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    Train Trips in Europe

    Few vacations inspire as much romance and possibility as chugging across the continent and taking in a diversity of landscapes from the comforts of Europe’s storied locomotives.

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    Train Trips in Europe - Best Family Train Trip

    Going from London to Paris on the Eurostar fuels childlike curiosity – after all, the tracks are submerged in an English Channel tunnel. Combine with a visit to Paris Disneyland for more wonderment.

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    Train Trips in Europe - Best Scenic Train Trip

    Take in a bevy of Swiss natural wonders aboard the William Tell Express, a nearly 5-hour boat-train combo trip that links some of the compact nation's most storied regions.

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    Train Trips in Europe - Best New Train Trip Itinerary

    Transition without a hitch from the comfortable familiarity of France to the Eurasian flare of Russia aboard the new Paris to Moscow overnight train.

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    Train Trips in Europe - Best Off-the-Path Train Trip Itinerary

    Although not an exclusively European itinerary, the Trans-Siberian Express earns a spot on our list for its daring foray into some of Russia’s most remote and otherworldly landscapes.

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    Train Trips in Europe - Best Classic Train Trip Itinerary

    Today, passengers can revel in train travel history aboard the modern iteration of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, a set of vintage carriages that restores the route to its original lavishness.

  • Orient-Express

    Train Trips in Europe - Best Old-World Style Cars

    Sumptuous accommodations and lavish living await passengers aboard the Royal Scotsman, a nine-car luxury train that epitomizes glamorous, old-world-style rail travel.

  • Elipsos

    Train Trips in Europe - Best Hotel-Like Train

    Spain's Elipsos Train-Hotel lines make an overnight trip on the tracks appealing, practical, and relaxing. The sleek trains’ premier compartments claim many of the accoutrements of modern hotels.

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    Train Trips in Europe - Best Engineered Train Line

    As one of Europe's highest railways, Norway’s Bergen Line passes through scenic fjord inlets, and past snow-capped mountains and glaciers, on a 300-plus mile journey between Bergen and Oslo.

  • Rail Europe

    Train Trips in Europe - Best Train Trip for Sweet Tooths

    Sate both sweet and savory cravings aboard the Chocolate Train, a daylong trip that glides through the Alps with visits to the hometowns of two of the country’s richest culinary creations.

  • Atout France

    Train Trips in Europe - Best Coastal Train Trip

    France's Mediterranean line, TER Méditerranée, straddles the French Riviera coastline as it rolls for from Marseille to Ventimiglia, Italy, stopping at Nice, Cannes, and Monte Carlo along the way.

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