In a country with a whole lot of vertical, the Swiss are practically born on skis. And the rush is never greater than where the glacier-capped Alps are at their highest: Valais, tucked away in the south of the country and straddling the Italian border.
Give thanks to the engineers who built railways across Europe's most difficult terrain, their hard work has translated into some of the world's most picturesque journeys – in Scandinavia along icy rivers to fjords, in Germany, Switzerland and Italy through carved valleys in the Alps, along the swirling Rhine River dotted with romantic castles, and among crags deep within the Scottish highlands. Here are the best of Europe’s scenic train routes.
Warm clear seas, tropical vistas and pure escapism – say hello to an overwater bungalow or villa vacation. These luxurious getaways, suspended over some of the world's most beautiful oceans, are firm favourites with honeymooners, as well as other travellers who love the privacy and sense of adventure that overwater bungalows bring.