Summer may be the most popular time to explore Europe but fall is the region’s sublime time. With fewer tourists, shorter lines, discounted hotel rates, shoulder season ease it is the perfect time to hop a train for a European getaway with Eurail, now offering some steep discounts on travel.
The all-in-one train ticket brings Europe’s picturesque fall landscapes and winter wonderlands at a 10% discount for the Eurail Global Pass. The value is available for purchase now through October 10, 2019. Passes purchased during this time can be used anytime through December 15, 2019 – a smart option for those looking to maximize leftover vacation days before the New Year.
With a Eurail Global Pass, travelers of all ages gain entry to 31 countries and cultural hubs via railways accessing more than 40,000 European cities. Unlike traditional train tickets, Eurail tickets have no time and destination restrictions. Some trains do ask for a reservation to be made, but most trains can be boarded as easily as climbing aboard and flashing a Pass.
The Eurail pass also provides customers with exclusive access to extra benefits and discounts while traveling. A full list of current deals available in specific countries can be accessed via the free Eurail Rail Planner App. Riders can use the App before the journey to plan an itinerary, or make it up along the away according to train times.
Suggested Eurail Itineraries:
Bavaria, Germany – The breathtaking Neuschwanstein Castle feels like it’s out of a fairytale, especially with all the beautiful fall foliage surrounding it. To get there, take a 2.5-hour regional Bavarian train from Munich and then a bus up to the castle.
Lake Bled, Slovenia – This region includes a crystal clear lake with a mountainous backdrop and a small island with its own little church. This area is one of the hidden gems of European fall foliage. Take a day trip to Bled from Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital. Catch a 50-minute train to Lesce Bled, then a short bus ride to the lake itself.
The Highlands, Scotland – Engulfing Celtic forests, lochs, and scenery right out of Outlander and Harry Potter, the Cairngorms National Park is at the center of the Highlands. The Highlands can be accessed from Aviemore, less than 2.5 hours from Edinburgh, or from Fort William, around four hours from Glasgow.