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The 1975 trip - a historic Interrail across Europe (1/2)
The 1975 Interrail trip I was brought up in Mastrick, an Aberdeen council housing estate, in the early 60s with my mum Elizabeth a nurse, my dad Angus a bricklayer and my older brother, Kenneth. In primary and secondary school, I always enjoyed geography: in primary it was the map of the world, flags and capital cities, and at secondary it was looking at cultures, rivers, mountains, deserts and natural disasters. Like many others at that time, my interest in countries, cultures and famous attractions were common, perhaps because they were not accessible, and it was another world away.One major influence came when I picked up the National Geographic when I was in the waiting room for an appointment. This publication opened the world to me. What I read was magical; the photography was literally out of this world. In the 1960s, all these well-known European countries and cities were a dream away, like so to many of my school friends and neighbours. There was not a lot of money around and
Travel within Northern Irland and Scotland
We, my husband and I plan to fly into Belfast, and see Northern Ireland, including Royal Port Rush, Giants Causeway, etc. then we want to take a ferry over to Cairnyan,Scotland to Glasgow, Edinburg, St Andrew’s, then on up through Inverness to Thurso. We then plan to ferry to storm nests for a day to so and then back to fly out of Edinburg, We plan to arrive in Belfast October 1,2023 and leave Edinburg October 13, 2023. We need advice about trains and Ubers or other ground transportation to the villages along the way.
trip from Brussels wirh 4 train days
Hi there, I have a global pass of 4 traindays in a month. I would like to go on holiday in july on my own. Starting in Brussel I would like each trainday to be followed by 2 non-train days (visiting city). I did Germany last year and have already been to Poland, Spain, France. Any suggestions how far I can get with only 4 days of train, including getting back to Brussel?Tine
Own country travelling with Eurostar
Hi,The UK is my country of residence.I'm travelling from Edinburgh to Paris (Edinburgh-London by national rail + London-Paris by Eurostar).Do the 2 trips count as 1 outbound journey in my own country or is this 2 and I need to book the Edinburgh to London separately please?This would be over 2 days (overnight in London) as I'll be heading straight to Prague from Paris.I won’t need the ‘return’ in my own country at the end of the trip.Thanks
Looking for route suggestions and input | Spain -> Italy -> Greece
Hi!I interrailed abit through eastern/central europe last year, not with the pass at its so confusing haha. I always just booked trainticket and seat a day or two before and then I went to the next city with the exception from Vienna to Budapest which I had to delay for one day as the one I wanted was full. This worked perfectly. But I’m I’m considering taking a trip from early june for a month trough abit more expensive routes and would need some help finding routes that often dont get booked far in advance as I dont like planning too far ahead. I was thinking maybe going something like this:-Barcelona 3-4 nights-Nimes 2 nights (train to Nimes)-Nice 3-4 nights (flexibus/train to Nice)-Milan 3 nights (train to milan)-Venice 3-4 nights (train to milan)-Ljubljana or Zagreb 2-3 nights (bus to Ljubljana seems like best option?)-Split 2-3 nights (train to Split)-Dubrovnik 2-3 nights (ferry to Dubrovnik)-And to Athens, but unsure on how. Maybe plane from split or dubrovnik? Would love to bus
Using Interrail for cruising from your own country.
Just an idea that might help Interrail users. We live about 400 km from Southampton and have cruised from there a few times. We are considering using an Interrail Global pass in conjunction with our next cruise and the numbers seem to compare with the alternatives of driving and parking or flying from local airport.To travel by peak time trains would be extortionately expensive or inflexible, but allows unlimited luggage and avoids a long drive.A four day pass would be just over 200 pounds and no UK res costs.2 UK days and then 2 days of tickets to use in ports e.g. Lisbon to Sintra or Le Havre to Paris. Compared to cruise excursions this saves another couple of hundred pounds.
Travelling in Italy
In the summer I want to go from Ljubljana to Italy (Florence and Rome). The railway map says this is possible and that I can go via Venice to Florence, and then to Rome. Unfortunately in the timetable it says there aren’t any trains to Florence and to Rome. I have tried multiple different cities to departure from but none work.
first inbound, then outbound
Hi, Just a real quick y/n question, couldn’t find the exact answer anywhere: I am a German citizen, currently living in Ireland and I want to use the Interrail pass to travel FIRST FROM Ireland via UK to Germany and THEN again FROM Germany Switzerland. So can I use the inbound travel first and the outbound trip second? Thanks a lot Olaf
Scandinavia trip in winter
Hi,I have planned the following trip for starting either Feb or March (One Month Interrrail Ticket):By train:Mainz (Germany) Hamburg Copenhagen Malmö (visit) Oslo Bergen (visit) Oslo (visit) Trondheim (visit) Bodo (visit)By Hurtigrouten ship to Northcap and return to Narvik (not included in passport)By trainNarvik (visit) Stockholm (visit)By ferry from Stockholm to TurkuTurku (visit) Rovaniemi (visit) Kemijarvi (visit) Helsinki (visit)By ferry to Lübeck/TravemündeBy trainTravemünde MainzHas anyone finished such or a similar trip and are there ay recommenations?ThxJürgen
Generelle Fragen - Portugal
Hallo zusammen, ich würde gerne eine Reise über circa 24 Tage machen, meine Route wäre von Frankfurt (ich wohne in Karlsruhe) über das Mittelmeer bis nach Lissabon. Jetzt meine Frage, wie würdet ihr mir das empfehlen? Ich würde das ganze gerne im März machen, wäre es sinnvoll von Lissabon zurück zu fliegen? Weil ich finde keine Route von Lissabon nach Frankfurt, auch nicht mit Stop in Bordeaux.Und wie und wann würdet ihr mir empfehlen, die Reservierungen zu umgehen oder zu tätigen? Vielen Dank vorab und liebe GrüßeManuel
Help with itinerary with eurail global pass
Hi! I am traveling to Europe 20th January (Rome) to 26th February (Rome). My itinerary is Rome, Florence, Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, Londres, Amsterdam, Berlín, Praga, Venecia and Roma. Is it possible in train only? I have been looking other options but I'm more inclined to use the Eurail Global pass.
Great Britain home country - Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales
I live in Wales and the first trip on my journey is Scotland, after that im going to europe then returning. I’m confused if Great Britain includes ireland, scotland wales and England- does anyone know if the home country rules apply to all of GB?
Is it worth it to drop by Athens?
Upon researching Southeast Europe Eurail, I found Eurail in Greece maybe starting from Skopje to Athens via Bitola and Florina. Digging deeper into Athens’ tourism found this article https://gowithguide.com/blog/athens-tourism-statistics-2023-5232 which I think is worth dropping by before going Italy. What do you think?
Nice to UK via Lille - a viable if more expensive alternative to Paris.
We have just returned from a long weekend in Monte Carlo, but couldn’t find any E* from Paris. We could though find a couple of options from Lille.A local train from Monte Carlo to Nice Ville in good time for the morning TGV to Paris Gare de Lyon.Then a RER transfer to Gare de Nord took about 30 mins for late afternoon TGV train to Lille (Connection time was 1 hr) Only stressful time was getting a ticket for the RER - easy once I got to the front of the queue for the machine.A mid centre 4* hotel and an excellent evening meal at on of the many Brasseries within 10 minutes walk ( a little expensive I admit).Then we had the morning in Lille centre, including an excellent Breakfast in another of the great Brasseries at half the price of the hotel.We then walked up to Lille Europe (via EuraLille shopping centre) - about 15 mins walking plus time in EuraLille for a coffee and a dash around Carrefour. Check in for 1335 E* started at 1230 and was a bit slow for passport checks but otherwise e
Why such a strange route for Brussels to Hamburg?
Hi there, I’m planning ahead for a trip from London to Hamburg next summer and would like to travel Brussels-Cologne-Hamburg. When looking at potential routes (via the Interrail seat reservation tool), it only shows the route Brussels-Amsterdam-Duisberg-Hamburg, even for trips this month. That seems like a long way around with some very tight connections. Anyone know why that is? How will I be able to reserve seats on the route I want to use?Thank you very much. A
Holyhead to Dublin... Ferry Boat
I am getting a Eurail Global Pass and I am wanting to go from Holyhead Wales to Dublin Ireland. Of course it is a Ferry ride to get there. 1) Does the Eurail Global Pass cover this ferry boat ride?2) How do I enter a ferry in to the Trip Planner? When I enter the two cities and hit search it tells me "There is no train that matches my search"Thank you in advance
Train from Paris to Belgium
Hi there! Can you please help me... I purchased a Eurail for my Euro trip next week. I land in Paris and then need to get to Leuven, Belgium. However, I see that CDG is not part of the Eurail pass? If this is the case and I need to use my pass from the city centre, I see that I need to reserve a ticket (and pay) to get to Brussels. However, what happens if my flight is delayed and I miss the train that I have reserved?
Bulgarian trains in December
Hello everyone,I want to book trains from Sofia in December on the app or online but it seems that after December, 10th there is no train. Is there as logical reason for it or is it an informatic problem ? Does someone have the same problem ? Thank you for your answers,Clara
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