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.

16 November 2020
Located between the beautiful lakes of Thun and Brienz, the traditional resort town of Interlaken, gateway to the mountainous region of Bernese Oberland. It is best known as one of the oldest and most popular summer holiday resorts in Switzerland, as well as being a great base for discovering some of Switzerland's most stunning rail routes.
2 November 2020
The Swiss side of Lake Geneva, also known as the Swiss Riviera, features glamorous resorts with Belle Epoque hotels, flower-lined lakefront promenades and a crystal-clear lake dominated by distant snow-capped mountains. There are also UNESCO World Heritage-listed vineyards and an annual jazz festival of world renown.
1 July 2020
One of the great pleasures of travelling around Europe by train is the chance to enjoy a meal in the restaurant car. Even if you are not fortunate enough to be experiencing the gastronomic splendours of luxury trains like the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, you can still experience excellent catering facilities on regular trains as you travel from city to city across the European rail network.
26 June 2020
The northern hemisphere winter is a wonderful time to explore Europe.  Often less crowded, no oppressive heat and parts of the continent covered in a blanket of snow, it is an ideal season in which to take in the best European rail travel has to offer and to enjoy having some of the most popular destinations to yourself. 
23 June 2020
If you'd like to scale a mountain on your next European holiday, it's possible to climb amongst the highest peaks of the Alps without even breaking a sweat thanks to Switzerland's amazing mountain railways.
10 June 2020
Europe is home to some of the world's most famous museums and galleries. So you can plan wisely for your next trip, we've come up with our ten favourites, which are guaranteed to impress.
5 May 2020
Travelling by train is a wonderful way to get around Europe, offering flexibility, the ability to enjoy scenery from the comfort of your seat, and journey from city centre to city centre.  The experience differs from country to country, but there are some tips for travelling around by train which ring true wherever you may […]
30 April 2020
Spain’s high-speed rail network is extensive and efficient.  The fastest trains in Spain are known as Alta Velocidad Española or AVE (which translates as “bird” in English).  Trains reach speeds of 320 kph throughout Spain linking cities such as Barcelona, Madrid and Seville.
22 April 2020
Who doesn’t love a good castle? They’re often situated in beautiful locations on hill tops or the bank of a pretty lake. They can be austere and foreboding, magnificently ostentatious, lying in romantic ruins or just fabulously eccentric. They are also endlessly photogenic. Find out about some of our favourites.
17 April 2020
Overnight trains are an adventure.  Boarding a train in the centre of one city and arriving the following morning in the centre of another city is not only a wonderful experience, it saves on a night’s accommodation and leaves you ready to explore the city once you arrive.
10 April 2020
We can’t wait to welcome you back so we’re hoping to make things easier for you in these uncertain times by relaxing some of our normal terms and conditions so that you can benefit from that extra element of flexibility to get plans in place for your next holiday with us.
2 October 2019
Want to know what you'll find when you catch a train in Continental Europe? The below introductions to some of our top destinations should help give you some idea of what to expect.
5 September 2019
If you want the journey to be part of the holiday, it can be hard to choose from a huge range of rail routes which have the real 'wow' factor. So, we've put together this guide with some of our favourites.
5 August 2019
Wondering where to begin your rail holiday in Europe? You can fly into any airport on the Continent and start your journey from there.
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
If you're considering a rail trip to Italy. Why not start out north of the Alps and take the scenic route? There are a number of spectacular mountain passes to choose from.
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
A good holiday, for me, always starts with a good train journey. However, when time is short, a quick flight has to do.