Fred's Friday Thought: Touring Europe (Video)

Aloha Adventurers and welcome to another Friday Thought. As you know, Fred.\ Holidays not only offers great deals in the cruising world but also on land-based holidays too. With a focus on Europe, we can take you to the continent's best Christmas markets, theme parks, beer festivals, UNESCO world heritage sights and much more.

But today we are going to look at the different ways you can travel when taking a holiday of this kind. Whether you are just visiting one destination or you want to string a few together to create a memorable tour, we can tailor-make the trip to meet all of your needs. So let’s have a look at the different ways you can tour Europe.

By Train

If you don’t really want to fly or you just want to see more of the places you travel through, the train is the perfect option. We have many different rail tours available throughout Germany, Switzerland and Italy, taking you through stunning scenery in places such as the Alps and the Cultural Heart of Germany. Obviously, there will be fantastic towns and cities to explore along the way, but all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride.

If modern trains aren’t quite classic enough for you, though, we can also offer a range of steam train tours. These journeys celebrate the nostalgia of locomotive travel during days gone by and will allow you to discover the breathtaking beauty and charming towns of Germany’s Saxony region.

By Bike

If you prefer to be more active on your European tour, what better way is there to travel than on two wheels? The popular Elbe Cycle Route is one of the most scenic in Europe and offers a great chance to get up close and personal with the natural landscapes in this part of the world. We have a range of different tours available, which incorporate different starting and finishing points along this well-marked out path.

Lasting between seven and 12 days, these cycling tours include accommodation in a bike-friendly hotel every night, as well as transfers for your luggage so you don’t have to worry about limiting what you take. As you trace the route of the Elbe River, you’ll visit cities such as Dresden, Magdeburg, Prague and Hamburg, whilst enjoying some rural views that you’ll never forget.

On Foot

We’re not suggesting that you walk all the way from the UK to your chosen destination, but once you have arrived by plane or train, exploring on foot is a great way to see the sights. Not only can you do everything at your own pace, you also have the freedom to go whether you want and discover some hidden gems that aren’t in the tourist guide books.

Alternatively, if you’d rather visit more than one destination, we have excellent walking tours available. These will allow you to discover areas such as the Austrian Lake District and the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, with the addition of overnight accommodation and those all-important luggage transfers.

Remember, though, all of the tours mentioned are just examples and there is always the option to create your own rail, cycling or walking journey. We can tailor-make your chosen itinerary to incorporate everything you want to see and do.

That’s all we have time for this week. So, thanks for watching and we’ll see you again next time for another Friday Thought from Fred.\. Goodbye.

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