Whether you are making a long `grand tour' or just planning a couple of weekend breaks, Europe by Rail is the perfect guide. The book is shaped around 50 key routes which span mainland Europe. Each route can be followed in its entirety or used as a building block in a longer itinerary. Beyond the main routes, there are pointers to branch lines and less frequented railways.
Written by two highly experienced travellers, the book contains useful tips about how to plan your journey, what tickets to buy and where to stop off along the way. There are special sections for holders of rail passes, including Interrail and Eurail, as well as information on night and cruise trains. The country guide summarizes key information about travelling by train through each of the 48 countries listed. Apart from being full of good advice and up-to-date information, the book is also a good read. With its nicely opinionated style and lots of cameo accounts of travel history, there's plenty here for armchair travellers too.
Nicky Gardner is a Berlin-based travel writer who weaves words about Europe's finest rail journeys. She also writes about cultures and communities. With Susanne Kries, Nicky is co-editor of hidden europe magazine and co-author of Europe by Rail - the 15th edition of which is published in late 2017. Brought up in Berlin, Susanne Kries has a strong interest in public transport. Susanne has worked with Nicky Gardner on many projects, including several editions of Europe by Rail. The two women edit hidden europe, a print magazine showcasing thoughtful travel writing.