Most Beautiful Train Rides to Take in Europe Featured

Travel through Europe this spring by train.

by Angelina Hazzouri 18 April 2019

Many people argue that there's no better way to travel through a place than by train - and we think they're right. Trains allow us to explore Europe in ways we never even thought were possible. Whether you're with the family, away on business or travelling solo, these trains give you the option of exploring Europe's most beautiful scenery along your journey.

England: Belmond British Pullman

Belmond restaurant 1©BELMOND BRITISH PULLMAN

London is beautiful in the spring, everyone knows that; but even more beautiful is the English countryside. For an experience of timeless travel and a dash of adventure, book a ticket for the beautifully restored Belmond British Pullman, and you will experience the unforgettable delight of exploring Great Britain by train. Complete with the British tradition of afternoon tea - or champagne if you prefer - the Belmond British Pullman takes you on a journey through "a more elegant era" as they call it, for you'll find there are historical sparks found everywhere on this 1920s train. Choose from a number of exciting travel options from Historic Canterbury to Leeds Castle to Hush Heath Winery... the possibilities are endless.

Related article: The London Season

Italy & Switzerland: Bernina Express

csm berninaexpress kreisviadukt brusio 20080628110517 k 497a6a8df7 1©BRUSIO KREISVIADUKT

Discover the best of both worlds with the train that takes you through both Switzerland and northern Italy: the Bernina Express. A 4-hour journey of glaciers, lakes and mountains, the Bernina Express is one of the most exciting panoramic train experiences you'll find. The route connects Chur, Switzerland, to Tirano, Italy, by passing through the Swiss Alps, and it is quite magical. An added bonus happens throughout the route, as the train runs along the Rhaetian Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage site. During the upcoming warmer months, you'll even have the option of travelling in one of the glass-free Cabrio coaches, bringing you closer to the marvellous nature you'll experience along the way.

Related article: On Top of the World

Austria: Semmering Bahn


A scenic train route that runs between Glognitz and Semmering, the Semmering Bahn train takes you on a scenic route through Austria's most breathtaking views. Crossing over 16 viaducts and passing through 15 historical tunnels, the train takes you on a journey along the world's first railway on the UNESCO World Heritage list. With the early and innovative construction of the Semmering Railway, built over 41 km of high mountains between 1848 and 1854, areas of great natural beauty became more easily accessible during a time they originally were not. Discover Austria for yourself through this incredible railway experience.


For more ideas on Do, Dine and Spend, visit our Destinations page.