According to Menlo Consulting Group President Sarita Skidmore, "The stereotype that traveling Europe by rail is for students and backpackers is outdated. Our research shows that more than half of American train travelers in Europe are age 50 or older and come from upper income areas."
Of particular interest to Rail Europe, the study, found that 70% of the participants preferred touring Europe by train to touring by car or airplane. Only 16% said they preferred traveling in Europe by car, and 13% said they preferred air travel.
With each country so small and usually only a few hours by train to cross, its worth considering European train travel. Its a great way to work while you travel, see some of the countryside, avoid the long queues at airports and be able to walk around at will.