From Maastricht to Le Bouveret
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Sep 29, 2012 10:09 AM Last Post By: kanka
Sep 27, 2012 11:23 AM
From Maastricht to Le BouveretI am involved in a study abroad trip this summer that is five weeks long with 3 sets of 4 travel days spaced throughout. During one part, we leave the group in Maastricht, the Netherlands, and meet back up in Le Bouveret, Valais, Switzerland 4 days later. I'm fairly unfamiliar with the area and am looking for some nice places in between these two cities that would be fun to visit! I am a 20 year old female and will be traveling with one other young female. We're foodies, but we love outdoorsy natural beauty and great architecture also! Thank you for any advice!
Sep 27, 2012 2:08 PM
Sep 27, 2012 3:44 PM
2Maastricht - Le Bouveret: that's quite an unusual itinerary :)
There are many different ways to get there (all the way through Germany, through Belgium and France, flying?), and you'd be passing by many, many interesting places either way; with such a short time you could hardly do more than visiting one city in-between and enjoy the view from the windows of your trains (assuming your going by train)
Sep 27, 2012 8:15 PM
3Yes, we'd be traveling mainly by Eurail! We would likely have the global pass as we are staying a bit after our class ends to hopefully visit Italy and perhaps Barcelona as well..I'm sure I'll be making more posts about that later!
Yes, it is a bit of an odd itinerary. :)
The class is a hotel and culinary class, so we're studying a bit of both in these cities and then also visiting a vineyard in north Italy to study wine during our stay in Le Bouveret.
What are some cities of interest in the area? I have traveled a bit through western Europe but only a few cities (Paris, Munich, Lucerne) so I'd be open to anything really! I'd just love to see as much as possible. :)
Sep 28, 2012 1:53 AM
Sep 28, 2012 4:10 AM
5There are just too many possibilities: a list would get endless!
Do some reseaerch and come back with more specific questions. You got some good tips: Rhine/Mosel Valleys, Alsace.
BTW: are you sure that a global rail pass would be useful? In my eyes it would rather be a big waste of money. There are cheap flights from Geneva to Barcelona and from Barcelona to Italy (plus 3 different Barcelona - Italy ferries over the Mediterranean Sea). Italian point to point train tickets are cheap.
Sep 29, 2012 10:09 AM
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