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Netherlands Belgium Luxembourg Rhineland 30 days

Netherlands Belgium Luxembourg Rhineland 30 days schedule and route???
14 years ago, September 6th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #85459  
N Posts: 2
We are a couple around 30th. we are planning our first relax and romantic 30 days trip in NEBELUX and rhineland from Sep 15 to Oct 15
we travel mostly by train and some buses.
1. Is this a good schedule and rout??
2. Do we need to Buy any rail passes?? (it look like we only have 2 or 3 days traveling long distance??

Thanks for your advice.

1 day Travel

2 day Amsterdam - ariive 05:15
3 day Amsterdam - Utrecht day trip
4 day Amsterdam - Jordaan Festival18-20 September
5 day Amsterdam - Zaanse Schans)
6 day Amsterdam -

7 day Haarlem
8 day Haarlem

9 day leiden
10 day Leiden - visit Den Hagg then to delft-

11 day Delft
12 day Delft -
13 day Delft>
Delft to Rotterdam (put luggage at train station) visit rotterdam and Kinderdijk At 6:00 train to antwerpen

14 day Antwerpen >
15 day Antwerpen> Mechelen day trip
16 day Antwerpen Gent (afternoon)

17 day ) Brugge -
18 day Brugge --Lille??
19 day Brugge

20 day ) Bruxelles -
21 day Bruxelles -- leuven

22 day Bruxelles -- Travel to Trier, stop over Namur??

23 day Trier
24 day Trier
cochem , Koblenz in afternoon (lugage in station) arrive st. goar late afternoon

25 day St. Goar : relax in st. goar
26 day St. Goar
Round trip boat tour to Bacharach visit cattles, then train to Bacharach

27 day Bacharach Day trip to Bingen and Rudesheim
28 day Bacharach Travel to Luxembourg

29 day 12th (1) Luxembourg - Vianden??
30 day 12th (1) Luxembourg - after noon flight home -
31 day 12th (1) arrive home

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14 years ago, September 7th 2009 No: 2 Msg: #85476  
Hello Tim 😊

While train passes make things convenient, because it means not having to buy separate tickets for every journey, they are not necessarily the most economical way.

For the long distance jouryneys, you could consider night trains to save time and money on accomodation.

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14 years ago, September 7th 2009 No: 3 Msg: #85478  
N Posts: 2
Thanks Mel, I think we probably just buy separate tickets as we go, in case if we take buses for some section. Reply to this

14 years ago, September 7th 2009 No: 4 Msg: #85480  
You could check the national train websites for bargains. I score some good ones, when I buy a few months in advance, usually for night trains.
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14 years ago, September 11th 2009 No: 5 Msg: #85998  
you can choose the comfortable train for yourselves but actually train is not only the best way to get, you can take another but cheapest and luxurious cars or something else for yourselves. Reply to this

14 years ago, September 24th 2009 No: 6 Msg: #87249  
instead of a train, where the countryside blows by, have you considered doing section of the trip by boat? that is part of the glory of the Rhineland, after all.

if you have the cash, you could even try and go for a full . this would allow you to get from amsterdam all the way to colmar, through germany, in a short amount of time. since you have 30 days, you could take additional time in amsterdam, and then use colmar as a touching off point. from colmar, i would head into the french interior before looping around to luxembourg.

definitely something that requires a fair amount of planning. you don't want to be figuring out what to do on the spur of the moment, if you're looking for a "relaxing and romantic" trip. so yeah, if you can do it, i think a boat might be the way to go to explore the rhineland. relaxing, charming, beautiful countryside.

good luck!
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