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Suggestions for fabulous locations which make great bases for multiple gorgeous day trips by train

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What makes travelling by train so special is that it can be a beautiful experience in itself.

Whether it's the natural landscape or the built environment the simple of act of travelling from place to place can be elevated.

Though that isn't the norm, hence what's being showcased here is how the best rail journey scenarios can be appreciated.

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30 Awe Inspiring European Railway Stations - part one
30 Awe Inspiring European Railway Stations: Part One The most fantastic European stations in which to begin or conclude a magical journey by train!
30 Awe Inspiring European Stations: Part Three
30 Awe Inspiring European Railway Stations: Part Three Part three of ShowMeTheJourney's selection of Europe's most awesome railway stations
30 Awe Inspiring European Railway Stations: Part Two
30 Awe Inspiring European Railway Stations: Part Two Part two of the list of the most wonderful stations in Europe, that SMTJ has taken trains from
Fabulous and easy day trips from London by train
Fabulous and easy day trips from London by train How to follow in SMTJ's footsteps and head off to a multitude of wonderful locations, all of which a...
Explore Germany on trains by taking day trips
Five Cities That Are Great Bases for Exploring Germany by train Simplify a German railway holiday by taking taking stunning day trips on trains from these five loca...
Exploring Switzerland by train from Olten
Holiday in any of these 3 locations and see the best of Switzerland Simplify a rail based holiday in Switzerland by taking taking beautiful day trips on trains from Bas...
How to explore Scotland by train
How To Explore Scotland By Train Tips and insights for how to travel by train in beautiful Scotland which will tell you all you need...
How to see Wales By Train
How To Explore Wales by Train All that's good to know about seeing the best of beautiful Wales by train, including round Wales iti...
2020 Itineraries for Eurail and InterRail Passes
Itineraries for Eurail and InterRail Passes Take your pick from five fully costed fabulous itineraries which include all the departure times!
Europe's Epic Express Train Journeys
Koln to Klagenfurt - Europe's Epic Express Train Journeys
London to Penzance - Europe's Epic Express Train Journeys
London to Penzance - Europe's Epic Express Train Journeys Discover why making the train journey from London to Penzance in Cornwall is such a special travel e...
Europe's Most Epic Express Train Journeys Malaga to Barcelona
Malaga to Barcelona - Europe's Most Epic Express Train Journeys Discover why making the fabulous high speed train journey from Barcelona to Malaga is such a special...
Europe's Epic Express Train Journeys Milano to Geneve
Milano to Geneve - Europe's Epic Express Train Journeys
Europe's Epic Express Train Journeys Milan to Zurich
Milano to Zurich - Europe's Epic Express Train Journeys Discover why making the train journey from Milano to Zurich is such a special travel experience
Europe's Epic Express Train Journeys Munchen to Venezia
Munchen to Venezia - Europe's Epic Express Train Journeys Discover why making the train journey from Munich/Munchen to Venice/Venezia is such a special travel...
Europe's Epic Express Train Journeys Oslo to Bergen
Oslo to Bergen - Europe's Epic Express Train Journeys Discover why making the beautiful train journey from Oslo to Bergen is so special. For more than fo...
Travelling through Chiomonte station
Paris to Torino - Europe's Epic Express Train Journeys Few European train journeys combine two hours of travelling at more than 250 km/h with another two h...
Rail Pass Itinerary: Direct Trains Only
Rail Pass Itinerary: Direct Trains Only Avoid having to change trains when using an InterRail Pass or Eurail Pass, by following this itinera...
Rail Pass Itinerary: NO Reservation Fees
Rail Pass Itinerary: No Reservation Fees If you want to avoid having to pay additional charges when using an InterRail or Eurail pass, this i...
10 of Europe's Most Cities on an IntrerRail and Eurail itinerary
Rail Pass Itinerary: Popular Cities Travel to 10 of the most popular cities in Europe on this fully costed Eurail and InterRail pass iti...
Rail Pass Itinerary: Scenic Journeys
Rail Pass Itinerary: Scenic Journeys Experience an incredible train journey every day for 10 days on this fully costed Eurail and InterRa...
Rail Pass Itinerary: The Best Of Northern Europe
Rail Pass Itinerary: The Best Of Northern Europe This itinerary includes Amsterdam, Hamburg, Stockholm, Olso, The Flåm Railway, Copenhagen, Berlin, W...
On the train from Rome and Naples to Sicily
Roma and Napoli to Taormina in Sicily: Europe's Epic Express Train Journeys Discover what makes the train journey from Rome and Naples to Sicily so very special
Europe's Epic Express Train Journeys Salzburg to Zagreb
Salzburg to Zagreb - Europe's Epic Express Train Journeys
Seeing Cornwall by train
Seeing Cornwall By Train Discover how to explore stunning Cornwall by train; including trips to the beautiful towns of Falmou...
Exploring Scotland with a Spirit of Scotland pass
Seeing Scotland By Train - With a Spirit Of Scotland Pass These Spirit Of Scotland itineraries will take you to the isles of Orkney, Bute, Mull, Arran and Sky...
Heading off from Queen Street station
Seeing Scotland By Train: Day trips from Glasgow How to see the best of Scotland by train by taking fabulous day trips from Glasgow
Exploring Scotland By Train from Stirling
Seeing Scotland By Train: On day trips from Stirling Discover why the charming city of Stirling is a great base for exploring beautiful Scotland by train...
Seeing Wales By Train: By making day trips Taking day trips from a beautiful location can simplify seeing the best of Wales by train - hence th...
Seeing Wales By Train: With an Explore Wales Pass Itinerary ideas for making the most of using an Explore Wales rail pass to see the best of beautiful...
Six Reasons to Travel on British trains
Six Reasons to Travel on British trains Discover why there's actually a lot to appreciate about travelling in Britain by train
Hallstat can be reached on a day trip by train from Zurich
Take A Rail Holiday by Making Day Trips by Train 22 fabulous locations in which to simplify a rail based holiday, by taking multiple day trips by tra...
A day trip by train from Manchester to Oxenhope
Take lovely day trips by train from five great UK locations Simplify a British railway holiday by taking taking a series of fabulous day trips on trains from Gl...
The 16 Ultimate European Journeys by regular Express Trains
The 16 Ultimate European Journeys by regular Express Trains This list of Europe's most beautiful train journeys uniquely focuses on the most epic routes taken b...
A Golden Age Of European Rail Travel
This Golden Age Of European Rail Travel New and revived international rail routes, plus new trains and stations have made it easier than eve...
Three Cities from which to explore Northern Italy by train Make a railway holiday in northern Italy as simple as can be by taking taking day trips by train fro...
The 15 Most Beautiful Train Journeys in Switzerland
Twenty Beautiful Swiss Train Journeys: part one Part one of the guide to the 20 most spectacular train journeys in Switzerland, plus the tips and in...
Lake Geneva from a train heading to Bern from Lausanne
Twenty Beautiful Swiss Train Journeys: part two There are so many incredible railway routes a Top 10 didn't feel adequate, hence the list of these s...
On the beautiful train ride from Vienna to Ljubljana
Wien / Vienna to Ljubljana: Europe's Epic Express Train Journeys
On the train from Vienna to Venice
Wien to Venezia - Europe's Epic Express Train Journeys A stunning lakeside view, a passage through the spectacular Julian Alps and a spectacular arrival in...
Europe's Epic Express Train Journeys York To Aberdeen
York To Aberdeen - Europe's Epic Express Train Journeys Discover why making the beautiful journey by train from York to Aberdeen is such a special travel ex...
Europe's Epic Express Train Journeys Zagreb to Wien
Zagreb to Wien - Europe's Epic Express Train Journeys
Europe's Epic Express Train Journeys Zurich to Graz
Zurich to Graz - Europe's Epic Express Train Journeys