Italy Train Travel

Best Tips for Traveling on Italian Trains

italian train tipsSince I last published a blog post on The Professor's Best Tips on Italian Trains, a few things have changed.  It is now easier to purchase Italian train tickets and I show you how.  Of course I explain the different types of trains and some booking tips.  Check out my blog post and save time and money with my best Italian train tips.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1832)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Italy

How To Plan a Budget Trip to Paris or France

Don't Be Cheap, Be Frugal

Our Traveling Professorbudget tours in paris and italy tours are not budget tours, and with the exception of one tour we run, they are not super-luxury tours either. On our Traveling Professor tours we like to stay at good 3 or 4 star hotels in a central location that are a good value.  But some people, when traveling on their own, like to plan a budget tour.  Here are some of my ideas for saving money without sacrificing comfort.

Monday, November 23, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1604)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.0
Categories: ParisItaly

Italy Train Travel Basics

Valuable Tips for Traveling by Train in Italy

small group tours to italyOn our Traveling Professor small group tours to Italy, we enjoy traveling by train.  It is fast, efficient, and economical.  It lets us mingle with the locals to give a better flavor of Italy.   In today's blog post The Traveling Professor covers the basics of Italian train travel in terms of types of trains and purchasing tickets.

Thursday, October 15, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1763)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.0
Categories: Italy

My "Go To" Travel Websites

I Find Myself Using Them All The Time - Maybe You Should Too

best travel websitesI travel more than most people racking up about 75,000 air miles per year.  I also help other people make travel arrangements.  I find myself constantly using the same websites and travel apps not only to save money and time.   As you will see, they are mostly airline websites, train booking websites/apps, and general travel sites.   Check out my blog post to see what The Traveling Professor uses to plan his travel life.


Thursday, September 24, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1876)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: General Travel

Tips on Buying High-Speed Train Tickets in Italy

Save Money and Time

Trenitalia Traveling ProfessorThe Traveling Professor tours to Italy are a little bit different than those standard big-bus tours you see going there.  First of all, we only travel with about 12 people.   But we don't like to insulate our travelers by putting them in those big busses either.   We like to take public transportation like the high-speed luxury trains that go from city to city.   Whether traveling with The Professor on a small group tour to Italy or going on your own, you'll appreciate these tips on buying train tickets in Italy.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1721)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Italy

Tips for Taking the High Speed Trains in Italy

Money and Time Saving Advice for Train Travel in Italy

trenitalia traveling professorTrain travel in Italy is easy, relatively cheap, and fast.   On The Traveling Professor tours to Italy we often use train travel to go from one city to another.   It beats those big motorcoach tours and makes a tour to Italy more authentic.   In today's blog post I will give a couple of tips on how to make your train travel experience in Italy easier and less expensive.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2010)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.7
Categories: Italy

Tips for Buying High Speed Train Tickets in Italy

Save Money, Save Time and Get Where You Want to Go in Italy

the traveling professor train travel in italyTrain travel in Italy can be great.  Fast and comfortable trains get you where you want to go quickly.  On The Traveling Professor's tours to Italy we often take trains from one city to another.   However, train tickets can be very expensive and there can be issues when purchasing Italian train tickets that the first-timer might not know about.   On your next tour to Italy, follow my tips on purchasing train tickets.

Friday, July 4, 2014/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2429)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
Categories: Italy

A Day Trip to Venice from Florence

An Easy, Inexpensive Excursion

Tours to ItalyCan you do a day trip from Florence to Venice?  Sure you can.   It might be a better alternative than staying overnight, since Venice hotels can be pricey.  Venice is one of the most unusual places in the world.  I always enjoy traveling to Venice and we go there on my small group tours to Italy too.  I have done it as a day trip many times and you can go there too.   In this blog post I will show you the best way to get to Venice and what to do on a day trip to Venice.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2236)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Italy
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2 Hotels in the Marais in Paris

hotels in MaraisThe Marais area of Paris is one of the most delightful and desirous places to stay.  It is a charming area that retains much of the traditional Paris architecture, culture, and best of all, cooking.  It is full of markets, relaxing squares, wonderful bakeries and restaurants. It is an excellent place to base a stay in Paris for the good travel connections too.  See The Traveling Professor's picks for hotels in the Marais section of Paris.

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Where to Eat in Edinburgh Scotland

small group tours to ScotlandThe Traveling Professor small group tours to Scotland are consistently sold out, sometimes 18 months in advance. Scotland has plenty to offer.  There are great cities like Edinburgh and Glasgow.  The Scottish Highlands have some of the most spectacular scenery one could ask for and when there is train travel involved like on The Traveling Professor's small group tours to Scotland, it is even more spectacular. Almost anyone who travels to Scotland spends time in Edinburgh.  In this edition of The Traveling Professor's blog post, we give you our Edinburgh restaurant list. 

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The Absolute Best Places to Eat in Rome, Venice and Paris

Andy Herbach Eating and DrinkingWhenever we go on a small group tour to Italy or Paris (or anywhere else, for that matter), I strongly suggest travelers take a copy of Andy Herbach's books.  Andy Herbach is the author of the Eating & Drinking series of menu translators and restaurant guides, including Eating & Drinking in Paris, Eating & Drinking in Italy, Eating & Drinking in Spain and Portugal and Eating & Drinking in Latin America.  The Professor can tell you, without equivocation, these are the best guides for not only selecting the best places to eat, but in helping diners read and translate what's on the menu.  No more "point and pray" when selecting from a menu.  Andy's guides help you order confidently and correctly from the menu.
Andy is also the author of several books published by Europe Made Easy Travel Guides, including Paris Walks, Europe Made Easy, Italy Made Easy, Paris Made Easy, Berlin Made Easy, Amsterdam Made Easy, French Riviera Made Easy, Provence Made Easy, Oslo Made Easy, and Barcelona Made Easy

Read today's blog post to find Andy Herbach's best restaurants in Paris, Venice, and Rome.

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Shockingly Low Air Fares to Europe

cheap airfares to europeEveryone is always looking for inexpensive flights to Europe. I can remember flying R/T between New York and Paris in 2000 for $351 and I thought that was a bargain.  Can you get to Europe even cheaper now?  You sure can.  By using some easy strategy, it is easy to get to Europe on legacy airlines like American, Delta, and British airlines. Check out today's blog post and see The Traveling Professor's tips on bargain airfares to Europe both in economy and luxury class. 

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