When choosing a vacation, your mind may jump to driving, flying, or even taking a bus tour, but there’s an often-forgotten form of long-distance travel that still holds that classic charm, hitting the rail! Taking a trip by train allows you to tour some of the most beautiful areas without hassle, with plenty of freedom. You can save some money and score tons of additional perks by taking a train. We’ll go over some of the top reasons traveling by rail can be one of the best ways to travel, especially over long distances.
1. Rail has a certain charm.
Whether you want to travel city to city, take a scenic tour of some of the world’s top landscapes, or just want a laid-back vacation unlike any other, you can consider a train vacation a definite bucket-list item. Rail has a certain charm that a plane, bus, or car tour doesn’t have. Train travel allows you to kick back and relax, move around at your own leisure, and enjoy some of the most breathtaking scenery that is only accessible by train.
2. Rail is hassle-free and convenient.
Flying to a vacation destination can involve long waits in crowded airports and potential delays or cancellations. Car travel can involve traffic delays and the struggle to find parking from stop to stop. When traveling by bus, you’re at the mercy of the bus schedule and are confined to your seat.
When traveling by rail, you have more leg room, and more room to explore, whether it’s to check out the dining car or to get a floor-to-ceiling view of the landscape from the lounge. There are very rarely delays or long waits to board. Choosing a train getaway is also an independent vacation, so your travel agent can choose the exact destinations, times, and amenities that best fit your plan.
3. Trains can take you right to your destination.
Trains arrive right in the heart of the city, so you can begin exploring and enjoying the perks of your vacation right away. There’s no need to arrange additional car rentals or take a shuttle from an airport outside of the city to your hotel or your destination. Your travel agent can make sure that your hotel is within walking distance of the station. This can also eliminate the major headache of having to learn the traffic rules and drive in a foreign country.
4. Train Travel Comes with a lot of Perks
Long-distance train travel offers a lot of perks. Meals and dining are often available on the train itself or included in vacation packages at the destination. Sleeper rooms are available on most long routes, with hotel-like accommodations available. Whether you’re traveling in the United States, Europe, or somewhere else entirely, train vacation packages also tend to come with hotel stays, meal options, and tickets to attractions at your destination.
5. There are Seemingly Endless Vacation Possibilities
Looking to take a unique tour the United States’ National Parks? Want to visit London, Paris, Rome, Venice, or all of the above? There are rail trips built to satisfy any of your vacation musts. If you want to go on a sightseeing tour of the Grand Canyon, satisfy your love of music with a trip through the birthplaces of Jazz, Blues, and Rock ‘n’ Roll, or take a European Grand Tour complete with a Gondola ride in Venice, you can with a rail vacation.
Venture outside of the box (or plane or car) by seeing what rail can offer you! A travel agent can book every single detail of your train vacation so all you have to do is hop on board and enjoy the unbeatable charm, breathtaking views, and delectable eats. Contact Aiste Foreman with Trabeona Travels by email [email protected] or by calling 302-648-5050 to find out what rail destinations are made just for you!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Aiste Foreman owns Trabeona Travels LLC, an independent agency in the Avoya Travel Network, based in Millsboro, Delaware. Aiste is passionate about travel and helping others step out of their comfort zone by immersing in different cultures.Her drive to help others experience the many benefits of travel is the reason why Aiste decided to turn her passion into a lifestyle.
Aiste is also a member of Leadership Delaware, a program focused on developing leaders and impacting communities in the first state.
To learn more about Trabeona Travels and to contact Aiste about finding your dream vacation, visit https://www.trabeonatravels.com/ or call 302-648-5050.