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8 days Europe (1st time) - Australian Couple. Need help with everything!

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8 days in Europe (1st time) - Australian Couple celebrating 30th. Need help with everything!

Hi there. My husband and I are wanting to fly from Melbourne to Europe as my 30th gift in mid September for a total of 10 babysitting days.

Aim of the trip for me & my husband is to see beautiful places, walk around, maybe relax at beach, eat great food, taste new foods, drink yummy wine. We're not particularly into any architecture or art - but not adverse to it either.

I've always wanted to go to Paris so that is a must. We simply want to experience the city, walk around, eat out, maybe dinner on Eiffel Tower. Don't want to do too much or too little but take in as much of the city as we can.

Thought of also taking the train to Nice and possibly enjoying some of the French Riveria.

Here is where we get stuck, do we fly to Barcelona and enjoy the experience there or do we go to somewhere like Venice and enjoy the experience there?

There's no order to our itinerary we are flexible. We're aiming for the most cost effective and time efficient holiday. So with flights, direct and short stop overs etc. If its cheaper to fly Melbourne to Paris then Melbourne to Venice or Melbourne to Barcelona is the way we would go.

We currently received a quote for $1,599 (AUD) flights with Qatar each flying Melbourne to Paris, September 18th 2014, returning Barcelona to Melbourne, September 28th 2014. We feel this is a great price but unsure if going to Spain is better then Italy?

This is our first time to Europe & unfortunately we don't foresee being able to return anytime soon.

Thank you for all your help!

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