Tell us about your favourite rail journey with a view, for the chance to win a £250 Sunvil holiday voucher

Saturday’s print edition carried a story about iconic trains and routes. Its main focus was affordable prices, but it is the scenery those locomotives pass through that makes them extra special. Tell us about your most scenic train ride, whether it was the “Train Jaune” in the Pyrenees, a service through the Alps or Spanish vineyards, or a route in the Lake District or Scotland, for example.

The reader who sends in the best entry wins a £250 holiday voucher.

About the provider

Award-winning holiday specialist Sunvil ( has pioneered many fascinating destinations in its 52-year history. It has been at the forefront of environmental initiatives and good practice, protecting the places it visits and ensuring locals benefit from tourism.

Sunvil creates hand-crafted holidays to a wide range of destinations, specialising in lesser-known areas and often featuring smaller, family-run accommodation.

In Europe: travel by rail to Greece, discovering traditional life on small islands; go whale watching in the Azores; discover Dark Sky reserves, wineries, hill villages and local cheeses in mainland Portugal, plus the lesser-known gourmet regions of Extremadura, Subbética and Castilla y León in Spain. In Scandinavia: try dogsledding, seek out the northern lights or enjoy the midnight sun amid thousands of islets.

There are tailor-made trips to multiple Latin American countries: marvel at wildlife and volcanoes in Costa Rica; enjoy the Amazon and exotic beaches in Brazil, and wineries in Argentina. New this year are holidays to Croatia and its islands, plus more Greek island-hopping options.

Sunvil holidays are financially protected and include flights (with hold luggage), regional departures UK-wide, plus transfers, car hire, boat connections and (in Greece and Cyprus only) the services of representatives who live in the destination year-round and will share their in-depth knowledge.

Book with Sunvil to explore the Azores, served by new flights this summer

Credit: Sunvil

The prize

A £250 voucher towards any Sunvil holiday booked direct with the company, subject to availability.

How to enter

Email your entry (as close to 150 words as possible) with your name, address and telephone number, by midnight on Tuesday August 9, to [email protected]. Only one prize can be won per person and it is non-transferable and non-refundable. Other T&Cs apply. See for details.

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