My husband and I will be going back to Europe for 10 days in either September or October of this year. In the past, we have done a combination of driving ourselves and rail. This trip, we are looking to use almost exclusively rail, possibly flying into either Zurich or Prague. As you all know, the amount of info out there is massive and we find ourselves going in circles as we try to plan a route.
We have been to the following countries: UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Belgium, and The Netherlands. Of those, we are interested in someday going back to Belgium, Austria, and Italy.
LIKES: we like a good mix of large cities and smaller towns or villages. We like history, great food, scenery, and have an interest in beer.
DISLIKES: we are less interested in an overwhelming number of art museums; some is okay but not multiple. We don't like to pick up and move every other day,
At some point, we would like to visit Norway, Denmark, Prague, Switzerland, Spain, and Scotland...but we are having a heck of a time trying to piece together a logical itinerary that doesn't have us spending days and days sitting on trains. Any suggestions? Past routes you have taken? Is it better to fly between some larger cities and then use rail?