02 Oct Europe By Train
A memorable journey of a lifetime!
Europe may be the smallest continent on Earth, yet its richness is inversely proportional to its size. Every few miles you will always be able to find an incredible variety of possibilities to enjoy. Each European country has its own magic and heritage that may look similar to others but that in the end is completely unique and unequalled.
When most people think of travel, they think of cars and planes. We forget about taking a trip by train.
There are a variety of things that can make riding a train a pleasant way to travel for your honeymoon. For one thing, neither of you will have to drive. This means no arguments and no disagreements over when to stop, and therefore, no stress! When you travel together by train, the honeymooners can actually spend time enjoying each other’s company. You can get meals, play cards, or just relax and talk.
Trains can also have some advantages over flying. The biggest one is that a train does allow you to slow down and take a break from the rat race. For those ladies who do not like to travel light, you won’t face all of the annoying luggage and security restrictions of air travel.
You should take a few steps to make your train trip as pleasant as possible.
Definitely plan to reserve seats in first class or business class.
Depending on the train, this can mean that you get your own little private cabin. Much more romantic than being stuffed in with everyone else. There are also some luxury trains available, for those who like to travel in style.
And the best part is that thanks to Europe’s impressive railway and train service, it is very easy for you to visit several countries and cities in a much faster way than anywhere else. You can go from south to north and from east towest and discover the hidden magnificence of each place like you have never done before.
There are many ways for you to enjoy Europe in train and they have got to do with the possibility of choosing different passes that are directed to different objectives and interests. In this sense, one of the highly recommended ones is the Eurail Global Pass which includes countries like France, Greece, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Austria, Holland, Hungary, Romania, Spain, Luxembourg, Portugal, Sweden and Switzerland. This gives you the possibility to travel through these eighteen countries (six or more) from 15 days to 3 months depending on your interests. Besides, you may also choose different types of Eurail Global Pass: Flexi, Saver (for two or more people), Youth (under 26 years old) and Rail and Drive if you prefer to rent a car from time to time.
Another way of train traveling through Europe is by the Eurail Select Pass which allows you to choose three to five countries in case you want to enjoy each place in detail. This pass is only available for bordering countries that can be connected by the same railway and that includes for example a set of Italy, France, Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland, Croatia, Greece and Spain.
You can also choose trips through different combinations of two countries among which we should mention France and Spain, France and Italy, France and Germany, Austria and Germany, Italy and Spain, Portugal and Spain, Germany and Switzerland, Austria and Hungary, Greece and Italy and many other possibilities. And don’t forget that you can also choose only one country and each one of them includes different possibilities that you should investigate further.
The train passes allow you a wide range of negotiated offers in countries across Europe including hotel discounts, reduced boat crossings, buses, museums etc. The pricing details along with various special offers are available on the websites given below.
Finally, as Britain may be the most convenient starting or ending point, you should combine a BritRail pass with a Eurail Global or Select Pass. Plan your trip well, be open to let new adventures happen and bon voyage!
Please ensure that you apply for all visas well in advance ensuring that you have no last minute hiccups and that you can avail the early booking benefits. A Schengen Visa is required for most of the EU countries. Only Bulgaria, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the United Kingdom are not part of the Schengen and individual country visas are required. Schengen visa is also valid for travel to Iceland, Norway and Switzerland.