12 months of European treats

Europe may be changing but there are many traditions that will always stay the same. Each month brings a new festival, tradition or celebration. You can reach all of these destinations with a Eurail Global Pass or with a One Country or Regional pass. 

Seeing the Northern Lights in Europe

One of the best places to see the Northern Lights is Scandinavia, with trains taking you to remote regions where the Aurora Borealis can do their beautiful thing.

Best cities in Europe to celebrate New Year’s Eve

We have all seen those impressive firework displays relayed around the world showing how various cities celebrate the new year. As a new decade begins, you could experience one for real, taking a train to one of our favourite festive cities.

Reasons to visit Europe in autumn

One of the best times to visit Europe is during the autumn months. From festivals to fjords, islands to Italy, Europe is both tranquil and tantalising at this time of year.

Freiburg – one of Germany’s most underrated cities

Freiburg, meaning free town, is a charming, traditional medieval town. It is also gateway to the Black Forest National Park, and so for cultural and natural heritage, there is no shortage of things to do in Freiburg.

Exploring the Swiss Alps by train

Switzerland is at the heart of the Alps, the most extensive and impressive mountain range in Europe spanning across seven countries. There is, therefore, no shortage of peaks to visit…

France-Spain High Speed: Discover the best of both worlds

Travel between France and Spain this winter and enjoy crowd-free cities filled with holiday cheer. We have prepared for you some travel ideas, that include not only the well-known locations, but also some hidden gems. Book your France-Spain tickets in advance to travel at low fares.

Food Destinations in Italy

The birth country of pizzas, gelatos and tiramisus, every mealtime in Italy guarantees a mouth-watering experience. Just for starters, here are some of our favourite foodie tips when visiting Italy’s most stunning cities.

Autumn Hikes from European Cities

Autumn is a great time of year to enjoy the great outdoors. So if you enjoy hiking and the convenience of starting your trek in or near a popular European city centre, check out these four stunning day trails in or near Edinburgh, Paris, Lucerne and Baden-Baden.

Austria’s Secret Beauties Unveiled

It’s no secret that Austria is home to beautiful nature and a colourful culture. And lucky for us, these wonders are never too far from each other.

A Sweet Journey Around Europe

If you enjoy your dessert or sweet treats, then this is one journey around Europe you’ll want to embark on! We’ve done the homework so just hop on!

Chasing the Best Views in Switzerland

It might sound a lot and perhaps even far-fetched, but travelling a distance of 1,200km, across four language regions, through more than 90 tunnels and over about 295 bridges, while passing a series of majestic mountains and verdant valleys with zero rush is actually quite do-able in just a few days! Where is this possible?…

Tracking around the UK and Beyond by Rail

Whether you are planning a visit to one, two, three or all four countries, the best way to explore the UK and take in all it has to offer is by rail. Simply check out the range of BritRail Passes that best suit your travel needs. Here’s what you need to know and consider before your next trip over.