Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Recent Spam Attacks
    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Hello -Please- Excuse Me- Good-Bye - Thank You ???
  2. 2 Traveling Greece without reservations
  3. 3 Need Info - Vienna, Prague, Venice, Geneva, Paris,
  4. 4 Edinburgh Tattoo-2017-Tickets
  5. 5 Malaga City Center Hotels
  6. 6 Please critique my itinerary in Italy
  7. 7 Purchase Train Ticket Madrid to Toledo Ahead?
  8. 8 Swiss Travel Pass
  9. 9 Brouhaha in Britain Over New 5 Pound Notes!
  10. 10 Trip Report We're here!
  11. 11 Suggestions of Paris things to do Christmas and New Years?
  12. 12 Urgent- Pleaseee HELP - Spain, Italy or France for Xmass and New years
  13. 13 Venice, Florence - too many museums.
  14. 14 Last minute (next week) London GTG?
  15. 15 Destination from London by train, advice please
  16. 16 Athens
  17. 17 Trip Report Lisbon-mini trip report
  18. 18 airports near Delphi or Kalabaka
  19. 19 Bridging the gap between US and Europe
  20. 20 Another Guide for Art Loving Tourists
  21. 21 Petrol in Greece
  22. 22 Ideas for small group tour - Southern Spain
  23. 23 Novels about Spain and Spanish history
  24. 24 France for 3 weeks..Too many choices
  25. 25 Gyms in Paris-day passes?
View next 25 » Back to the top

8 days in Europe-Australian.Need help!

Jump to last reply

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 free 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? Is Qatar good to fly with?

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

Thank you for all your help!

Advertisement