Family of 4, 2 adults, 2 teenagers travelling from Wolfsburg Germany in October to Rome.
I originally posted in the Road trips forum as were were hoping to drive but have since researched car hire and there is a $600 AUD return fee (expensive) and our lovely friends in the Road trip forum advised of the no go zones in the cities, slow roads and expensive tolls and petrol, so directed me here. So we're looking at taking a train or perhaps combining both?
We have 5 days, flying out of Rome to home. Suggestions for travel? We want to avoid flights so we can see the countryside....
Does this sound ok?
Hire a car from Wolfsburg and drive to Munich or Zurich (much cheaper return fee $200AUD), stay overnight then train next morning to Rome?
Where would be buy train tickets from? Someone suggested we should buy 3 months out from our trip for cheaper prices. Is this correct? I know travel agents are a frowned upon in these forums but I contacted one just for a quote and to get some suggestions and she quoted me $1000AUD for our family to travel by train from Munich to Rome in October. This sounds absurdly expensive.
Any thoughts, advice and suggestions appreciated.....