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Pilgrimage to Lofoten
Hi! My friends and I this summer are planning to travel for 3 weeks crossing Europe, starting from our country (Italy) we want to reach our travel destination: Lofoten. We are scouts so even if we’ll probably bring with us a tend, especially in big cities we’ll probably have to book some hostels.We’ve never undertaken an experience like that, so we’re really excited.I’ve lot of questions and I hope you can help me:1) We planned to stay only one day in each city, in such a way that we can reach our destination and still have 1 week to come back here in Italy. What do you think? Could it be a good idea or should we reduce the amount of destinations?2) How much time before our departure (which is set to the 18th of july) shall we book trains and hostels?3) Trains in norway are covered by the Interrail pass? We’ve planned to do first the Oslo-Trondheim route and then going from Trondheim to Bodoe, where we’ll take the ferry to reach Lofoten (all this in 3 days).If you also have general sug
Must do/ must see places in Europe
I was wondering if anyone could leave some suggestions of free activities/experiences, as well as things that I’d spend a bit more money on in Europe. I’m not sure what route I want to do yet so leave suggestions for anywhere you’ve been that you think is worthwhile seeing/doing. I’m thinking of getting the 7 days in 1 month pass.
Advice and experience requested for travel from Brussels to, Germany, Italy and Switzerland.
I would like to hear your advice on my travel plans.Hope to be able to make this trip in the months of May, June or at the latest in September 2022. Have a global pass, 4 days within 1 month. My journey will start in Belgium, my home country.There I will take the train in Essene, Liedekerke or Denderleeuw. I want to use the Nightjet connections to Italy, and would like to travel to Rome because this is the southernmost connection that can be reached by Nightjet.From Brussels I would then travel to Munich with ICE. From Munich I then take the Nightjet to Rome, arriving in Rome at 9.10 am. Hopefully if the Nightjet isn't delayed, I'd like to take a trip to Naples too. This would only be 1 hour away by train.I would also like to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa (if there is enough time)The 3rd day that we use the interrail pass, we have to arrive in the village, La Cure, in Switzerland. My brother comes to pick us up there by car, he lives in Les Moussieres, France.It is a 30 minute car ride
Travel from Kolari to Gällivare
Hi,I am planning a scandinavia trip for 1 or 2 months sometime in April-June on my own and would like to spend a few days in Ylläs. Is it correct that there is absolutely no “direct” bus connection or so between Kolari and Gällivare? So the only public transport way is to make the huge detour via Lulea etc? Do you know where I could ask for a rideshare if maybe someone is travelling by car? Or how high do you think the chances are that I will meet someone along the way that is planning this route? :D
Tips from veteran Eurail travelers
Hello! I am considering buying Eurail passes for our upcoming trip to Europe. Will be starting in Amsterdam (boarding a river cruise there), ending the cruise in Basel Switzerland, then going to Italy. Just wanting to get any insight on ease of use, if most cities accept these for local travel as well as city to city travel. I am thinking about Basel to Zurich then to the Bernina Express into Italy (Milan, Lake Como, Cinque Terre, Brescia). Would appreciate any assistance or tips from those of you who have made these treks before. Many thanks in advance.
Best places in Scandinavia?
Hello there,My boyfriend and me are planning an interrail through Scandinavia this summer. But we are kinda lost in all the amazing plazes. So we were wondering if you guys have any suggestions for places to visit in Denmark, Sweden and Norway? We would love to go a bit more to the north. We are from the Netherlands and plan to take the boat back home from Kristiansand (Norway)Also other tips about accomondation, must do's or traveling are welcome! Thank you in Advance!Maaike
Switzerland Scenic Trains
I am looking at purchasing the Eurail pass for Switzerland, but I cannot find any information on whether or not the pass will allow travel on the various scenic trains (Bernina Express, Glacier Express, Golden Pass). I do see that it allows transit to and from Luzern - Interlaken - Montreux - Zermatt, but are these on the scenic trains, or regional trains. Any assistance would be appreciated.
Route advice from Paris to Italy
Hello there, This summer we want to travel from the Netherlands to Paris, and then to Italy. I'm traveling with a child, so I don't want the routes to be too long. We don't want to be in the train for like 6 hours. So I planned this: Breda - Brussels or directly to Paris. Paris - Lyon.Then I get stuck. I want to travel to Italy then. If not to far out of the direction we would like to see Marseille and Nice and Monte Carlo. But if that is a route that takes much more time then we would like to go straight to Italy. But if I use the app interrail app I get incredibly long train times, either from Lyon or from Nice. Is that correct? What is the fastest route to get to Italy? If going through Lyon/Marseille/Nice takes so long, then maybe it's better to go from Paris straight to Italy? Or maybe a sleeping train? I can’t see how I can find this in the interrail app. I hope someone can give me advice on this.And them in Italy we want to see: Milan, Venice, Rome, Toscane and maybe Florence.
From Vilnius to Poland
Hi, I start an Europe tour with interrailsince December until February 2022…and because the bad connections between trains and the absence of informations and itinerary in the application interrail, I already payed 3 bus to cross the Baltic country…did you know how can I contact interail customer services and request for a refund ? I already payed 500€ and now I’m paying the supplement for all the bus..it’s not fear !!!thank you
Dear fellow travellers,for this year, I plan on travelling through the Netherlands and visit some friends along the way.I have a few questions:Is it even worth it to get an Interrail Pass for this (I didn’t see a specific country pass anyway)? If I’d decided to visit other countries as well at this trip, which ones would you combine with this trip? Regardless of the first two questions, what should I definitely see in the Netherlands?Kind regards,Marts
The Ultimate Eurail/ Interrail Bucket List – a new challenge for 2022.Bucket list
Ever made a New Year’s Resolution that you’ve abandoned after a week? Us too.In 2022, it’s time to change those habits. Make a resolution you’ll want to keep with The Ultimate Eurail/ Interrail Bucket List, bringing 10 must-do experiences to your next Eurail/ Interrail trip . There’s a challenge for everyone across 33 European countries, whether that’s sunrise in Slovenia, sledding in Sweden or eating chimney-cake in the Czech Republic.Find The Ultimate Interrail Bucket List here and Eurail Bucket List here with all the information you’ll need to start the challenge. Make sure to tag us on social with #ultimateinterrailbucketlist or #ultimateeurailbucketlist so we can share your adventures!What will you do first?
Advices for Orient Express Interrail
Hi! I’m currently planning an Interrail trip for August. I’d like to follow the orient express Itinerary, if everyone did this trip would be perfect if he/she could tell me something about this experience. Particularly I would know how can I reach Sofia from Belgrade and then Istanbul (reservation, prices, autobus ecc..).Thank you so much! Mariateresa
Length needed in each country
Hello, I am currently planning an interrail trip for August! I was just wanting a little bit of advice about how long to spend in each place? For example, I was going to buy the 10 travel day pass and travel for 3 weeks, I have 10 places down to visit, averaging 2 days in each place (so travelling to next place every other morning/evening) Here is my preliminary itiniary, does anyone know if this will be doable at all? Or is it worth taking out one place or so just to lengthen it out slightly? Just don't want to be stressed moving lots from one place to another! Thank you so much!
Survey: 50 years of Interrail - a link between Europe?
Survey: 50 years of Interrail - a link between Europe? Hello, I'm Carolin, a student from Germany and I'm currently writing a thesis for my Abitur on the subject of "50 years of Interrail".In this context, I am interested how the experiences of the Interrail travelers have influenced the "European thought".For this I have prepared a small survey made up of 5 simple questions. The survey is anonymous, takes a maximum of 3 minutes, and takes place on the survey platform "SurveyMonkey"; data protection is guaranteed. Anyone who has already made an Interrail trip can take part.I would be very happy if you would support me by participating! And here is the link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.de/r/N3V8L7H
Integration of public transportation in Iceland
Hey,I'm not sure, how it's possible to get new lines into the interrail pass. I was researching this year about overtourism/ public transportation in Iceland. There's the idea to add bus services in the pass, like between France and Spain, to stop the high usage of cars by tourists there. How can we support to bring the long-distance bus company and Eurail together in a dialog? Greetingsnnf635
Interesting offers to combine with Interrail
Hey!Would be nice to make a collection of offers that can be well combined with an Interrail pass (leisure passes, museumpasses etc.). I am going to start with some interesting offers:Swiss Museum Pass, valid for one year, unlimited visits of museums and some castles (500+ attractions) for 166 CHF per year. If you have a Halffare-Card or GA even cheaper Dutch Museum Pass, valid for one year, when buying a preliminary one (direct in the museum) you can only visit 5 museums at once. Only after you get the plastic card you can visit unlimited one. Price 64,9 Euro + some administration fee for delivery (around 3 euro). They also deliver abroad. Buying online beforehand is only possible with a Dutch bank account. Around 400 museums can be visited for free after purchase. museumPASSmusées (Belgium): Price 59 euro, order online. Only available with address in Belgium, so you need to know someone in Belgium to whom you can send it. 200+ museums Museum-Pass-Musées (Switzerland, France, Germany)
Southeastern Europe travel problems
So I’m relatively new here so please excuse any issues in the phrasing.I’ve booked a 15 travel days within 2 months interrail pass to go around Europe from the 29th April - 10th July with a friend, this is our first big trip and I'm doing most of the organising as I like to know exactly what I'm doing at all times (occupational hazard of being a perfectionist!) Our trip is taking us in a reverse C shape starting in Belgium and winding down through Prague and Vienna. But I’ve reached a bit of an impasse though when navigating travel through and around Croatia. The plan was to go from Lake Bled, Budapest, Zagreb & Split, Sofia and then down to Athens. I understand the trainlines are under construction but I'm struggling to find any reasonable route through this area that isn't 48 hours long! Is there any way I can reroute the current countries or maybe include another stop that would make the journey easier? I’m flexible on not going to Sofia but the others are pretty important to vi
7 Countries in 20 days - YouTube Video
Hi there, At the end of summer I went on a short trip around Europe and decided to create what I think is a high quality, cinematic video. I would appreciate anyone to check out and look at what you can see in such a short time using the pass. Give me any tips on what I could do next in terms of on the video, but also on which places I should visit next!Click here to check out the video!Or click below: Thanks, Sam
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