Europe - Western Europe
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My name is Tom, my girlfriend and I are visiting beautiful Portugal. We've seen great places in Lisbon the past 4 days and are now planning the rest of our trip but we are kinda in doubt of where else to go, and where first.
We have 8 days remaining. In that time we would love to see a not so touristy part of the Algarve, rent a car and then drive up to Caicais, Sintra and Porto. Our last 2 days we will stay in Baixa Chiado, Lisbon, before we leave to go back home.
Can anyone please help us out with great advice on where to go first, must see's, places to stay, see, eat, sleep, everything and anything is very welcome! :)
Thanks a lot! Tom & Alessandra
What do people think about spending two nights in Cinque Terre in early December? If it's more likely to be wet, I don't want to be stranded at the hostel with nothing to do, as I hear there's not much there other than hiking in winter. Plus it seems that some of the treks along the Azure Trail are still closed after the floods of October last year.
Would appreciate the help! My alternative plan would be to divert into Tuscany a bit more, but I do really want to see CT--only if it would be worth it!
I have some questions about the transport in and out of Porto. We will be arriving by plane and we are not renting a car, what is the best way to go from the airport to downtown. We made a reservation at Pensao Cristal , rua Galeria de Paris.
We will be in Porto for 4 days, 2 days to visit Porto, and we thought of spending one day to go to Barcelos (on thursday when there is a market) and from Barcelo to Braga. Is it better by train or bus
The same for Guimares, is it better by train or bus
and then we will go to Coimbra, and also there, will it be better to travel from Porto by train or bus?
Im planning to visit europe for a month with my wife on vacation all over Europe from mid December unit mid Jan. May I know which countries should I must visit during this time? also where we should spent time during Christmas and new year..
Also, i was wondering if driving car in europe is easy. I mean the main problem is finding parking and no knowledge of street/locations. I'm from pakistan.. which country is comfortable to travel on self driven car??
traveling europe with women is safe? i heard some countries not..
My usual habit, take quick look at TT when I get up.
There's something very strange about the posts this morning. I might be dreaming ..
I am traveling alone and I have an itinerary to arrive in Amsterdam on Sept 7 and stay there for the weekend until Sept 10 (Monday). I am meeting a friend in Berlin on Sept 18 where we will be staying there for a weekend before we head off to Munich for Oktoberfest. My question is, what should I do during that time alone while I wait for my friend? I would like to see nature and visit non party atmosphere since I will be doing a lot of that later. Is there anything to do in Cologne or Hamburg? I wouldn't mind relaxing next to beautiful terrain and hike or sit next to the beach. I wanted to go to the back forest but it seems really out of the way via train, so I had to rule that out. All your comments are appreciated in advance!
Hi fellow lonely planeters,
I'm arriving Rome on Aug 17th and heading to Amsterdam for the 23rd/24th.. travelling on a budget, however, prefer not flying and travelling via train/bus and wanna follow an itinery such as the one following (or something similar):
- Rome (2-3 days)
- Florence & Milan or Genoa & Torino (2 days)
- Geneva/Nancy (2 day)
- Antwerp (1 day)
From reading other threads, I get the feeling that travelling by train is couple hundred euros vs. travelling by plane is much less expensive.. any recos on how i should get from one city to another and as well, in terms of the cities, do you think it's too much, too little for the given amount of time (around 1 week) and/or am i missing much better cities along the way?
Any input will greatly be appreciated.
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I plan on backpacking in Europe and would like to go to Morocco, Spain, France, and Germany. Would a 3 months trip be enough to fully experience these countries?
Thank you very Much!
Hi Guys!! Im new in this forum and i need some advice. Im from PAKISTAN( Asia) and want to travel Spain togather with TWO other friends of mine. We are students. My question is that "Are 3000 Euros/PERSON" gonna be enough for staying 2 WEEKS in Spain EXCLUDING Air Tickets. If YES then what kind of traveling its gonna be? like can we stay in hostels , eat average food and transport and other things related to tourism with 3000 Euros/Person.
In Short , If 3000 Euros are enough then What should we do (food and accomodation) to have a good and enjoyable tour.?
PLZZZ Reply , dont ignore my post , Specially those who have travelled spain or residents of spain.
FRIENDS!! i knw there is alot being asked about budget/Traveling but as im from ASIA so Spain to too far for me and i have never been out of the country. So i want to know everythng before i go there. Because I DO NOT WANT TO... more »
My husband and I are planning on renting a large villa in Tuscany for four weeks in September/October 2013 for a vacation with friends and family. After months of looking at dozens of agencies and hundreds of properties online we found the perfect villa for our needs with a company called Easy Reserve (http://www.tuscany-villas.it). Has anyone done business with them? Any thoughts?
Many thanks in advance,
lek in Pgh
I was wondering if I need reservations to stay one or two nights in Lucerne? I will be traveling from Austria and need only one or two nights accommodations in Lucerne before I leave from Zurich to Kenya. I usually do not make reservations but considering both my schedule and pocketbook are tight I am a bit worried. I am looking for budget accommodations (hostels okay if there are private rooms) and would like to stay in Lucerne.
Can anyone else recommend a neighboring town near Lucerne that is worth traveling to and may be even cheaper?
We're still thinking of going to Ethiopia on honeymoon and flying there via Rome. So, as we're probably going to be roughing it a bit, we'd like an absolutely fabulous hotel for our two nights in Rome. Any recommendations?
Guys I need your help,
I am moving to Amsterdam next week and I will be staying there for a while so I need to learn Dutch and a cheap residence/hostel where i can stay for two weeks aprox.
1-Do you know if the Amsterdam townhall provides free dutch lessons for immigrants??Where can I find out?
2-Do you know any affordable place to stay for a while?? I heard that there are some hostels that offer free accomodation in exchange of cleaning services in the rooms.. does anyone know?
I hope Cecile will help me with the 1 question!
Just wondered if anyone has experience of staying in Crete over the winter. I'm interested in going there (never been before) to do some writing for five or six months. Does anyone know what sort of prices I'd be looking at for an average or low standard hotel, guest house etc, and what sort of options I'd have - is there the possibility of staying with a family, or in longer-term accomodation to help bring down the cost?
Also, do restaurants stay open in winter and are prices low, and what is life like there over winter. I'd also be interested to know of any English-speaking people heading out there, or if you know of the best town to go to to increase my chances of having English speakers around. Not that I won't try to know Greeks of course...
I'm not bothered about what the weather is like!
Any help or websites would be much appreciated. Thanks.
I just found a very cheap flight to Bergamo airport (Milan) so natually booked it straight away. I haven't really worked out my budget yet but expect to be-able to stay in the area for a week or two. Just wondering whether anyone who's visited the area could make any suggestions on where to go, what to see before I book my hostel. Obviously Milan seems like the obvious place to go after leaving the airport but I'm not opposed to going anywhere else. I've been living in Greece for the past few months and will have to go back to the uk by the end of the month so it would be nice to see a bit of Italy :)
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