Posts Tagged ‘Eurail’


The Rail Most Travelled: Eurail’s Most Popular Routes

August 18, 2010

Some of my favorite travel writing is by people who have gotten far off the beaten path, avoided the tourist traps, and had real adventures in exotic locals.

But you know what? Going off the beaten path can be dangerous. And scary. And give you diseases. And cost a fortune when you realize you’re lost and don’t know how to get back to the path.

I’m not trying to discourage you from doing something daring, I just think you need a good amount of travel experience, lots of planning, and maybe some survival skills before you head off into the jungle or up a mountain or across a desert.

If you’re new to travel, or if you’re travelling alone for the first time, there’s something to be said for sticking to the well-travelled path. There are lots of other travellers there for you to meet. There are clean-ish hostels with adjoining pubs and nightclubs where you can get to know these travellers. There are help desks and people who speak English and free maps and tour guides.

So if you’re feeling guilty about signing up for a bus tour instead of playing Indiana Jones all on your own, don’t. Travel isn’t always about pushing your boundaries and taking physical risks. Sometimes it’s just about having fun, relaxing, opening your mind to new ideas and cultures, eating and drinking far more than you should, and not getting malaria.

All of this brings me to this list of Eurail’s most popular routes. From Prague to Amsterdam to Rome, you really can’t go wrong with any of these trips. Talk to a Travel CUTS agent to find out how you can save money with student fares and make the most of your European adventure and still go home with all of your fingers and toes.


Hop On This Eurail Promotion

June 3, 2009

Travelling to Europe this summer?

If you are under 26 and have a valid ISIC card, you can purchase a Eurail Select Pass, which gives you eight days of travel to be used within two months, and you’ll automatically receive an additional two free days of travel!

Passes are valid for 3, 4 or 5 adjoining Eurail Select Pass countries.

If you don’t have an ISIC, now’s a great time to pick one up. It’s valid for a year and you can use it for discounts at hostels, amusement parks, museums and other attractions all over the world.

Stop by a Travel CUTS office or give them a call to learn more about these promotions.


Get a 2009 Eurail Pass at the 2008 Price

December 10, 2008

Thalys trainIf you know you’re traveling to Europe before July 2009, order your Rail Pass now, before the 2009 price hike, and use the money you save on extra postcards, tshirts, pub crawls and tours.

Order before midnight, December 30th, 2008 and you have six months from the date of purchase to start your travel. You can use your pass to go skiing over winter break, backpacking during spring break, or riding the rails for summer vacation.

As a student traveler or youth under the age of 26 you qualify for special passes and rates, so take advantage of every dollar you can save.

Be sure to tell your friends about the deals you find and talk them into coming along for the ride!


Buy Early and Save on Your Summer Eurail Pass

February 21, 2008

If you’re still trying to figure out what to do for Spring Break, then you probably aren’t one of those people who likes to plan way ahead. You might be someone who likes to save money though, so keep listening.

Summer will be here soon. You can spend it at home, working, tanning, watching everything that’s stored in your Tivo, or you can get up and go. Pinch those part-time job pennies for a few months and buy yourself an adventure. And here’s a tip: Some of the best summer adventures involve trains.

Now. You’ve decided to go somewhere. You want to do it on a budget. You want to ride a train. You’re going to need a Eurail pass. Luckily, they’re on sale right now.

Valid for sales from 1/1/2008 to 3/31/2008
Valid for travel within 6 months from purchase

Book a 6, 8 or 10 day Eurail Selectpass and travel up to six months out from the date of purchase. Not traveling alone? Check out the Eurail Early Bird Saverpass for special pricing.

If you are considering traveling through more than 5 countries, check out the Eurailpass.
And if you want to go to just one of these countries, be sure to see our Single Country Passes.
You get:
Unlimited travel on the national rail networks of any 3, 4 or 5 bordering countries out of 22 European countries that are connected by train or ship.
These are the following countries to choose from: Austria, Benelux (includes Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland), Bulgaria/Serbia/Montenegro, Croatia/Slovenia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland
Choice of 7, 9 or 11 days of unlimited train travel within any 2-month period.
Travel days may be used consecutively or non-consecutively.

Toot toot! Get planning!