When you stop to think about it, Europe is actually pretty small. Look at a World Map and it becomes apparent that you can get from Dublin to Athens quicker than Perth to Sydney. It’s no surprise then that InterRailing has been, and will continue to be, one of the most diverse summer adventures you can have, and on a budget too!
InterRailing season is in full swing with carriages upon carriages being packed out with excited students and graduates exploring the very best that Europe has to offer.
Many a wise man has once said in order to get the most out of something you should ‘save the best until last’. Whether that’s leaving the best looking chicken wing until the end, eating around the core of a HB Feast or using it as your excuse for a woeful performance at anything athletic, it’s never let us down. Well, this is a summer where you should certainly take heed of this advice when it comes to your InterRailing swansong.
I’m not saying you shouldn’t end up in Budapest or Athens but if you want to finish up somewhere a bit different then we’ve taken on board the experiences of hundreds of USIT InterRailers with 6 Alternative Final Stops…
For decades now, spending a chunk of your summer travelling throughout Europe has been path taken by many. Why? Well, because it’s a freaking awesome experience and a rite of passage for all travel nuts!
So, you’ve decided that Interrailing in 2016 is for you – great decision. However before you get going, you have to first decide what kind of ticket you’re going to get, how many of your mates are going to travel and which countries you plan on visiting. That’s why we’ve put together our 2016 Cheat Sheet to help you get the very most out of your trip, as well as avoiding any pitfalls along your route. Continue reading Interrailing Cheat Sheet 2016
Picking your route for Interrailing this summer is serious business. Chances are you’ll probably have a monster bucket list the length of your arm so to make it a bit easier, we’ve put together our top 10 list of places we love in Europe – pick and mix as you please! Continue reading Interrailing 2016 – 10 Cities to visit
We’re delighted to announce that we will be sponsoring Trinity College students Cian Weldon and Sean Cassidy as they take part in Jailbreak 2016 to raise money for Amnesty International and St. Vincent de Paul this weekend! Continue reading Jailbreak 2016 – #SeanorCian’s Epic Journey
Packing your entire life into one bag to live out of for a month? The struggle is very real. When it comes to InterRailing, the age-old saying ‘less is more’ definitely rings true. However, there are some things that you absolutely need to pack. We’re breaking down what you need versus what you should leave behind when packing for your trip around Europe this summer. Continue reading InterRail: What to pack for your trip
InterRailing around Europe doesn’t have to just be about trains and beaches and partying, you know (not that we’re knocking it or anything!) Here are the best spots around Europe to work into your InteRail route to get a bit of culture into you.
What’s there: Sistine Chapel, the ‘Raphael Rooms’, Gallery of Maps etc.
Tickets: From €16 per adult. Well worth booking online ahead of your trip to avoid massive queues.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 9am – 6pm. Open the last Sunday of every month (apart from public holidays) and some night openings during the summer. More info here.
Bilbao – Guggenheim
What’s there: 20 exhibition galleries showcasing the World’s best in art and architecture.
Tickets: From €8 per adult. No need to book in advance.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am – 8pm (with last admissions at 7:30pm). Open every Monday in July and August. More info here Continue reading InterRail Routes: The best museums to visit around Europe