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Tips for inter railing from the UK

Tips for inter-railing
Inter Railing a great way to travel around Europe, it is also a great as a first time medium term travelling option. Ideal for students and young people under the age of 25 after that well I would recommend another type of transport maybe horseback would be good.
I would like to explain first of all that is just an account of what I discovered in the cities that I visited on my Inter Rail. There are many other ways to get cheaper to places.
Travelling out of the UK:
Ok, first and foremost after you have decided on which Inter-Rail pass to go for and pay for it. There a few things that should know; your Inter-Rail does not work in the country that you live in so you will need to need to get to Europe under your own steam. Depending on where you want to visit will depend on how you want to do this, on another note, going outside of school holidays makes a massive difference as does avoiding national bank holidays. It also depends on where you want to start from. We went for the Eurostar in August to September, our out journey cost us £75.00 and the return fare was £34.50. On our travels we have spoken to a lot of people who have flown out to places like Nice and have gone on from there.
Tips for inter-railing trains:
With the Inter-Rail it is not as simple as getting on a train and going off at any station. Every country is different, for instance in Spain a reservation has to be made for every train even local ones, where as in Germany there are no reservations apart from the high speed overnight trains, which can be expensive in some cases. Italy well it seems to be like France in that reservations are only made on the high speed trains. I believe Portugal is the same. Your best bet is to ask at the ticket office, I am not sure if this is a thing else where in Europe, but, in Italy you can reserve seats on the fast track machines this is only for trains the country though. To do this:
1) Go it to buy tickets in your chosen language.
2) Select the where you want to go, time of departure.
3) Forward to the payment page.
4) Next on the left hand side there should be an option for ‘global pass’ (if not skip to no. 5), go on this to find how much your reservation is for your train.
5) The train you have selected does not require a seat reservation, so just use your Inter-Rail pass as normal.
Tips for inter-railing: Night Trains:
They can be expensive, then again they can be really cheap. But be prepared to not get much sleep, unless you can sleep anywhere even with some annoying person sat next to you talking all night. Not all of the direct night trains are the cheapest though, look around for connections they can save you a lot of money and you can get to see more. As an example, we had a night train from Innsbruck to Rome for €6 each, instead of the €36 each at the time This is just an example but it pays to look around.
Tips for inter-railing in Paris:
Ok so, the metro system is not great in Paris, it is not too bad but it could be a lot better. The trains are really good, but that was the same everywhere, well apart Italy which I will get to later. The Major attractions like The Eiffel Tower are very expensive, unless you research and book before you go. More or less all the museums, art galleries and exhibitions are free for under 26’s who live in the EU. It is great having nearly everything free, as the Hostels and Hotels are really expensive, I suggest you look into Hotels rather than hostels they appear to cheaper.(yes this is the right way around).
Tips for inter-railing in Munich:
Trams are probably the best way to get around, you can buy a 3 day pass for up to 5 people to go anywhere for €25.90. The best place to stay is the Tent which has an amazing atmosphere it is also very cheap at €5.50 a night as long as you don’t mind sleeping on the floor. The only issue is that it is open in July and August. As for the rest of Munich well that would be telling but a few places that are worth a visit are the Deutsche’s Museum and the English Garden, the Old Town Hall and the Markets.
Enjoy it, meet new people, experience new food, cultures and languages for travelling opens the mind. There are no limits when travelling experiences are free. And being rich doesn’t mean anything, richness come in many forms, as a traveller we are rich in experiences, which cannot be brought. Enjoy your Inter-Rail I hope I have helped in some way or another even if it waffling.
Happy exploring, whatever it is you are doing, where ever it is, enjoy it!
To get your Inter rail ticket check this out the Inter Rail website

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