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Top 5 European Train Trips

Looking out the window of a moving train can be a special experience depending on the route. Thankfully, there are trips across Europe that offer such delights. With great food, onboard entertainment, nice stops, and luxury relaxation; you’re in for a great treat. We promise that you’ll like what you read here.

  • The Chocolate Train
  • The Bernina Express
  • Trenhotel
  • Trans-Siberian Railway
  • The Flam Railway

The Chocolate Train

This route links Montreux to Broc in Switzerland. It’s a 9 hour-45 minute trip which enables you to see popular sites like Lake Geneva and Gruyѐres. There’ll be a stop to enable passengers take a tour around the local castle and cheese factory.

When the train arrives at Broc, there’ll be a bus ride to the Cailler-Nestlé chocolate factory which is situated in-between the mountain peaks and Lake Gruyѐres. Visitors get free chocolate samples. Yum!

The Bernina Express

Watch out; it’s going to be quite a number of tunnels before you get to Italy’s Tirano from Switzerland’s Chur. This journey is just approximately 4 hours and 15 minutes. However, there’s a lot to experience within that time.

Not to scare you—but think about going through over 50 tunnels, passing almost 200 bridges, and getting to a height of more than 7,000 feet in some areas. That sounds exciting, right? Better still, it may be giving you a wild rush right now. Get ready to catch a view of the Swiss Alps too.


How about a hotel on rails that moves from Lisbon in Portugal to Madrid in Spain. The journey starts with an evening view of rural settings as you enjoy some fine dining specials. Madrid awaits the next morning.

Passengers will have time to tour the city of Madrid and lodge at the Gran Clase to complete the double hotel experience. Note that you’ll be getting a club lounge access and other luxury services during your stay at this hotel. The entire journey will take 10 hours.

Trans-Siberian Railway

Nineteen (19) days for a train trip is not too long, is it? If your answer to that question is yes, then read about this amazing journey across Russia. The train goes from Moscow to Vladivostok, a seaport on the Pacific Ocean.

Passengers will have an amazing experience in a train that has no division based on social class, race, or age. Everyone is equal on this ride. You’ll be able to tour cities, go for scuba diving, or engage in other activities that you can schedule for at many of the stops.

The Flam Railway

Going from Flam to Myrdal across Norway in 1 hour can be a memorable time regardless of how short the journey is. The train will take you to some heights that are almost 3,000 feet. Kjosfossen and Rjoandefossen waterfalls will be passed on the way. There are photo stops at the former during the summer.

By the time you get off of any of the trains, you’d be thinking of when next you can relive the whole experience. You can do so over and over again—maybe with loved ones. These rail trips will make you nostalgic at every repeat!