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Whether you have a break during your studies or want an extended holiday travelling around one of the most culturally diverse places in the world, interrailing around Europe is an amazing experience. With the ability to buy a singular ticket and travel around Europe as much as you want will you selected time, interrailing is the perfect getaway. But before you set off on the experience here’s a look at some interrailing tips for 2019.

 

Additional Charges

Although the price of the ticket is fair and affordable, there are some extra charges to expect while travelling. For longer journeys, some train stations will ask for a booking fee to reserve your place on the train. It usually occurs for the longer trips to the more popular times to travel, I.e. travelling from Barcelona to Rome during the evening, will be costly as most people try to save on accommodation by using evening travel.

 

Travel Route

There might be a dozen cities you want to visit and heading to the one you’re most excited about from might not be the best plan. Mapping out all the places you want to go to and working out the shortest routes to avoid extended train journeys helps you make the most out of each city. Trying to fit in 5-8 cities is a difficult task if you want 3 or 4 days to really explore the area, and tactically changing your train duration from 8 hours to 3 hours will add up over time. With the right travel accessories, you can also consider overnight trains to save on spending money on a hostel for the night.

 

Protect Your Money

You have to put a lot of trust in hostels with your luggage, and at times you might feel like you are at a crossroads with whether you should take all your money out with your or leave some in your bag. Luckily for the past few years, a travel card is the safest way to store your money. Working as a modern-day traveller’s cheque, a traveller card works in the same way as a debit card, you simply transfer your daily or weekly funds onto it and pay for goods and services on it. With better foreign rates and the ability to keep your money safe on it to avoid being robbed of all of your money, it’s one of the most important things to get before you set off interrailing.

 

Review Your Recommendations

Online articles about where to visit in a city can quickly become outdated, along with the prices of goods and services. When you arrive at your accommodation, it’s worth speaking to the owners and other residents to see if online information lines up with locals and peoples recommendations.

Skiing in November is cheaper and more convenient than in high season. Many winter resorts start opening only in December, but those located on a glacier or at high altitude, are ready to welcome you in early November. November is a low season, which means that prices for hotels, car rental and ski passes will be lower, and there won’t be queues at the lifts and at the reception points. If you want to ski, not waiting for the Christmas holidays, we have prepared the list of the best resorts in Europe with early snow…

Tignes, France

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Tignes ski resort is situated in the highlands, at the Grande Motte glacier, surrounded by 3030-3600 meters-high mountains. Due to the glacier itself and high altitude, snow in Tignes falls in October. On steep and wide slopes there are 20 kilometers of tracks – two ones are blue tracks for beginners, two red and one black track for advanced skiers. The resort offers ski schools for adults and children, where kids are put on a snowboard even if they are only 2.5 years old. Also, there’s a snow park with one of the largest and fastest half-pipes in the world and freeride tracks. In addition to bars, clubs and restaurants, in Tignes you can dive under the ice of the lake and try bungee jumping.

The price for 1-day ski pass: 33 Euros for adults, 27 Euros for children until November 23, from November 24 till December 21 – 45 Euros for adults and 36 Euros for children.

 

Solden, Austria

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Sölden is located in the Ötztal valley in Tyrol, where 40 kilometers of excellent trails are waiting for you between Rettenbach and Tiefenbach glaciers. The slopes in Sölden are long, with elevation differences, most of them are of simple and medium difficulty. Experienced skiers prefer the Gaislachkogl expressway. There’s a separate park for snowboarders with springboards, rails, fan boxes and a half-pipe. In addition to skiing, snowboarding and mountaineering, the resort offers hiking, snowmobiling, sledging and a bowling. Other entertainment venues include cinema, swimming pools with a sauna, skating rinks, night clubs, restaurants and bars.

Price for 1-day ski pass: 53 Euros for adults, 30 Euros for children.

 

Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt, Switzerland

Surrounded by Dufour (4,654 m) and Matterhorn (4,478 m) mountain peaks, Zermatt is among the top alpine resorts. The ski area is divided into 3 ski sectors with 200 kilometers of tracks of all levels of difficulty – each sector has its own lift system. Most of the slopes are red and black, with sharp elevation changes. In addition to the ski slopes, Zermatt features trails for mogul skiing, cross-country skiing and sledging. On the Theodul Glacier you’ll find Gravity Park Zermatt – the largest snow park in Europe with rails, kickers and a two-hundred-meter super-pipe. After skiing, you can go to the pools with saunas and steam baths, tennis courts, discos and restaurants.

The price for 1-day ski pass: 75 Euros for adults, 38 Euros for children.

 

Val Thorens, France

Val Thorens

Val Thorens is the highest mountain ski resort in Europe, which is located at an altitude of 2300-3300 meters. 77 out of 150 kilometers of tracks are blue, 59 kilometers are red, and 14 kilometers are black tracks. In Val Thorens, there’s a unique 500-meter Fun Slope track with obstacles – tunnels, bridges and spirals, a snow park with jumps and a quarter-pipe, night skiing and cross-country skiing tracks. The resort is very popular among free-riders due to its vast virgin fields in the area of ​​the Thorens and Bush glaciers. Val Thorens has a lot of entertainments: aqua clubs with pools and Jacuzzis, tennis courts, golf and basketball courts, restaurants and discos.

The price for 1-day ski pass: 44 Euros for adults and 35 Euros for children.

 

Are, Sweden

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Are is the largest ski resort in Sweden, with 100 kilometers of slopes, a height difference of 900 meters and 40 lifts, many of which are quite high-speed. The resort consists of four separate villages connecting by a free bus. The resort offers 5 black slopes, 39 red, 39 blue, and 12 green tracks. Many of them are well lit and open for night skiing. On the green slopes cross-country and downhill skiing is allowed. All tracks are open for snowboarders, and there’s also a snowcross park. In Are, you can jump with a parachute, fly a hang-glider, ride a dog sled and hit a fish under the ice of Lake Oreshchen.

The price for 1-day ski pass: 45 Euros for adults, 35 Euros for children.

 

Cervinia, Italy

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Cervinia is a high-mountain resort on the southern slope of the beautiful Matterhorn Mountain featuring 146 kilometers of tracks and 23 lifts. The elevation difference is 1,438 meters. Most of the tracks are red and blue. Experienced skiers will be happy to try several black tracks, the most difficult of which is Bardoney. Cervinia’s blue tracks attract many tourists due to the fact that they pass almost all the slopes – this allows beginners to ride around the whole resort. For freestylers and snowboarders, there’s Indian Park with rails and kickers. What’s more, ice karting with two ice tracks is available for those who like racing. Cervinia is famous for excellent restaurants, bars, nightclubs, a bowling and a swimming pool.

The price for 1-day ski pass: 43 Euros for adults, 31 Euros for children.

 

So, are you ready for a trip? The things are packed and the hotel is booked. All that is left is to check this website and rent a car for a trip. It is very comfortable to use mobile apps for booking a vehicle. Or you are still saving money for your holidays. However that may be, you’d better to plan your budget. It doesn’t matter where you go and what is the goal of your trip. You’d better to plan your trip expenses in the best way to have a good vacation and no stress! Honestly, how many times did you regret about wasted money? How many times did you want to get time back and cancel operations? We all want to get maximum feedback from that money you have spent during the vacation. You can’t have a good time thinking of your expenses the whole day.

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WHO NEEDS TO PLAN BUDGET?

Planning budget is especially needed for all travelers. If you are on a planning stage now, this article will help you to create a realistic plan and not to miss a thing. Are you ready for a trip? You should know that your trip planning is a kind of guide, but not a set of rules and limitations. Of course, you have a right to make mistake and also have an opportunity to correct your budget on the go. Remember, a good budget is a flexible budget.

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PLANNING BUDGET STEP BY STEP

  1. Tickets

Where are you going? If you are going somewhere a couple of hours driving from your home, it’s not a big deal. It doesn’t take much money. As a rule, air tickets take much from your budget. Just make a search. Upload one of useful apps to help you to buy tickets. Find out the price and the best route. Traveling between the continents means you have to buy air tickets. Traveling between the cities means you can easily travel by bus or train, or even rent a car that is much cheaper than the airlines.

  1. Transportation

Of course, you need a transport to get to the hotel from the airport. Public transport is the best variant, at least it seems to be the cheapest one. There are special apps where you can find out all needed information about the bus routes all over the city. Also, you may use taxi, but it usually takes much money from your budget. What about using rental car services? You can find prices with the help of mobile apps. Be careful! You need some extra money for transportation. Thus, if you are under 25 you will pay additional money for young driving.

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  1. Accommodation

You have to spend some money for accommodation. It also takes much money from you budget if you have booked the best city hotel. Stop and think. What kind of accommodation is the best for you? Do you want to stay in the hotel or hostel? If you don’t want to spend money for accommodation at all you may try couchsurfing. It’s ok if you will change the hotel on arrival. The point is to find out the prices for accommodation in the district you are going to stay and plan it in your budget.

  1. Food

Food can be the most difficult budget point to plan. Just think where you are traveling to. If you are going to somewhere to European cities, Australia, the restaurant prices are not much different from the USA. Canada and the USA have equal prices. Traveling to Asian cities or to the South America, you can find the cheapest food here. Of course, it is difficult to plan your budget if you don’t know the prices. Do this way: the average price for dinner is about $15-20 per person in the USA and Europe. You can take even more to be sure that you’ll have enough money for dinner and coffee during the day. Speaking about alcohol, the prices on it mostly depends on the place you are traveling through.

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  1. Attractions

Planning an excursion? Welcome to visiting national parks, historical museums, ancient ruins, and other city attractions? How about to go diving or surfing? Just learn as much as you can about the city and then plan your budget. Is there anything you want to try? What about shopping? Traveling to Europe, don’t forget to plan some money for shopping.

Do you really want to learn everything about how to save some money when you are traveling? Everything is simple. You can save money on every budget point. So, try to find cheap hotels, eat in the cafes, not restaurants, use public transportation or rental cars, forget about shopping, alcohol, excursions, and go walking around the city instead. Is that what you really want to do?