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
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.
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
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
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. Some of
10 June 2020
Europe is home to some of the world's most famous museums and galleries. Rome, not surprisingly, has the oldest museum in the world, Paris is home to the largest art gallery in the world - the Louvre - which also
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
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
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
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
10 April 2020
As we are all getting used to life in lockdown and the days, weeks and possibly months are stretching out ahead of us, our thoughts may be turning towards a future time when we can all get back to doing the things
2 October 2019
The rail network in Continental Europe is extensive, with many high-speed lines connecting top destinations as well as some fantastic routes through breathtaking scenery. If you want to know what you'll find when you
5 September 2019
Europe has an extensive rail network that will take you almost anywhere you want to go. But 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
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. But these are a selection of the most popular entry points, with tips on
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
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. Have a look at the main ones, listed
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 journey Day 1: London to Brig It 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
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