any tips for a student?
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Oct 5, 2012 3:34 AM Last Post By: arizona
Oct 2, 2012 1:15 PM
any tips for a student?I want to plan my own trip around europe, any tips on where to start? I really am stuck!
I know where I want to go (Holland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France and Belgium), I have some where to stop in Graz, Austria and in Paris, France. but I could do with advice on where to go, where to stay and the best forms of travel?
Oct 3, 2012 12:51 AM
1Hi - and welcome to Thorn Tree....
I want to plan my own trip around europe, any tips on where to start
What mode(s) of transport do 'You' prefer using? The best for me, might not be the best for you.
I prefer rent-a-car. It allows me to see what I want and stop where I like.
Do you like hostels, 5* hotels, camping, Couchsurfing?
advice on where to go
That depends on what you like doing.
Mountains, nightclubs, all night benders, city walks, museums, something else maybe.
Over to you.
Oct 3, 2012 1:47 AM
Oct 3, 2012 1:59 AM
Oct 3, 2012 4:09 AM
4No offense, but from the questions you've asked so far I get the impression you haven't done much research yet, and since we are no clairvoyants, it's quite impossible to help you if you aren't clear about your plans.
I think you really should start by getting a guidebook and read up on the essentials first (it also helps you get an idea of what sights you might be interested in), then try to draft an itinerary and ask for feedback. When you do so, please be as specific as possible - how long will you travel, what are your interests, which places (towns etc not countries) do you definitely want to visit etc.
"Cheap transport" really depends on your route - not countries but cities, towns, villages. Yes, there are train passes, but which ones you are eligible for depends on country of residence and age, mostly. More importantly, rail passes don't necessarily save you money compared to a combination of discounted rail and air tickets and buses - read this, for example: http://www.seat61.com/Railpass-and-Eurail-pass-guide.htm
Oct 3, 2012 12:48 PM
5ooooook, im asking questions to get answers...but its quite hard to narrow down the questions, when you don't know which ones to ask first.
iv given it lots of thought but im not familiar with the transport system of mainland europe, TBH i know people in every country i want to go to, so accommodation is on the back burner,
Im asking if there is any sort of europe wide travel pass or any sort of coach/bus system that would allow me to travel from country to country,
Oct 3, 2012 10:24 PM
Oct 4, 2012 2:53 AM
Oct 4, 2012 3:05 AM
8I already pointed that out in my first reply and therefore assumed in #6 that that wasn't the right answer to traveljourno's question, but now I wonder if he even read the link. He also didn't respond to my comment that eligibility for rail passes (not to mention if they are cost-effective or not) depend on country of residence and age - if you've lived in Europe for the last 6 months, you're better off getting an Interrail pass instead of Eurail if it makes sense to buy a rail pass at all.
There's also Eurolines and Megabus that serve several international routes, although they operate mostly between the bigger cities.
Oct 5, 2012 3:34 AM
9Are you planning any of it yourself, or wanting T.T.'ers to plan it all for you?
Still no answer to this valid question by #3. And the timeframe. And when? And what do you like/expect?
And why did you choose Holland? (speed skating?) And so on.
No, we're stuck.
If you don't (= are not able or are now willing) to plan it yourself, please tell us why not. At least I will be honoured and challenged to provide some useful info then.
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