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Planning a surprise missus trip to Europe. (From US&A) First time and yes, I must do touristy places. I'm torn between Paris, Spain, Italy, England. Any suggestions?
Is it better to book your own or travel agent? Any good sites I can check?
it's a big place, with a huge variety of stuff and cultures to see. what to recommend depends very much the kind of trip you want... and how long you have.
plan it yourself definitely
how much time do you have and do you have waterproof boots?
How long you coming over for and what time of year?
If it's with the Mrs I'd say Paris then trip down towards the south of France. Take in Lyon and the Alpes on the way and ending up in MonteCarlos is never a bad bet.
Denmark is happy. Paris is swanky. London is cool but pricey.
If you're heading to the UK, you have to go to Bilston; very cosmopolitan with a great market.
yup, going with the mrs. And it's more of a couple-romantic trip. I'm on first stage so still have no idea about time of year and length of trip (Next Year) Sorry for being vague...
Are there any reliable sites I can check? A few of the ones I've seen look very suspicious...
Can you let us know when?
Give us EUers enough time to get our ghilli suits and go OSFA hunting
'just the tip?'
Do yourself a favour and avoid the touristy places. I am not talking about the bigger cities here but the small towns and villages in the countryside. If a village is reknown for being a tourist attraction (i.e. it appears in your tourist guide) stay the fuck out. You’ll find all flair is gone and all that is left are noisy pedestrian areas with dozens of shops all selling the same cheap trash. The trick is to stay in one of the villages nearby wich will be equally beautiful but not overcrowded.
Also, Europe might seem relatively small seen from the US but there is no way you can rush through... I planned a trip through Spain AND Portugal once on the map and found myself spending more time on buses and trains hopping from city to city than actually enjoying the places... concentrate on one or two regions. Paris and then south of Frace or the France Alps sounds great btw
If you drop by Amsterdam, give me a shout :)
If you drop in Italy,
don't come to milan there's shit to see,
go to roma, firenze, venezia, etc
Barcelona, Florence and Rome were all fantastic in my opinion. Switzerland is gorgeous too. Definitely plan it yourself, and my advice, don't overschedule. I was 'planning' on being in Barcelona for 4 days, ended up staying 2 weeks. Best time I've ever had. If you find a place you like, stay and pretend like you live there.
Amsterdamn ... anywhere really
if you're in Paris use the subway
What do you want to see and do?
its important to know that Paris and London mainly have shit weather all year round except maybe in Summer.
Spain and Italy have way better climate and are probably a bit cheaper.
i usually end up booking with orbitz. even though i check with expedia also. its good to hunt a little bit if you want lowest price.
there's trains and/or cheap:er air with in eu that you can book. easyjet.com is one of them. there's more. note. some of them use air ports far from the city. so it could cost more to go from and to there.
wednesday is usually deals on hotels. if you not get groupon, jetsetter, hotels.com, etc. emails already.
come in Bucharest and you'll get beer for nothin' and your chicks for free