Europe in 30 days - How to Travel? ?
Replies: 21 - Last Post: Dec 9, 2012 10:14 AM Last Post By: mickyfinn
Dec 7, 2012 8:01 AM
15Oh and flew into Paris as it was the cheapest. About a 50pound flight from birmingham to Paris saved me hundreds for not flying into the UK. Also stopping in Mauritius for 4nights on the way home to Perth so Flights are all set in stone from Perth> Paris and return. Just the in's and out's of my actual trip I'm trying to figure out. I'm presuming nobody is a fan of tours haha, considering they are in places for a day most times. Again thank you all for your input, I'll re-jig and see what we come up with. Double again probably not responding the correct way but very grateful for all your input.. I know I am a newbie and don't know what I'm doing so thank you all for being so sweet. Give me a Bali trip to plan and I know EXACTLY what I'm doing haha. :):)
Dec 7, 2012 8:11 AM
16cheers travelnewbie, you're doing fine, responsive users are always welcome on this board :-)
yes, passes have their pitfalls, e.g. surcharges (frequent) and limited seat allocations (so far I know this only for France, though). in some countries, rail travel is so cheap that passes hardly pay off. further, you have to determine for yourself whether the flexibility of a pass is a key issue of yours, since most rail companies have started to offer low budget tickets to those who book early, just like with budget flights (i.e. non exchangeable, non-refundable etc.) - often it's most economic to buy a few (fixed) tickets for long stretches ahead and p2p or other offers for everything else. pass is a matter of convenience, too, and if you're still eligible for the youth discount, it might still be worthwhile.
make sure you've read the excellent http://www.seat61.com/Railpass.htm. to further comment on transport, one would need to know more about your itinerary...
Dec 9, 2012 6:01 AM
Paris is bit of a dump, but if you've never been, then you have to go once. Although Paris, like the song, is best in the springtime. During the summer, it's filled with tourists and hot as hell. If you have a bit of flexibility in your itinerary, I suggest Provençe or anywhere south of France. I also suggest Munich, Antwerp, Lausanne if you like art and walking about. If you like shopping, I suggest Milan. For a month, you should really stay in one country per week, unless you like being tired and grumpy from having to spend most of your time on trains, buses, and planes and being around crowds of people all the time.
Dec 9, 2012 6:07 AM
18Paris is bit of a dump, but if you've never been, then you have to go once
Yeah, perhaps you should do that.
Dec 9, 2012 6:40 AM
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