The Joy of Traveling by Public Transport

“Ever since childhood, when I lived within earshot of the Boston and Maine, I have seldom heard a train go by and not wished I was on it. Those whistles sing bewitchment: railways are irresistible bazaars… Anything is possible on a train…” – Paul Theroux

Nothing evokes the romance of travel more than a journey by train.  Picture windows on trains turn foreign landscapes into lush movies—which you can only experience by moving through them.  Although you embark a train to travel from Point A to Point B, there is a lot to be learned and experienced along the way.

Likewise, for city travelers, nothing brings people closer to the pulse of a place than a ride on a tram or a subway car.  Public transportation allows travelers to be right in the thick of city life, learning their way around like locals and absorbing the rhythm of the city.

At Hart Travel Partners, we know that no two faculty-led adcademic travel programs are the same.  We specialize in customization and flexibility, so that you can create the travel course that works the best for you and your students.

That’s why we are happy to book travel that includes public transportation.  Doing so allows you to have more flexibility while providing a more immersive experience.

Hart Travel Partners travel programs are not based on reaching a critical mass of travelers so that we can book a coach.  While coach travel may be the best option for some groups, we encourage our travelers to explore the options that public transportation can provide.  In doing so, we also use our extensive knowledge of transportation systems in Europe and around the world to ensure your travels are as smooth and comfortable as possible.

In fact, booking your trip using all public transportation is an excellent option.  There are wonderful journeys to be had, such as Rome, Florence and Venice; London to Paris; or Munich to Berlin.

Traveling by train means that you avoid traffic. It also means that you can get up, stretch your legs, get a cup of coffee, socialize, and even use the facilities whenever you’d like.

At HTP, we invite you to discover the romance of train travel, and to explore cities by public transport. Once you do, you may never go back to another mode of travel again!