We have one summer before uni and want to travel before we all go to different ends of the country.
We are planning on buy a eurorail pass and using the train (we are EU citizens so probably a pass were we can do unlimited travel on 10 days within a 22 day period). Starting in London, we’ll get the eurostar and a TGV to Beziers where we are staying with friends. We are then going to do a weekend in Barcelona (dates cannot be changed as we need to leave our accommodation for the weekend) – advise on cheap places to stay/eat/party would be great. We are then going back to Beziers for aprox. one week, for some sitting by the pool/beach, getting a tan, drinking and eating some good food . We then plan of getting a sleeper train to Venice, we think we’ll have to get a train to the French boarder and then a sleeper to Venice but advise would be great! We want to stay in Venice for 2 nights see the sights and sounds. Then another overnight train (is this possible?) to Amsterdam (would be have to go to milan first or would we need to change in Germany?). Stay in Amsterdam for a few days, then head to Brussels where we’ll spent one night and a day before getting the eurostar back to London.
Advise of where to stay, eat and visit, and what to do in the evenings would be fab. Also if you have any knowledge or advise on whether the train journeys we want to do would be possible would be great. xx
Barcelona is great (though I would not necessarily call it “cheap”) so I would maybe add another day. Make sure to see the Gaudi sights (La Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila, Parc Guell, etc.) Great seafood, great sangria. Lots of partying though majority of places seemed to have a steep cover charge- if you plan on partying a lot, then be prepared to spend the money. To eat cheaply, get food from supermarkets, you will save a lot that way. In Barcelona I stayed at Equity Point Sea- pretty cheap, OK hostel. Not super clean, but not bad either. Had en-suite bathrooms, huge lockers, and AC. Pretty noisy but I had no problems sleeping with headphones. I’m not sure I would stay there again BUT- the location can’t be beat- walk right out of the hostel and onto the beach. Also close to a lot of the clubs down by the beach.
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