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Europe’s rail network is vast and can get you to almost any part of the continent. Enjoy and experience much of the beauty and charm of this part of the world from the comfort of your carriage. Here are my top ten tips for getting the most out of your European rail vacation.

Point-to-point tickets

It is easiest to purchase point-to-point tickets online, especially if you want to reserve your seat/s in advance on a particular train. Point-to-point tickets are tickets purchased individually at the station and take you from Point A to Point B.

Travel Light

Make sure you bring a few key items to help you pass the time such as a good book, your tablet, or a travel journal, especially if you are embarking on a journey of more than 2 hours. While the views are sensational and there are often plenty of other passengers who will be happy to strike up a conversation, it’s always good to have a book on hand to escape to when you need it.

A lot of trains now provide power outlets for passengers on-board so you can charge your laptop or mobile device (some trains offer this facility, even in second class). Some trains are equipped with Wi-Fi (but you may have to pay for it).

Comfort and Safety

Sleepers are the safest and most comfortable option as they are like small hotel rooms on rails.

By travelling overnight, you can save money on hotel accommodation and give yourself more time to see the sights during the daytime at your holiday destination.

Plan your Journey

Check how long it takes to get to the station and work out how you are going to arrive at the station the day before so you don’t end up being late on the day of your journey. Get to the station early on the day of your journey so you can truly enjoy your trip and have enough time to carry out all of the important steps listed below.

Enjoy your trip

Now that you have done all your planning and considered everything you need to know to have the ultimate European rail adventure, you can sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. Get ready to see some amazing sights and meet some very interesting people along the way. 

Don’t be scared to mingle with other travellers and friendly locals. Just make sure you keep your valuables close to you at all times.

Author: Michelle Reed

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Europe consists of many great places with unlimited tourist attractions. This is the reason for Europe being the hottest tourist place for travelers around the world. The pleasing weather, lots of adventurous activities to do and affordable transport options are the specialties of Europe. If you are planning to visit Europe this holiday season then I assure you that it will be the best tour of your life.

Besides many attractions to explore, one thing that is very famous in Europe is its Rail Network. In fact, modern Europe has been made to encourage people to take train rather than other travel options. Rail network of Europe connects all countries and important destinations of Europe. All major destinations like London, Paris, Brussels, Italy, Geneva, Amsterdam, Netherland, Sweden, Denmark and many more are interconnected through the Europe rail network and you can reach anywhere in couple of hours.

The most famous train travel in the continent is of Eurostar that connects London to Paris in France and Brussels in Belgium. This high-speed Eurostar train will take you from London to Paris in just 2 hours and 15 minutes and from London to Brussels in just 1 hour and 55 minutes. Moreover, the journey is super comfortable with many facilities and you need to pay just £69 for a return journey. Can you consider taking any other option after this?

This is just a glimpse of the effectiveness and affordability of European rails. There are many other trains like Thalys, TGV, ICE, Lunea and many more that makes your travel easier than you can visualize. The level of comfort in all European train is of high quality. There are many overnight trains also, so that you can travel in night thus saving money on a hotel room.

Although train tickets are economical if you don't opt for special facilities, yet you can save lot of your money by getting a European Rail Pass also called Eurail Pass. There are special discounts for senior citizens, students and for group travel. You can search online for Eurail passes with many attractive offers and deals that will make you travel more pleasant.

One most important tip about traveling with European trains is to check out train timings and train routes well in advance. You can also book tickets online in advance which helps you to grab cheap train tickets and some great discount offers.

Know more about Eurostar London Paris train [] and about Eurostar Fares [] and enjoy your vacations in Europe.

Author:  Jonathan Clarke