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The Trenitalia website can be terrifically helpful, or terribly confusing. The best part is that you may be able to buy tickets up to 60 days in advance and reserve spaces on Freccia (Arrow) trains using a credit card. With "Ticketless" travel, you can just board the train, find your seats, and give the conductor your booking information when he/she comes round. However, there are occasional problems when cards are accepted. If your card is rejected by the Trenitalia web site you can buy from ItaliaRail and pay in your local currency without needing to contact your credit card … Read the rest
Holland has a modern and extensive railway network. Intercity trains run regularly between the larger cities. Express trains and local trains also stop at intermediate stations. Most trains offer a choice between first and second class. It is not possible to make reservations for seats on regular trains. It may therefore be more comfortable to travel first class in the busy trains in the Randstad area (encompassing the cities of Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Rotterdam) during peak hours. The train stations are centrally located. You won’t have to spend a long time searching for your destination as you … Read the rest
The midnight thump and clunk of railway carriages being uncoupled and shunted in a station somewhere in central Europe is not in itself romantic. But add in that this is the night train between Paris and Venice, and that you’re tucked up in bed six feet off the floor, and everything’s somehow more exciting. .
The opposite of fast daytime services, night trains chug at a relaxed pace, aiming to deliver passengers refreshed and ready for the day rather than getting from A to B in the shortest possible time.
These trains do more than save on a night’s … Read the rest
Friends often ask me to plan their European vacations, and more specifically, their vacation in Paris. Why me? Being a native of Paris I have the inside scoop as to cheap hotels, how to get special hotel deals and other cheap vacation tips. I can also tell you about travel weather and other useful information.
The first step consists of determining who exactly is coming on this trip, your destination, the length of the trip, and when do you plan on going. Don’t forget the most important consideration- your budget. Believe me, a European tour with two year old … Read the rest
First Time Travel to Europe - Your Six-Month Planning Guide
So, you’ve decided that you want to travel to Europe within the next year. Fantastic! Your trip is sure to be an exciting learning experience. This article will discuss the key plans you’ll need to make before traveling to Europe, starting from six months outwards.
Traveling to Europe - Six Months Before You Go
Get a passport now, if you have luggage that will make the trip, cameras with adequate film, the right currency in your pocket, gear to keep your valuables safe, an electrical converter (if required, think … Read the rest