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... by rail from St Pancras.

Back from a very well organised and interesting tour - whistle stop and fairly tiring as we took nine trains (longest journey 10 hours) and stayed in five different hotels in the 12 nights we were away, with plenty of walking, but all worthwhile. We had one night in Cologne, then three or two nights each in Vienna, Budapest, Prague and Berlin.

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Re: European Imperial Cities tour ...

Hi Anne, it occurs to me that living in the UK must be like living in Tasmania with near access to Europe and mainland Australia respectively. Like our mutual friend Lyn you obviously enjoy travelling a lot.

Whilst in Vienna Sandra and I didn't visit the observatory although we spent a few days sightseeing in Austria. Your overview brings it all back for us.
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Re: European Imperial Cities tour ...

When in the UK the tunnel hadn't been built. As a matter of interest what does it cost to use it?
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Re: European Imperial Cities tour ...

Hi Ann1e - Welcome back! I thought you must be away and the trip sounds great. Will look forward to seeing your photos.
I am envious of the short (to us) distances you can travel to Europe.
Too far for us now I am afraid, doubt if we will venture overseas again.
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Re: European Imperial Cities tour ...

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When in the UK the tunnel hadn't been built. As a matter of interest what does it cost to use it?
Hi Mark - We have only ever used Eurostar, which is the through train service, never actually driven through the tunnel. Even then I had to do a little research as all our trips have been a combination of rail travel and hotel accommodation, a very much better deal. We live less than an hour from St Pancras and Brussels is just 1hr 55mins and Paris 2hrs 15mins. We have taken long weekend breaks in both cities and also in Lille, which is another destination of the train. It would seem the fare system is much like that of flights, being priced according to demand and availability. Also, there are three classes, Standard, Standard Premier and Business Premier. As the journeys are so short, Standard is fine but even that can vary, apparently, between 72 and 309 return, which makes our short breaks very good value, although I don't imagine many pay the higher end! The 'le shuttle' (tunnel) looks to be good value - short stay tickets seem to start at 23 each way and a long stay ticket costing 73 each way, but this covers the car plus up to 9 passengers. There have been delays at the tunnel recently, which you may have read about and Eurostar, too, has been delayed on a few occasions, but when everything is working as it should, it is a really excellent way for us to access northern Europe in particular.

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Interesting contrast in colours between the waterways.
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That's a lovely view over the city.
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Re: European Imperial Cities tour ...

If you are planning to use the Euro train services it might prove useful to book in advance? Never used the service myself but my friend in Germany reckons they do special ticket deals. Be warned tho', they are not a regular everyday feature and don't last long but can, if you are lucky, save quite a wedge.
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