as Lisbon and Porto. Take a break from it all at Lord Byron’s favorite resort, Sintra or head to the Algarve with a visit to the coastal city of Faro.
Travel by rail to Romania for pristine medieval centers, shadowy hilltop castles and spectacular mountain landscapes. Discover the fascinating destinations of Sighisoara, Brasov and Sibiu or visit Bucharest, the historical capital.
Scandinavia is a destination that has something to offer everyone. It is home to some of Western Europe’s most unforgettable sights and experiences. Gorgeous fjords and glaciers, crisp air, fairy tale castles, Viking treasures, and the majestic Northern Lights.
Wild and vibrant, history-rich and alive with tradition, Scotland boasts enchanting landscapes and exciting cities. A journey aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman brings it all to life. From the highlands to High Streets, Scotland is sure to captivate at every turn.
The ancient land of Slovakia has a diverse history with influences ranging from Celt to Ottoman. The beautifully preserved spa town of Bardejov is a UNESCO world heritage site and has offered sanctuary to visitors for hundreds of years, whilst the capital city Bratislava nestled on the Danube has an...
Slovenia offers a wealth of unspoiled, breathtaking scenery, including Alpine peaks, lake resorts, waterfalls, vineyards, UNESCO World Heritage listed caves and dramatic coastline.
Travel by rail and discover Moorish palaces and Baroque squares in Andalucia, colorful Gaudí creations in Catalonia, the tiled terraces of Park Guell, and the incredible Alhambra in Granada.
There are plenty of things to do in Sweden. Enjoy Stockholm’s historic areas and eclectic nightlife, shop until you drop in Gothenburg, visit Malmo on the ‘Swedish Riviera,’ or head north along the beautiful rail line of the Inlandsbanan.
Wondering how to visit Switzerland by train? There's no other country that does stunning scenery quite like Switzerland, and it's all accessible by train. Rolling hills dotted with wooden chalets, snowy peaks, dramatic waterfalls and mountain fringed lakes.
The Amalfi Coast
With its clusters of pastel-colored houses clinging precariously to sheer cliffs, lush green mountains as a backdrop, and the azure blue Mediterranean lapping its harbor, Amalfi is about as picture-perfect as a destination can get. Take the train through the Alps to Naples and then catch a ferry...
An ancient land, Modern Turkey was born in 1923 and offers visitors a rich mix of amazing experiences. Located in both Europe and Asia, Istanbul has charmed visitors for millennia and is a true melting pot of cultures. The Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque are two of the world’s most important...
Between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, there is endless beauty and hundreds of years of history for you to experience. The UK also provides a great place to start or end your trip with Eurostar taking you directly into the center of many popular European cities.