New for the 15th edition: 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; night trains update; better route maps
This book is shaped around 50 key routes which span mainland Europe. Each route can be followed in its entirety or used as a building block in a longer itinerary. Beyond the main routes, there are pointers to branch lines and less frequented railways. You'll find immensely useful tips about how to plan journeys, what tickets to buy and where to stop off along the way. There are special sections for rail pass holers, including Interrail and Eurail, as well as information on night and cruise trains. The country guide summarizes key information about traveling by train through each of the 48 countries listed. With its nicely opinionated style and lots of cameo accounts of travel history, there's plenty here for armchair travelers too. The geographical scope extends from Arctic Scandinavia to the Mediterranean, from Portugal to Ukraine and Russia.