Win a £250 Railbookers voucher

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This month you could win a voucher worth £250 to put towards a holiday with Railbookers, the train travel experts. There are trains almost everywhere in the world and taking a journey on the tracks is just so relaxing, whether you are on a high speed trip city to city, a luxury private train, with a nostalgic atmosphere and fine dining or gently passing through rural scenery, absorbing the views from your window.

What’s certain is that you’ll avoid the queues and potential hassle at airports, starting your time away in a civilised fashion. Book in advance to ensure a seat or sleeper accommodation, then let the journey unfold. Railbookers can help with hotels too if you fancy an overnight before you reach your destination. Or join an escorted tour group so you’re certain to find more about where you’re going: we all love the inside stories that guides always seem to know.

Here’s a couple of rail holiday suggestions to consider, although Railbookers can create an individually designed trip of your choosing – they love to get planning!

Grand Vienna, Salzburg and Munich

Combine the vibrant cities of Vienna, Salzburg, and Munich on this ten-night holiday by rail. Travel overnight in a private compartment on an overnight train to the Austrian capital. Explore Vienna and marvel at the Imperial palaces, grand squares and lovely tree-lined boulevards. Then take the train through stunning scenery to the Baroque Austrian city of Salzburg. Enjoy the fairy tale beauty of Hallstatt, and the hills that inspired the movie classic: The Sound of Music. Conclude your journey in the Bavarian capital of Munich, with a guided tour of Neuschwanstein Castle.

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The Glacier Express

Surround yourself with the incredible beauty of Switzerland on this five-day rail holiday. Whatever the season, you can guarantee that you’ll be experiencing moments that stay with you for years to come. Switzerland is the crown jewel of Europe. Picturesque villages, stunning alpine lakes, roaring mountain streams, peaceful meadows, historic fortresses, and the majesty of the Swiss Alps. What more could you ask for? Your adventures begin in the north with one night in Zurich. Then, you’ll head to St Moritz, famous for its sublime mountain and lake scenery. From there, you’ll take the legendary Glacier Express into car-free Zermatt, where you’ll be awed by the Matterhorn. Your holiday wraps up with a final night in the cosmopolitan city of Geneva.

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  3. Entries for the prize draw will be accepted until the closing date 30th September 2023.
  4. The winner will be notified in early October 2023, and full details of how to book will be given at that time. The voucher worth £250 must be used to book a Railbookers trip by 31st December 2023 for travel by 31st December 2024. The £250 voucher can be used towards any Railbookers holiday of 3 nights or more to any destination offered by Railbookers.
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301 Responses

    1. I’d be happy to go almost anywhere by train – as long as it steam trains (to remind me of my childhood)!

    2. Choo choo! Switzerland in spring with snow on the peaks and lush meadows below and crisp skies for great views.

    1. 🇵🇹 Never visited Portugal and cannot think of anything better than seeing the country out of a train window while relaxing in my seat – blissful

  1. I would love to go on the the Rocky Mountaineer in Canada. It looks an absolutely amazing experience.

  2. My dream rail holiday used to be the Orient Express – until I realised that, unless you can afford one of the very expensive suites, the only toilet is at the end of the carriage. This means that if you need to go in the middle of the night you have to put your dressing gown on and hope nobody else is already in there! However, I have recently seen some photos of the Scottish sleeper train, the Caledonian Sleeper, and it has double en-suite rooms which look really comfortable. So I would use the voucher to book a trip to Scotland in style.d

  3. I would love to do the Switzerland Italy trip on the train it looks beautiful with amazing scenery,mountains, lakes, forests and great tunnels. I also love the different architecture of the different countries. Travelling by rail is a great way to see these amazing places

  4. I have always wanted to travel on the Orient Express to Venice and experience the Go,den Age of steam.

  5. I would like to take a Peruvian train over the Andes from Cuzco to Lake Titicaca. I did this long ago and it was amazing.

  6. Have dreamt of returning to Bavaria.It would be incredible to visit and show my husband, how lovely it is.

  7. I’d love to go to Scotland by train. It’s been on my bucket list for yearsss. I’m too old now to drive up anyway, so I’m hoping I can convince my old guy that this is the way to go. Mind if I won a trip he’d have to agree hahahahaha

  8. I have always wanted to travel by GWR Pullman Dining to Cornwall. I love travelling by train and this journey to the South West is particularly impressive. Crossing the iconic Royal Albert bridge into Cornwall with spectacular views of the Rover Tamar is breathtaking.

  9. Love to visit Italy by train.Their network is great and easy to use.Would because fab.way to.tour the country

  10. We would love to travel across Canada on the train. Our son has just announced his engagement to his Canadian girlfriend, and they will get married in Canada Autumn 2024. We would love to combine a train trip, across Canada, in the “fall” in conjunction with celebrating their wedding near Toronto! We have never been to Canada, but this trip will be amazing. Thinking Autumn Colour, Spectacular scenery and an awesome journey. We much enjoy Autumn in England, but how exciting to watch Autumn unfold in Canada at the same time as enjoying a family celebration. Can’t wait!!

  11. Any of the wonderful train journeys look amazing but the Grand Vienna, Salzburg and Munich, looks absolutely fabulous. We had done touring holidays, by car and motorcycle, we have been by plane and ship , next on my bucket list is train .

  12. I love train travel. I would really like to do the train journey from Rome to Naples and then take the circumvesuviana to visit Pompeii. I seem to remember Bill Bryson saying it was a train where at each stop 10 people got off and another hundred got on or words to that effect! I have a great fascination with Pompeii and coming down in the train would be marvellous.

  13. A journey through Northern Italy. Monaco and the French Riviera breaking the travel at points to stay and enjoy the culture and ambience would be amazing.

  14. I would love to win a £250 Railbookers voucher. My dream rail journey would be on the Orient Express.

  15. At a young age I heard a George Hamilton IV song and saw a travelogue about the Canadian Pacific railway and since then i have wanted to make that journey end to end, sadly I have never been able to afford it and there is little likelihood of it ever happening.

  16. I would love to try the Glacier Express.With our 50th Wedding Anniversary coming up soon this would be an amazing celebration

  17. I would really love to go on The Glacier Express. My dream holiday would be to travel around Europe by train.

  18. I would like to go to Finland by train, to journey across Europe into the snow and lakes to the sound of Sibelius on my headphones!

  19. I would like to travel by rail smoothly through Europe to the land of snow and lakes; Finland. I would do this to the sound of Finlandia by Sibelius in my headphones, sound cancelling, of course!

  20. I’d like travel through the Rockies by train on the Rocky Mountaineer as I love exploring America and the scenery would be fabulous

  21. I would love to explore Scotland by train as I know how it is such a long long drive to get there by car.

  22. On my wish list is a train journey on the Indian Pacific from Perth to Adelaide, having seen it on one of Michael Portillo’s programmes

  23. I’d love to go to Norway. I’ve always been fascinated by its beauty and it’s somewhere I’ve always wished to go. I’d especially like to go during the winter month’s ☃️

  24. Would be Brilliant Prize to Win , I have Been to Salzberg many Years ago would be Brilliant to Have a Choice of Fantastic Destinations

  25. I would love to take a train ride across to Salzburg with my newest bestie and just have an adventure

  26. I’d like to repeat school trip on train from Paris to Cannes. I think it’s a bit faster these days!

  27. A trip on the Glacier Express. It’s been on my Wish List for a while. I celebrate my 80th birthday next year…so time to seize the day 😁

  28. Already planning an April trip to Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest then Salzburg, train will allow us to see the fantastic countryside.

  29. You see a lot more by train and arrive in the heart of the chosen destination. and what no traffic jams to contend with. Perfect and exotic travel.

  30. My dream holiday is certainly the mountains around Switzerland; as I am a widow I have to pay a single supplement when I travel so can’t possibly afford the trip myself.

  31. Take the night train to Munich, that would be ideal and time it to coincide with the Christmas Markets.

  32. Would love to go from Paris to Bordeaux, then on via Biarritz to San Sebastian and Bilbao, taking the Train de la Rhune en route

  33. Switzerland is definitely the country of our choice.
    The Swiss Rail system is 1st class & covers so many different aspects : cities, mountains, lakes, etc.
    We would so love to be visiting Switzerland in this way.

  34. I would love the journey to Mallaig and then visit the Hebrides and take ferries to some islands I like train travel

  35. The Swiss railways are hard to beat but I fancy a cross European journey through Germany, Austria, Croatia and Slovenia sampling all the different cultures and food/wines on the way.

  36. we’ve travelled from Antibes, France to Viareggio, Italy a number of times – the Italian trains are particularly good and very reasonably priced, so a £250 voucher would let us do a LOT of train travel in Italy, so see other parts.

  37. I have always hoped to go on the Orient Express one day – just the name conjures up images or- is it Hercule Poirot?

  38. I would love to go on the Canadian Rockies and Lake Louise Explorer tour – the scenery looks breath-taking!

  39. I would love to go back to Vienna , reliving my first trip abroad when I was just sixteen years old. I have fond memories of travelling through beautiful countryside with a change of trains in Paris, then travelling through Switzerland with a stop at Zurich. The Euro Tunnel didn’t exist back then in the early 1960s so the journey is undoubtedly much easier nowadays. I remember endless mountain ranges and pretty villages with attractive chalets – it was all so new to me and I know I wasn’t really able to appreciate it! The whole holiday cost just £25 and I was only able to afford it as I won that exact sum on the Premium bonds! If I am able to repeat the journey it will be much more comfortable as I can now afford to book a sleeper and buy food from the buffet and, of course, to take numerous photos on my smart phone.

  40. Has to be beautiful Switzerland. One of the best countries to explore by train, first class of course.

  41. so many places. The capitals of europe., across Canada. Down to Spain. Through Germany and Poland ., just to name a few.

  42. I would love to to travel to Norway in January when the sky is dark and the northern lights are glowing. It would be so magical x

  43. I’d like to travel across Australia &/or,
    having already done some of it – inexpensively -on one of the Shongololo trains, I’d would like to travel in style on the Blue train or on Rovos Rail.

  44. I would love to visit a former pupil whom I supported in school, years ago now. She now lives in London. She is always asking me to visit her. This is where I would go by train. Relaxing trip taking in the scenery.

  45. Did the Rocky Mountaineer from Banff to Vancouver in May and would love to repeat the experience to the Red Rocks

  46. would like to take a trip with the rocky mountaineer train, Canada.
    We were looking at dates to travel when covid shut the world down.

  47. Having walked/hiked in Scotland I’d love to take the train to explore and admire the wonderful scenery in style.

  48. I would love to take train through Switzerland to see its beautiful mountains and lakes up close.

  49. My dream rail journey would be the Trans Siberian trip from Moscow to Vladivastok

  50. I have always wanted to travel across Australia on the Ghan train, just to experience the desert and the outback. Closer to home, I love the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland.
    Both of those would be my dream destinations.

  51. I would absolutely love to go on the Glacier Express in Switzerland – the views look breathtaking.

  52. I love trains! I just love the chance to travel somewhere and be able to look out the window at the scenery as it is passing through. When my grandkids were little I took them on all sorts of train journeys and one of them actually ended up working in the Control Room of London Bridge station so I must have instilled my love of trains to him! I would love any train journey but I have a particular dream of travelling on the Ghan train from Adelaide to Darwin in Australia. The scenery on that must be amazing!

  53. I would love to go on the El Transcantabrico train in Spain., as I love the country and the food and drink looks fantastic.

  54. I’d like to go to Scotland by train, 1st class, during the day as I want to see the views on the way: I’ve also just read an awful review of the new service on the Caledonian Sleeper so would definitely prefer to sit up all the way.

  55. I yearn to return to the real Spain and do some basic train travel in the heart of that wonderful country….La Mancha through to Madrid, Zaragoza, Avila and Salamanca…taking me back to my youth where I was never happier.

  56. A grand tour of Germany sampling wine, beer and food along the way – PS please make the trip in May so I can enjoy the Spargel

  57. I’ve already said I would like to go to Scotland by train. My rail journeys will be restricted to the UK until/unless Eurostar start using Ashford or Ebbsfleet again – annoyingly these two stations are still called ‘International’ stations!

  58. I’d like to explore Japan by train. I’d l8e to stop at all the sights and really take my time seeing things.

  59. I was friends in the late 50s with a girl, Julia, who fled Budapest and lost family members..she told me
    about her home in Budapest..we cried together and when I saw how beautiful the city was
    I told Julia that one day I would try to go..I hope now is the time.

  60. I’d love to travel through Germany & Austria, seeing the Alps and great cities like Vienna & Munich

  61. My dream rail journey would be the Orient Express. I would love to follow in the footsteps of Hercule Poirot.

  62. I’ve always wanted to travel on the Orient Express to Switzerland and travel through the mountains with my husband. We love being in the mountains and this would be the best way to see them

  63. I would love to visit Austria with my daughter; especially Salzburg and Vienna and maybe Innsbruck….

  64. The Glacier Express and Bernina railway have long been on my bucket list and still not been! I would love to travel on these trains, particularly the Glacier Express

  65. It sounds really boring I know, but I would like to have a rail trip to Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival.

  66. I would love to go up to Scotland on the train – such a long drive. Be great to relax and enjoy the scenery rushing by.

  67. I would love to travel through the Alps on a train, taking in the amazing scenery from luxury and warmth of a carriage

  68. Recently visited Switzerland by train and would love to go back to spend more time there and visit new places

  69. Would love to go to Inverness, via Edinburgh, as I want to see Scotland.
    I’ve been to Australia , New Zealand, China , and the USA, but as an Englishman, it really is time to go to my neighbours north of Hadrian’s Wall for the first time!

  70. A Pullman Dining Experience, probably the one from York which ends up in Cornwall, a chance to see amazing scenery and have wonderful gourmet delights.

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