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Kayte Millar & Co (UK)August 2016
Amelia Humphries (UK)August 2016
Becca Dowden (UK)August 2016
Adrian Peconcillo (IRE)July 2016
Saran Daly (IRELAND)July 2016
Lauren Murphy (UK)July 2016
Sophia Rodrigues (UK)July 2016!
Charlie Dear (UK)July 2016
Eleanor Powell (UK) July 2016
Fionnula Kelly (IRE)July 2016
Lucy Helps & Co (UK)July 2016!
Eleanor Powell (UK)July 2016
Cathal Mone & Lauren Murphy (IRE)July 2015 & 2016!
Agnes & Hedi- owners Aventura Boutique Hostel
Ellie & TomAugust 2015
Adam Smyth (UK)June-July 2015
Emma Nicholls (UK)June 2015
Emma Revel-Chion & Ellie Homewood
Amy Bruce (UK)Sept / Oct 2014
Amy Bruce (UK)Sept / Oct 2014
Niall Rogan (IRE) Sept / Oct 2014
Amy Bruce (UK)Sept / Oct 2014
Amy Bruce (UK)Sept / Oct 2014
Alexander McDonald & Claire Hughes (SCO) Sept 2014
Alexander McDonald & Claire Hughes (SCO) Sept 2014
Alexander McDonald & Claire Hughes (SCO) Sept 2014
Alexander McDonald & Claire Hughes (SCO) Sept 2014
Cheryl Reid (UK) August 2014
Cheryl Reid (UK) August 2014
Eoin O'Cribin (IRE) July/Aug 2014
Fiona Waldron (IRE) July 2014
Adam Young (UK) July 2014
Sheona McQue & Emily Cooke (UK) July 2014
Darina Gormley Group (IRE) May 2014
Darina Gormley Group (IRE) May 2014
Darina Gormley Group (IRE) May 2014
Darina Gormley Group (IRE) May 2014
Annie Johnson UK (July-Aug 2013)
Eimear Lee (IRE) July 2013
Stephanie Hooker Group (July 2013)
Holly Perridge (UK) July 2013
Adele Joel & Annie Johnson (UK) July 2013
John McEwen (UK) May 2013
Lee Zand (UK)Sept / Oct 2012
Lee Zand (UK)Sept / Oct 2012
Gwen Scott (IRE)Sept 2012
Margaret Weber (UK) September 2012
D & C McKenna (IRE) Sept 2012
Laura Taylor (UK) September 2012
D & C McKenna (IRE)Sept 2012
Bernard O'Toole & Ger Treacy (IRE) July 2012
Sophie Llewellyn (UK) July 2012
Kate Cocker & Gabby (UK) July /2012
Ger Treacy July 2012
Bernard O'Toole (IRE) July 2012
Kate Cocker (UK ) July 2012
Sophie Llewellyn (UK) July 2012
Laura Taylor (July 2012)
Nicholas Marnitz (IRE) June-July 2012
Caoimhe Cassidy (IRE) July 2011
Michael & Erin O'Keefe (IRE) Sept / Oct 2010
Ciara Kearney (IRE) Sept 2010
"Corkscrew Gang" (IRE, USA, CAN & AUS) May 2009
"Corkscrew Gang" (IRE, USA, CAN & AUS) May 2009
Neil McEnaney (IRE) May 2009
Matt Doherty October 2016
Superb overall, just two mistakes on my literary which I had to sort out on the day. I would only suggest clarifying the reservations that most trains need (the ones without reservations necessary can sometimes be 3-4 hours longer than paying an extra 10 euro). Other than that, perfect.
Tori Paull Oct 2016
The support from the interrailing packages staff when planning the trip was exceptional. Yes I would recommend
Lauren Burke September 2016
Thanks so much for everything the interrailing team did for us, it was highly appreciated and could not rate the service high enough. The app saved us many times. Thanks again for everything.
Cheers, Shona Weir September 2016
Hey guys
Had a fabulous trip! It was great to arrive at each hostel to find we'd already paid and checked in!
Lucy Helps August 2016
Hi Donal.
A massive thank-you to you for all your help with the trip. Me & Bex had a fab time and are so grateful to you for all your help! Many thanks,
Saran and Fionnula July 2016
Thanks so much Donal and Lisa for the most amazing holiday, everything ran so smoothly, Donal was easily contactable. We have highly recommended you to family and friends.
Clare & Kayte July 2016
Thank you so much to the whole team. We loved the trip and the experience and we will 100% be recommending you to everyone we know!
Diana Inkster & Rebekah King JULY 2016
Overall, we had an amazing time and would book with Interrailing Packages again. We had a great time on the trip, very well organised Interrailing packages allowed us to have a stress free trip!
All the best, Ellie & Tom July 2016
Just a quick email to say thank you so much for organising such an amazing holiday for me and my boyfriend Tom! You helped take all the stress out of travelling so that we could just enjoy all the fun parts! We loved every minute of it and shall be recommending your company to all of our friends who are interested in travel. Thank you for helping us make memories and we hope to book another trip with you in the future!
Sophia Rodrigues July 2016
Hi Donal,
Thank you so much. I had the best time and made friends for life. I would love it if you used the photos! Best Wishes
Adrian Peconcillo July 2016
Hi Donal,
Regarding our interrailing, I wish I am a very eloquent person, so I could write down how amazing experience it was. Overall, the itinerary you made was extraordinary! and good thing I listen to your advise not to use luggage and instead rucksack! (or else it could have been a huge regret). By the way, just want to add extra suggestion on your travel pack, if you could emphasize the use of "interrailing app" and "google map" to download the map of distination before travelling. It was very useful even when there is no wifi/mobile data. The map was very accurate. Anyway, I am glad people were happy of my photos ;) ..feels good on part.
Kind regards Hollie and Ben!! :D July 2016
Thank you for sorting out the holiday for myself and Ben we had an absolutely amazing time. We loved it and learned stuff along the way. Only criticism we have was some directions werent very detailed for two people who have never been there before in some of Italian cities such as Milan. But that is the only worry we had. We have some tips such as getting the bus tickets in a local newsagents, mainly Italy you would have to get the tickets before getting onto buses. The metro were very handy and you can use the same ticket to go in and out of the station through the barriers. Just a heads up for some other travellers going to Europe. Thank you
Angus Mackinnon July 2016
Hi Donal,
Elspeth and I just want to thank you for a very good holiday the last two weeks, all the hotels were good and the trains were very good! We would definitely recommend your company to any friends who want to travel!
Hi Donal,
Got back from our travels today, had a brilliant time. All trains went to plan. Thankyou for organising it. Will be in touch about next year. We are thinking of going to either Denmark and Sweden or Spain and Portugal. Andrea and Tom Doherty July 2016.
Dawn Deeley June 2016
Morning Donal,
Rose & I returned from our travels yesterday and wanted to thank you and your team for organising an amazing 5 weeks for us which exceeded all our expectations. We also wanted to thank you for dealing with the couple of little problems on the way so quickly and efficiently in such prompt fashion that it didn't impact on our time. We both hope to use interrailing packages again in the future, and will and have recommended you to loads of people. Has two 50+ ladies embarking on a big adventure you took away all our concerns & worries, and cannot thank you enough for the part you played in our awesome adventure.
Thanks You,
ANON Sept 2015
Hi Donal,
Firstly I would like to start by saying a very big thank you for organising my trip - I had an amazing experience and there are places I will definitely return to. Most things ran smoothly and it was great to be really independent for the first time.
Louise Lavery Aug 2015
Hi Donal,
I just wanted to send you a quick email to say thanks for all your help while we were away. I have been back at work ever since I got back so I haven't even had a chance to contact you. We had the best time ever and it was a trip we will both remember for a long time. I'm sure we were a nightmare at times with all the phone calls, so sorry about that, but thanks for sorting everything so quickly. We will definitely be using inter-railing packages again! :)
Kind Regards,
Louise Lavery Aug 2015
Libby Murray Aug 2015
Amazing experience, the best holiday we have been on. Lots of lovely memories made, could not have organised it better. Will be recommending to friends and family and if I ever wish to have another trip like this I will be using this company. Thanks so much. If we ever plan another trip like this we will definitely be using your company.
Kind regards,
Libby Murray Aug 2015
Eoin O'Neill July/Aug Family Trip 2015
Just back since yesterday and I'd like to thank you for all the help with our trip, everything turned out and it was indeed a great adventure for the whole family, all the hotels were well or a very good standard and trains etc. were great, Thanks again and hopefully we will be in touch in the future, Regards,
Cathal Mone July 2015
Hi I just seen you page on Facebook and realised we never thanked you for the trip, it was honestly the trip of a lifetime! Thanks for all the help and organising everything, have been recommending you to friends and will definitely keep recommending! Thanks again!
Sharon and Kyle July 2015
Hi Donal,
We had a great time!!!! Super experience. Thanks very much for all your organising, accommadations where all great!! I personally loved Sir Tobys in Prague, the private room was ace!!! We loved Budapest city the best, the lakes in Slovena where such a beautiful place to see!! Should have taken your advice and skipped Zurich!! We actually left it a day early (it was raining and as the lake was our only attraction decided to move on!! VERY expensive like u warned!!) The hotel said we could try and claim the nights accomadation back through the organiser but we're not sure how that works!! Had a few occassions of getting lost and wrong directions on metros etc but nothing that wasnt easily mended!! Part of the fun!! All in all we had a ball and are already thinking of what to do next!!
Thanks again
Sharon Hayes July 2015
I just wanted to drop you an email to thank you for the service provided in organising my son's interrailing trip with his friends. You were extremely helpful from start to finish and from a parent's point of view I felt more secure in the knowledge that the trip was pre-planned so well. In particular thank you for booking an apartment in Split for the boys' last 5 days. That was a great unexpected addition and made the final beach stop most enjoyable for the boys. The boys all had an amazing time on the holiday and met many great people, also travelling. You were recommended to me by a friend and likewise I will recommend you to others. All in all a great holiday and thanks for the great service.
Sharon Hayes July 2015
Michael McLennan July 2015
Hi Donal,
Just a quick note to say thank you to interrailing packages for a great trip! We thoroughly enjoyed every city we were in and would go back again in a flash. Everything from our train journeys and our hotels were spot on and I have recommended your services to other people thinking of doing a similar thing. It was great for me because I work full time and wouldn't be able to organise everything as thoroughly or as well as what you did.
Thanks again.
Best Wishes,
Michael McLennan July 2015
Sarah Ferrie July 2015
Had an amazing time, thanks so much for everything!! So glad that we went through interrrailingpackages. As everything was planned and organised our trip was a lot more relaxing and enjoyable.
Thanks again!
Sarah Ferrie July 2015
Laura Blythe July 2015
Fantastic experience overall. We got to experience all the different parts of traveling and having a couple of days in each place was a great amount of time to explore. I would definitely reccommend this company to others as it made our lives so much easier having all train times and hotels sorted for us!
Jack Bailey June 2015
Fantastic expereince, highly recommended! Donal couldn't have done much more to make the trip go better than it did. Hotels were good value for money- more than suitable for what we needed and what we paid. If you're travelling through Europe, you must use the train. They are pretty efficient and you see so much more. Also, from our experience it doesn't take much longer than it would to fly when you include airport transfers and wait times.
Thanks Donal, Emma Yells May 2015
Hi Donal,
We had a fab time thank-you, i've been meaning to email my thanks to you Back to work and reality with a bump this week! I wonder if it'd be worth putting people in touch with each other before they go? Maybe via a facebook page so its optional? I realise it wouldn't work in all cases! I’d love to save up and do it again! Do let me know of any offers you have in the future!
Toby Hall May 2015
A very well organised trip, we are very grateful to everyone at interrailing packages!
Amy Bruce (UK)Sept / Oct 2014
Help and assistance was great. When I had issues with the hotel booking in Rome, I was able to contact you guys quickly and get the problem sorted out. Information on train times, hotel bookings and cities were very clear and precise, easy to follow and not too much information either which was good as well. Hotels were very nice and comfortable. The hotel locations were all easy to get to from the train station and suitably near sightseeing activites etc in each city too. The travel time between each city was really good and suited me just right. The train times were not too long but they were long enough for rest time for me as I did a lot in each city. The number of night stays in each city were adequate for me; 'short and sweet'. I did however book an extra night in Paris before starting the trip and another extra night in Rome as well. It was a personal choice since both cities are big and have a lot to do and see, I thought another night would be suitable to be able to cover everything I wanted to do. I loved my trip and would definitely inter rail again! I would definitely use inter railing packages for future trips!
Cheryl Reid (NI)Aug 2014
A life changing expierence. I met a lot of interesting people while travelling, I seen some brilliant sights, learned a lot about europe and the history off it. I felt that it really pushed me out of my comfort zone in a good way. I loved how cheap the drink was, how in every hostel there was that feeling that anything was possible, you never knew who you would meet or where you wind up. It was excellent.
Siobhan Dowling (IRELAND)Aug 2014
We had the best time ever, couldn't have picked a better honeymoon, we met so many travellers/backpackers along the way seen some of the most amazing cities, we loved Ljubljana, Krakow & Prague. The only thing we both said we would have changed is probably less cities in Italy (was way too packed) and maybe travel to Croatia to a beachside town or village for about 3 days to 5days. Thanks again Donal, for all your help I've already recommended interrailing packages to most of our friends & family.
Gladys Okosun (UK)July 2014
Brilliant, with you every step of the way. From the very beginning when advice is needed about what countries to visit, in what order and for how long etc. to almost even being in the different countries with queries/problems The package was so useful, especially with recommendations of places to visit, nightlife etc. Sometimes the directions to the hotels were a bit confusing sometimes. Maybe because i.e. the roads were written in english but when in the country it is obviously different/stations no longer existed or had names changed so they need to be updated a little to reduce confusion. But apart from that, perfect. Loved most of the accommodation throughout thanks, as this is very important! Only thing is in Austria there is no wifi in the room whcih is obviously not your fault but I thought Id write it down just in case you could possibly influence them. Had an absolute blast of a grad trip, thank you very much for organising. Given a 4 overall because of the improvements suggestions I've put in the above answers.
Ellen Couper (UK)July 2014
The help we received was excellent. Any questions we asked prior to our trip were answered quickly and thoroughly The info supplied was good and we found some of it helpful. We didn't really use the suggested restaurants/cafes/bars but that was because we mostly ate wherever was convenient to where we were at the time. We found all of the accommodation good. Everywhere was clean and friendly. We absolutely loved St. Christopher's in Berlin! We thought the location of the hostel in Prague - Sir Tobys - wasn't great but the hostel itself was fine. Travel was simple and easier than expected. I would definitely recommend reserving seats on all long-haul train journeys whether it is required or not. It was a fantastic experience! One I would recommend to anyone. I would love to do it myself again one day!
Adam Young (UK)July 2014
Donal couldn't have been anymore helpful (particularly with such a particular and busy plan like ours), be it during the planning stage or the trip itself! The pack explained everything very clearly. I was also very pleasantly surprised by the city guides; a lovely touch! The accommodation was always comfortable - particularly happy with the 4 star hotels that we stayed in (again, a pleasant surprise) and usually in a good location (found that getting into central Venice was a bit of a trek, but understandable if the room isn't going to cost an arm and a leg!). Having the night train(s), ferry and bus tickets included in the package was great! And the travel itinerary told us everything we needed to know - made the trip so much more enjoyable than if we had to worry about this ourselves Absolutely amazing; loved every single minute!! We're already talking about our next trip - watch this space!
Eoin O'Cribin (IRELAND)July 2014
No matter what the issue or what we needed assistance was always given at all times and it was always exactly what we needed. It made the trip very comfortable and easy! Information given contained everything we needed from how to get to the accommodation to where to go. It meant that all our time was spent enjoying the trip instead of researching and stressing over what to do We were never left stranded and all accommodation had nice staf and some form of access to the city centre. I would suggest including which hotels do include breakfast and booking rooms with air conditioning especially in hot summer months. The hotels were the exact quality we expected. The trains were almost all exactly the right trains and times. We often took alternative routes and paid the extra reservation fee. In certain places no reservation is required and in others it is very expensive which would be worth mentioning to save queues in train stations But they were always very effective no matter what! I would not have changed a thing. the amount of days in each city is perfect and so was the accommodation and all the information provided. I thoroughly enjoyed my trip and it was all thanks to interrailpackages!
Holly Perridge (UK)Sept 2013
Help and assistance: Throughout our stay we emailed the team due to two separate issues and we had a resolution to them within 24 hours. This was brilliant and made a huge difference as we felt there was somebody there to help if needed.
Interrail Pack: The majority of the information in the pack was great, we never missed a train or got onto the wrong one, and we managed to find all of our accommodation
Accommodation: The accommodation choices were fantastic - brilliantly located, friendly and helpful staff, clean and quirky.
Your travel: On the whole we found the travelling very easy and relaxing. The time spent on trains was minimal and very well thought out.
Overall: We had an absolutely brilliant time and cannot speak more highly of the interrail team for all of their organising. We would not have been able to do it ourselves due to busy jobs at home so it was brilliant. We have recommended you to all of our friends and family and will continue to do so.
Thanks again!
Rachael Thomson (UK)Sept 2013
Help and assistance: I felt that Donal was very attentive and contactable throughout the application process. We were also given numbers and useful advice.
Interrail Pack: Overall I am satisfied with the information in the Travel pack. However the only criticism that I would like to make is that some of the directions are a bit vague or confusing. I think it would be helpful to include iconic shop or cafe names that the hostels are next to in the information.
Accommodation: St.Christophers hostels I found were great; the staffs are relaxed and genuinely want you to have a great time! The hostel in Nice was beautiful however a bit far out so it was a bit of a hassle having to rely on the bus transport if you decided to venture into the main town. Equally the hostel in Florence was stunning; however there wasn't much of a party atmosphere when we were there. Overall I was satisfied and my favourite hostels were St.Christophers (Paris) and Alessandro Palace in Rome.
Your travel: The trains in Europe are very comfortable (if you book seats). We did have difficulty booking seats for the Train to Milan as when we asked in Nice if we could reserve seats they said we could not until we got to Italy. By this time we had about 10 minutes between change over so we had to sit in the hall way for our journey
Overall: I had the best time and wish I had chosen to do it for longer! I would highly recommend interrailing to anyone and I think the idea of creating packages is brilliant. You meet so many like minded people that just want to party whilst also taking in a bit of culture! I would love to see a package that covers Norway , Sweden ,Finland and Denmark.
Beth Jones (UK)August 2013
Help & Assistance: Communication before the trip was good, helpful when we had trouble booking the trip though the website. Emails were responded too within a reasonable amount of time.
Interrail Pack: Really useful advice about our destinations. A little more on the financial costs of cities would have made it perfect, such as transport costs as these stung as a little, particularly in Venice.
Accommodation: Excellent in hostels, really helpful staff and clean facilities. Only negative was the hotel in Venice which was less so welcoming but still perfectly reasonable accomodation
Your Travel: All ran very smoothly, train times accurate.
Overall: Fantastic trip, recommend it thoroughly and would use again as it gave us piece of mind
Eleanor Robson (UK)August 2013
Help and assistance: Donal was very helpful in all our requests - from helping us adapt our route as well as selecting certain preferences at the hostels, to providing us with all the information required for the perfect interrail experience!
E-Travel Pack: The pack was sent to us well in advance so we could familiarise ourselves with the itinerary and the city guide. We used the city guides as our basis for what we did whilst interrailing as it had lots of great ideas for not only what to see and do but also for cafes/bars/restaurants. The directions to the hostels were helpful although sometimes a bit disorientating if you accidently left the station from the wrong exit. We did pick up hostel leaflets along the way and found that the map provided was very useful.
Accommodation: There were a couple of hostels that were ok but because the majority were more than fantastic we felt that we should give a score of five! We felt that the following hotels had a great atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff and a great location too: East Seven (Berlin), Aventura Boutique Hostel (Budapest), Hostel Ruthensteiner (Vienna), Euro Youth Hostel (Munich), Alberguinn Youth Hostel (Barcelona). We would definitely recommend them to anyone! We only stayed one night in Sir Toby's Hostel in Prague so we didn't get a proper "feel" of the place; it did seem like a big party hostel but people were very considerate when they come back late and the atmosphere seemed very friendly.
Travelling: It was fantastic to have the itinerary with all the train times/changes included; it just made travelling between countries easy and stress-free! We didn't miss a single change between trains even when there was a short change time and in once circumstance, even though the train left an hour later than expected, we still had enough time to catch our next train. The reservations were strict in France, with all of the trains requiring a ten euro reservation fee. Generally speaking as well the reservation fees per train were between five and ten euros per person.
Overall: We had an amazing time travelling across Europe and we were so pleased we booked it all through Interrail Packages - especially as first-time interrailers! To have the information of the trains we needed to catch/ reservation fees we needed to make and knowing all our hostels were booked in advance was a really great way to travel. We would definitely recommend travelling with the company to anyone who was planning on interrailing as we had a fantastic experience. We also met two other people in Hostel Ruthensteiner, who were in our dorm, who were also travelling with interrail packages and they were having as great a time as us! So just wanted to say a massive thank you for organising the trip for us as we had a terrific time!
Eve Groarke (UK)July 2013
Accommodation: Brilliant atmosphere everywhere. All staff were really friendly. I always felt that we'd stayed in the best hostel in the city! Overall: We had a fantastic time! The recommendations in the pack were really good - very varied and offer good advice. All the accommodation was great and we had just enough time to see all the important parts of each city and experience the atmosphere.
Donal Coghlan (Ireland)July 2013
Help and assistance: Originally a problem with accommodation but fixed quickly without much trouble
E-Travel Pack: The to-do list in every country extremely useful.
Accommodation: Everywhere lively and spotless.
Overall: Brilliant experience. Loved every minute and would have stayed for longer if possible. Would recommend interrailingpackages to friends and family.
Colm Casey (Ireland)July 2013
Accommodation: All hostels were excellent, great atmosphere, good deals on food and drink and great help with showing us places to see.
Travel: Few problems with times and destinations on timetable in the end it wasn't much hassle, just got on train to Zagreb instead but some of the times and destinations may have changed since.
Overall: Great idea, having the accommodation and trains sorted beforehand saved a load of time for holidaying. Thanks for all the help and best of luck for the future.
Katerine Stoke (UK)July 2013
Accommodation: We were really impressed with all of our accommodation. It was generally a lot more spacious and luxurious than we had expected and in every place the staff were very welcoming and friendly. We particularly liked the staff in the hostel in Nice, who were especially kind and gave us some of their supper when we arrived too late to be able to use the kitchen or buy any for ourselves!
Overall: We had a wonderful time and I would thoroughly recommend Interrailing Packages to anyone who is a first time inter railer. The support we got was brilliant before and throughout our trip and we had a great experience of some of Europe's most beautiful cities. We also really appreciated our Inter rail team making sure that we had a private room, as it really helped us to feel secure whilst travelling.
Kate Cocker (UK)
Help and assistance: We had so many questions in preparation for this trip and all of which were answered very quickly. We were helped in everything we needed, making this a very stress free holiday once we began it. Donal was brilliant and we felt comfortable asking him about all our queries E-Travel Pack: Everything very clear and informative. Easy to understand. There are only a few things i would alter to the directions page. Its actually very quick to walk from Rome Termini toBest Western Roma Globus, rather than take a 5min taxi which was drastically overpriced Accommodation: As to be expected, some accommodation was better than others. East Seven in Berlin and Best western Roma Globus were both fantastic. Overall: We had 2 of the best weeks ever. Fantastically organised. Thank you so much We would recommend this to all our travelling friends - including my younger brother who is planning on travelling Europe next year.
John McEwen (Northern Ireland)June 2013
Help and assistance: Donal was most helpful and accommodating, answering all queries etc. throughout our preparation and beyond.
E-Travel Pack: Very comprehensive with one or two small glitches, re hotels and directions.
Accommodation: The clich you pay for what you get applies. The popular tourist areas have pricey accommodation.
Overall: We had a most interesting and enjoyable trip with the hassle of arranging train journeys and securing accommodation removed. We would thoroughly recommend Interrailling Packages to anyone considering taking a train holiday in Europe. Let the train (and Interrailing Packages) take the strain!
Laura Taylor (UK)September 2012
Help and assistance: There was always someone available to talk to us when we had any questions and all staff were helpful, friendly and informative.
E-Travel Pack: The information that we received was excellent. Everything was extremely clear and most of the planning was already done for us!
Accommodation: We were so surprised with how excellent the accommodation was. All the hotels were of a good standard and some even included breakfast!
Travel: Some of the trains were a little crowded, but if you book in advance you can always get a seat and the journeys always turned out to be comfortable and relaxed.
Overall Experience: We had an amazing trip and would definitely recommend interrailing packages. If you want a hassle free, relaxing trip, but with all the fun and experiences of a traditional backpacking experience then this is the company for you!
Sophie Llewellyn (UK)July 2012
Thank you so much, had the best time of my life!!
HELP & ASSISTANCE: Whenever there were any problems big or small they were sorted out quick and efficiently, very impressed!
E-PACK:The things to see and do were really helpful to guide us on what we wanted to do whilst we visted the place
ACCOM: All the accommodation was excellent, there were no problems whatsoever and they were up to a good standard!
TRAVEL:We only had one problems which is where we missed our stop to get off which delayed us for about 6 hours, other than that there were no problems at all and the majority of the trains were comfortable
OVERALL:An amazing experience that I would recommend anyone to do especially with the help from this company, which makes it easier and more mind easing when travelling, especially for the first
Eimear Stapleton (Ireland)July-Aug 2011
Help & Assistance: Very helpful I messed up a few times and could always call for help. found it very reassuring especially seen as I travelled by myself.
Information and contents in your Interrail Pack: The pack was great!! The maps were a God send, found myself saying I need to get to the H' a lot! I should have done more of the things in the book but it was great to have as a reference.
Accommodation: Was great everywhere! Hostels were a very high standard! A lot of them were pretty close to the train station which was handy. The hostels all had a great vibe. The only exception for me was Rome, staff weren't that friendly but could also have a lot to do with the fact that everyone in hostel at the time was on Brazilian school tour, wall to wall Portuguese speaking teenagers!
Travel between destinations: Grand once ya got on the train. Poland is the most confusing place in the world to get a train, they seem to believe in a system of providing no information, Katowice was unreal! needed to reserve seats in Spain, France and Italy, They wouldn't let you on train without reservation. In other countries they'd look at you as though you had gone mad because you were looking to reserve a seat! Also was sure I was on the wrong train a few times because of the difference between the name of my destination in the different languages. France- Italy!
Overall Experience: Absolutley brilliant!! I had an amazing time! I met so many fantastic people everywhere I went. I saw so much! Culture everywhere! Having the accommodation booked all the way round just took all the hassle out of it! Would definitely use the company again! It is intense though, You have a relatively short amount of in each city and you try to jam in the top 3-5 main things to see. I was knackered after the first week, needed a little break at the end just to relax! Wouldn't change it for the world though, a truly great experience!!
Ben & Sarah Digby ENGLAND(July 2011)
Sorry for the lateness of this mail, but we both thought a thank you was needed from us regarding the planning of our trip this summer. the trains were fantastic and the routes well planned allowing us options of when to arrive etc. Most of the accomadtion was fantasic the appartments especialy were great. thank you as well for all the extra details you included (directions and maps) Only one note, the accomadation in Zagreb (the movie hotel) looks like it might be closing down. Its a touch far from the centre and appeared spookily empty. but if it stays open the tram system stops directly outside and would be easy for future guests to find. Also if any one wants to stop in Brasov again the apartment was fantastic but for people less keen on walking it was possibly the wrong side of the hill to the old town. Again thank you for putting in so much time, it was well apprecaited.
Maria Passingham (England)JULY 2011
Sorry about the delay in writing this, I thought you might be interested to hear how our interrailing tour went, and what feedback we had. Well! Apart from the terrifying moment and subsequent tedious hours on our journey between Venice and Vienna (thanks again for your help with contacting the hostel) and one other scary moment (the wrong train to Berlin airport....we went to the Polish border instead! Luckily we still had enough time to catch our flight) we had a really great time. All of the hostels were clean and comfortable and had good atmospheres/friendly staff etc. Having talked to other travellers we soon realised that our accomodation situation was really pretty good and probably a lot better than it would have been had we tried organise the trip ourselves. The only hostel that was disappointing was the one in Nice, where they discovered that our beds had been double booked and we were moved from a bright, airy, clean room to a tiny and frankly a bit decrepit room. We did follow a few of the recommendations in the pack you supplied for us, fixed price menus in France and a few places to visit in the cities we didn't know so well. I would have liked some of the sights/restaurants to be marked on the maps because a street name proved quite difficult to find, especially in some of the 'denser' cities like Vienna. We did also feel that some of the directions to the hostels were difficult to follow, in particular when directed to 'go north/east' etc, as we didn't have any idea which way that was! All in all we did have a wonderful time and thank you very much for organising it for us, particularly in the last couple of weeks when it seemed a lot was happening!
Heather Whiteside / Kiera Stewart / Isabella Blakey(JULY 2011)
Generally good and I have no doubt we'd have ended up in much less hygienic places had we had to find them alone! Prague and Budapest were particularly nice, we thought! Train times etc were very useful and it was so helpful having clear directions to all the hostels. Despite a few very small hitches, we had a wonderful time and were really glad we went with the company - we felt much better planned and knew we had help at the other end if necessary. Thank you for all your help!
Laure Herbert (England)July 2011
Help and assistance: Returned a phonecall requesting help with booking references almost immediately.
Information and contents in your Interrail Pack: Directions to the flying pig hostel in Amsterdamn were difficult to follow 2.directions to the hostel in Munich could include: cross the road immediately after leaving the train station by the platform 8 exit, and then turn left and keep walking down the main street. 3. We were able to make our train reservations for the rest of the trip in Paris Gare du Nord station instead of making them at each destination. 4. If travellers want to avoid paying reservation fees it is possible to reserve trains for free but with more changes/ a less direct route.
Accommodation: Particularly enjoyed the St.Christopher inns
Overall experience: THANK YOU!!!! HAD THE BEST TIME!!!
Bethany Moses (England)May/June 2011
Hi Donal,
Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you. I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help with arranging me and Laura's trip around Europe in July. We had the most amazing time and I know that you played a big part in that. I'm just about to go and write a review on the website, but I just wanted to say how much we both appreciated your help and patience in sorting out our incredible trip!!! I will be sure to recommend you to anyone who is planning an adventure holdiay!!! I hope you are well. Kind regards
Georgina Atherton (England)JULY 2010
Hey InterRailingPackages,
Just wanted to say that we had a fab time thanks very much!! All the hostels were great! Thanks for everything
Ciara (Dublin)
Hiya, thanks for the trip it was great. All the hostels were fab and soooo not what i expected. Met some great people from USa & Australia which really added to the experience. We had no problems at all and thanks for all the maps/directions because they proved vital at times!! Tourguidees/sightseeing info and all was great tooo. Were already planning our next interrail trip!! Thanks again and hope to deal with you again!! PS- Hope this is what you meant by feedback!!
Christina Bolger (Ireland) Custom package
Hi there,
Its Christine from the 'Bolger Package'. Just wanted to email you & say that our trip went really well. We had a great trip and we'll spread the word about your company! Thanks for everything.
Michelle and Keith.
Hey Donal,
I just wanted to email you and let you know about our trip. From day one it was absolutely brilliant. The hostels were fantastic esp Berlin and Ljubljana. The one in Venice is split into same sex dorms which meant we were split up for two nights but we survived!! All of the cities we visited were brilliant with loads to do. We found the info you gave us a god send as it helped us plan our itinerary for the next city while on the train! Keith esp liked the mention of an Irish bar or two in Rome as there was a big Kildare game on! Thanks also for the tip about reserving our seats on the trains as we would have spent an awful amount of time standing without doing this! It is slightly more expensive to do but worth it! I would highly recommend the trip to everyone and your company for taking all of the hassle out of it and making it even more enjoyable. Thanks a mil, wishing you all the best in the future.
Chris Hughes- Garvagh (Co Derry)
We took a trip with InterRailingPackages in October 2009. Started in Paris (stayed in St Christophers). Really nice city and so much to see and do, it was a great way to start the trip. At night we went to Belushis bar in the hostel which was very lively and where you could meet other travellers. We stayed a few days there then headed down Nice by train. There we stayed in Villa Saint Exupery and had what i can only describe as one of the best experiences in my life. Met 3 guys from Canada and a fella from Tasmania- We all headed to Monaco for the day on the 3rd day and had one of the best days craic ever and one i will never forget. After a 3-4 cracking days in Nice we headed to Milan which was a bit of a come down!! Nice enough city but not really for me. Thankfully we were only there for a day or two and we'd been told it was more for a stopover. 2 days later it was on to Venice- somewhere ive never seen the likes of in my life!! Was a pretty nice place though pretty expensive. You could walk around it inch at a time with your map and still get lost- the streets are so tiny!! From Venice it was off to Vienna in Austria. We had an overnight train to get from here which was strange but not a bad experience. Took about 11hrs- we boarded at 10pm and arrived in Vienna at 9am or so. I pretty much slept the whole time which was great- although not the most comfortable nights sleep ive had!! Vienna was another nice city. Weather wasnt particularly great but still we went to a few museums- seen the sights and that. Here we stayed in Hostel Ruthensteiner- a great homely place where we fell in with a German group on a College trip. Craic was 90 at night again and drinks were flying so another few late nights were had! From Vienna we had a 4 hr train to Prague. ALthough really hyped up Prague was not a good as id expected. Still there is lots to see and the Old Town of the City is beautiful. Our hostel again was excellent and breakfast in the mornings means soo much sometimes!! Hostel also made dinners at night if you fancied it for a few bob extra After the Prague experience our last stop was Berlin. I have to say this was one of the best cities. So much history and culture with this place the city is coming down with it. Our guides told us to take the "Free Tour" which was absolutely fabulous and told you the history of all the landmarks. Checkpoint Charlie and Brandeburg Gate were magnificent and there are other must sees including Holocaust Memorial, Berlin Wall and Sachenhausen. Sachenhausen was a concentration camp during WW2 and it was fascinating to see. Its located just outside the city and there are trains to take you out. All in all our holiday was superb. From start to finish we had everything. Once we landed in our first city we had directions/maps to take us to the hostels which was great for a first time traveller. This was the same for every city- we had directions to/from hostels & train stations. Our hostels were all top notch and i think it would be a total nightmare having to start and look for good places to stay. Your accomodation really makes the holiday as you want to be somewhere safe, comfortable & clean but also somewhere where you meet new people- particularly in the big cities. Between cities the trains were really well organised- our itinerary provided us with details of what time out various journeys went at which was great as we'd nothing to organise. The rest of our travel pack included some great trouist/sightseeing info to ensure we didnt miss anything and also details of good bars & restaurants to go to. And of course we had our city maps etc as well. All in all this was an excellent experience- InterRailingPackages provided everything as promised and contacted me afterwards to ensure everything went to plan. I learned of them through my university in relation to a competition they were sponsoring and it went from there. Id reccomend them to anyone who is keen traveller but maybe a bit inexperienced. InterRail is definitely a fantastic experience and id reccomend it as well as the company to anyone!!