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Has anyone ever used budgeteuropetravel.com

Old Jan 9th, 2008, 05:09 AM
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Has anyone ever used budgeteuropetravel.com

We are going to London-Paris-Switzerland-Rome by train in early May. I have been researching buying train tickets and have found the sites (Eurostar, sbb.ch, etc) and have gotten times and prices. I was told about budgeteuropetravel.com. The website says you can call and talk to a rail expert who will help plan and purchase rail tickets. I would be willing to spend a little extra to talk to a person and be sure I am getting exactly what I need. Has anyone ever used budgeteuropetravel?
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Old Jan 9th, 2008, 05:27 AM
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If you state exactly what you need, posters can help you get it without the extra fees unless you plan to buy a pass. To see if a pass is cost effective, enter your itinerary on www.railsaver.com and click only if a pass saves money. Keep in mind you will have to pay extra for seat reservations (required on some of the trains you want to use) and some trains are limiting the number of seats using passes.
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Old Jan 9th, 2008, 06:41 AM
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Are those the BETS people? If it is, that is who I used for my Railpass for Germany a couple of years ago. I was able to call them to order and I spoke to someone on the phone who could answer any questions I had. They were very helpful, I highly recommend them.

Of course, I was directed there by PalQ from the boards. PalQ was also very helpful when it came to choosing a railpass.
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Old Jan 9th, 2008, 06:53 AM
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Yes it is BETS
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Old Jan 9th, 2008, 07:33 AM
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Yes, PalQ is a big fan of BETS.

I called them once and got a very courteous and helpful answer to my question. BETS list two toll-free numbers on its Web site. Talking to them is free all around. They do not charge for their services.
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We used BETS for our German rail passes this past fall. They are very helpful and do not charge. I also feel they try to help you find the least expensive way to travel or at least the best for you. They spent quite a bit of time with me and seemed happy to do it.

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Old Jan 9th, 2008, 10:30 AM
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I used BETS for some train travel and absolutely loved them!! The person I spoke with was very patient answering all my many questions including those that had nothing to do with trains/transportation. I can highly recommend them.
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Old Jan 10th, 2008, 11:15 AM
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It seems this is something I should use.
Thanks for the help.
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