Are you ready to fill your 2017 travel journal?
We give you 4 reasons why train travel is the best option when you travel with your squad this year.
Lots to explore
Japan, the USA, Europe, Australia and the UK are all home to some great rail networks with every modern comfort and the added advantage of leisurely travel. While a plane connects you to the main hubs of a country, trains take you through the little places and quaint towns that really let you appreciate the beauty of travel. Some of the most scenic routes in the world are Oslo to Bergen in Norway, Fort William to Mallaig in Britain, and The Ghan in Australia.
Let’s face it; money is why most travel plans with friends fail to materialize. But travel can be economical if you plan wisely. When you travel in large groups, chances of getting a good deal on train tickets or passes are very high. Besides being economical, rail passes are also practical because they cover all inter and intra city travel needs. Discounted rates on passes are available for those traveling in groups (you need a minimum of 3 to qualify for a saver pass).You can also save an additional 20% with International Rail’s low season discounts on train passes, available if you book by the 25th of February.
Intimate travel experience
Traveling by air is great when you are pressed for time, but it can get restrictive. Unlike air travel, rail journeys offer an intimate travel experience. You can move around, stretch your legs, and open the windows to take in the view. Talk nineteen to the dozen with your friends and share stories all night long. You won’t be asked to settle down in your seats, fasten your seatbelts, or to turn off your phones. For those who lead a busy life, train travel is also a great opportunity to reconnect with friends and catch up.
You can be spontaneous
The beauty of traveling by train is that you can change your itinerary at any time. You can get off at random train stops, explore the surroundings, enjoy a local meal, and take the next train. Everyone’s travel wishes are met as rail journeys suit all kinds of travelers, be it the thrill-seeker, the genuinely curious, the escapist, or the romantic traveler.
So plan your next trip with friends, wherever it is, by rail!