The Mont Blanc Express is less well-known than other Railways through the Alps – wrong: Since more than 100 years, it connects Martigny in the Valais, the French Mont-Blanc massif. The travel makes up by the wild, some still barely touched Trienttal over to Savoy with views of some of the highest peaks in the Alps this winter trip to the unforgettable rail experience. It is worth the one and a half hour drive to Chamonix a couple of times to interrupt.
In the ancient village of Salvan is a Museum commemorates the Radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi, of some of his first Experiments conducted 1895 with wireless communication. The next Station, Marécottes, offers the highest Zoo in Europe-and the family ski resort of La Creusaz. Thanks to the cobbled streets and historic wooden buildings of the village Trétien has a primal charm.
it was A true winter idyll: the Mont Blanc Express on the way to Chmonix. Photo: Alamy
According to Le Châtelard, known for the Emosson reservoir, crosses the train to the French border. Over the peaceful, authentic holiday village of Vallorcine can be reached finally, the chic Chamonix.
tickets: Online or at any train station. Prices: there and back 47 Fr., with the half-fare travelcard 30, with GA 13 Fr. Various combined packages with Velo, Verticalp, Zoo. General. News: Mont-Blanc Express in Martigny, www.mont-blanc-express.ch
Cross-Österreichbis to Graz
Graz, the second largest city of Austria, with the Cathedral and the large old town, the modern Kunsthaus and the old clock tower is always worth a visit. To the North is completed, open to the South, acts of Graz, almost Mediterranean, although it departs from Zurich, more than 500 kilometers straight to the East. By train the journey from Zurich between ten and a half and twelve hours – without having to Change! Who in the day drives, the views of Zurich and the Walensee lake to enjoy the wild valleys of the Arlberg region, where the train snow whirling down through the Inn valley to Innsbruck and Kufstein on Leoben to Graz. Innsbruck, Kufstein and Leoben would have been worth a stay.
a Good and proven: the Nightjet of the Austrian Federal Railways. Photo: PD
well-Known and well booked the night train, called Nightjet, which departs Zurich at 20.40 o'clock, and the passengers in the morning at nine o'clock in Graz dismisses is. Who is not asleep, but through the train window, watching, experienced on the Arlberg-a winter night's performance in the special the same.
tickets: online, at the ticket counter and public TRANSPORT Apps. General. Info: Nightjet, www.nightjet.com
Royal rail journey through Scotland
A journey through Scotland, with its lakes, sea inlets, with small villages and towns, huge castles and vast landscapes can be very relaxing. In Winter, when icy winds blow, you do it in the toasty warm carriages of the Belmond Royal Scotsman convenient. This offers a first-class train travel experience, with luxury and style.
Belmond proposes various routes. The classic is recommended: from Edinburgh over the Firth-of-Forth bridge in the market town of Keith.
On the second day of the journey from Keith to Plockton follows, on the third visit to Ballindalloch Castle, wine-tasting in a Whisky distillery, Overnight in the picturesque Village of Boat of Garten.
On the fourth day, finally, the drive to Glamis Castle, where the Queen mother grew up, to Dundee. On the fifth day, journey back to Edinburgh.
tickets: Belmond Royal Scotsman, www.belmond.com; to travel by train, www.zugreisen.ch. Duration: 3 to7 days. Prices: (Excluding round - trip flight) 4400 up to 13?400 Fr. p.?P.
On rails and water to the main cities
In Winter, it is in Scandinavia, bitter cold; the days are short, the nights are long and silent. Since train rides are particularly comfortable, for example, during nine days by Finland, Sweden and Norway: from the capital, Helsinki, across the Finnish winter landscape to the former Capital of Turku. From there, at night, with the ferry to Stockholm, capital of Sweden, which can be visited during a two days extensively.
Through the southern lakes with the huge lake vänern to the Norwegian capital, Oslo, for the two days are scheduled. And further through the Norwegian mountains to Myrdal, where you change to the flåm railway and the magnificent views of the aurland fjord enjoys. On its shore, in Flåm, it is possible to overnight. Still, one highlight follows on the eighth day: a boat ride through the rugged Aurlands - and Nærøyfjord. With Bus and train can be reached finally for the last Night of the mountains, with its colored wooden houses.
on the way in the high North: train in frozen Norway. Photo:
Arrangement: "the main cities of the North," Iceland Tours, www.islandtours.ch. Price: double room from 1985 Fr., Single travellers at least 2760 Fr. The flight Bergen to Helsinki and the Rückflugab included.
high summer in Winter: A journey to Bangkok
Here the whole year is high summer: The average temperature in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur for a period of twelve months of 30 to 33 degrees Celsius in Bangkok a little more. The 2030Kilometer long journey on the luxurious Belmond Eastern and Oriental Express takes you past rice fields, water Buffalo, exotic landscapes, and rural settlements. Via Kuala Lumpur, Butterworth and the old Sultan, town of Kuala Kangsar in Malaysia, Kanchanaburi in Thailand with the famous bridge on the river Kwai to Bangkok, the trip lasts three days and two nights, in the opposite direction for four days and three nights. In addition to a sleeping car with air-conditioned cabins of the train includes dining, Bar, lounge and observation cars.
A luxury train on the road in a fascinating landscape: the Belmond Eastern and Oriental Express. Photo: PD
Arrangement: the Train's journey Singapore to Bangkok or Vice versa with Belmond, www,belmond.com; rail tour, www.railtour.ch; Kuoni travel, www.kuoni.ch or Asia365, www.asia365.ch. Prices: From 3100 Fr. p. p. In the train with all incl. Hotels in Singapore and Bangkok, as well as return flights are situated in the price not included.
by train to Morocco's mythical cities
Morocco's Imperial cities of Rabat, Fès, Meknès and Marrakech Kasbahs, mosques and markets can be traveled with a normal line trains from Casablanca. For the eight-day, organized a train journey, the winter months are on offer. In the summer it can be in the interior, it is killer hot. However, to be measured from November to March, mild 23 degrees.
With the diesel locomotive through the hills of Paradise: a polyline in the Hinterland of Casablanca. Photo: Alamy
Casablanca, the journey is in the capital city of Rabat with its numerous attractions. In the afternoon continue to Fes, the famous old town. On the fourth day of travel, we visited with a Chauffeur/guide, the Roman archaeological site of Volubilis and the city of Meknes. The fifth day is spent mostly on the train: seven hours of Fès via Rabat and Casablanca to Marrakech. Its world-famous attractions can be explored on the sixth and seventh day to the full. On the eighth day, the trip home is in order.
price: "train journey through Morocco," 1. Class 1110 Fr. p.?P. in the DZ. From 1985 Fr in the EZ. Meals as well as return flight is not included. Organizer: Atlas travel, www.atlas-reisen.ch
Created: 07.11.2019, 18:40 PM