The Benefits of Taking a Holiday by Train

by Dr. Jessie Voigts /
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Oct 23, 2012 / 0 comments

We’ve all been there; stuck behind a lorry on the M25 as your departure time looms ever closer. Flying can be very stressful and is often more hassle than it’s worth. There are many good reasons why opting for train holidays is becoming ever-more appealing.


The benefits of taking a holiday by train!

Photo wikimedia commons: Edgar Jiminez, adapted by Wandering Educators


Great Value for Money


Nowadays it’s almost impossible to keep the cost of a holiday down to a reasonable level. What looks like an attractive package deal on the internet can often become a hefty price tag once you’ve added in the flights, car parking, and airport transfers. Booking a holiday by train could save you a significant amount of money.

Depending on the package you choose, many of the holiday prices can include meals, accommodation, and even daily excursions. Many of these are places recommended by the locals, giving you a real flavour of the culture. The hard work has already been done, so all you will need is a little spending money for those all-important souvenirs.



Take the Stress out of Travelling


Forget worrying about traffic jams or being delayed at customs; travelling by train enables you to sit back, relax, and enjoy your vacation. After all, that’s what going on holiday is all about! As the train passes between destinations, you can marvel at the passing scenery or the thrill of being able to experience so much more than the regular tourist hotspots. Travelling by train is also a very sociable way to get around, as it provides the chance to meet new people and spend quality time together. Whether discussing destinations or simply having a chat over a glass of wine at dinner, you are sure to meet lots of like-minded people who may become friends for life. 



The View


Nothing can beat the view from a train window – whether it is from Seattle to LA on the Starlight Express


From Seattle to LA on the Starlight Express


Or the Grand Canyon, via Amtrak


The Grand Canyon via Amtrak



Don’t forget – it’s an adventure!