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How can you go from Paris to l'Ile d'Yeu?

To go from Paris and L'Ile d'Yeu, you will first need to get to Nantes (the biggest city near Yeu). This can be done using TGVs (High speed train) from Gare Montparnasse in Paris taking 2 hours ...
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Does an Irish VISA WARNING count as "refused entry at the border of any country other than the UK?"

You got the Visa Warning because you were a visa national (needed an Irish Visa) and reached Ireland without a visa, implicitly requesting a waiver claiming to be family member of an EU citizen. You ...
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Why do we have to get out off the bus in a ferry?

You have to leave the coach to make evacuation easier. Even in ferries where your coach stays on the top deck, you sometimes have to leave the vehicle. This is because in case of accident, the fear ...
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Are the ferries in Scottish islands reliable?

In general: usually the ferries are very reliable, but cancellations do sometimes happen. I've only once had to deal with a cancellation in the last couple of years of holidaying around the islands, ...
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Sleeping on the Sweden-Finland ferry; how rowdy does it get?

I took the Viking Line Gabriella ferry the other way from Stockholm to Helsinki last year. I went on a Tuesday night. Yes, people are having fun, but it didn't disturb my sleep at all and my ordinary ...
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Does an Irish VISA WARNING count as "refused entry at the border of any country other than the UK?"

they stamped my passport with permission to remain That's not a refusal. A refusal is when they make you sit in the office until the next boat comes, escort you to the boat, and make you go back ...
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Travel from Munich to Scotland avoiding flight

Maybe not the cheapest but possibly the quickest, easiest, and most comfortable is by train. Munich to Paris. Paris to London via Eurostar through the tunnel. London to Edinburgh. You can ...
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How to spend 19:00 to 1:00 in Kiel? (from Ferry to Train)

The Kiel train station offers Luggage lockers near the platform 6a on the main floor. Nearby there are 5 restaurants (Gastronomie) and a waiting room shown on the PDF map of the station. Most of the ...
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Route from North Scotland to Stockholm with no air travel

They should really consider not taking their car further than Newcastle. That's 7 hours of driving. From there it is the ferry to IJmuiden/Amsterdam, then trains to Hamburg (change at Osnabrück), ...
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Route from North Scotland to Stockholm with no air travel

That's not an easy trip. FERRY There are currently no ferries between the UK and Denmark, Norway or Sweden. That means you have to go through France, Belgium or the the Netherlands. If you want to ...
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Does Google Maps have ferry schedules and make use of them?

To be included in Google Maps for trip planning, Google must be able to import its schedule data, for example through a GTFS Static or GTFS Realtime feed. A Google Transit Partner relationship might ...
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Does the ferry terminal for Okinawa in Kagoshima have free Wi-Fi? Does it have access to power outlets?

No. Apparently not! I was really expecting the answer to be yes for internet and could've gone either way for power sockets. But there was no unlocked Wi-Fi signal, no signal with a name that seemed ...
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Where do I drop off and pick up a foot passenger in Calais (P&O)?

Drive up to the port as you normally would, but instead of driving into ticketing and passport control, follow the signs for parking: turn right and go around the roundabout to the parking/ticket ...
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Can I follow where the ferry between Vaasa and Uumaja (Vasa and Umeå) is?

You can follow many vessels worldwide through vessel finder websites, such as vesselfinder.com or marinetraffic.com. The websites are free for basic use, not unlike airline tracking websites. This ...
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In Europe, do trains/buses get transported by ferries with the passengers inside?

As with the general big areas questions the answer is 'it varies'. With the longer crossings, where buses go on car decks below the waterline there is a common rule that all passengers, including ...
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How to spend 19:00 to 1:00 in Kiel? (from Ferry to Train)

CinemaxX is right next to Kiel Hbf. This evening The King's Man - The Beginning is showing at 19:30 and 22:50. Note: the movie dialogue is likely to be in German unless English is explicitly stated. ...
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Do you need a passport to take the ferry from France to Ireland?

The Schengen area (of which France forms part) and Ireland are different countries for border purposes. Therefore, you will need a passport (or national ID card from an EU/EFTA country) to exit ...
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With the 19 December 2020 COVID 19 measures, can I travel between the UK and the Netherlands?

10 April 2021 update: The COVID 19 situation in the UK has pretty well quieted down. The problem is now in the Netherlands, and basically in much of continental Europe. There are restrictions, ...
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Route from North Scotland to Stockholm with no air travel

The rail option The journey can be done by rail in about 36 hours. Various options from the UK to Sweden, the most plausible involves the Hamburg to Stockholm sleeper. Unfortunately with the current ...
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Are there any transatlantic car ferries from Europe to North/South America?

Although there is such a thing as a cruise ferry, they are not equipped for the rough conditions and long distances of transoceanic voyages. I do not think Cunard is set up to accept your car as ...
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What does this sign on Air Tahiti ferry mean?

The seat is reserved for people with disabilities. The images are designed to show: Someone in a wheelchair A hearing aid (someone hard of hearing) Someone who is blind or partially sighted The S3A ...
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Sleeping on the Sweden-Finland ferry; how rowdy does it get?

There can be some noise and activity in the public areas of the ferry, like in the bar and restaurant, the sleeping areas are generally quiet and chilled out. Of course, there may be occasional ...
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Dubai to Europe without flying

As others have pointed out, anything else than flying or taking a cruise ship to UAE is much more dangerous and only for someone adventurous and resourceful. I'm not sure your mum is the type, given ...
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Travel from Munich to Scotland avoiding flight

As usual The man in seat 61 has lots of advice on the subject. See the section London to Stuttgart & Munich which gives 4 options to London: TGV to Paris, Eurostar to London ICE to Cologne, ...
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Sleeping on the Sweden-Finland ferry; how rowdy does it get?

The short answer is not very rowdy, but as a rule of thumb, the more you pay for your cabin, the higher your floor, the older the crowd and the quieter your cabin. At the extreme ends of the spectrum,...
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Tips for taking a ferry from France (Calais) to the UK (Dover) without advance booking?

Cross channel ferry traffic peaks in the summer months, and some crossings can certainly be full. Given how many crossings there are it is likely that there will be space on some crossing or other ...
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Travel from Munich to Scotland avoiding flight

The comfortable route, if you can sleep on a train: NightJet 468 from Munich East to Paris. EuroStar from Paris to London Caledonian Sleeper from London to Glasgow/Edinburgh/Inverness/Aberdeen/Fort ...
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Are the ferries in Scottish islands reliable?

To build on Andrew's answer, CalMac also have service status text updates (for free) and an app which serves the same purpose. I would recommend using both to cover all bases as the phone service ...
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In Europe, do trains/buses get transported by ferries with the passengers inside?

The main ferry link between the UK and Republic of Ireland for passengers is from Holyhead to Dublin. Other routes include Liverpool-Dublin and Fishguard/Pembroke to Rosslare. This answer concentrates ...
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