Sustainable travel is something we should all strive to do more of, and it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on seeing the world at all.
Trains are highly sustainable forms of transport, and for the Eco-tourist, they provide everything you could need. Europe has a highly developed rail system making it the perfect destination for sustainable train travel-based holidays.
As travel influencers, we should all think about how important is to find ways of reducing carbon footprint when travelling.
It can make a big difference not only to the environment, but it’s also a cheaper way of visiting places in Europe as well. As far as you research in advance, it will be easier to find better deals than expected. I have been visited some European capitals by train in 2019 and I could ask for a better experience.
Why Travel by Train?
Aside from the distinct advantage of being greener than planes and cars, trains are just awesome. You get to sit in comfort and see the ever-changing scenery from towns and cities to vast open space, and even the sea on coastal lines.
There is no limit on your luggage, just remember you have to be able to carry it all on, and you can take your meals with you, and eat whatever you want. You can even drink alcohol as long as you are not a public nuisance.
It also makes a relaxing place to sleep, if you’re going to move destination overnight, you just need to book a sleeper carriage, and you can fall asleep in one country and wake up in another.
Plus, travelling by train gives us the opportunity of checking the most stunning views from all the journey. A total boost for all Instagrammers out there.
5 Great Train Journeys
The Scottish Highlands
Located at what is almost the top of the world, Scotland is an amazing country with some stunning sights.
You can follow in the path of the Queen and take a train from her home in London and head along the route to her Highland Castle, Balmoral, and even head higher up the country. The scenery is breath taking, and there are loads of places to explore between stops.
Head to Hungary and visit the sights of Budapest by rail. The city is known for its lively nightlife and is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. If you are going be sure to visit the thermal pools for a cheeky bathe in this historical location.
Well, all of Italy really, there is so much to see, and they have a very good rail system that allows you to travel quickly from place to place while taking in the sights from the train windows.
Venice is a small island that has gained popularity as a romantic destination making it perfect for honeymooners.
With sun, sun and more sun, Seville is a bright, inviting destination that enjoys an average of 12 hours of sunshine in summer.
It is on the south of the country and is steeped in architecture, making this a great place to wander and see the quaint streets. Of course, there is also Madrid and Barcelona to explore on your way there or back.
The Rhine Valley
Be transported into a fairy-tale with the amazing landscape of the Rhine Valley. With real-life castles and some amazing stretches of waterside track, this is a truly spectacular journey that is a must-do.
Be careful of the legendary siren Loreley who lures sailors to the rocks with her enticing song.