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What is a good city to visit in between Rome and Paris?
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at first we tried zurich but i don’t know if there is anything else that is more convinent. Such as something half way in between the two countries.

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Nice is probably the most common stopping off point between Paris and Rome. Another option would be to spend more time in either Paris or Rome and fly or take an overnight train between them.

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forty hour train ride is not gonna go well with me. oh and i have another question for you since you know everything (very jealous). I was looking through my itinerary and just wondering how i could get a cheaper rail ticket (539$ yikes) anyways, i noticed that i could do the 5 country select pass. I only have one problem, Prague. The one city I wanted to see the most. How much would a train for say Berlin to Prague cost? And could I use my rail pass to go from prague to munich? Or would I have to buy another ticket back into Germany to do that?

I am leaving from united states with $15000 for 129 days
Cork, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Kirkcudbright, Liverpool, Nottingham, London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Munich, Salzburg, Budapest, Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Ohrid, Corfu, Taormina, Palermo, Rome, Florence, Venice, Verona, Cinque Terre, Nice, Aix-en-Provence, Annecy, Zürich, Colmar, Paris, Rothenberg, Heidelberg, Amboise, Chambord, Saint-Michel-Mont-Mercure, Giverny, Normandy, Versailles, Strasbourg
I have budgeted $7000 for 83 days
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fourty hour train ride? what are you talking about? an overnight train from rome to paris is like 12 hours i believe. it’s nowhere near 40 hours.

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are you serious? i guess i shouldn’t trust what i read places. ughhh. do you happen to know anything about zurich?

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I have budgeted $7000 for 83 days
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Where are you getting your train schedules? Day trains are about 12 hours and the direct overnight train is 15 hours, which is a fairly comfortable overnight train ride. You can leave at around 7:00 PM and arrive at around 10:00 the next morning. http://reiseauskunft…

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On trains is there anywhere to purchase some food or do we bring it with us? But if I get the select 8 day pass and then just buy a ticket to Prague would that make more sense? Would I have to buy one to come back to Germany or would I be able to use my rail pass to go to Munich? and Only one more question, if you buy a rail pass that is say 21 days, does that mean its only valid for 21 days or do I get 21 “days” for traveling?

I am leaving from united states with $15000 for 129 days
Cork, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Kirkcudbright, Liverpool, Nottingham, London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Munich, Salzburg, Budapest, Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Ohrid, Corfu, Taormina, Palermo, Rome, Florence, Venice, Verona, Cinque Terre, Nice, Aix-en-Provence, Annecy, Zürich, Colmar, Paris, Rothenberg, Heidelberg, Amboise, Chambord, Saint-Michel-Mont-Mercure, Giverny, Normandy, Versailles, Strasbourg
I have budgeted $7000 for 83 days
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On trains is there anywhere to purchase some food or do we bring it with us?
There’s usually a dining car, snack car or someone with a cart selling snacks. Click on the specific train on the German rail company website to see. Food is usually expensive on the train so carrying you own will save money. Carry a water bottle as there isn’t always free drinkable water and you don’t want to have to pay for an overpriced bottle of water.
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But if I get the select 8 day pass and then just buy a ticket to Prague would that make more sense? Would I have to buy one to come back to Germany or would I be able to use my rail pass to go to Munich?
Assuming the 8 day pass makes sense in the first place… Divide out the cost-per-day for your pass. It may be cheaper to buy the whole ticket from Prague to Munich rather than buying a ticket from the border to Prague and burning a day of your pass from the border to Munich.
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if you buy a rail pass that is say 21 days, does that mean its only valid for 21 days or do I get 21 “days” for traveling?
A 21 day pass is good for 21 consecutive days. It expires at midnight on the 21st day after you validate it in Europe. If your trip is 21 days you may be able to get by with a 15 day pass as you don’t need to validate it until you leave your first city and it can expire the day you arrive in your last city.

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You have great questions that will help all first timers.
Trains: Always be prepared with food and bottled water before you get on. Stop by the market the day before or on the morning of your train departure to stock up so you don’t get stuck buying expensive water or food. Carry individual “Wet Ones”/wipes in case the bathrooms are out of tissue paper which happens often.
From Paris, you can take an evening train or Overnight train to Nice which is a great rest area and you get in some beach time and dancing. If your schedule is tight, take the overnight train from Paris to Nice and stay on till the end at the French/Italian border. Change trains and go to Cinque Terre, Italy and spend at least one night – you may want 3 nights. It is the most amazing place on the coast in Italy. E-mail me if you want more info; buzzs@att.net
List the cities that you must visit and look up train schedules and travel times for each trip. List them on a test calendar so you can see how much time you actually have in each city and how much time you spend on trains. List train departure and arrival times.
Skip Zurich and maybe a visit to Lucerne for a few hours and a must do is Interlaken, Switzerland for the amazing Alps and adventure sports like paragliding and canyoning.
Keep doing all your research so you are fully prepared.

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Ah man, I didn’t even know any of that stuff or had heard of a few of them Frown. I’ll definitely keep doing my research because those places sound amazing. Could you recommend a good site to get any more good information?

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Cork, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Kirkcudbright, Liverpool, Nottingham, London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Munich, Salzburg, Budapest, Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Ohrid, Corfu, Taormina, Palermo, Rome, Florence, Venice, Verona, Cinque Terre, Nice, Aix-en-Provence, Annecy, Zürich, Colmar, Paris, Rothenberg, Heidelberg, Amboise, Chambord, Saint-Michel-Mont-Mercure, Giverny, Normandy, Versailles, Strasbourg
I have budgeted $7000 for 83 days
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Carry individual “Wet Ones”/wipes in case the bathrooms are out of tissue paper which happens often.
Often = always in much of Eastern Europe. I carry the mini-rolls of toilet paper that are sold with the sample sizes/travel stuff. It’s cheapest to buy it in the camping section of Walmart.

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Cinque terre, Italy Minimum 2 night stay reccommended!
w.cinqueterre.it
5 Villages starting in the south and just one hour north of Pisa, Italy
Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza & Monterosso
If you want an amazing mellow experience, stay in the village of Manarola, # 2 from the south. This hostel is my # 1 in Europe, but it is not for drunk backpackers. It is for people who want to hike, swim and enjoy the amazing beauty all day and get a good meal and a good nights rest. w.hostel5terre.com 1.00AM strict curfew but amazing cheap Italian food and very friendly staff. Rented rooms with no curfew can be found through w.casacapellini-5terre.it by the clock tower and hostel 5 mins walk from station. Rooms at end of train tunnel and center of village at w.affittacamere5terre.com Note this village only has 200 people and it is the true Italy. Fantastic locally grown wine, great restaurants and great views. Tourists should save their drunken and rude behavior for other cites. This is paradise in Italy, please don’t ruin it for others.
If you want a small beach with more bars, stay in Monterosso. Read Rick Steve’s Guidebook on Italy. He does great detail of Cinque Terre and the amazing hike from village to village.
Interlaken, Switzerland: High Adventure Sports and Amazinging views and hikes!
Google Balmers Hostel and Funny Farm Hostel & w.Mattenhofresort.com. You can go paragliding or canyoning down a river. w.alpinraft.ch If you are a nature nut or want an amazing outdoor views, stay at the Mountain Hostel in Gimmelwald with billion dollar views of the Swiss Alps on a clear day.

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There is good information on Wikipedia if you need addition resources. I still need to set it up so that wikipedia info is pulled to eurotrip in trips and such…

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okay thank you. Also, Packer, I tried both hostels and couldn’t find a name to look for them on hostel world. I also couldn’t find a link to book or anything. After looking at pictures of this beautiful location, it is a definite must see. The thing is, my friend and I are planning on going from Rome to Nice. Should we go from Rome to Cinque Terre then to Nice? Or just pick between the last two?

I am leaving from united states with $15000 for 129 days
Cork, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Kirkcudbright, Liverpool, Nottingham, London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Munich, Salzburg, Budapest, Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Ohrid, Corfu, Taormina, Palermo, Rome, Florence, Venice, Verona, Cinque Terre, Nice, Aix-en-Provence, Annecy, Zürich, Colmar, Paris, Rothenberg, Heidelberg, Amboise, Chambord, Saint-Michel-Mont-Mercure, Giverny, Normandy, Versailles, Strasbourg
I have budgeted $7000 for 83 days
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Why use hostelworld when you can book directly with the hostel and cut out any confusion with a middleman.
What hostels are you having a problem with?
For rented rooms, you will send them an e-mail and they will reply. Be sure to get money out of ATM in advance since the ATM in Manarola can run out of cash due to high tourist traffic. I arrange exact cash for room payment in a ziploc bag and have it ready for payment.
From Rome, it is 3 hours to Pisa by train, no reservations. (You can pay about 5 Euros and store your luggage, they will need to take a photocopy of your passport) After the visit to the tower, you can take the next train to Cinque Terre (La Spezia than to Manarola).
After Cinque Terre, you will take the train north and continue to Nice Ville station.

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