January 29, 2023

Whether you are looking for a short break or an adventure to far off lands, if you’ve ever considered a luxury train vacation there’s no better time to take advantage of these exclusive adventures.

Planet Rail just introduced a trio of European adventures including a culinary exploration of Tuscany, a visit to the vineyards of Bordeaux and a four-center journey through Spain. The First-Class rail evokes luxury and personalized service. From regional departures to private transfers and customized excursions, trips are tailored according to your preferences. Get ready to explore Europe in sophisticated style with Planet Rail’s posh accommodations, fine dining and cozy quarters.

The Flavors of Tuscany

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Taste the Tuscan flavors as you sample wine and cheese throughout the picturesque countryside. Departing from London, you’ll travel through Paris and on to Turin for a luxurious night in the 5-star Grand Hotel Sitea. The journey continues along Tuscany to Campiglia Marittima. Here your private transfer takes you to a charming rural home, set to a backdrop of olive trees. Wine tastings in Bolgheri, cooking lessons in Lucca and cheese making at Lischeto Farm outside of Volterra are just a few of the epic experiences awaiting in the Flavors of Tuscany.

Vineyards of Bordeaux, Cognac and the Loire Valley

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Travel via high-speed TGV service to Bordeaux where a world of exploration awaits. Visit the city’s UNESCO Old Town, the Cité du Vin (a new museum of wine) or explore the nearby vineyards of Médoc with your private driver. From Bordeaux, head north for three nights where you will savor the famous brandy and the Cognac Pubic Garden. The idyllic village of Chenonceau, in the heart of Loire Valley, concludes the journey, but not before sampling the regions fine wines and cuisine.

Madrid, Gibraltar and Malaga

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This magical 10-night rail holiday begins in London and journeys to Barcelona for the night via Eurostar. Next, explore the vibrant Spanish capital of Madrid. Spend three nights exploring fine art museums, including Prado which celebrates its 200th anniversary this year, and the city’s thriving gastronomical scene. Continue on to Gibraltar for three nights and experience the enclave’s relaxed pace. You can watch the famous scampering Barbary macaques and visit the network of caves and tunnels beneath the Moorish castle. The tour concludes in the mystical coastal city of Malaga before returning to the UK by air.

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