This is a full-on trek, which will take me to three state capitals through a range of terrains, and home again.
Crossing Europe by train is enjoyable, but the ride is easier if you acquaint yourself with the network before the train leaves the station.
The blue-liveried trains that speed through the tunnel may be shiny and new. But the alps above have a story to tell...
This blue and silver train, like a faerie chariot, goes deep into Ireland, a land where myth and superstition inhabit a gorgeous, many-storied landscape.
See a famous coastline without the hassle of driving.
It's only 183 kilometres, but it's not the world's most scenic train trip, it must come close.
It's a rail trip that traverses not only the width of a nation, but a chunk of its history and culture.
It's a big country, and there's no better way of experiencing its vastness than by train.
By some measures, this is the best train in the world, where they literally roll out the red carpet.
This place is another planet and 'the world's most luxurious train' is our spaceship.
For eighty years this train has been cutting a path from one end of the country to the other.
There's a much more sociable option than fighting through airport queues when you are travelling.