Just got back from Europe ( Germany, Belgium) and UK ( London, Glasgow)-mostly business. The trtains, especailly first class, are really expensive. From Dusseldorf to Brussels on the Thames Train the cost one way was $350.00. But if you took Air Berlin (my favorite) or Easy Jet the cost would havebeen $60.00 and took 1:25 versus 3:35. In Bern abouit a year ago and the hotels left a lot to be desired. I really recommend Dusseldorf. There is a new Court Yard right near the river which really beautiful. London also has a new JW (Grovner House). A week runs 150,000 points. Go luck and go by air for more time tosightsee.