Traveling throughout Europe by train is an unparalleled experience, offering breathtaking views, convenient amenities, and efficient city-to-city travel. While many European countries boast excellent rail networks, some stand out for their extensive connectivity, high-speed lines, scenic routes, and the opportunity to discover the country's highlights by rail. Here's a guide to the best countries in Europe to explore by train!

Switzerland

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Switzerland, where every train ride promises breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, picturesque villages, and crystal-clear lakes. From the iconic Glacier Express to the majestic Jungfrau Railway, Switzerland's rail network offers unparalleled access to some of Europe's most stunning landscapes. Whether you're marveling at the dramatic viaducts on the Bernina Express or soaking up the alpine charm of Wengen, each leg of your rail odyssey will leave you spellbound.

Join us on a scenic exploration of Switzerland's Lakes and Mountains or immerse yourself in the Peaks of Switzerland tour, where adventure awaits at every turn. Discover the beauty of Switzerland by rail and create memories to last a lifetime.

Italy

Experience the magic of Italy through its efficient and comfortable high-speed train network, connecting major cities with speed and ease. Travel from Rome to Florence in just over an hour and a half, or whisk from Rome to Venice in under four hours – all without the hassle of lengthy check-ins or baggage restrictions. Italy's scenic regional trains complement the high-speed network, offering glimpses of colorful cliffs along the Amalfi Coast and the stunning landscapes of Northern Italy.

Join us on our Grand Venice, Florence and Rome trip to immerse yourself in the charms of these iconic Italian cities. Enjoy sightseeing tours and skip-the-line passes as you explore Venice's canals, Florence's artistic treasures, and Rome's historic landmarks, all connected by convenient high-speed rail journeys.

For an unparalleled luxury experience, embark on our Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to Venice journey, combining the elegance of the Orient Express with the breathtaking views of the Bernina Express. Travel in style through Europe's picturesque landscapes before arriving in enchanting Venice for a memorable stay.

Indulge in the beauty of the Amalfi Coast on our luxurious Amalfi Coast via the Alps tour, beginning with the fascinating cities of Geneva and Florence. Spend four nights in the stunning coastal town of Sorrento, where you can explore orange groves, shop in elegant boutiques, and discover the dramatic caves along the Mediterranean coastline. From the convenience of high-speed trains to the luxury of iconic rail journeys, Italy offers an unforgettable travel experience that seamlessly blends convenience with charm.

Scotland

Discover the wild beauty and rich heritage of Scotland through its enchanting train journeys, where every route unveils breathtaking scenery and captivating history. Whether you're traversing wide-open spaces or delving into vibrant cities, traveling by train offers an unparalleled way to experience this corner of the world.

Embark on our Grand Tour of Scotland and immerse yourself in the country's most iconic landscapes and attractions over 10 unforgettable days. From the gateway to the Scottish Highlands in Inverness to the magical Isle of Skye and the historic cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, each stop promises captivating experiences and ever-changing scenery. For a truly immersive Highland adventure, join us on the Grand Inverness and the Highlands via the Caledonian Sleeper. Explore the charming town of Inverness before venturing into the Highlands to discover Glen Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness, and the rugged beauty of the Isle of Skye.

Indulge in luxury aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman Highland Journey, where faultless service and gourmet dining await as you journey into the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Explore ancient castles, battlefields, and distilleries, all while soaking in the breathtaking landscapes from the comfort of your opulent surroundings. Experience the majesty of Scotland's landscapes and the warmth of its hospitality on a train journey like no other, where every moment is filled with wonder and discovery.

France

Embark on an authentic French experience aboard the country's efficient and scenic train network, where every journey is a blend of comfort, romance, and speed. With the renowned TGV whisking you from city center to city center at speeds of up to 199 mph, exploring France's iconic towns and cities has never been easier or more enjoyable.

Join us on our Grand Paris, Avignon, and Nice trip and indulge in a romantic getaway to three of France's most beautiful cities. Begin your adventure in Paris, immersing yourself in the iconic sights before venturing to the Palace of Versailles and the enchanting gardens of Giverny. In Avignon, discover the rich cultural heritage and culinary delights before traveling along the picturesque French Riviera to the vibrant city of Nice, where relaxation and exploration await.

For a culinary journey like no other, join our Gastronomic Capitals of France tour, where you'll sample the regional specialties of each city while traveling in comfort aboard the TGV trains. From the majestic Sacre Couer Church in Paris to the charming walled town of Beaune and the renowned Cité du Vin complex, this 11-day adventure promises unforgettable gastronomic experiences and cultural discoveries.

Experience the glamour of the Côte d’Azur on our Cote D'Azur: Nice and Cannes trip, where sparkling Mediterranean beaches, exclusive boutiques, and the allure of Monaco await. Spend your days exploring the vibrant cities of Nice and Cannes, with train travel between the two and a captivating day trip to Monaco. Discover the essence of France through its scenic landscapes, rich history, and culinary delights on a train journey that promises memories to last a lifetime.

Germany

Embark on a rail adventure through Germany, where speed and efficiency meet breathtaking views of dense forests, snow-capped mountains, and picturesque castles. Experience the beauty of Germany's scenic routes, where every journey promises unforgettable vistas and memorable moments.

Join us on our Grand Berlin, Prague, Vienna and Budapest trip and discover four Imperial capital cities in one fantastic vacation by train. Travel through Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, and Hungary aboard high-speed trains, soaking in wonderful views while en route. With city passes, hop-on, hop-off tours, and skip-the-line passes included, you'll have the opportunity to explore these remarkable destinations to the fullest.

Immerse yourself in the cultural delights of Munich, Vienna, and Prague on our six-night vacation by rail. Begin your journey in Munich, where two nights in the Bavarian capital allow you to explore its wealth of museums, imperial palaces, and baroque architecture. Then, travel by train to Vienna, where you'll discover the city's rich history and elegant charm. Conclude your adventure in Prague, one of the most romantic cities in the world, with spectacular sightseeing and enchanting experiences awaiting.

Embark on a historical journey through three exciting German cities on our Cologne, Munich, and Berlin trip. Start with an overnight stay in Cologne, where you can marvel at the iconic Dom and wander through the charming Old Town. Continue your adventure in Munich, sampling local beers at a traditional Bavarian tavern and admiring the city's Gothic architecture. Finally, journey to Berlin, where you'll uncover the fascinating history of the Berlin Wall and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this remarkable city. Experience the diversity and richness of Germany's landscapes and cultures on a train journey that promises adventure, discovery, and unforgettable moments at every stop.