Discover Highclere Castle, the real location for Masterpiece’s Downton Abbey™ PBS. Learn how to travel to the Castle by train & available tours.
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Europeans view nudity much differently than Americans. Read these amusing stories, moments of culture shock for travelers who experience European nudity.
Learn insider travel tips for Athens, Warsaw, Belgrade and San Sebastian from Rail Europe’s well-traveled employee, Manny.
Learn the best and most efficient way to travel to the Amalfi coast by train from Rome and Southern Italy.
Italy is beautiful, full of culture and good food, but it is also a colorful place with plenty opportunities for culture shock experiences. Read some of our favorite entries about Italy from our Culture Shock Contest.
We have received many comical entries from our Culture Shock Contest and found that there was a reoccurring theme of European toilets, so we gathered our favorites in this blog post.
Find out the correct answers to our Facebook “devinette” photo game and who were the 31 lucky winners of a France rail pass.
A travel guide to the D-Day beaches, which includes information on how to travel there with single rail ticket or a France Rail Pass.
Learn about what the Stonehenge is and how to travel there from London as well as other excursions to add to your day trip.
Learn about the great places to visit in Britain easily from London by train. Here are our top 5 favorite places to experience the diverse offerings of Britain.
Americans commercialize this holy day with green-tinted Guinness, “Kiss me I’m Irish” buttons and parades a-plenty. In Ireland, traditions abound without the corny green beer. Read about the top 10 reasons why it is better to celebrate in Ireland and how to travel from Britain by ferry.
Our guest blogger Ben Ratliff shares some tips about visiting famed impressionist painter Claude Monet’s house in Giverny, only a 45-minute train ride from Paris.
French teacher, travel lover and train enthusiast, Ben Ratliff writes about the first-stop in his European travels using an Eastern European Pass in Bulgaria.
For years, Ben had hoped to travel back to Europe like he did after high school. He contacted Rail Europe, and we set him up with rail passes to reconnect him with his passion of traveling by train.
Learn about the exciting happenings in the Swedish cuisine that no longer deserves its “tasteless porridge” reputation. Let’s have a taste of a cuisine that’s not just fishy, but a way of life for ages.