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Train information please!

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Train information please!

We are a senior Aussie couple who will be flying into Paris in 2015 and wish to see the WW1 battlefields in France and also Belgium. We wish to travel by rail, but find the different companies and pricing on the internet somewhat confusing. Anyone have any feedback on this? We also want to travel from Paris to Venice spend a couple of days and then Venice to Rome, another couple of days and then Rome to Pompeii. Can anyone tell us which trains etc. are the best? Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks

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hi,

you will find fantastic advice on European train travel on www.seat61.com

there is also a specific Train Travel Forum on Trip Advisor ..just go to the Forums page and select - Train Travel - with some experts - especially a couple of Aussies ....Sydneynick being one who will be able to assist with any specific questions...

train travel in Europe is safe, clean and absolutely nothing like trains in Oz - more like aircraft - remember to book as far ahead as you can - you will save a lot of $$s with advance bookings - watch out for sites such as Rail Europe etc, etc - book directly with the relevant national train organisations....have a great trip !

Edited: 30 July 2014, 07:58
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timed out - suggestion - I would consider and advise to think about flying form Paris to Rome - flying in Europe is often much cheaper and certainly quicker than train travel - then from Rome use trains- Venice?Pompeii - check out www.trentalia.com ( Italian Trains)

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French trains - www.scnf.com also https://www.capitainetrain.com/en

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If you haven't already, go to the Venice and Rome forums on TA and there will be lots of help there regarding your Italian segments. www.roninrome.com is a great source. Trains in Italy are wonderful and easy to book. We always use seat61.com for trains in Europe, as suggested.

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I would fly a cheap airline Paris to Venice, then go train Venice to Naples direct and take the Circumvesuviana train to Pompeii. Maybe stay in Sorrento. It is a very long day trip from Rome.

Return to Rome for the end of your trip and fly home out of Rome.

Try to book multi-city flights from Australia, into one city, maybe Paris, and out of another such as Rome. Always be in your departure city the night before a big flight.

As to trains in Italy, look at www.trenitalia.com click on the UK flag, select the trips you want using the Italian names, so Venezia Santa Lucia, Napoli Centrale and Roma Termini and look at the options when you select. Three months out you can get very cheap prices, becoming more expensive as the super economy allocations sell out. They are the same trains and seats, just a bargain if you book early, though look at the conditions as m the super cheap ones are not refundable. Make sure to set your date and time on the front page too, using a 24 hour clock.

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