Exploring Architectural Marvels in Central Europe

While some Art Nouveau buildings are obvious, others are hidden gems. The Cauchie House, designed by French ceramicist Alexandre Bigot and the Castel Beranger in Paris are examples. Prague’s Central…

Yoga Retreat II – Wellness Stops Along European Train Routes

As yoga continues to grow in popularity, a variety of destinations are offering retreats where visitors can get their zen on. From the renowned three-month course at Haa International Course…

From Helsinki to Rovaniemi – A Finnish Lapland Rail Experience

Take in Helsinki’s incredible architecture on a panoramic 90-minute tour. See the historical centre, diplomatic quarters and Senate Square, as well as the extraordinary Temppeliaukio Church built into rock. The…

Capturing Europe’s Beauty From the Train

For a small group of passionate photographers, trains are much more than just complex machines. Trains offer a visual poetry that blends nature and man-made landscapes. Be sure to be…

Riding the Rails From Istanbul to Sofia

Start at Sirkeci train station and hop on one of the frequent commuter services to Halkali. From here you walk into the main railway station where you show your international…

The Arctic Explorer – A Train Journey Through Sweden’s Far North

Discover the polar wilderness on one of Sweden’s greatest train journeys. This adventure by sleeper train, the Arctic Circle Train, takes you along the Iron Ore Line through wild Lapland.…

From Krakow to Kiev – A Transcontinental Train Expedition

In this episode Michael Portillo catches the night train from Krakow to Kiev. On the way he learns about Ukraine’s history and the country’s recent troubles. Buses are environmentally friendly…

Eastern European Gems by Rail

When most people think of Europe, the first places that come to mind are usually Prague and Budapest. However, there is so much more to discover beyond these well-trodden cities.…

Romantic Rhine River Romance – A Love Affair With Scenic Train Routes

If storybook Germany floats your boat, there is no better way to see it than on a Rhine River cruise. A river cruise is best for those with more time,…

Exploring the Scenic Railways of Albania

Albania is a beautiful and underrated destination. Its beaches, mountains, and culture are all worth visiting. The best time for hiking and exploring is spring and autumn, when the weather…