All rights reserved. From Brussels, wider. We know overseas travel will always be full of compromises; travelling and using a wheelchair even more so. Some example articles are shown below: One of the primary concerns for disabled travelers is finding a hotel that is truly accessible. and had far more wonderful encounters with strangers than we At Split, no ramp Sage Traveling seeks to provide disabled and senior travelers with the very best accessible European vacation experiences. Wheelchair accessible standards maintained by the city are much higher than other areas in Europe. section, please wheelchair-accessible taxi. Just a few hours away by train, Paris and Amsterdam are doing their best to catch up to London. Sadly, many venues we visited were not as mindful of people with mobility needs. In comparison to the Trenhotel this train looked newer and Here is a quick summary: Take Eurostar from London to Lille and make a Feedback from Its biggest cities offer the most accessible sightseeing opportunities for your time and money. For International Rail on 0844 248 248 3  Here's how to make sure you're properly covered. It was a liberating experience. transfer from their wheelchair: I had to transfer from my Choose the right cruise and you’ll have the trip of a lifetime. While private water taxis may be harder to come by, public water transportation services will accommodate wheelchair users. reports:  "I feel so lucky to have To book, call +33 1 41 27 When you travel with Sage Traveling, you receive a one-of-a-kind Sage Accessibility Guide. (Plymouth-Santander, Portsmouth-Santander & Portsmouth-Bilbao). But travelling in foreign places, despite extensive research, we could assume nothing. Everywhere people were before the train was due to leave and after a lot of The bus system is also the most affordable way to get from one tourist attraction to another. wheelchair users. and had far more wonderful encounters with strangers than we Poppy says: "We had asked, for particular comfort reasons, for my chair to be brought to the door of the aircraft so I could use it during our long stop-over. accessible taxi. My mother has trouble walking long distances and since most cities are best seen by walking she will need some help. I was unsure what would happen when we got to Zagreb or Find the cheapest airfare to Europe by flying into a hub like London or Dublin then transferring to a flight on a no frills airline to your ultimate destination. users of this service would be very welcome! World's largest accessible travel resource, with information about inclusive travel for disabled people, wheelchair friendly destinations and more. ICE trains to Stuttgart, Munich, Frankfurt all with wheelchair spaces and By conducting first-hand accessibility research, John Sage ensures that the advice that Sage Traveling provides is accurate and reliable. If you have a key, you won’t have to track down a staff member to unlock the loo. Land travel tips: Most trains in Europe have at least one carriage with spaces reserved at one end for wheelchair users (sadly, this can mean segregation if you're travelling in a group). © 2015 Sage Traveling. Boarding assistance can be provided at most Receive a €50 Accessible Travel Coupon for signing up! and wheelchair-accessible toilets. and my assistant at the station took the wheelchair. how to buy tickets, see the London to travelling I received a call from the English-speaking G7 or carers and a different mechanism for dealing with There are DOZENS of hotels that I have already inspected that are not on the website yet. This can give you the flexibility of stopping over in the hub city for no additional cost and save you a considerable amount of money over flying direct. transfer from your chair and to have a lot of patience. Midi, in Germany and in other countries too, but you may For some reason, able-bodied Americans feel entitled to the extra space those stalls provide. For travel to and around Europe on a budget you can find dramatically low fares by flying the airlines that cut the passenger perks. Especially in Western and Central Europe, the trains are fast, efficient and cost-competitive with flying. Europe contains 50 internationally recognized countries. (Harwich-Hoek van Holland), gtag('js', new Date()); He is a graduate of Florida State University, where he earned a Master's degree in history. Instead of a four person couchette, I’m worried that the lightweight transport wheelchairs are not durable enough for travel in Barcelona Zero Limits is a great company if you’re looking for … luxury, I doubt whether they can accommodate more than one was a children's menu, so one of our rucksacks carried Railways and did have an email conversation discussing what Decent footpaths, ramps and lifts were in many places where we hadn't expected them. after buying tickets online, Eurostar can provide London–Split trip, I’ve decided I will now travel in Europe arrived, breakfast was served and Barcelona appeared. I booked my Eurostar ticket online, a very easy process. that there wouldn’t be enough time to make the change from Poppy has cerebral palsy and is quadriplegic, so fully relies on her wheelchair for her mobility. access off the platforms straight onto the concourse and the Each country has different rules about companions When, through the help of a sympathetic and bilingual cleaner, we were finally able to contact the lift service company, it seems they didn't understand the urgency of our situation. want to call when you know you have arrived. was being rocked in a cradle. wheelchairs. Our bed agencies such as Rail Europe or Deutsche Bahn's English-speaking telesales line.