3 reasons to explore Europe as a family with Interrail 5 bucket list journeys

It's the final countdown to summer…
The holidays are fast approaching, but if you're still at a loss for what to do with your little ones, don't panic! From managing your budget to choosing a destination and finding accommodation, it can be hard to know where to start. Now you can stop worrying about all of that: travel to over 40,000 destinations  across Europe with peace of mind. Whether your family loves to be active or just take it easy, Interrail gives you the freedom to choose your perfect getaway! 

Contrary to popular belief, train travel is not the preserve of young globetrotters or couples without children. Not only is it fast, easy and affordable, train travel is also the most environmentally friendly way to travel, which gives you total peace of mind. So now it's time to stop thinking and get ready to embark on a truly thrilling getaway. Choose a route that suits you, and share unforgettable moments with your children. Not completely convinced? Here are three good reasons why your next family break should be by Interrail. Let the adventure begin! 

1 -  Europe and its hidden treasures

Why travel to the other side of the world in search of adventure when Europe offers you such an array of landscapes and opportunities for discovery? The chance to explore its cultural diversity, architectural gems and the beauty of its landscapes is also a golden opportunity to broaden not only your children's horizons but your own. Share, seek out new experiences, understand and see the world with a new perspective. This is an adventure that will forever be engraved in your memory. 

Family in Wenen
boys in front of the train

2 - Hooray! Check out the benefits of Interrail for travellers of all ages.

  • Fast: Make the most of your stay with high-speed trains. All good things must come to an end, after all.
  • Friendly: Meet local people, and swap ideas and advice with other families. Your children can enjoy the feeling of being in a holiday camp. Plus it's a great opportunity to practise another language.
  • Freedom: Choose your trains: regional, high-speed, overnight, or tourist routes… After all, travel is by definition synonymous with freedom.
  • Easy: With our free Rail Planner app, train travel couldn't be easier. From trip planning to train timetables, you can carry Europe with you wherever you go!
  • Affordable: It's the perfect choice for family holidays. Children up to the age of 11 (inclusive) travel free of charge!
  • Eco-friendly: Travel with a clear conscience! Train travel is a greener option than flying or travelling by car. What's more, arriving right in the heart of the city means that there's no need to catch onward transport.

3 - A treasure trove of family memories 

Helping your child discover the world is a magical experience that strengthens the bond you share. But if travelling to so many destinations by train feels like a race against the clock, think again! The journeys allow you to relax and above all to share special moments as a family. Forget the stresses and strains of everyday life, because now is the time to cherish every moment. 

During your journey, sit back and allow your mind to wander as you admire the breathtaking scenery off the beaten track. Be creative and participate in different activities with your children: fun games, story-telling, reading, listening to your holiday playlist or watching animated films…
Feeling tired? You're in the most comfortable place. Recharge your batteries and use the time to have a good sleep before you arrive at your next destination. 

Family with Eurailmap

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