Europe - Western Europe
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This is my first time to post for some help. My friend is coming from California and she will visit me for a couple of days here in Copenhagen. After that we have 2 weeks to go anywhere in Europe but the thing is it is very hard to make a decision where. Partly because we will leave in April 4/5 2012, and we wanted to go in islands like Crete or Santorini for some sand and sun. But Ive been reading alot and they said April is still close. Also, Ibiza. Our next option is maybe Monaco then Cannes but we are worried its gonna cost us more since we like to eat and party.
I told myhusband maybe we will go to Prague or Budapest, but then he said he wouldnt recommend it since we are only 2 girls travelling.
My question is, if we cant go to Ibiza or Santorini this time of the month, what would you suggest? How about Athens? Is it safe to go there?
My wife and I will be going to Italy for the 1st time in September 2012 from the 7th to the 23rd. Part of my plan is to stay in Firenze and in Rome, but for the first 6/7 nights I would like to spend them in some Italian scenic areas. I always heard about Sud Tirol but I cannot find any good itinerary plan, although from what I read Bolzano good be a good base. I will fly into Milan and I will be relying on public transport and rail. We like culture, scenary and lakes and mountains although we aren't mountain climbers and neither long walkers. Any suggestions..how is is to travel around Bolzano example doing day trips to Merano, Mountains, Val Gardena, Ortisei/St.Ulrich and may be Trento..I want to see how I can fill up 5 to 6 full days. From there we will then head to Firenze...please help.
I am planning a 12 day trip to Europe. My flight lands in Paris. So i am planning a 6 day stay in France and another 6 days in Spain. Looking for typical touristy places to visit. Not much off the track.
I have already put Paris, Madrid and Barcelona on my itinerary.
I am looking for recommendations on which other cities to visit in France / Spain?
We are planning to travel through Italy and south of France (start and finish in Rome) in the end of January, by InterRail pass. We have about 2-3 weeks for this trip.
We are looking for nice and small cities and villages, mountains views and non-touristic places. Some big and interesting cities could be also included, yet not prevail.
Could you please advice us what exactly places should be visited, is it possible to get there by train and find some hostels there?
Thanks a lot in advance!
I am trying to decide what kind of backpack I should get for a backpacking trip through Europe. I will most likely be flying between destinations and I am concerned about the size of my pack. I am looking to buy an Osprey Farpoint 55L pack but I am concerned this might not qualify as carry on luggage for Ryanair etc. Does anybody have any experience with this? How closely do they really regulate that sort of thing? Would it be better to get a backpack without a rigid frame so it could fit in their measurment checkers?
My mom and I will be arriving in Paris by train from London on the evening of June 8th. We will be departing on the evening of June 12 by plane for Venice. I was just wondering if anyone had any travel tips or suggestions for what we should do with our time. We would like the see a bit of architecture, a bit of history, etc. Any help would be great!
My wife and I have rail tickets from Basel to Paris for Tuesday morning. It consists of a train from Basel to Strasbourg, then a TGV train from Strasbourg to Paris. The connection was given by RailEurope.com.
We have just 9 minutes to change trains onto the TGV. I'm trying to find out ahead of time which platform we should be aiming for, and if it's going to be a problem changing trains in time.
1. Do the TGV trains from Strasbourg to Paris depart from a particular platform?
2. Is it far or difficult to navigate from wherever we'd get off from a train from Basel to the train to Paris?
3. Is there a website where I can find this sort of info? I've had no luck with RailEurope.com.
I've been asked to arrange a "hen" night for my gay best friend - it's not until September. He lives up on the Baltic coast and the wedding festivities are planned for Friday to Sunday. Lots of us from the UK, and probably further afield, will arrive into Hamburg on the Thursday (late afternoon) and this is when we are planning the hen night for. We are leaving first thing on the Friday morning to travel up to Rostock.
I've had a google, and a search on this forum - but lots of the club and bar websites are in German, which, unfortunately, I don't understand.
My main questions are:
What time to things get going in Hamburg on a Thursday night? and are the bars/clubs open late? I know normally that the cities get going late, and last until the early hours but I wondered if this applies on a weeknight too.
Any recommendations on a 80's disco bar? Any reco... more »
My two friends and I are planning a trip to Europe this June after our college graduation. However, none of us have traveled much in Europe before and are a bit lost in the planning. Ideally we would like to make it to the following places:
(South of France)
Spain (Madrid, Barcelona)
We have about three weeks to travel around Europe. If anybody has suggestions for the best way to attempt to visit all of these cities and what mode of travel makes the most sense, I'd be very grateful! We are not planning to visit Italy because two of us have been there in the last 2 years.
Thank you so much!
This is my first post. I was hoping some seasoned travellers could give me some advice on my itinerary. My guy and I are planning to go to Western Europe this summer for 2 weeks. I was wondering if it is worth it to get a Eurail pass (Benelux-Germany or Benelux-France), or if it would be smarter just to get point-to-point tickets. I see on the Eurail website that additional fees apply. Also, do we need to make reservations for tickets or can we just show up at the station? I like to be a bit flexible, but I don't want to break the bank either. I thought about renting a car, but loathe the idea of finding parking. I've been to France in the past, but my French friend arranged everything.
Here's the itinerary:
2 days wandering Amsterdam, Haarlem, Rotterdam
4 days Friesland (family there)
2 days Munster (friends)
Day trip to Luxembourg (ca... more »
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I am an American who is going to be traveling around the Netherlands, Germany, Luxemburg and Belgium by bicycle and I was just wondering if anyone had any experience biking or backpacking through any of these countries, if you could please give me some advice. I know finding hostels/ cheap hotels won't be an issue in the bigger cities but has anyone stayed at a b&b or done some camping in the more rural areas? Is it hard to find somewhere to stay, or to find people that speak English? I do not know any of the languages, although I do want to learn some basics before I go. I know English is taught throughout europe, so the younger generations would probably know a great deal, but what about the older generations, that would perhaps be the owners of b&bs? If anyone could please tell me how easy it was getting around speaking English and booking accommodation, that would ... more »
I'm currently living in Alcobendas, Madrid, working as a Language Assistant I've been here since November.
Would love to meet anyone who may want to go sight seeing, or on random trips anywhere, meet for drinks etc.. I've seen some great sights so far but there's still so much to do!.
Leave me a message if you are interested!, thanks for reading :)
Am in madrid jan 26-29.
Anybody interested in meeting, visiting sights together, having dinner,....?
it's more fun if you're not alone
Edited by: eederle
I have a week off end of this month and was thinking of taking off to Barcelona. I'm always wanted to go to Barcelona but am completely clueless. A few questions:
Which is the closest airport to the main city as I'll be flying from London.
Any cheap but good hotels/hostels close to the city centre?
Should I spend an entire week in Barcelona or should I travel anywhere nearby?
Any other suggestions would be highly appreciated. :)
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