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19 July 2019
SEND US A BLOG ABOUT YOUR RECENT HOLIDAY WITH TAILOR MADE RAIL AND YOU COULD WIN A TMR TOTE BAG!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
31 May 2019
Each day, EuroCity 87 runs from Munich in Bavaria to Venice, via Innsbruck, the Brenner Pass and Verona.  It is one of Europe's most spectacular journeys linking two world-class destinations and one of our most popular
30 May 2019
Rail travel is having a ‘moment’ in 2019 thanks in part to the growing awareness of the environmental impact of flying.  However, whilst we welcome all those who are new to the idea of rail holidays, the green
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. I’d
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.Via Germany and the Brenner
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. You’ll arrive at your destination
3 April 2019
Mrs Hopkins was a client of Tailor Made Rail on the Glacier and Bernina Express short break itinerary in June 2014. She added an additional night in Cologne on the return journeyDay 1: London to BrigIt was with
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. I have been living here for over 25 years now which I think allows me
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. This though was where we were beginning our luxurious train journey to Venice,
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. The tunnel shaves an hour off travel
3 April 2019
A wonderful day excursion from Lucerne that is fully-included in your Swiss Pass is the Lake Lucerne and Mount Rigi day trip. Boarding a 12:00 boat from just in front of the railway station in Lucerne, we sailed
3 April 2019
The southern Swiss canton of Ticino is the only canton that is entirely Italian-speaking. Often dubbed “where Swiss efficiency speaks Italian” Ticino Turismo’s current strap-line “The Sunny Side of
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 majesty of this mountain and the engineering of the mountain railway that brought me up to over 11,000 ft
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. This one was from London to Munich and, apart from the usual flight related irritations, it was
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. This majestic summit in the Bernese Oberland towers
3 April 2019
Swiss Rail Passes offer flexibility and great value for money on your Switzerland rail holiday. For a set number of days in a row, or a designated amount of days in one month, you can enjoy unlimited travel on trains,
2 April 2019
From 4 April this year, the Eurostar will begin running services from London and Ebbsfleet direct to Rotterdam and Amsterdam. These will leave twice daily Monday to Friday, with one service a day on Saturday and
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! There are many ways of obtaining
2 April 2019
My Montenegrin adventure began overland. I entered the country from Croatia, Dubrovnik to be precise. The single-carriageway road from Dubrovnik into Montenegro is well-trodden and a plethora of vehicles of all shapes
2 April 2019
Looking for some sightseeing inspiration? Have a look at our top tips for must-see museums in Continental Europe. These are in no particular order...Musée d'Orsay - ParisCompared to the endless galleries of
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.This isn’t to say that your list will be exactly the same, or
2 April 2019
There is no way to separate the glamour and mystique of the modern Orient-Express from the depth of history that precedes it – and nor would we want to. The Orient-Express (first called by its French moniker, Express
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 the bustling lakeside city of Lucerne, Engelberg is a gem in the mountains. A
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. Find out about the most famous mountain