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Europe by Rail: The Definitive Guide

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Europe by Rail: The Definitive Guide
New, enlarged and fully updated 15th edition
ISBN: 978-3-945225-01-1
Publication date: 28 November 2017. Reprinted in April 2018 with minor amendments and timetable updates.

by Nicky Gardner and Susanne Kries

Download a high-resolution image of the book cover and sample pages from the 15th edition of the book.

Research, writing, design and layout by hidden europe editorial bureau (Gardner & Kries GbR) in Berlin, Germany

Published by hidden europe publications

Printed and bound by GraphyCems of Villatuerta (Navarra) Spain

Worldwide distribution by SaltWay Global Ltd of Cirencester, England

Colour maps on inside front and back covers by David McCutcheon FBCart.S. of DVD Maps

Extent: 512 pages (paperback)
Size: 135 x 216 mm
Weight: 575g
UK List Price: £15.99

32 colour images
12 black and white images
52 sketch maps of the routes
2 overview maps in full colour (inside front and back covers)

© 2017, 2018 Nicky Gardner and Susanne Kries

About the book

Exploring Europe by train has never been easier. Designed for independent travellers of all ages, here is the definitive guide for holders of Eurail or InterRail passes and for those with regular train tickets. The guidebook will appeal to travellers keen to explore Europe in an eco-friendly way. This volume describes 50 recommended routes in detail. Those routes together take in most of Europe's travel hot spots - from the Rhine to the Riviera, from the Alps to the Adriatic.

Whether you are planning a longer holiday, or a series of short rail trips around the continent, Europe by Rail is packed with information, including tips on fares and ticketing, hotel recommendations and advice on train connections.

The 15th edition of this highly regarded guide has been enlarged and thoroughly updated for travel in 2018.

About the authors

Nicky Gardner and Susanne Kries are Berlin-based travel writers and the editors of hidden europe magazine. Their work for media across Europe highlights the variety of European life and landscapes.

What's new in this 15th edition of Europe by Rail

In common with the preceding 14th edition, the new book has at its core 50 rail routes. Among the edition's highlights are:

  • Enhanced coverage of the Balkan and Baltic regions
  • New routes to Sweden, Russia, Greece and Bulgaria
  • Updated for 2018 rail timetables
  • Enlarged to include introductions to each region
  • UNESCO World Heritage rail routes
  • High-speed routes for those in a hurry
  • Slow diversions for those who like to dawdle
  • Classic Alpine journeys
  • Night trains update
  • Better route maps
  • A more interesting range of hotels than ever before

 The authors, Susanne Kries and Nicky Gardner, can be contacted by email at editors [at] europebyrail [dot] eu or via the website's online contact form. The authors are available for media interviews, and can be approached directly.