European Train Passes

Written by Liza Hartung
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If you plan to do any traveling around Europe, you will find much benefit in having European train passes. These are for people who want to get around and see all they can in the time they are visiting. If you are visiting one city for a short amount of time and don't have any plans to go anywhere except the immediate vicinity, don't worry about having a train pass.

However, if you are planning an extended vacation, it's a great idea to have one of these passes whether or not you have made definite plans to travel. You never know when you will suddenly be inspired to hop on a train and travel from Paris to Milan or somewhere in between. As a lover and traveler of Europe, let me tell you, these inspirations come. It almost becomes an addiction to visit as many places as possible.

There is so much to see in Europe. From Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower to the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the running of the bulls, there is something to see and do all the time. Not many of us are able to afford yearly or bi-annual trips to Europe. Consequently, when you know you are going, take in as much as you can. The easiest and least expensive way to do this is with European train passes.

Memories of a Lifetime with European Travel

Can you imagine the photos and stories you will have by effectively using European train passes? Not only will you have wonderful memories of seeing famous cities, but you will also have memories of your actual train travel. Believe me, some of the most amusing and unbelievable stories will come from missing trains, the people you meet on trains and the beautiful scenery you see out the windows.

The great thing is that you can pretty much find these passes to fit any kind of vacation. If you are going for a couple of months, get an unlimited pass. This will let you hop on and off whenever you like throughout the 17 countries that are on the Eurail network.

That's an amazing amount of travel. You can traverse foreign lands and cultures. You can taste different foods of Europe and meet fascinating people. It's unbelievable. You will get to know which areas of Europe really speak to you, where you feel comfortable, where you feel invigorated and where you feel completely out of place.

European Train Passes That Fit Your Schedule

Let's say you don't have the time and/or money to stay for several months. You can get passes that allow you unlimited use of the network for anywhere from 15 days to three months. Now, I know that some of you will be going on vacations that will keep you mainly in one place. However, you might have a few days in there where you know you will want to travel.

For cases such as this, you can get passes that allow for a certain number of days of travel. You might be somewhere in Europe for two months, but only want to travel around for 12 days. With the pass, you will be able to use the twelve days whenever you want during those two months.

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