Tag: Trains

The Gotthard Panoramic Express: Switzerland

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The Gotthard Panorama Express Switzerland   Armed with a Swiss Travel Pass I was able to go pretty much anywhere on the train network and also gain access to hundreds of museums and gondola rides in 75 towns and cities. But what I really wanted to do was ride the Gotthard Panorama Express south to

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Espionage, Emmental and The Eiger: Switzerland

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Espionage, Emmental & The Eiger:    On this trip I get to wander in the clouds and dream of spies, cheese and mountains. The city of Bern unfolds its past both in fact and fiction and I get to meet the cows that make all that lovely Alpine milk.   Switzerland’s capital, Bern is the

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Jungfrau: Switzerland

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Jungfrau region Bernese Oberland Switzerland    Read more about this wonderful region in Switzerland that is impossibly beautiful and tremendous fun (and it’s not all about skiing)!  It’s ridiculously easy to get to Zurich from London, only a 75-minute flight from Heathrow. From there I travelled on the superb Swiss Rail system that saw me

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Cologne by Rail

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Cologne by Rail Germany The joys of getting to Europe by train are obvious. No two-hour check in, convenient central locations and none of the cabin baggage restrictions that make us all so mad (why do different airlines have different allowances?) The biggest advantage when travelling with a family is the children’s contentment. After passing

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