Although you will have to fly to get yourself in to Europe
(trains aren't quite that advanced just yet...) once you're there,
the whole continent is your well-connected oyster. The Eurostar
runs from lively London to picturesque Paris, and from there you
can get yourself to Spain, Italy, Germany, Romania... the list goes
on. In fact, here are some of our favourite train journeys that
will let you see Europe from a whole new perspective, while
minimising your enviromental impact as you explore...
London to San Sebastian
Stop for a little wine tasting in arguably the world's finest wine
region - Bordeaux - en route to the gourmet capital of Europe - San
Sebastian in Spain's Basque Country. This might be the perfect
example of 'gastrainomy': travel to famous culinary destinations by
London to Italy
If all roads in Italy lead to Rome, all railways lead from Milan.
Head there via Paris, Lyon and Turin and from Milan you can quickly
access all corners of one of our all-time favourite countries,
including Puglia, the Amalfi Coast, Tuscany and, of course,
London to Spain
The (high speed AVE) train in Spain flies mainly across the plains,
connecting Barcelona in the north-east with Seville in southerly
Andalucia in just five hours, or via Madrid, meaning Spain's most
glorious cities, culture, cuisine and countryside are all easily
connected by train.
London to Scandinavia
Become a Nordic nomad and see Scandinavia by train. Start with a
journey to Copenhagen (stopping to sample the nightlife in Hamburg)
- and from there travel north to Stockholm, Gothenburg, Oslo and
Swedish Lapland, as well as to the Norwegian Fjords.
London to Transylavania
Head east to the Romanian region of Transylvania over three days
and en route you can visit civilised Munich, the Baroque beauty of
Vienna and buzzing Budapest before arriving in to Brasov, the heart
of this wild and mysterious region, where wolves and bears still
roam in the Carpathian Mountains.
Just a few of the train teasers you can find in our Train Travel