Follow these popular train routes and the chances are you'll meet other Eurail travelers along the way. These routes are popular for a reason, taking in world-class cities, glorious scenery and an abundance of must-see sights!
The two capital cities, Amsterdam and Brussel are surprisingly close taking as little as two hours by train. Leave the charming canals and cobbled lanes of Amsterdam for the hustle and bustle of Brussels, the administrative center for many international organizations.
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Vienna and Budapest are two of Europe's most elegant and historic cities within short distance of each other. Vienna, the capital of Austria is famed for its grandiose palaces, wealth of contemporary museums and abundance of green space. Hungary's capital Budapest is no less rich in culture and historical charm: make a visit to Buda castle and while away a few hours on a boat ride along the Danube river.
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Spain's two largest cities, Madrid and Barcelona are well-connected by the state-of-the-art AVE high-speed train, transporting passengers half way across the country in less than 3 hours. Madrid, the capital, is an easy city to get around with great museums, a picturesque park and affordable Spanish cuisine. Madrid's rival, Barcelona can boast Gaudi-inspired architecture, a man-made beach and vibrant atmosphere of Las Ramblas.
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A short train journey of just over two and half hours separates two of Italy's most treasured cities, Venice (Venezia) and Milan (Milano). In Venice divide your time between exploring the diminutive city on foot through its labrinth of alleyways and squares, and taking to the famous waters of the Grand Canal by gondola. Milan is undoubtedly one of Europe's hottest shopping destinations with fashion from both Italian and world-famous designers.
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