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Any ideas on most efficient way to travel Europe

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1. Posted by jenny12345 (Budding Member 12 posts) 11y

If anyone has any suggestions, I'd be soooo appreciative.
My husband and I are travelling to Europe mid August for 4 weeks.
I'm originally English, so we're using London as our base, and have places to stay there.
In this time frame we would like to see Prague, (maybe Krakow), Paris, Spain & South Italy.
We liked the idea of doing trains, but,we are in our 50's now, so don't qualify for any great discounts on Eurorail.
Should we try to use Easyjet and keep flying back to London??? Or take buses????
Any ideas???? We don't want to burn ourselves out. But just need a route that would work. Thought that leaving Spain/Italy to the end when it would less quiet.

Thanks a lot

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

Probably there is no point going up and back.

Budget airline to Krakow, train to Prague and then Paris and back to London.

Book budget airlines well in advance - you might want to subscribe to their special offers by visiting their sites.

3. Posted by jenny12345 (Budding Member 12 posts) 11y

Hi there.
Thank you for your reply - this is a great forum to get info.
It wasn't sure whether you mentioned taking a train from Prague to Paris or flying??? What do you recommend?
Also, is SkyEurope as recommended as Easyjet?
Jen in Vancouver

4. Posted by nickla (Respected Member 223 posts) 11y

Hi, a train from prague to paris would take you around 11 hours or so. if you have the money for a sleeper car then this would be ok, otherwise i would not recommend spending that length of time on a train. Generally speaking, esp in te more eastern part of europe, it will be chaper to get point to point rail tickets rather than buying an all inclusive one, as these rarely are all inclusive.


5. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

Don't forget Ryanair and Flybe are budget airlines and fly to quite a few destinations throughout Europe as well. May be worth checking out as well as Easyjet, i know Ryanair are based at Stansted. Just might give you a few more options.

6. Posted by BritHockey (Full Member 34 posts) 11y

Not sure about these days but in the 90s train tickets in eastern Europe were really cheap. I got a sleeper car ticket from Tallinn to Riga and from Riga to Vilnius for a few dollars each trip. So fly to Prague, have fun there, then hit the trains. As long as you stay in the old eastern bloc you will spend less on everything. Alternative landing points would be Vienna - right on the Slovak border - and Berlin - not too far from the Polish border. Or Helsinki and jump on the ferry across to Tallinn.