Nigel Tisdall

All aboard! Great railway journeys in Europe

From brave little trains tunnelling through the mountains of Norway to luxurious vintage carriages trundling east to Istanbul, Europe is criss-crossed with romantic railway rides Read the guide

Six grand hotels that really feel grand

Europe is bejewelled with famous, historic hotels, but which ones really deserve their reputation for winning style, undiminished elegance and exceptional service? Here are six still worth the journey Read the guide

How and where to see the Northern Lights

Every winter the Arctic night skies put on a mesmerising light show: the aurora borealis. There are lots of ways, and places to see it. Here are suggestions in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland Read the guide