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Insight Guides Great Railway Journeys of Europe

by Insight Guides

Part of the Insight Guides Series

The Real World Travel

Insight Guides Great Railway Journeys of Europe Synopsis

From Abergynolwyn and Zvolen, Agrigento and Zürich, Great Railway Journeys of Europe is all a traveller needs to plan and enjoy European rail adventures.

“Dear Victoria, gateway to the world beyond England. How I love your continental platform, and how I love trains anyway. Snuffing up the sulphurous smell ecstatically, so different from the feint, aloof, distantly oily smell of a boat. But a train, a big snorting hurrying, companionable train with its big puffing engine, sending up clouds of steam and seeming to say impatiently, “I’ve got to be off, I’ve got to be off, I’ve got to be off”, is a friend.’ Agatha Christie

This full-colour, extensively-mapped guidebook is for those who can identify with these words, written by Agatha Christie, or those who think they might be able to, given the chance. Of the various modes of travel, only sailing ships and the grand liners have rivalled the train in the affections of their users and the wider public. 

The 400+ pages of detailed country-by-country information have been written and curated by experts, with fascinating in-depth features on the history and development of Europe's railways, spectacular photographs of contemporary sights, and absorbing archival images. As such, this is an excellent inspirational tool for pre-trip planning, plus it’s packed with practical information for when travellers are “on the rails”. In addition, being an Insight Guide, this unique guidebook also comes with innovative extras – a free eBook and app - which provide easy access to up-to-date information while travelling.

Routes covered include:

  • Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
  • Budapest-Istanbul
  • Paris/Amsterdam-Moscow
  • Alicante-Dénia
  • Verona-Innsbruck
  • Cagliari-Arbatax 
  • Köln-Frankfurt/Trier-Giessen
  • Bergen-Oslo
  • Helsinki-St Petersburg
  • Venice-Zagreb


Founded in 1970, Apa Publications owns three of the best-known global travel brands - Insight Guides, Berlitz Publishing and Rough Guides - and publishes a range of innovative quality products (guidebooks, maps, apps, globes and language books) for every kind of traveller.

Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour, feature-filled guidebooks, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing highly visual, culture-oriented travel guides. The list includes over 400 guidebooks and maps, as well as phrasebooks, eBooks, and apps that enhance on-the-road exploration. also offers tailor-made trips curated by local experts.

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ISBN: 9781786717887
Publication date: 01/04/2019
Publisher: Insight Guides an imprint of APA Publications
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786717887
Publication date: 1st April 2019
Author: Insight Guides
Publisher: Insight Guides an imprint of APA Publications
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: The Real World, Travel,
Categories: Travel & holiday guides,

About Insight Guides

Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books written by local experts, and we continue to innovative with our unique three-product packages to countries and regions. With in-depth features on culture and history, and stunning colour photography, the books are perfect for travellers planning uniquely immersive experiences. The eBooks contain the same content as the print version, while the premium destination app provides practical time-sensitive information when you’re out and about, including regularly updated listings for the likes of hotels and restaurants. All of which means that these stunning guidebooks are ideal for armchair planning and easy ...

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