Trains may have a long history throughout the world but in the U.S., most Americans are a bit less familiar with rail travel than other countries especially European destinations who offer a very well developed rail line throughout the continent. From high speed trains to national trains, night trains, express trains and more recently, scenic trains, each caters to the needs of the passenger. In addition, rail passes help travelers to get to and from destinations throughout Europe simpler and more cost effectively. Millions of travelers opt to travel by train to visit Europe each year. In recent years, many trains have begun to offer a different kind of ride, one which not only gets you where you are going but helps you to actually have an experience while you travel. Called scenic trains, these trains offer unique and specialized experiences.
Glacier Express – The Glacier Express is considered one of the best ways to see the Alps in Switzerland. A day long trip takes visitors from popular cities on one side of the Alps to another on the other side of the pass. The train travels throughout almost 100 tunnels and over almost 300 bridges.
Chocolate Train – What can be better in Switzerland than chocolate? How about chocolate and a train ride through the countryside? The Chocolate Train offers visitors Swiss chocolate and cheese, trips to cheese factories, ancient castles and yes, more chocolate. Swiss Chocolate trains include modern trains to old fashioned vintage trains both offering the same great experiences. This train ride is offered throughout the months of July through October.
Wilhelm Tell Express – Catering to the history buff, this train takes visitors through the stunning scenery of Switzerland while exploring its history and includes both land and water. The journey begins aboard the train, pauses for a trip on board a ship in Lake Lucerne and then continues on its journey once again by train. Available year round this train trip offers visitors a unique look at the culture and history of this part of Switzerland.
The world offers visitors thousands of unique and special experiences catering to their interests. From cruises to famous Caribbean ports to Train trips across the Swiss Alps, there are plenty of ways for you to explore the world for less and enjoy your vacation more.
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