Travel guides and other media tend to paint Budapest as this throwback to a bygone era, but it’s Budapest’s vibrant reinvention that gives it its true edge. This enticing, uplifting and beautiful capital is also one of the most affordable cities in Europe. Here’s what to do when you get there.
There’s only one way to get from Lucerne to Montreux, and that’s on the Golden Pass train. The route is relatively short and straightforward. And yet it transports you between two languages, along the shores of several pristine lakes, and across three of Switzerland’s most stunning regions.
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You’ll find beautiful parks, tranquil lakes, and even vast mountain ranges within easy reach of many European cities. Here are six of the best.
If you're planning on exploring Europe by rail, consider including at least one of these island destinations.
Slovenia is only a few hundred kilometres across, but this spectacular central European country seems to have it all.
France is bigger and more diverse than many people realise. Paris is a destination worthy of the endless praise it receives, but there’s a seemingly endless number of cities to visit in all corners of the country.
December in Europe means two things: Mulled wine and atmospheric Christmas markets.
Europe's best train stations are much more than just functional arrivals halls - they're beautiful architectural marvels that deserve more than a hurried glance. These are some of my favourite train stations in Europe.
Some of the most beautiful rail routes in Switzerland country don’t have fancy names or floor to ceiling spotless glass windows, but there’s something quite dramatic about boarding a train called the Glacier Express in the shadow of a mountain called the Matterhorn.
If you’re a fan of scenic rail routes, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Europe. The continent will treat you to an array of spectacular scenery, from dramatic mountains to crystal clear lakes, through vast forests and along stunning rivers. There are dozens of scenic train routes in Europe that have the potential to captivate and excite you, but here are 7 of the best.
Many European cities and towns now have excellent bike sharing schemes so look out for them wherever you travel. But if you’re visiting any of these major centres you’re in for a treat because these are five of the best bike share schemes in Europe.
You only need to hop aboard your first train in Europe, bound for somewhere you’ve only ever dreamt about traveling to, to know that this is the best way to get around the continent.