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Best European destinations to visit by train 

You can go exploring Europe on foot, by car, by bike and even on horseback. Discovering Europe by train is certainly the best and most pleasant way to enjoy the most beautiful scenery while relaxing.


If you are looking for inspiration, here are our favourite destinations to discover in Europe by train. Book your hotel, apartment, bed and breakfast, your activities and visits at the best price and treat yourself to a unique experience in the best European destinations to visit  by train.

Best destinations to visit by train - Glacier Express Copyright Alessandro Colle - European Best Destinations
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1.Glacier Express


The Glacier Express is one of the most iconic railway lines in the world. It is also the slowest high-speed train in Europe as the journey from Zermatt to Davos lasts 7 hours. This gives you the opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking scenery.


In this picture you can see one of the most famous bridges but the Glacier Express crosses more than 90 tunnels and passes over more than 290 amazing bridges. This is undoubtedly an unforgettable journey to discover the best European destinations by train. Book your hotel in Zermatt or Davos at the best price and treat yourself to an unforgettable experience.


Best destinations to visit by train - Glenfinnan Railway Viaduct in Scotland with the Jacobite steam train passing over Copyright Nick Fox - European Best Destinations
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2. Jacobite Steam Train


The Glenfinnan Railway viaduct and the famous steam train are famous and can be seen in many films. You will probably have seen it in the very popular Harry Potter film. Book your hotel in Glenfinnan and take a closer look at this magnificent viaduct.


Immortalize the passage of the Jacobite Steam Train, a precious souvenir of your trip to Scotland. Experience an incredible experience and book your tour of the region today on board the Jacobite Steam Train


Best destinations to visit by train - Vintage train in Soller, Mallorca, Spain Copyright Jan Miko - European Best Destinations
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3. Soller - Mallorca


Located between the mountains and the sea, Soller is the most charming village on the island of Mallorca. If you want to have an incredible view of the whole island we invite you to experience a trip aboard the traditional train that goes up the Soller mountains. If you are staying in Palma, come to Soller by train, it's faster and easier. You can also book your hotel in Soller as well as many activities to discover this charming and authentic place.


Best destinations to visit by train - Stockholm - Gamla Stan, the old part of Stockholm, Sweden in a summer day Copyright c- European Best Destinations
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4. Stockholm


Stockholm is a hyper-connected city with beautiful metro stations ranked among the most beautiful metro stations in Europe. You can easily discover Stockholm and its surroundings by train. It is a gentle and eco-friendly way to discover one of the most beautiful regions in Europe. Book the best activities in Stockholm and your hotel at the best prices in the capital of Sweden.

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5. Bernina Express


Forget about  donkeys, about cold and chapped lips ! Nothing is more comfortable or pleasant to cross the Alps than the Bernina Express. From Chur to Tirano via Davos, cross several cultures and languages.


Best destinations to visit by train - Train station at Cinque Terre National Park, Manarola in Italy. Copyright c - European Best Destinations
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6. Manarola - Cinque Terre


Cinque Terre is the icing on the cake, one of the most breathtaking spots in Italy with incredible landscapes. You would think they are coming out from a children's fairy tale.


If you want to make the most of Cinque Terre you can book your hotel on the spot as well as the best activities like a boat tour or a train arrival from Florence.


Best destinations to visit by train - train to the top of mountain Rigi in Luzern, Switzerland Copyright nui7711  - European Best Destinations
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7. Mountain Rigi - Luzern


Treat yourself to one of the most incredible panoramic views in Switzerland by boarding this train from Vitznau and Arth-Goldau. If you are able to get up early, take an early train to enjoy the sunrise, a wonderful experience at the top of Switzerland.


Best destinations to visit by train - Norway Flam Railway - Village of Sognefjord, Copyright Andrey Shcherbukhin - European Best Destinations
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8. Norway Flam Railway 


The Flam Railway is an incredible experience, an enchanting journey but also one of travellers’ favourite attractions to discover Norway. Discover some of the most beautiful scenery in Norway. You can enjoy it by staying either at Myrdal or Bergen which offers connections to Myrdal throughout the year.


Best destinations to visit by train - Lisbon - The 25 de Abril Bridge is a bridge connecting the city of Lisbon to the municipality of Almada on the left bank of the Tejo river, Lisbon Copyright s - European Best Destinations
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9. Lisbon


Lisbon is incredible, charming and unforgettable. Have you ever noticed that its emblematic red bridge looked like the one in San Francisco? Here is the explanation:  the two bridges were made by the same American company. While crossing this bridge by train you will see a statue: the Cristo Rei, a replica of the famous statue in Rio de Janeiro.


Formerly known as the "Pont de Salazar", a Portuguese dictator, this bridge, crossed by a railway line linking Lisbon to Almada, is now called the 25th April Bridge, the date of the Portuguese revolution.


Book your best activities in Lisbon like a visit to Lisbon Castle or the Tower of Belem as well as your hotel. Stay in one of the famous Portuguese Pousadas or in one of the 2800 hotels, flats, hostels at the best price guaranteed in Lisbon.



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