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Can you guess the most popular European destinations to visit by rail?

Rail travel is the most sophisticated route to international adventure. Imagine sipping a cappuccino as you traverse the Tuscan countryside or enjoying a spot of afternoon tea while you await your arrival in Paris. It’s truly a relaxing, easy, and fast way to travel.

In fact, I believe rail travel is perhaps the best way to explore Europe. It quickly transports visitors between top destinations, without the hassle of road traffic or airport security. Plus, when taking a train from place to place, you depart from one city center and arrive in the next, completely eliminating the hassle and expense of those long transfers to the airport.

More than 713 million passengers traveled across the EU by rail between April and September of 2014, showing resurgence in popularity among locals and internationals alike. But can you guess what the top destinations to visit by rail were for the summer of 2014?

France, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

For that reason, Friendly Planet Travel has developed a new line of tours that connect these top rail hotspots. Our Italy by Rail tour transports visitors to the greatest cities in Italy — Venice, Florence, and Rome — while our London and Paris by Rail package connects travelers with the pomp and pageantry of London and the sophistication of Paris. Book a trip today to see some of Europe’s most romantic and modern cities in true European style.

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