Interrail is back. With sustainability consciousness in one hand, and curiosity in the other, we believe interrail is the perfect way to roam Europe. There are a good bunch of unknown spots worth a visit in what we call the exotic nearby. In the Balkans, in the East, in Northern Spain, in Scandinavia, and more to come. Go Explore these places, meet the unexpected, get in behind the scenes. Avoid places struggling with overtourism. Go for the local vibe.
So we have cooked up some inspirational routes, that open up a more unknown Europe. Look at it as ideas. Ideas you can use to find your own way. And create your own journey.
In the golden 80´s, KILROY was associated with Interrail. Interrail & KILROY were synonymous with freedom, to travel out with openness; in time, route and approach. Hundreds of thousands of young independent travelers ventured out into the corners of Europe. Seeing the unexpected. Meeting other travelers. Meeting locals. Falling in love. As such Interrail was a defining moment for many. It was the birth of the free independent traveler.
That was before flights made the world even smaller and took over as the way to explore. We can´t stretch Interrail to cover all the blue planet. To some destinations we need to fly if we want to get there. But Interrail is neatly connected to our DNA, and can embrace exactly what we care for when inspiring travelers to explore.
It is time to explore by Interrail. Right into the heart of the exotic nearby.
FACTS ABOUT INTERRAIL
Interrail is a train pass, a flexible way of roaming and exploring Europe. With train connections to more than 40.000 destinations, through 31 countries, the possibilities for creating your real personal adventure are unlimited! The interrail global pass gives access to a large number of the train routes in Europe with very few exceptions. Though the interrail global pass is valid for most train routes, there are extra fees on some special trains and specific routes where reservations are needed.
A WORD ON OVERTOURISM
Tourism is growing year on year. And tourists tend to visit the same places, creating bottle necks and overtourism. The impact can be huge. Barcelona and Venice as examples, are struggling to find a balance between being a tourist destination, an attractive town to visit, and not least an attractive town to live in for the locals.
Tourism can be a means of positive impact on the local economy, on quality of life. But locals have, with good reason, started questioning mass tourism and the impact it has on them
When we travel, what we experience and the locals we meet, often has a huge impact on how good we feel the journey was. So if the locals are not happy to live their life in the community they live in - to put it simply – it is not a place travelers will love to visit. So we need to strike a balance
There is a huge task to be done, and in some of cities they are already working hard on finding the delicate balance, by involving the locals, in the process. A travel provider like KILROY, and a traveler, like you, can in the way we travel, and with the places we go, be part of the solution.