Rail Travel Blog


Here at Tailor Made Rail, we don’t just talk the talk. We regularly travel abroad to check out the train journeys, destinations and hotels that feature on our suggested holiday itineraries. This means we can have a better understanding of journey logistics and make recommendations based on personal experiences. You can read about some of these experiences and recommendations below as well as those of some of our customers who have travelled with us.

29 November 2019
Author Matthew Woodward has taken many long-range rail trips on railways around the world. He has written books on several of these journeys, the latest ‘The Railway to Heaven’ on a trip from his home in the UK to Tibet via Manchuria.
26 November 2019
Book your adventure on the Blue Train by 31 December this year and you can save £200 per person on website price! Valid for departures in May, June and July 2020.
21 November 2019
Alpine Italy lights up for the Christmas season with some of the most interesting Christmas Markets on offer in Europe, combining Mediterranean flavours and German traditions.
19 November 2019
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15 November 2019
Spread the word about Tailor Made Rail! Recommend a friend to us who goes on to book a TMR holiday and we'll give you £25 off your next holiday with us. Your friends will also get £25 per person off their holiday. Everyone's a winner!
7 November 2019
Beat the January rush and book your holiday for 2019 before 31 December this year for just £100 deposit per person. 
26 September 2019
Have a look at our top picks to include in your tailor made rail holiday to Morocco. Currently, trains here are mainly 1970s or 1980s French rolling stock, in perfectly good working order. There is also a new TGV high-speed line between Tangier and Marrakech, via Rabat.
19 September 2019
Yes, it's that time of year again. Before we know it, wooden chalets draped with fairy lights and groaning with gifts will be popping up all over the place, from Antwerp, to Barcelona to Warsaw. With the dizzying choice of Christmas markets on offer, we thought it might be helpful to bring you our list of favourites, all of which (of course) are easily accessible by rail.
19 July 2019
We're always happy to hear about your travels here at TMR HQ. If you've really enjoyed your holiday and you're in a creative frame of mind, why not share your experiences with other future customers too, by writing a blog?
31 May 2019
Each day, EuroCity 87 runs from Munich to Venice, via Innsbruck, the Brenner Pass and Verona.  It is one of Europe's most spectacular journeys and one of our most popular routes through the Alps.
30 May 2019
We’ve put together a list of twenty rail holidays which will expand your world - without costing the earth!
3 April 2019
Last weekend I did three things I’ve never done before – travelled through the Alps by train, visited Venice (somewhere I’d wanted to go for ages) and limited myself to just 24 hours in two amazing places.
3 April 2019
Depending on whether you are looking for the quickest, most cost-effective or most scenic route, there are many different routes that will deliver you seamlessly into the heart of Italy.
3 April 2019
Take a train from London to Madrid and experience the Spanish capital’s lively street life and insatiable appetite for art and music without the need to step foot on a plane.
3 April 2019
Our Eurostar check-in was dead easy and we were soon on our way through the Kent countryside, and onwards to Paris at incredible speeds.
3 April 2019
Being an enthusiastic city explorer and trainspotter myself, I was very delighted when Tailor Made Rail asked me to write about my home town, Berlin.
3 April 2019
The cream and brown liveried carriages of the British Pullman looked rather out of place on a Saturday morning in London Victoria station.
3 April 2019
On Sunday 11 December 2016, the Gotthard Base Tunnel finally opened, after 17 years of boring work through the stubborn rock of the high Alps and over £9 billion of expenditure.
3 April 2019
Boarding a 12:00 boat from just in front of the railway station in Lucerne, we sailed serenely across the waters of what is known locally as Vierwaldstättersee
3 April 2019
Often dubbed “where Swiss efficiency speaks Italian” Ticino Turismo’s current strap-line “The Sunny Side of Switzerland”
3 April 2019
As I sit at the cafeteria with a panoramic view out onto the Aletsch Glacier, I am totally awe-struck by the engineering of the mountain railway that brought me up here.
3 April 2019
A good holiday, for me, always starts with a good train journey. However, when time is short, a quick flight has to do.
3 April 2019
If you're lucky enough to be staying in Interlaken or one of the other resort towns nearby, and you have a day free, I would highly recommend a trip to the Schilthorn.
3 April 2019
Swiss Rail Passes offer flexibility and great value for money on your Switzerland rail holiday.
2 April 2019
From 4 April this year, the Eurostar will begin running services from London and Ebbsfleet direct to Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
2 April 2019
Before travelling to Russia by train, you need to obtain a Russian visa (single-entry) and a transit visa for Belarus, even though you are not actually stopping over in Belarus at all!
2 April 2019
The single-carriageway road from Dubrovnik into Montenegro is well-trodden and a plethora of vehicles of all shapes and sizes ply this route on a daily basis.
2 April 2019
Looking for some sightseeing inspiration? Have a look at our top tips for must-see museums in Continental Europe.
2 April 2019
From high-speed trains to the slowest Express train in the world, these top ten European train journeys offer the best the continent has to offer.
2 April 2019
The Orient-Express (first called by its French moniker, Express d’Orient) began in 1883 as a long distance passenger service from Paris to what was then Constantinople, now Istanbul.
2 April 2019
The village of Engelberg in the heart of the Swiss Alps is the perfect winter or summer destination by rail. Located just 45 minutes from Lucerne, Engelberg is a gem in the mountains.
3 September 2018
If you're thinking of tackling a mountain - the easy way - on your next rail holiday to Switzerland, our handy guide will help you distinguish your Schilthorn from your Rothorn.