Yes, I have!
The first few times I went, I bought a Eurail pass before I left Australia.
Loved their trains -apart from the time we got on the wrong carriage and in the middle of the night the train separated and we ended up in the wrong place.
They are easy to travel on, mostly fast and on time.
But I love trains anyway as I find them relaxing.
I love trains too and because I find them relaxing. My family think I am crackers. Though I haven't been on a train in many years, I would just love to book a trip….a long trip, on a very cold day and just be all warm and toasty and sit on the train with nothing to concentrate on but the passing scenery (wouldn't even have to be pretty scenery). Don't know why trains make me feel relaxed. They just do.
Not yet, but ask me in a few months, and I will say a most emphatic. YES. We are going on the Glacier Express through Switzerland. I saw a TV show on SBS all about it, and it looks wonderful with great scenery. We are also going on the Majestic Imperator through parts of Austria. It looks very luxurious. Can't wait !!!
I've been on the Majestic Imperator and it is quite opulent, but I became lost looking for the toilet which I eventually found in another carriage but became disorientated when I thought I was headed back to my own carriage and went the wrong way instead. Plenty of wine and a little food but scenery was wonderful. I would have liked to have been sitting in the luxurious compartments with curtains all around but some of them contained the performers we enjoyed later in the journey. Hope you enjoy the Alpine scenery as well.
Yes, numerous times, it's great. They really run on time - you get there even one minute late and sorry, but the train is gone! I found this in France, Germany & the Netherlands; however in Italy & Czech they are not so reliable!
No, I've never travelled on a train from 1 country to another, only on the London tube, & around Paris.
We watch a guy on SBS about 3 nights a week train travelling, with his 1913 train travel guide, so I get all my train travelling adventures from him, & it's free, & I don't have to leave the lounge!
I've also train travelled around Spain. The only over nighter I've done was from Saville to Barcelona. We had to share a compartment with a gypsy & her very young daughter. I thought we were going to be robbed in the middle of the night, so I used my handbag as a pillow, which was rather uncomfortable, but all was well!
No, but I know I would enjoy this immensely, as I adore train travel.I find it relaxing, interesting and comfortable!! With my health issues, it is about the best way for me to travel long distances these days.
I've travelled on trains in Germany and France and found America. Of them all I think the American systems were the easiest to follow and are policed thoroughly when you board the trains and ticket purchase was easier as well.