Europe by Coach – five Items You Will Love & Detest About European Coach Vacation #Germany #vacation






Traveling in Europe by teach is an incredible experience, you get to see the countryside, just take in some regional aptitude and see all the minor towns you can imagine. But it is not all enjoyable and game titles on the teach. There are unwritten rules, crowded commuter trains and a lot a lot more. The finest and worst of European teach vacation or Europe by teach. Whether or not you are heading by Eurorail or Interrail some very good points to know.
Filmed in Hannover and Frankfurt, Germany
Copyright Mark Wolters 2013

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  1. The best thing about traveling by train is imo, that you mostly arrive in the city center, or at least near the center. When you go by plane you always have to move the the airport, which is outside of the city (and thus mostly a ~20-30 minute train ride from the central station) and you also only arrive at the outside of the city. in contrast to that you have central sataions like Amsterdam, Berlin or Rome

  2. Can anyone let me know if a rail pass is worth the money in Italy? I feel it is pretty inexpensive to just book tickets as you go in most cases. Also if you can save money by ordering online earlier w/ trenitalia?

  3. I REALLY wish I saw this before travelling from Berlin to Munich for Oktoberfest. I bought a train ticket but not a seat, so to my shock, when the train filled up, myself and hundreds of others were stuck sitting on the floor. 

    To make things worse (but kinda better as well), the train was so full that the police came on and made about half of us on the floor to get off and wait for another train. Luckily I met a really cool 20-something german girl and she translated the police for me, as well as let me hang out with her in Furth (we got coffees and checked out a bit of the small town and a museum) while we waited for another train… I regret not getting her name on FB!

  4. I bet the worst country for train travel in Europe is Britain?
    As a Brit myself I always seem to find that everyone else seems to have better public transport than my country

  5. No joke! Trenitalia’s Regionale can be unbearable in the summer!
    Also, there used to be a “ferroviaria” to my maternal family’s ancestral village! RIP the Spoleto-Norcia line. I’ve got a cousin in Foligno though, so I’m covered that last 25km if I don’t want to rent a car

  6. And sometimes it goes faster than a flight with the plane. Example: From Munich to Berlin. If you start from the center of the city and finish in the center. Do you need the same time = 3h.

    Train stations are mostly in the middle of the city and airports are far outside. Then you have to be there an hour earlier on the Airports. Wait until the plane starts flying and after landing you go back to the center.
    Btw. if you plan your journey a few weeks ago you can get a train ticket around for 19,99€ – 39,99€. A Plane ticket cost almost over 100€.

  7. Is there any tutorial on reservations for eurail pass (going to italy, france, austria, switzerland for example)? I don't understand the whole system although i already checked the eurail website 🙁

  8. 6:45 sorry but this is not true, with ICE trains (Germany) you can't just get any train if you miss yours. There are different offers. So if you have booked the so called "spar" or in englisch the "economy" ticket, than you cannot just get the next train, if you've missed yours. This only works if you have booked the "flexible" ticket which is more expensive. Than you are allowed to take the next train.

  9. Maybe the fourth thing is outdated. I used the German train website to book a tickets from Berlin to Wien (through Prague, so three countries). It was great to use the internet because I had time to compare prices for different times and think about the connections. One itinerary had a real short connection time in Prague. I wisely decided against it.

  10. Man, I love how u manage to travel with family and enjoy ur times together.
    since my family is about to grow soon, I'm really worried that I will have to say good bye to lots of stuff I enjoy like traveling and start changing diapers instead.

    -Much Love from saudi arabia

  11. Finland has overpriced trains, but you can get fair deals if you can book well in advance (if you know you'll be traveling by train a month from now etc). Also, since our train network has become so expensive, we got a "new" bus company (not so new anymore, but new compared to everything else), that has many of the same routes the train network has, but at much cheaper prices (Onnibussi is the name of the company). Of course bus can be a lot more uncomfortable than a train, but if you're on a budget it might be a good option. Generally trains in Finland are quite reasonably comfortable, but they don't sell good food in them, and what hey sell is overpriced also. That's something to keep in mind if going for example from Helsinki to somewhere in Lapland.

  12. As a European, what I hate about trains is… There isn't as much trains as it used to be. Think about it : in 1929, in France, the railway network spread over 42 000 km, entirely open to passengers. In 2012, only 25000 km remains (including the high speed lines…) open to travelers plus 5000 km with no traffic at all or open to freight trains only (like on the Rhône's right bank). And every year brings its share of bad news. For instance, in 2015 the line between Clermont-Ferrand and Le Mont Dore closed, which I happened to know only 3 or 4 months after i travelled on with a group.

  13. Another tip: by contrast with airline tickets, the price difference between a first-class and second-class rail ticket can sometimes (not always!) be fairly small. When it is, it can be worth upgrading to first class for a roomier, more comfortable ride.

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