Pros and Cons for Travel on the Glacier Express vs Local Swiss Trains

Of course, the Glacier Express train from St. Moritz to Zermatt had to be included in our 2 week Swiss train itinerary. This iconic scenic train ride that crosses Switzerland east to west over the high alps and links two of the world’s famous ski resorts, is a must do …

Gotthard Panorama Express: Lucerne to Lugano by Scenic Boat and Train

Located in the heart of Switzerland, lovely Lucerne is situated at the Vierwaldstättersee, or in English: Lake Lucerne. A connection from northern Switzerland to Lugano and Italy in the south, has long been Europe’s desire. The Gotthard tunnel was a historic feat of engineering. Digging a tunnel underneath the mighty …

Switzerland’s Pre-Alpine Express: Scenic Train from Lucerne to St. Gallen

Switzerland hosts some of the most beautiful scenic train rides in the world! The famous Bernina Express and the Glacier Express are of world class beauty. Although I 100% agree with this, during my 15 day railway trip through Switzerland, I discovered some hidden gems in the scenic railway route …

Thalys Train from Amsterdam to Paris: 12 things no one tells you

The high speed train from Amsterdam (the Netherlands) to Paris (France) is called the Thalys train. At first, the line only ran from Paris to Brussel (Belgium) but was extended to include the Netherlands too. Travel by train around Europe is super easy, affordable and has many benefits. As a …