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Epic Train Journeys

The Inside Track to the World's Greatest Rail Routes

We’ve got a ticket to ride! When the journey is as important as the destination, traveling by train makes perfect sense. Take your seat and enjoy the view

Shortlisted in the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2022

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Epic Train Journeys compiles the world’s most memorable rail routes, from luxurious locomotives to budget-friendly local rides, into an essential guide. Train travel has always been more than just getting from A to B. It is one of the only modes of transport that allows you to unwind in style, get lost in the breathtaking scenery whizzing outside, and dine on a rolling culinary adventure. A new generation of explorers are on board with the boundless possibilities of rail travel, with many favoring it as a more sustainable alternative to flying.

Train expert Monisha Rajesh presents 50 legendary routes inspired by her extensive voyages. This wondrous journey winds through mountainous terrains, tropical jungles, and occasionally places one wouldn't dare to venture. From local day-trips to cross-country connections that last for days on end, this is a showcase of everything from cheap seats to luxury locomotives. More than just route suggestions, Epic Train Journeys is your ticket to make the most of traveling by train. All aboard!

Editors: gestalten & Monisha Rajesh
Release date: September 2021
Format: 22,5 x 29 cm
Features: full color, hardcover, stitch bound, 288 pages
ISBN: 978-3-96704-020-3

Monisha Rajesh is an author and journalist who has worked for the likes of Time, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and The Guardian. She was also a train travel columnist for The Sunday Telegraph. Her first book, Around India in 80 Trains (2012) was featured in The Independent’s top ten books on India. Her second book, Around the World in 80 Trains (2019) won the National Geographic Travel Book of The Year prize and was shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman Award.

FSC™️ (Forest Stewardship Council™️) Certified.

SHIPPING COSTS

SHIPPING WITHIN GERMANY AND THE EUROPEAN UNION:

SHIPPING WITHIN THE US:

SHIPPING WITHIN THE UK:

SHIPPING TO ALL OTHER COUNTRIES:

  • €0.00 for orders above €60.00 EUR (value of goods) placed via our EU online shop
  • €40.00 for orders below €60.00 EUR (value of goods) placed via our EU online shop

Additional customs charges, taxes, and fees may be charged for shipments to countries outside the EU and the US.

 

SHIPMENT TRACKING

Once your order is ready to be shipped, you receive a confirmation email with the delivery details and a tracking link. Please note, that it can take some days before the tracking information is uploaded. You will also be able to track your order when you log into your account.

 

DELIVERY TIMES

Unless otherwise specified, 

  • deliveries within Germany usually take 2–5 working days, 
  • deliveries within the European Union, to Switzerland and Norway usually take 3–7 working days, 
  • deliveries within the UK, usually take 3–7 working days,
  • deliveries within the US usually take 5–10 working days,
  • deliveries to all other countries may take 3–8 weeks

from the date you receive your order confirmation (or, if advance payment  is agreed, from the date payment is instructed).

Please note that we don’t ship on weekends and public holidays and that there will be no deliveries on Sundays and public holidays.

If you have ordered items with different delivery times, we will send the goods in one shipment, unless we have made a different agreement with you. In this case, the delivery time is determined by the item with the longest delivery time that you have ordered.

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

We accept the following payment methods:

  • Credit card: MasterCard, VISA
  • Paypal
  • Google Pay
  • Apple Pay
  • Shopify Payments
  • SEPA direct debit
  • Sofortüberweisung
  • ideal
  • eps-Überweisung
  • Bancontact

FURTHER DETAILS ON PAYMENT:

The currency used in our EU online shop is Euro (€) and VAT is included in all our prices. The currency used in our UK online shop it is GBP (£) and in our US online shop it is USD ($) and all prices are expressed as exclusive of any VAT or other sales tax payable unless otherwise stated.

All prices and product information on the gestalten online shop are subject to change.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

We will only take payment from your credit card, debit card or your Paypal account once your order has been dispatched.

For card purchases we work with an authorized payment agent that helps us to check directly with your bank that the card is valid for purchases. Our payment agent processes your card details in the correct way according to the international security standard PCI DSS, which was developed by the card companies VISA, MasterCard, Diners, American Express and JCB. This means that your card details are processed with a very high level of security. To make card purchases with us as secure as possible all information is sent in encrypted form using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). This means that the information is passed through a secure connection and that your card details cannot be read by external parties.

For further information about Paypal or to create a Paypal account please visit paypal.com.

When paying by SEPA direct debit, you authorize us to collect the invoice amount from the specified account by issuing a corresponding SEPA mandate. You will receive a pre-notification at least 5 days before the date of direct debit collection. Please note that you are required to ensure sufficient funds are in the account on the announced date. 

 

RETURNS

You have a 14-day window to revoke your contract without specifying any reasons. To exercise your right of revocation, please notify us accordingly.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

Please note, that gift cards and downloadable software products are non-returnable.

Upon revocation, we will provide a full refund using the same payment method you utilized. You are responsible for covering the direct costs associated with returning the products, especially any shipping charges incurred. Repayment may be withheld until the products are returned to us. For further details, please refer to the section on Revocation Right.

Epic Train Journeys compiles the world’s most memorable rail routes, from luxurious locomotives to budget-friendly local rides, into an essential guide. Train travel has always been more than just getting from A to B. It is one of the only modes of transport that allows you to unwind in style, get lost in the breathtaking scenery whizzing outside, and dine on a rolling culinary adventure. A new generation of explorers are on board with the boundless possibilities of rail travel, with many favoring it as a more sustainable alternative to flying.

Train expert Monisha Rajesh presents 50 legendary routes inspired by her extensive voyages. This wondrous journey winds through mountainous terrains, tropical jungles, and occasionally places one wouldn't dare to venture. From local day-trips to cross-country connections that last for days on end, this is a showcase of everything from cheap seats to luxury locomotives. More than just route suggestions, Epic Train Journeys is your ticket to make the most of traveling by train. All aboard!

English Escape Photography Travel Books

Editors gestalten & Monisha Rajesh
Release date: September 2021
Format: 22,5 x 29 cm
Features: full color, hardcover, stitch bound, 288 pages
ISBN: 978-3-96704-020-3

Monisha Rajesh is an author and journalist who has worked for the likes of Time, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and The Guardian. She was also a train travel columnist for The Sunday Telegraph. Her first book, Around India in 80 Trains (2012) was featured in The Independent’s top ten books on India. Her second book, Around the World in 80 Trains (2019) won the National Geographic Travel Book of The Year prize and was shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman Award.

FSC™️ (Forest Stewardship Council™️) Certified.

SHIPPING COSTS

SHIPPING WITHIN GERMANY AND THE EUROPEAN UNION:

SHIPPING WITHIN THE US:

SHIPPING WITHIN THE UK:

SHIPPING TO ALL OTHER COUNTRIES:

  • €0.00 for orders above €60.00 EUR (value of goods) placed via our EU online shop
  • €40.00 for orders below €60.00 EUR (value of goods) placed via our EU online shop

Additional customs charges, taxes, and fees may be charged for shipments to countries outside the EU and the US.

 

SHIPMENT TRACKING

Once your order is ready to be shipped, you receive a confirmation email with the delivery details and a tracking link. Please note, that it can take some days before the tracking information is uploaded. You will also be able to track your order when you log into your account.

 

DELIVERY TIMES

Unless otherwise specified, 

  • deliveries within Germany usually take 2–5 working days, 
  • deliveries within the European Union, to Switzerland and Norway usually take 3–7 working days, 
  • deliveries within the UK, usually take 3–7 working days,
  • deliveries within the US usually take 5–10 working days,
  • deliveries to all other countries may take 3–8 weeks

from the date you receive your order confirmation (or, if advance payment  is agreed, from the date payment is instructed).

Please note that we don’t ship on weekends and public holidays and that there will be no deliveries on Sundays and public holidays.

If you have ordered items with different delivery times, we will send the goods in one shipment, unless we have made a different agreement with you. In this case, the delivery time is determined by the item with the longest delivery time that you have ordered.

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

We accept the following payment methods:

  • Credit card: MasterCard, VISA
  • Paypal
  • Google Pay
  • Apple Pay
  • Shopify Payments
  • SEPA direct debit
  • Sofortüberweisung
  • ideal
  • eps-Überweisung
  • Bancontact

FURTHER DETAILS ON PAYMENT:

The currency used in our EU online shop is Euro (€) and VAT is included in all our prices. The currency used in our UK online shop it is GBP (£) and in our US online shop it is USD ($) and all prices are expressed as exclusive of any VAT or other sales tax payable unless otherwise stated.

All prices and product information on the gestalten online shop are subject to change.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

We will only take payment from your credit card, debit card or your Paypal account once your order has been dispatched.

For card purchases we work with an authorized payment agent that helps us to check directly with your bank that the card is valid for purchases. Our payment agent processes your card details in the correct way according to the international security standard PCI DSS, which was developed by the card companies VISA, MasterCard, Diners, American Express and JCB. This means that your card details are processed with a very high level of security. To make card purchases with us as secure as possible all information is sent in encrypted form using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). This means that the information is passed through a secure connection and that your card details cannot be read by external parties.

For further information about Paypal or to create a Paypal account please visit paypal.com.

When paying by SEPA direct debit, you authorize us to collect the invoice amount from the specified account by issuing a corresponding SEPA mandate. You will receive a pre-notification at least 5 days before the date of direct debit collection. Please note that you are required to ensure sufficient funds are in the account on the announced date. 

 

RETURNS

You have a 14-day window to revoke your contract without specifying any reasons. To exercise your right of revocation, please notify us accordingly.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

Please note, that gift cards and downloadable software products are non-returnable.

Upon revocation, we will provide a full refund using the same payment method you utilized. You are responsible for covering the direct costs associated with returning the products, especially any shipping charges incurred. Repayment may be withheld until the products are returned to us. For further details, please refer to the section on Revocation Right.

What People Say

"You won’t find a better companion for an armchair train trip than British author Monisha Rajesh, who has made a career of writing about journeys by rail. (…) Her latest (book) is a coffee-table volume with gorgeous images that might inspire readers to plan their own."

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