Route: London Paris Luxembourg Bruges London
Duration: 7 nights
Transport: This route is 8 days long, involving 7 nights in your accommodation, with no night travel. You can use your Interrail pass to travel for free from your nearest station to and from London on the same day as departure and arrival.
Sustainability: This trip only creates 34.2 kg of carbon emissions! To fly the same route would cost 456.
Reviews: All independent reviews
Want to experience quintessentially European charm with this mix of big and cosmopolitan, and quaint little cities all in the space of two weeks? With this Charms of Europe package, we’ll take you all the way there from the UK and back by rail so you won’t have to worry about arranging any flights! From Paris to Bruges via Luxembourg, you’ll see the best of what northwest Europe has to offer with this interrailing route! With at least 2 nights in each destination, you’ll get a great idea of what each city is about, whilst having time to spare for a few day trips away. Feel free to choose this trip as it is, or get in touch with us to tweak your route!
If you’re travelling from the UK, use your Interrail pass to travel to London from your nearest train station for free on the same day as departure! Once you have arrived in London it’s time to start this charming train adventure.
First up – the infamous City of Lights – Paris! Stroll around Montmartre with its Bohemian artist community and pretty red-canopied cafes. Go classic with the iconic sights of the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe and, of course, the Eiffel Tower! If you’ve seen it all before, head to the Pompidou Centre for your modern art fix, or sip on cocktails around Quai de Jemmapes.
Next up, the vastly underrated Luxembourg, one of the world’s smallest countries. This scenic little country is nestled in between France, Belgium and Germany, and really is a hidden gem worth seeing! This tiny country has a surprising amount on offer – you’ll find its fortress and surrounding countryside enchanting and there’s also great shopping and unique, fine food.
Your last stop is the romantic medieval canal city of Bruges. Stepping off the train into the picture perfect narrow streets, miniature houses, and intricate network of canals feels like entering a toy town. Glug your way through Belgium’s 400 delicious beers and stock up on some of the country’s finest hand-crafted chocolate. We don’t need telling twice!
Finally, you’ll hop on a local train to Brussels before connecting to the Eurostar back to London to end your jam-packed week.
Want to tick off a few more beautiful cities? Check out the 2 week version of this popular route!
London may be huge, but Central London can be walked all over, from the quirky pop-up stalls of the south bank to the glitz of the West End and out to Hyde Park. The buzzing cosmopolitan nature of the city probably makes it the most culturally diverse in the world.
If you’re travelling on an Interrail pass for the trip, you can use this to get from your hometown to London for free, as long as it’s on the same day as your departure! This does not apply if you have individual tickets in PDF form.
See some world-famous landmarks
Watch a show at one of many West End Theatres
Experience the quirky nightlife of Soho
Train to Paris – 4 hours
Paris is a byword for romance, a synonym for style and the epitome of elegance. The pride of France and one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Paris needs little introduction, from the Eiffel Tower to the Pont Neuf, bedazzling visitors and oozing charisma at every turn.
See the Mona Lisa at the Louvre museum
Watch a cabaret act the famous Moulin Rouge
Experience the colourful nightlife of the Marais
Trains to Luxembourg – 2.5 hours
This tiny little country has a surprising amount on offer, and whilst its reputation as a financial haven may precede it, you’ll find the UNESCO fortress on the old town exquisite, and the surrounding countryside enchanting, with its cute collection of castles and sleepy villages.
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Old Town
Walk down the picturesque Chemin de la Corniche
Hire a tandem and see the city on your own terms
Trains to Bruges – 4.5 hours
Bruges is absolutely stunning and you’ll find many photo opportunities in the city of canals and cute houses. It is also a gastronomic capital, with the most Michelin stars per square mile of anywhere in the world and even over 3km of beer pipelines running under the city. If you venture a little into the countryside you will see charming old-fashioned windmills and some of the best cycle routes in the world.
Go on a boat trip along the city’s famous canals
Take a horse-drawn carriage tour of the old town
Sample some of the best beers in the world at the ‘Bruges Beer Experience’ or even take a brewery tour of ‘Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan’
Train to Brussels & Eurostar London – 5 hours
Finish back in London or continue your onward journey home to your nearest UK station for free using your Interrail pass!
For free! You can also use your Interrail pass to travel for free from your nearest UK station to and from London on the same day as departure and arrival.