Europe - Western Europe
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Going to Europe for two weeks with about $2000 US dollars. How do I get the most for my money?
Should I leave some money on my check card? Traveller's checks? I want to be smart and safe, two
of my friends were recently pick-pocketed in Paris and lost $1500 ! What should I do travellers?
I'm trying to search for trains between Bologna and the Cinque Terre area. I plan to travel in mid June but am still unsure of the exact town I will be staying in in Cinque Terre.
Can someone please inform me about looking up trains on either the TGV Europe site or trenitalia. I understand I will need to catch a train from Bologna to Parma and then change for La Spezia from which I can then catch a train to Cinque Terre. Is there some sort of ticket I can buy which encompasses the whole trip? Or will I need to buy a ticket for each journey and hope the trains run so that I can jump between them?
After 2 or 3 days in Cinque Terre I would then like to catch a train or trains to Florence. Can someone please advise if I need to change at any stations and if so which ones?
Thanks in advance
My fiance and I are considering the Canary Islands as a honeymoon destination. We'll be travelling late March- early April. We're looking for:
- nice, warm temperatures (but not too hot)
- white sandy beaches
- beautiful scenery: I personally really like the thought of the laurisilva forests.
- good eating and drinking
- not too many tourists (and there's the rub, of course)
I don't really want to go somewhere overrun with party tourists in particular and hate the thought of being stuck at a resort. On the other hand, it is our honeymoon and something slightly more luxurious than the usual hostels might be nice and appropriate. I initially thought Tenerife might be our best choice (combined with maybe some days on La Gomera), but are Fuerteventura or Las Palmas perhaps less touristy and more romantic? Any hotel recommendations? Or would Madeira / the Azores offer a much bet... more »
Looking for a little help.
I'm trying to figure out the best way to get from the (South) West coast of Turkey (Izmir/ Bodrum/ Rodos in Greece) to Santorini.
Any suggestions on where to leave from and a route to get there?
Feel free to suggest multiple options and modalities (plane/boat/speed boat/dolphin).
I'm going on a tour through Europe. It's with a British company called Expat Explore.
It is meant to be quite autonomous.
We arrive in Venice at night on the 18th June. The next day, the 19th, is pretty much our time to explore the city and it's surrounds.
The tour then concludes on Sunday the 20th June after breakfast from which I can either stay in Venice or fly down to Rome.
I was looking at flights and not sure whether I should take a 9am flight or wait for the 6pm flight and spend another day in Venice.
Do you guys reckons 1 night and 1 day is enough to soak up the great sights of Venice? I think the main things I would like to do in Venice is just experience the general atmosphere of the city, explore the streets and architecture and see a bit of art.
The tour also suggests we visit the Island of Murano for a glass-blowing & lace making demonstration. Is this worth se... more »
I really want to book up a holiday but don't know where to go as I don't really have anyone to go with. I can only afford 1 - 2 weeks off work and I guess due to cost it will have to be somewhere in europe
I'd like somewhere hot, preferably with the at
sea and with other people for company - don't just want to go to a hotel on my own!
Last year I went on a topdeck sailing trip round Croatia and am looking for something similar but just can't seem to find anything - don't really want to go on exactly the same holiday 2 years in s row
I'm a 25 yr old make by the way
I want to travel by train from Nice to Rome via Genoa, in a single day, it looks straight forward, with a train change in Genoa. Has anyone done this, and is there anything we need to keep in mind?. thanks
Im travelling to Greece in a couple months, staying in Paros & Santorini...
I've never been there before & am wanting to know the best areas to stay in/around??
I'll only be there for 2 nights each so i want to be close to 'EVERYTHING'.. Ie. beach, bars, shops... If thats at all possible in 1 go?? :)
My fiance and I are starting to plan our honeymoon this September in Spain. We would like to fly into Barcelona and make our way through to Valencia, Alicante, Malaga, Sevella, and Madrid. We have 14-17 days and were thinking of renting a car from Barcelona to drive at our own leisure. We would like to do a cooking lesson in Barcelona, wine tour (looking for recommended wineries) and catch some flamenco dancing in Sevella.
We're looking for any tips on planning our trip, off-the-beaten track places to stop, and must do's that would be geared to a couple in their early 30's who enjoy food, drink, and culture. This will be our first time to Spain. Any restaurant suggestions for good locals, great bars, unique stops, etc.
Looking forward to your helpful suggestions,
My wife and I will be honeymooning in Turkey and Greece for the last two weeks in July.
We were going to spend three days in Santorini and 3 days on another island. We would like
the other island to have great, white sand, uncrowded beaches.
Can anyone make an off the beaten path recommendation?
I am planning 2 stay in Annemasse (France) for one night when I visit Geneva (Switzerland) in July this year. From what I know, the hotels are quite cheap as compared to Geneva and the distance between the two places is not much.
But most of the information I found was for people with cars. I`d really appreciate some information on public transport between the 2 places. I did check SNCF website, it was helpful. But I was hoping to get some first hand info and/or local knowledge.
Also I would be arriving slightly late into Annemasse - around 9pm, how safe would it be to find my way around? Of course, I would book a hotel before hand! :)
Any information is much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
My girlfriend and I have just bought plane tickets to Greece! We'll be there October 2 through October 11, flying in and out of Athens. I've done some research to build our itinerary for while we're there, but I'd love to hear about any favorite places and logistically how to fit it into one trip.
Is it better to tour Athens at the beginning of the trip, or at the end? I'd like to see the Acropolis, and I also read somewhere that some neighborhoods in Athens are becoming sort of artsy. True?
Santorini is also on our list. How long should we spend there?
Finally, should we try to see a third place? Mykonos, Nafplio, or somewhere else I haven't considered yet?
We are young (early 20s) urbanites, but not super-crazy partiers, and I understand Mykonos can be pretty clubby. We are also not gung-ho museum-goers, though we do want to see the essential sights. We lik... more »
I need help.
I'm looking for what is the best/cheapest way to travel from Florence to Nice on 3 July for my partner and myself. We are happy to fly or go by rail. From previous advice given, Trenitalia seems to provide the best travel option by rail but I can't seem to find any information or costs of the route on their website. I have also been advised to go to www.bahn.de but don't see any information apart from a trip that takes 2 days to get there, despite being told that the trip takes 7/8 hours. Am I merely having lots of 'blonde moments' or is this a difficult route to book?
I have previously been advised of these 2 routes -
Florence, Milan, Ventimiglia and then Nice
Florence, Lucca, Genoa, Savona, San Remo, Monaco, Nice
but do not know where and how to book and/or check prices.
Any help would be much appreciated. Cheers more »
My wife and I are flying into Milan's Linate Airport and are trying to figure out the easiest way to get from the airport to the center of town. Anyone have any ideas? How easy is it to find and get to the bus/metro stop nearest the airport that will get us there? And If we take a taxi, how much do we have to expect to pay?
Thanks for your help!
I will be traveling to Munich next month and am looking for day trips. Dachau seems like a go. I was considering Salzburg but I think it would be too rushed/potentially expensive. I was also considering Neuschwanstein/fussen, but while it seems charming I think it might be a bit of a tourist trap. Apparently you get shuffled through the place & no photography. I'd rather not.
Are there other options? Ideally something inexpensive.
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