While budget airlines may offer cheap deals to anywhere in Europe, they also make traveling an ordeal. While your friends get treated like cattle, breathing circulated air and paying through the nose for water, why don’t you and your loved one choose a more relaxing way to travel- the train. It’s a sure bet that train holidays are going to be far more enjoyable than cramming yourself onto a plane and the destinations you have to choose from promise a romantic and memorable stay. Have a look at the following rail breaks, handpicked for their romantic qualities.
Winter/Spring on the Glacier Express 2013
It’s no bad thing that the Glacier Express is known as one of the slowest trains in the world. Given the intensely beautiful landscapes it takes you across, there’s no reason you’d ever want the train to go faster. There’s no better way to soak up the gorgeous sights of the Alps and its valleys, rivers and meadows with your loved one, than taking the Glacier Express across them. What’s amazing about this train is that there are dedicated panoramic cars in it, allowing you to relax and take in the sights. Various excursions are included in the journey, including one to Lucerne, Switzerland.
Winter in the Harz Mountains 2013
This weeklong trip will take you straight into the heart of Germany’s Harz Mountains, after passing through various beautiful little villages, Gothic buildings and old palaces. The train travels along a narrow-gauge railway to take you to the best panoramic views and vistas of the Harz Mountain range. Other attractions along this romantic journey include traveling along the Brocken railway, a guided excursion to Goslar and a visit to Quedlinburg.
Yorkshire by steam 2013
Of course, Britons know that you don’t have to leave the U.K. to have a little romantic getaway. If you’re looking for something closer to home, you might want to check out the steam railway journey in Yorkshire. It’s a very affordable five-day journey through historic Yorkshire, on a steam train. You’ll get to experience some amazing English scenery and monuments, like the Haworth and the Brontë Parsonage, guided walking tours through York and a journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
LA to New York 2013
This overland extravaganza will take you from coast to coast in the United States. This is for those who really want a truly unforgettable experience. After seeing the beautiful sights of the friendliest city on the West Coast, San Francisco, you’ll take Amtrak’s California Zephyr train all the way through the Rockies. Passing through the Rocky Mountain National park, you’ll be taken to Chicago and then continue your journey towards New York.
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