07 February 2008

A guide to explore Europe by train

Touring around Europe has lately become a popular holiday's choice for many travellers. Instead of visiting a single destination they can include many countries in the itinerary.

Exploring Europe can be cost-effective if you choose to make the journey by train. Perhaps even more pleasant as you can enjoy the scentic views. Some of the most popular destinations to stop and spend a day exploring the city are suggested here:

Warsaw, Poland: Although the Poland's capital was destroyed during the World War II, the city was rebuilt in the late 50's. In the Old Town, which is on the Unesco Wolrd Heritage List, you can explore St Paul's Cathedral and the stunning buildings all around the square. Also, the Hybrydy club is recommended for a night out.
Where to stay: hotels in Warsaw
How to get there: get on 19:34 Eurostar from London to Brussels Midi. Connect with an overnight Deutche Bahn NachtZug train directing to Berlin Hauptbahnhof. Then get the connecting service that arrives at Warsaw Centraln at 18:35.

Malaga, Spain: Malaga is not only the capital of Costa del Sol but also one of Spain's most popular tourist destinations. The Alcazaba Moorish landmark is a 14th-century castle, having also a Roman theatre at foot of the fortress.
Where to stay: Hotels in Malaga
How to get there: Get on the 1404 Eurostar from London to Paris Nord. Change train to Paris Austerlitz and connect to overnight Elipsos train directing to Madrid Chamartin. Change again stations to Madrid Atocha, and get on the connecting AVE service to the final destination Malaga which arrives at 13:15

Naples, Italy: South Italy's largest city is endued with panoramic views from Mount Vesuvius to the Med. It is worthwhile visiting the Napolitan National Gallerie and the National Museum which houses one of the world's most important archeological collections, with statues by Greek masters Prassitelo, Policleto and Lisippo.For pizza time, go to Trianon a Forcella or Da Michele.
Where to stay: Hotels in Naples
How to get there: Get from London the 14:04 Eurostar to Paris Nord. Get off in Paris Bercy and change train for an overnight Artesia train to Roma Termini. From here, the Eurostar Italia will take you to Napoli Centrale that arrives at 12:12.

Prague, Czech Republic: This vibrant city is one of the most important travel landmarks of Central Europe. A city of cathedrals, wonderful bridges and gold-tipped towers as well as the Old Town is a wonderful mix of cobbled roads, church spires and courtyards, while in the New Town all around Wenceslas Square you can find many stalls, restaurants and shops. The fabulous Prague Castle built in the 9th-century is the biggest ancient castle worldwide.
Where to stay: Hotels in Prague
How to get there: Leave London getting the 19:34 Eurostar directing to Brussels Midi. Go to Berlin Hauptbahnhof by connecting with an overnight Deutche Bahn Nachtsug train. From there get on a service that connects you to Prague Holesovice and arrives at 13:18.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic view! You mention a few places in your article....

Where is this picture taken from exactly?