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Day trip destinations outside of Barcelona
The city of Barcelona is famous for the unique architecture at the heart of Barcelona. Dating back to roman and medieval days, the town squares, mansions and churches of the Gothic Quarter coexist in high contrast with the the playful Casa Batllo and more modern constructions such as the Torre Agbar. The city also has a number of sandy beaches only a short distance away from the city centre and arguably some of the best seafood the Mediterranean area has to offer. Discover more parts of Spain’s northern region by taking short day trips out More >
From April 15th to 21st, tropical Seville lives only for its colourful fair: Feria de Abril (The April Fair). Music, Gastronomy, dancing and fun meet to create a very special atmosphere in the Spanish city every day, from noon till dawn.
During the day, horses and carriages parade about the site, with women dressed in their flamenco finery and men in traditional suits. At night, people wander around the casetas (brightly striped tents), as they drink, eat, sing and, of course, dance sevillanas.
As the week ends, people gather to watch the finale: an amazing display of fireworks.
Travel to Seville aboard Renfe’s High More >
Full-time travellers and podcasters Craig and Linda Martin had the chance to travel with a Eurail Global Pass from ACPRail.com. Here’s a continuation of what they got up to on the third installment of “IndieRail” an independent train adventure through Europe…where they finished up their trip just a little past the Alhambra, Spain.
By Craig Martin
As we caught the bus south to Barcelona, we knew things were More >
Full-time travellers and podcasters Craig and Linda Martin had the chance to travel with a Eurail Global Pass from ACPRail.com. Here’s what they got up to on the second half of “IndieRail” an independent train adventure through Europe… Into Italy and Spain, while passing through San Marino, Andorra, Monaco, Nice… finishing up just a little past the Alhambra.
By Craig Martin
Although Italy’s trains aren’t necessarily the most speedy or reliable, rail’s a great way to get around this skinny nation. Distances can be long, making More >
Full-time travellers and podcasters Craig and Linda Martin had the chance to travel with a Eurail Global Pass from ACPRail.com. Here’s what they got up to on the first half of “IndieRail” — an independent train adventure through Europe.
By Craig Martin
Linda and I had been planning for months. Trains, timetables, cities, sights, budgets… Summer in the Spanish city of A Coruña was certainly busy, but now the time had come. Our Eurail Passes from ACPRail.com had arrived, and we were ready to roll on a three-month adventure: Europe by train.
We started our trip in amazing north Portugal, and travelled south by bus More >
Starting this month, a total of 8 high speed trains from Madrid to Barcelona have been extended to Girona and Figueres Vilafant near the French border.
You can now travel between Barcelona and Girona in 39 minutes instead of 89 minutes. Girona is a charming destination for tourists looking to avoid the crowds of the biggest cities. Its streets, festivals, museums and cathedrals ensure the city will be a pleasant surprise to first time visitors and a destination you will not want to miss on your next visit. As for Figueres Vilafant, it can now be reached from Barcelona in 55 minutes More >
23 countries to choose from, excluding France We want to give you a heads up on the changes that are going to affect the Eurail Select Pass in 2013. The big news is that France will no longer be a part of the Eurail Select Pass. Rest assured, however, there are still plenty of ways to incorporate France in your rail travel. Here are a few options:
1) Buy your Eurail Select Pass before December 31st, 2012 You can still add France to your Eurail Select Pass if you buy it before December 31st, 2012. This is because the Eurail Select Pass can More >
Looking for ideas and inspiration on where to go for your next trip? Or maybe you just want to relive those incredible moments from your last rail holiday. We’ve got you covered with a look at 10 popular point to point rail journeys. Of course there’s many more where this came from, so here’s just a few to get that travel bug in you dreaming up your next Euro trip!
Starting November 1st, you can save up to 20% with Eurail’s Off Peak Promotion. On sale until the end of the year, these promotional passes can be used for travel up to and including March 31, 2013.
The Eurail Pass Off Peak Promotion applies to two popular Eurail passes: • The Eurail Global Pass lets you board as many trains as you want throughout 23 countries in Europe, including Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and More >
Great benefits for pass holders
A Eurail Pass represents great value as you can travel on trains throughout any given country. Italy being a country not to miss, we wanted to highlight some of the great discounts Eurail Italy pass holders can benefit from.
For instance, you will be able to board ferries to Greece, Spain and other destinations such as Tunisia and Morocco while saving 20% to 30% off the regular fare, thanks to your Eurail Pass. Specifically get a discount on these ferry routes:
* Bari – Corfu (Greece) (summer only) * Ancona – Igoumenitsa (Greece) * Bari – Igoumenitsa (Greece) * Ancona More >