Stories: Europe

Travel Story: Salzburg's Sound of Music: The hills are alive with nostalgia

Gemma Nisbet

Sound of Music fans flock to stately Salzburg to experience some von Trapp family magic.

Travel Story: Cycling France: Following in the Tour's tracks

Malcolm Quekett

It's a dream holiday for keen cyclists: not only watching the action of the Tour de France in person, but also getting the chance to ride in the wheel ruts of the greats on the course. 

Travel Story: A glimpse of Mother Russia: 15 days by ship from Moscow to St Petersburg

Ron Banks

A river and canal cruise on Russia's major waterway provides an oppportunity for cross-cultural exchange and to sample the country’s romantic and modern sides.

Travel Story: Cinecitta: Movie history in the spotlight at Rome's legendary studio

Gemma Nisbet

If you’ve watched Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra, Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday, Clint Eastwood in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, or any of the films of Frederico Fellini, then you’ve seen Cinecitta. 

Our World: Cutting loose on a sky-high adventure

Stephen Scourfield

Floating over the scenic Swiss town of Chateau-d'Oex: this may be the most beautiful balloon ride in the world.

Travel Story: The Trans-Siberian Express: Back aboard "the world’s greatest rail journey"

Jim Gill

On his 27th trip aboard the mammoth train journey across Russia , our seasoned rail traveller finds that though things have changed over the years, the Trans Siberian remains one of the greats.

Our World: The top of Europe: An epic rail journey to Europe's highest train station

Stephen Scourfield

Switzerland's Jungfraujoch is not just a platform perched precariously between the mountains of Monch and Jungfrau, but a complete destination for a very big day out.

Travel Story: On a roll with Swiss railways

Stephen Scourfield

The Swiss reputation for precisely timed trains is entirely accurate.

The Travel Club Show : Europe's Highest Train Station

Staff Writer

Snow as white as cake icing, deep blue sky and pristine alpine wilderness make the train ride to Jungfraujoch a stunning day out.

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