Drive-Alive is about more than just driving in Europe - we also promote other forms of surface travel (our last post was about cycle trails in Normandy) and this post has some suggestions for getting to a few of Europe's most popular destinations by train.
Disneyland Paris by train from £69 rtn
Eurostar trains run from London St Pancras and Asford International direct to Disneyland Paris. This is a great way to reach this most popular of family destinations, especially with kids. There's plenty of room for them to get up and stretch their legs and what child doesn't enjoy the magic of a train journey?
Florence by train from £131 rtn
Avoid all the hassle of budget flights and airport delays. Catch the Eurostar direct to Paris then change to the overnight sleeper to Florence, waking refreshed and ready to enjoy all the treasures this famous city has to offer.
Paris by train from £69 rtn
Nowadays the only sensible way to get right into the heart of the City of Light, the Eurostar from St Pancras takes just 2 and a quarter hours. Enjoy Paris in springtime.
Geneva by train from £105 rtn
Geneva enjoys a spectacular situation on the shores of Lake Geneva, with the Alps as a magnificent backdrop. With a journey time (not counting transfer in Paris) of just 5 and three quarter hours from St Pancras to the centre of Geneva, you can be booking in to your hotel with time for a stroll along the Lake before dinner.
Rome by train from £131 rtn
Rome needs no introduction, just to say that taking the train is a stress-free way to arrive right in the centre of the Imperial City. The journey takes 17 hours and only one change of train in Paris, from the Eurostar to the comfortable high speed sleeper. And when you arrive, it's only mid-morning!
Nice by train from £119 rtn
The French Riviera still retains the glamour and charm that has attracted visitors over the years. The train journey takes less than 8 hours from St Pancras, excluding the transfer in Paris, and you get to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Cote d'Azur over breakfast!
These are just a few of the great destinations available by modern comfortable high speed trains. We hope you agree, it's time to let the train take the strain!
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