As the leaves change colour to russet, red and golden, the landscape creates a different tapestry from the windows of your train. The cities of Europe retain their warmth and light, and cafés beckon you in for coffee and cake, whilst along the coast and rivers there is room to roam on quieter beaches and pathways.
Our trip was a great success. The taxi transfers in Paris went without a hitch. The hotel in Zurich was superb. The Accademia in Verona was also v. good with very friendly staff and all very helpful. La Traviata was lovely – amazing acoustics and fabulous costumes. The seats were excellent. Hotel in Montreux had magnificent views over the lake to the mountains. We had a chance to walk some way round the lake the next morning with the weather sunny and bright. Homeward trip v good and no hitches.