There's something immensely special about experiencing a country's unique landscapes through the window of a moving train. Sit back, relax and admire spectacular mountains, lakes, rivers, remote villages and in many cases some incredible feats of engineering allowing you to travel through some of the most scenic landscapes in the world. Whether your rail journey is an excursion on a steam-hauled heritage line or travelling overnight in a sleeper carriage, you can discover destinations from an entirely different perspective.
Be inspired to see more of your holiday destination by train with these trips as suggested by our destination experts. They may not all offer the fastest journey - but rest assured they will be the most memorable.
1. Flåm Railway, Norway
The Flåm Railway has been described as one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world and is one of the leading tourist attractions in Norway. As one of the steepest standard gauge railways, the train runs through some of the wildest, most dramatic scenery in Norway through 20 unique tunnels, and offers so many viewpoints that, for many people, a single trip up and down is not enough to capture the many photo opportunities including Flåm’s magnificent Aurlandsfjord. At the end of the line, be sure to check out the Flåm Railway Museum and 17th century church. Travel from Myrdal for a scenic ride down to the quaint, fjordside village of Flåm with our 7 night Norway in a nutshell itinerary.