Most Popular Europe Train Tours
Trains are considered among the most fascinating ways of traveling. Some tourists like them due to the comfort and efficiency they provide and some just go gaga over the charm it adds to the journey. When we talk about train travel, Europe must be mentioned. European train travel is about punctuality and having cozy seats or sleeper compartments. It is about enjoying the best of Europe and about the enthralling enthusiasm.
Rail travel in the UK and the whole continent of Europe is about getting once in a lifetime experience. There is nothing as fascinating as gaping out the window at Alpine glaciers and savoring gourmet cuisine in a reinstated last-century dining car.
If you are someone who is planning Europe train tours or like to know more about it, below is a list of some of the most popular and amazing European trains that are known to offer most memorable journeys.
1.Tunnels Galore: The Bernina Express
Route: Chur, Switzerland, to Tirano, Italy
Duration: 4 hours, 14 minutes
Love tunnels and bridges? This is the train for you! This vertigo-inducing, narrow gauge train takes on 7% inclines, a 360-degree spiral, 55 tunnels and 196 bridges – reaching an apex of 7, 391 feet and then plunging 5, 905 feet before stopping. The word “express” denotes to the accessibility of short-notice seat reservations, instead of the train’s velocity as it courses through the Alps south from Switzerland’s oldest town to the exhilarating Italian town of just 10, 000 people. UNESCO World Heritage site is also a major part of the route.
2. Sweet Switzerland: The Chocolate Train
Route: Montreux to Broc, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours, 45 minutes, roundtrip
If you like cheese, this train tour is for you! This fascinating train runs in summer and fall and climbs from Montreux overlooking Lake Geneva to the popular medieval town of Gruyeres, which is a home to the cheese of same name and has a population of about 1, 600. By choosing this train, you will take a tour to the cheese factory and the local castle, have lunch and then re-board the train again to continue on to Broc. This journey will take you to Nestle chocolate factory, which is tucked between Lake Gruyeres and huge mountain peaks.
Apart from the above mentioned A Hotel on wheels: Francisco de Goya, Reliving the Age of Chivalry: The Castles of Britain, The Epic Journey: Trans-Siberian Railway etc. are some of the most popular trains that provide the most memorable steam train tours!