Katie Derham looks at the growing number of environmentally savvy travellers considering rail holidays as their first choice.
Rail travel has been a favoured choice for thousands of holidaymakers for many years, and the popularity of the railway holiday is growing and growing. New high-speed lines are opening around the world, and the scenic railway tour business is experiencing a boom.
We hear from Nick Southgate about his metaphysical perspective of rail travel, and joining Katie in the studio are guests Anthony Lambert, travel writer and journalist and Mark Smith, founder of rail travel information station 'The Man in Seat Sixty-One'.
We also hear a listener report from Richard Biddlecombe taking a Grand tour around Europe, and from travel writer Melissa Shales as she attempts to traverse the continent of Africa by rail.
Producer: David Prest
A Whistledown and Just Radio co-production for BBC Radio 4.