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Relaxing activities in Europe

Vacations are for relaxing, and whether you're touring Europe's top beaches or island-hopping in Greece, we've got plenty of ideas on how to unwind this summer while you're on your European travels.

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Time to relax...

 

Switch off your phone and say yes to yoga classes, soothing scenery, or a day at the spa. Whether you need to de-stress or you just want some time to yourself, here are 5 great ways to relax and recharge on your summer vacation to Europe.

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Get some vitamin sea

 

If your idea of a perfect vacation involves sun, sand, and stunning blue water, look no further than our Greek Islands Pass. Hop on and off trains and ferries and spend 2 weeks soaking up the sun and touring the breathtaking scenery of Crete, Santorini, Ios, Paros, and Athens.

THE BEST BEACHES IN EUROPE BY TRAIN

Nice, France

Nice, France

 

Palm trees, champagne, and fresh lobster on the beach are all easy to reach by high-speed TGV to Nice-Ville station. Enjoy sunbathing and strolls by the seafront along with easy day trips to Cannes and Monaco.

Costa Brava Spain

Costa Brava, Spain

 

These rugged beaches are close enough to Barcelona for a day trip, yet remote enough to remain relatively serene. Just take Cercanías line 1 from Barcelona Sants or Plaça de Catalunya.

Scheveningen, the Netherlands

Scheveningen, the Netherlands

 

Scheveningen occasionally gets a bad rap, but if you head north and you’ll find a laid-back mix of windsurfers, families, and treasure-hunting beachcombers. Take Tram 1 or 9 from Den Haag Centraal to the Zwarte Pad stop.

Dalmatian Coast, Croatia

Dalmatian Coast, Croatia

 

Split is an excellent base for enjoying city sunbathing at the local favorite, Bačvice beach, as well as seeking out more remote stretches of sand. You can catch a train to Split from Zagreb, Croatia's well-connected capital.

Sestri Levante, Italy

Sestri Levante, Italy

 

The Ligurian Coast is famous for the waterfront hikes of Cinque Terre, but the historic fishing village of Sestri Levante boasts plunging cliffs and dramatic scenery, plus it’s only a 10-minute walk to the beach from the station.