Dubrovnik (photo © Branex / dreamstime.com)
Travelling from Budapest to Ancona
This journey for Europe by Rail retraces a pilgrimage of yesteryear – but one which remains enduringly popular with residents of Budapest today. It is a mark of Hungarians’ continuing affection for the Adriatic that there are many special summer-only direct trains from Budapest to cities on the coast of Slovenia, Croatia and Montenegro. On our journey from Budapest to Split, we shall cruise the south shore of Lake Balaton and stop off in the largest city on the way: Zagreb.
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Whether you are making a long grand tour or just planning a couple of weekend breaks, Europe by Rail is the perfect guide. The book describes 50 key routes in detail. Together, they span mainland Europe and the British Isles. Find out more about the guidebook below.