Just as there are so many different trains around the world, from sleeper to Shinkansen, Highland to high speed, there are also lots of different rail vacation types. It used to be that rail vacations were divided into opposing camps. First, the rail romancers who loved traveling in style on the ‘late’ Orient Express (‘late’ as in now defunct, rather than British commuter train ‘late’). Or, in contrast, the backpacking, Interrail hippy scene, where young people would spend months on end loving life and all things loco. However, the railway vacation market has changed a lot, not only crossing this divide and catering for all budgets, but also helping you create imaginative itineraries around your rail trip. Ideally with a funicular thrown into the mix. Just because we love that word – funicular.