Vacation advice? Lots of cities, little time.

How would I go about hitting Lisbon, Amsterdam, London, Paris, Rome, Venice, Bordeaux, Athens, Edinburgh and Cardiff (Athens & Cardiff optional) with about a month as my time frame?

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Rail Europe Posted 4 years ago

Hello A K,

Thanks for your reply.

Your travel will be as follows –

- Edinburgh to Manchester – Bookable on our website.

- Manchester to Cardiff : You will have to book locally (Back).

- Manchester to London – Bookable on our website.

- London to ParisEurostar Train

- Paris to AmsterdamThalys Train

- Amsterdam to Paris – Thalys Train

- Paris to BordeauxTGV Train

- Bordeaux to BayonneTER Train or TGV Train

- Bayonne to San Sebastian via Irun – TGV Train Renfe Train

- San Sebastian to Leon – Renfe Train

- Leon to Vigo – Renfe Train

- Vigo to Porto : You will have to book locally.

- Porto to Lisbon – Eurocites Train

- Lisbon to Porto – Eurocites Train

- Porto to Vigo – You will have to book locally.

- Vigo to Leon – Renfe Train

- Leon to Madrid – Bookable on our website.

- Madrid to Barcelona – Bookable on our website.

- Barcelona to NimesFrance-Spain High Speed Train

- Nimes to Nice via Marseille – TER Train and TGV Train

- Nice to Turin via Ventimiglia and Genova – TER Train Eurocites Train

- Turin to RomeFrecciarossa Train or Italo Train

- Rome to Venice - Frecciargento Train or Intercity Train

- Venice to Villach – Bus

- Villach to Zagreb – Eurocites Train

- Zagreb to Belgrade – Eurocites Train

- Belgrade to Sofia – Bookable on our website.

- Sofia to Thessaloniki – Bookable on our website.

- Thessaloniki to Athens : You will have to book locally.

As you are traveling extensively, I suggest you purchase a Eurail Global Pass.

With Eurail Global Pass you can travel free on the regional and intercity trains.

Reservations are mandatory on high-speed trains, night trains, scenic trains and border crossing trains.

With a Pass the seat reservations will be offered at discounted fares (Pass holder fares).

The pass seats can be reserved by clicking on "Seat Reservations“ & feed in the Departure city and the Arrival city along with the travel date and preferred time & the number of passengers (Senior, adults, youth and children), and then click on “search tickets”. Once you do so, you would find the schedules along with the fares.

Please click on the “Fare Details” tab to view details regarding the type of fare, type of seat, whether a reservation is included or not and the After Sales Policy.

Hope this helps!!!

Isha, Rail Europe Travel Expert

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