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Indian Railway tickets require a bit of planning as reservations open 120 days in advance of a date.

9 Most Difficult Travel Reservations to Secure

Indian Railway Tickets

Indian Railway tickets require a bit of planning as reservations open 120 days in advance of a date. Because they are the preferred method of transport to really see India, especially with tourists, trains typically book up at least two months in advance.

There is a foreigner ticket quota, which if not filled will open up to reservations that have been wait-listed due to unavailability of regular tickets. It’s difficult to predict if there will be an opening as the waiting list system can be complicated to understand.

In fact, there are entire articles devoted to understanding the Indian Railway’s waiting list codes.

the vatican necropolisReservations have to be made with the excavations office of the Vatican months in advance in order to accommodate the language and size of your party.Photo Credit: iStockPhoto / Max Ozerov

Vatican Necropolis

Underneath the Vatican lies an archaeological treasure trove where the remains of Saint Peter, one of Jesus’ 12 apostles, are said to rest. The Vatican Scavi or Necropolis, dates back to the fourth century and access by the public is limited due to its sacrality.

Reservations have to be made with the excavations office of the Vatican months in advance in order to accommodate the language and size of your party. Only about 250 visitors per day are allowed to enter the Necropolis in groups of 12.

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Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort

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There’s even a large log chalet on the property nicknamed Santa’s House, which makes it a highly sought-after Christmas destination. Rooms book up eight months in advance or more for this unique lodging experience.

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