Do you love the idea of waking up to the sight of the snowcapped Alps and an unfamiliar quaint town? Do you love gazing out of the window and waving at strangers? Set out on a train journey through Europe to experience all of the above and much more.
With an extensive, dependable, and efficient rail network, you can see the best of Europe while travelling in comfort. Train travel gives you the added advantage of no check-ins, baggage fees or long security lines. And it’s not just locals, even seasoned globetrotters believe that the best way to travel across Europe is by train.
If you are itching to explore the European continent via train then an Interrail Pass can save you time, money and effort. Starting at only £186, global pass holders can travel in 30 European countries. Pass holders also get specials discounts on selected ferries, hotel stays and museum fares.
Here is an itinerary for one of the best train tours for the perfect weeklong holiday in Europe:
Spend the first leg of your 7-day train holiday in Amsterdam, Netherlands. On Day 1, take a free walking tour to enjoy the city’s vibe. Visit the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. On Day 2, head to the Anne Frank House, Amsterdam History Museum, and the Tulip Museum.
On Day 3, take an early morning train to Bruges in northwest Belgium. You will be in this beautiful medieval city in under 3 hours. After devouring a sumptuous lunch, some of the places that you should visit are the Groeninge Museum, Palace of the Liberty of Bruges, City Hall, and Minnewater Park. Start Day 4 by taking an early morning boat trip from the Quai of the Rosary. After the boat ride, hop on a train to Paris in the afternoon.
You will reach Paris, ‘The City of Light’ in just 3 hours! Spend the next 48 hours discovering the beauty of the French capital. Savor the taste of the best beef bourguignon, coq au vin, and crème brûlée at any renowned Paris eatery. Visit the Notre-Dame de Paris, the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, and Palais Garnier.
On Day 6, take an overnight train to Milan, Italy. Spend the last day of your trip visiting the Sforza Castle, Brera art museum, and Santa Maria delle Grazie, home to Da Vinci’s The Last Supper.