Snippets from our Interrail Adventure


The Vatican
Chillin in The Vatican

We have recently got back from the most amazing adventure, by train, across Europe, on a budget. I have so much to write up about our trip but I thought I would share a few snippets while I put more in-depth posts together. 

Firstly it was amazing to be able to travel again in what felt like pre-pandemic times, yes we had to wear masks on all the German trains but that didn't bother us at all and we are more than happy to comply with any travel requirements, as long as we can travel. 

I was so excited to take the kid's Interrailing as it's something I've done myself a few times before having children and it's certainly not just for 20's something backpackers but suitable for all ages!

Looking out across Salzburg

After lots of planning, with a variety of routes we could have taken, we settle on whizzing down from London to Turin in Italy and then spending time exploring Levanto, The Cinque Terra, Pisa, Florence and Rome before taking a night train to Salzburg in Austria, across to Stuttgart in Germany and then finishing it off with a night in Paris. 

We managed to tick off 5 Countries - France, Italy, The Vatican, Austria and Germany! As this was our first dip into family interrailing, we definitely have plans to do more next year and go even further afield. I myself have been as far as Croatia, Hungry, Czech Republic and Slovakia all by train as the European network is so well connected. 

Cinque Terra
Riomaggiore in the Cinque Terra

As I said I will be writing more in-depth into how you go about planning an Interrail trip from costs to train supplements, tips, hacks and best routes. As well as sharing family destination guides to the places we stopped and where we stayed. 

We stayed in a mixture of mainly Hostels and backpackers with some budget hotels and a self-catering apartment (in Levanto). All I have to say is don't be put off by the idea of Hostels - all of the ones we stayed in we had a private ensuite room in central locations with fantastic amenities - again I will be writing about this more in-depth. 

Disclaimer - we were provided with adult and youth Interrail passes - as standard my youngest had a free pass as ALL children under 12 get a free pass with an adult. All supplements, food, accommodation and activities were paid for by me. My words are 100% my own and I will always provide an honest and unbiased review. 

Florence, Italy


  1. oh wow!!! I can't believe you managed to do 5 countries!!! France, Italy, The Vatican, Austria and Germany...All of these countries are amazing to visit...I can't wait.

  2. I always love being able to go on trips like this while still sticking to a budget! I can't wait to see and hear more about this trip.

  3. This is so cool! It's something we've been talking about doing as a family....maybe next year. But this definitely makes me want to do it even more...

  4. That looks like it was an amazing trip. What an adventure! I'd love to do something like this with my family.

  5. Wow, this looks like an amazing adventure. You can always discover some amazing places, definitely one for the bucket list.

  6. It must have been great fun exploring different parts of Italy. I'm looking forward to reading the more detailed review and hearing all your hacks.

  7. What an awesome trip. I would love to do something like this with my family. It seems like a real adventure!

  8. This sounds like a fabulous trip! I cannot wait to hear about each stop along the way...sounds like you had a wonderful adventure.

  9. It looks absolutely gorgeous there. I would love to visit myself. Looking forward to the in-depth trip planning and tips for Interrail trips.

  10. It is impressive how many places you visited. We love rail travel so this is something we will deffo look at for 2023 travels x


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