So many places to chose from! Europe boasts an incredible wealth of cultural riches, stunning scenery and flavors joined in marvelous combinations. Planning an Interrail trip can be at times an intimidating process.
We have just returned from such a trip. Many of you already know that for the whole month of August we explored Europe by train using the 1st class Interrail Global Pass. And we have to admit is was one of the most successful trips ever. Everything simply fell into place from start to finish.
Our itinerary was incredibly diverse and took us through 7 countries, two of which (Luxembourg and Liechtenstein) we've never set foot in before. We explored 21 cities, 16 of them being completely new to us. We had the chance to try an incredible array of new flavors and dishes, marvel at mighty cathedrals, and see the architecture changing in front of our eyes from one region to another. But the main theme of our Interrail itinerary was 'food' and we loved every minute of it.
This itinerary worked well for us, but feel free to throw in new ingredients when you plan your own Interrail adventure. And if you are in search for further inspiration, you can read our Interrail tips and our last year's Interrail itinerary. So here we go. A short summary of our trip.
- we stopped there mainly for the cathedral, but discovered a beautiful city, small, yet with a strong personality
San Sebastian (Spain)
- pintxos, pintxos and more pintxos You could easily gain pounds just by looking at the bars loaded with miniature food plates
- the Concha bay was incredible, especially at sunset, seen from Monte Igueldo
- we stopped here for a few hours in between trains. The picturesque old fishing port was sooo pretty!
- the wine capital of the world had vineyards decorating even its avenues and terraces. Charming!
- our crêpes (French pancakes) based diet started here
- the largest moving dune in Europe was sooo much fun! It was like Disneyland, but without the tears. We loved it so much that we ended up spending the whole day on the dune
Saint Emilion (France)
- the medieval village and the surrounding vineyards were incredibly pretty. We took a wine and chateaux tour and explored the area while also tasting some French wines.
Les Eyzies (France)
- this is the world capital of prehistory. We visited Font de Gaume, the last original cave with prehistoric polychrome cave painting still open to the public and Grotte du Grand Roc, a small cave with fabulous formations
- we tasted foie gras for the very first time and fell in love with it
- oh, Paris, so monumental and lit up like a Christmas tree, why, oh, why you smell like pee?