The Most-Liked Instagram Posts of 2017
Traveling is all about making memories, and what better way to capture those memories than making pictures?
Many Eurailers shared their memories in 2017 on our special upload page. We hope you will continue to do so in 2018, because the best way to get travel inspiration is by the stories of your fellow travelers. Let the pictures inspire you for a brand new year — full of new memories.
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10.Lake Bled, Slovenia
Bled is home to Slovenia’s only island, but for many it’s one of the most beautiful islands in the world. This small resort town, just a short train ride away from the capital Ljubljana, is one of the most unique and beautiful lakeside villages you can imagine – picturesque mountains dotted with pine trees shelter a turquoise Alpine lake, in the middle of which sits the peaceful island with a single iconic church. And while you’ll feel instantly satisfied the moment you lay eyes on the lake, there’s many more things to do in Bled than you might realize.
9. Munich to Verona
Munich consistently ranks among the globe’s best cities for quality of life. Verona is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The train journey between the two cities ranks high for sheer photo ops per mile. The train weaves through the fairytale landscape of Bavaria and the breathtaking vistas of the Austrian Alps into the rocky peaks of the Italian Dolomites.
8. Amalfi Coast, Italy
The Amalfi Coast spreads out along the beautiful rugged coastline a few hours south of Naples. The coastline’s spectacular scenery and relative inaccessibility makes it one of the more expensive regions of Italy to visit. This is especially true if you intend staying overnight, which is a good reason to include it as a day trip from Naples. Trains will get you all the way to Sorrento. From there you have several options for day trips via bus around the spectacular coastline.
7. Zermatt, Zwitserland
Trains on the Glacier Express line travel daily between the towns of Zermatt and St. Moritz. It’s one of the most luxurious train rides in the world. It also brings you unsurpassed views of some of the country’s most dramatic scenery, whether it’s summer or winter.
As the name suggests, you’ll glimpse views of impressive glaciers. You’ll also see dramatic peaks, isolated villages, fertile fields, beautiful rivers, and stunning lakes. Although the route runs between two famous towns, you can break the long journey with an overnight stay at any town along the way.
6. Berlin, Germany
In recent years, travelers and residents have touted Berlin as the big European city of the moment. Not in terms of size, necessarily, but in terms of presence. Unlike many popular European cities, there aren’t a lot of “must” things to do in Berlin. Rather, the secret to getting the most out of this inspiring capital city is not to look for the popular sights, but to immerse yourself in the energy, creativity, and gritty originality that has won Berlin fans the world over.
5. Cinque Terre, Italy
Italy’s coastline is vast, diverse, and dramatic, but few regions garner quite as much acclaim as Cinque Terre. There are five towns that make up the region. While the dramatic buildings often steal the show, the rugged cliffs and dramatic ocean views are equally impressive. All towns are worth a visit, but if you’re after a beach, head to Monterosso.
4. Prague, Czech Republic
Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic, and it’s one of the most popular destinations for tourists exploring Europe. This “city of a hundred spires” sits on the picturesque Vltava River, and much of its appeal lies in the medieval architecture – the sight of beautiful bridges, cathedrals, castles and buildings will live with you for many years to come. But when you consider all the things to do in Prague, on top of its sheer architectural beauty, it’s a fairly obvious choice to include it on your next Eurail trip.
3. Alps, Italy
The scenic Italian Alps look like they come straight from a Bob Ross painting: lush, green valleys and pine forests surrounded by white peaks stretching through the clouds. Whether you’re here during winter or during summer, the scenery is breathtaking year-round. Try not to miss the magnificent northern part of Italy.
2. Paris, France
Even if you’ve never been to Paris, you’ll feel instantly at home in your new surroundings. You’ll recognize famous landmarks, walk the streets with a spring in your step, and lose yourself in the bustling street cafés, extravagant boutiques, and vast museums. There’s definitely no shortage of things to do in Paris.
You’ll shamelessly eat baguettes and pain au chocolats on park benches, and greet shop attendants with confident bonjours! Return visits are just as rewarding – there’s something about this magical city that just never gets old.
1. Madrid, Spain
The Spanish capital is a fascinating mix of old and new. The elegant parks, boulevards, and squares give a throwback to a different era, while the shopping, nightlife, and burgeoning Malasaña area offer an altogether different twist. Madrid is also home to several of the country’s top museums, many of which house internationally celebrated works.