Travel Tips & Trip Ideas Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Travel Tips & Trip Ideas activity »
  1. 1 Irish Pubs and other Fun Things
  2. 2 How realistic traveling without money actually is?
  3. 3 TripIt App?
  4. 4 What to do on long flights?
  5. 5 Trip Report Carryon travel to Rome- One gal's packing list in the Spring
  6. 6 travel mate wanted
  7. 7 Fort Lauderdale to New York
  8. 8 Fliip Key vs VRBO
  9. 9 What's the most expensive country you have been to?
  10. 10 Italy and Santorini Greece
  11. 11 Question about USD Value in Other Countrues
  12. 12 Packing Cubes
  13. 13 Roadtrip/Vacation Advice Needed
  14. 14 Vacation for two
  15. 15 What itinerary should I pick for Europe ?
  16. 16 What's your favourite beauty/grooming tip when travelling?
  17. 17 Luggage Set - hardshell or softshell?
  18. 18 Eastern Europe ~ Help Please!
  19. 19 Some tips when using Air BnB
  20. 20 Packing must haves for the summer?
  21. 21 [ GEAR HELP ] -- what is the most effective WHITE sun hat
  22. 22 Female Traveling Solo to Moscow and St.petersburg
  23. 23 Mobile Apps for Travel
  24. 24 Motorcycle trip
  25. 25 Suggestions for family w/teenagers trip out West - never been there!
View next 25 » Back to the top

Europe by Train -- Looking for Suggestions

Jump to last reply

Some background -- Wife and I live in Florida, USA -- Both recently retired. In our early 60's, reasonably healthy/fit. Have traveled to Ireland every year since 1999. Have also made brief visits to Cotswold's (4 days), Amsterdam (3 days), Edinburgh (3 days), Paris (2 days), Bruges (2 days) and Brussels (1 day). Have traveled via train in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Paris to Bruges (Thalys) and in Belgium. Wife is 'Iffy' about the Eurostar, though, as she has 'Tunnel' issues -- even in cars. Not opposed to occasionally renting a car for SOME of the trip -- if appropriate.

Have been thinking about flying into Europe and 'Sampling' major destinations by train. Looking for route, itinerary and time table ideas/suggestions/advice: i.e., "Fly into Hamburg, spend 2 days, train to ... ???"
Will also be incorporating 4-6 day visit to Ireland, so flight will Definitely be Open-Jaw / Multi-City.
Have NO set preconceptions -- Include Denmark/Norway/Sweden? Spain?
I'm thinking of 20+ days -- ON THE GROUND -- Budget of $&-10,000 -ish.
Am thinking Vienna, Venice, Rome, Turin, Switzerland, Berlin and Budapest are likely candidates. Don't expect to see EVERYTHING -- looking for a 'Check The Box' SAMPLING, to get a feel as to what 'Grabs' me, once I'm there -- if that makes sense???

Appreciate any and all help.

Bob

6 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement