The Man in Seat 61: A Guide To Taking The Train Through Europe
Mark Smith is the Man in Seat Sixty-One. Although this might make him sound like a fictional spy, he is in fact the man behind the massively popular www.seat61.com website, which offers invaluable advice on worldwide train travel.
This book is the essential guide for anyone who wishes to travel to Europe and beyond by train.
Packed with insider knowledge and top tips, it offers advice on everything from the quickest routes and the cheapest fares to the best weekends away; travelling with children and changing trains; timetables and maps; essential items to travel with; and everything in between. More and more people are choosing to avoid air travel and seek alternatives, and this is the only book they need to plan those journeys.
From the Back Cover
Make the journey part of your holiday.
A unique, one-stop guide to taking the train through Europe, this comprehensive book tells you everything you need to know - from train times and routes to travelling with children; from the joys of sleeper trains to top weekend city breaks; and from the most beautiful scenic routes in Europe to the best fare deals and how to find them.
Packed with top tips, hints and secrets from a true expert, and fully updated for 2010, The Man in Seat 61 shows you how easy, convenient and fun train travel can be.
About the Author
Mark Smith lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife and their son. He is a career railwayman. He was the Station Manager for Charing Cross, London Bridge and Cannon Street stations in London in the early to mid 90s, and later the Customer Relations Manager for two UK train companies. He has also worked as a European rail agent issuing tickets and advising other travel agents on train travel across Europe.