Traveling by train is not only a quintessentially European experience but also one of the smartest travel hacks that every globetrotter swears by. The large rail network that criss-crosses this gorgeous continent is well-connected, convenient, affordable, and adventurous. It eliminates the need for standing in check-in lines, security lines, and boarding lines. When you travel by train, you get the opportunity to pass through remote towns with picturesque views of Europe instead of being confined to one seat with one view.
Slow travel is the best way to discover Europe, connect with its culture, and gain more than just a run-of-the-mill tourist experience. With International Rail’s Interrail Global Pass in your hand, you can visit around 30 European countries. It is the perfect travelling companion for a spontaneous and carefree traveler who is open to new experiences.
Here are some of the must-visit places in Europe:
The French Riviera: Located on the glamorous Mediterranean coastline of the southeast corner of France, the French Riviera is a resort town surrounded by pristine blue waters and beautiful hills. You can spend your days exploring Nice, Cannes, Eze, Antibes, Cassis, Monaco and St. Tropez.
Cotswolds: A 2-hour train ride from Paddington Station, Cotswolds has plenty to entertain travellers of all ages. Situated in south central England, it is home to several heritage sites, historic houses, rolling hills, lush gardens, and famous towns.
Rome – The capital city of Italy is a perfect blend of modern life and ancient culture. Art lovers, make sure you see the Renaissance art collection at the Galleria Borghese, the world’s largest basilica at St Peter’s, and the 15th century the Palazzo dei Conservatori museum.
With special discounts for young adults under 25 years of age and senior citizens over 60, train travel with a global rail pass is a great option for everyone. If you are traveling with family, you can save a lot of money on international train tickets as children between 4 and 11 years of age can travel free with parents! You can tailor a tour as per your needs, alter it during the course of your holiday, and discover unexplored places. Alternatively, you can also buy single country rail passes if you wish to explore only one European country at a time. The additional perks of these flexible rail passes include discounts on selected ferries, hotels, hostels, museums, and other local transportation services.