Europe - UK & Ireland
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My friend and I will be landing in Dublin on Wed. May 14 at 8:00 in the morning. We are going on to Italy but have a couple of days before we do that and want to spend those in Scotland. We got a good deal on a round trip ticket to Dublin so...
We want to get to Scotland in the quickest, most cost efficient way possible and rent a car there. We already have a Ryanair flight leaving Edinburgh Thursday evening.
I have spent much time looking at another Ryanair flight...there isn't one til late evening. Dublin Ferry...not one til late afternoon. Taking a bus to Belfast and catching a ferry there looks like the best bet so far but I am interested in the Rail and Sail option.
With the Rail and Sail, I can't find a way to book online. Plus I am having issues finding out how long it takes to reach a destination by train. We need to be able to know where we will be a bedtim... more »
Could anyone recommend me a scenic route in the country-side of Ireland? I would like to escape Dublin for two days and sleep somewhere in the country-side, see the lush green fields of Ireland and maybe some of the coastline. Could anyone recommend me a certain route and/or maybe a quintessential Irish town to spend the night?
Your advice is must appreciated,
Me and my girlfriend are planning a roadtrip in Scotland from 4-18 May. We are arriving in Edinbourgh the 4th and would like to book 1-2 nights. From there, we will not book anything and just drive. We would like to stat in B&B's, youth hostels and we will also bring a tent.
Does anyone have good tips for our itinerary? We would like to see as much as possible and also do some nice hikes. We like the rough nature. Would it be possible to go as far as the Orkneys?
Thanks for your help!
As an American, it is possible to get a one year working holiday visa for Ireland. According to the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs web site, we must be either in post-secondary education or have recently graduated (ie within the last 12 months). If anyone has gone through this process, I would love some information.
What kind of verification is required to prove that you're a full time student?
Do I only have to be a student at the time of the application?
I want to do my working holiday in Ireland as part of a broader trip through Europe. Will an onward flight to a different country suffice or do I have to have a true return ticket to the States?
As an American, I can spend 90 days in Schengen countries out of every 180. If I hold a valid working holiday visa for Ireland, is that still the case?
I'm sure I have... more »
P and O Ventura is sailing at reduced speed on its Transatlantic cruise to Southampton from Barbados - the slower speed is due a propeller problem (http://www.shipcruise.org/po-cruises/533-ventura-cruise-itinerary-schedule) but as schedule and itinerary (including a drydock in March) no changes will be made.
I have 5 full days in London in mid-June. I'm looking at doing possibly two day trips out of London, one to either Oxford or Bath (I'm guessing you can't do both in one day?) and then one to Brighton. What are my best options for doing this? Just catch the train and wander around or am I better off to get on an organised tour ie. better in terms of price and convenience. I'm happy to do either.
Also, during my other 3 days in London there are a few attractions and activities that have jumped out at me. They include Madame Tussauds, the London Dungeon, a theatre show (probably Lion King), a hop on/hop off tour on a double decker bus (on my first day just to orientate myself), Harry Potter musuem, visit to Camden market and possibly the Jack the Ripper tour. Keeping in mind that I'm a 19 year old female solo traveller, how do these sound? I presume the hop on/hop off tour ... more »
We would like to rent good bicycles (racers or hubrids) to ride 4-5 days in the Cotswolds in May. We're hoping to leave from Oxford and do a circuit. Can anyone suggest a good bicycle rental company in Oxford? And if you have experience cycling in the area, any tips on routes, sites, hazards, inexpensive accommodations aside from camping. Thanks!
does anyone have a recommendation for a good place to go for a sunday carvery meal in or near okehampton?
I will be travelling there with my family and want them to enjoy this traditional english sunday thingy.
So any hints welcome
I am going to London with 3 friends at the end of the month. The travel plan is almost done (City, parks, Monument, stadium, restaurant..)
But something is missing.. UK is famous for its pubs. But I have no pub knowledge in UK..
Could you advise me about which pub to get in?? I would like a typical cultural pub for the afternoon, and and more busy one for the night (if possible with a lot of students and in Picadilly Circus area.. but also open for other places if you tell me it is good.)
Student budget friendly if possible, no more than 5-6£ a pint...
No nightclubs, I've already been to the Ministry of Sound years ago :)
I'm planning a family (3 children ages 7-14) holiday to Scotland for roughly 2 weeks. Looking mainly for hiking day trips plus maybe a visit to a castle or museum. I would appreciate recommendations for itinerary in the Highlands.
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Planning a trip through Inverness, Fort William, Skye, Outer Hebrides, Mull, Oban, Trossachs and Glasgow. Can I rent a bicycle in Inverness and return to a location in Fort William? could I keep the same bike and return it in Glasgow? Can I combine bicycle and bus for longer stretches? Does the Jacobite train allow bikes? I'm not sure if this is even a workable plan.
I'm running the BUPA London 10k in late May and going cycling in Wales after.
I can be in London for a day between flights about two weeks before and would like to drop my bike at the Hotel I'll be in on the 25th. Is this a customary service? Should I approach a bicycle shop?
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