I made a post back in October and got a lot of positive and helpful feedback. I've booked my flights and am in the process of finalizing my hotels and itenerary. Looking for a bit more advice though as I'm honestly not sure what to do. I'll be traveling on April 24th to London from Raleigh(RDU>LHR) and will be arriving in the very early morning of April 25th. We(Wife and I--Getting married April 23rd) will be returning home on May 7th from Paris(CDG>RDU). I really wanted to fit in a trip to Rome, but it's so far away, so I figured maybe we could just do Venice, but this is quite the distance as well. I've done lots of research on trains and it seems like a great idea, but it would take around 10-12 hours , which is basically one full day there and back. I really hate to fly, I know that I'll be doing lots of this, but to have it in the middle of my honeymoon, it's just not something I'd like to do. Should I just drop Venice and try for somewhere else? Maybe Switzerland?
A few questions if I may as well. I still have to better research where exactly to stay in London, but for Paris, I was told 4-6 Arrondissement are best for new comers. Our budget is probably going to be around 200$ a night USD, give or take a little.
1. Is 4-6 correct? Or what would you all recommend?
2. This is the dumbest question I'm sure I'll ask but I really don't know what to expect as I've seen so much fluctuation whilst reading. What should we expect to spend on food? No alcohol at all, maybe one drink for me the entire trip. She doesn't drink though. I've seen 70-100$ Per Person per day. Not sure what type of food this includes? Like fast food? Nice sit down? Bagels?
3. If you all have purchased guidebooks on the various cities, what are some of your favorite things that they cover, or what particular information has helped you best?
4. Train tickets are a lot more pricey than I thought, London to Paris is pretty crazy expensive, I thought for some resaon it was going to be cheaper. I guess we waited a bit too late to get it for cheaper? Hopefully further transport wont be a big deal.
5. What should I buy for London transportation, I've seen there are passes that basically say "pay this price and you can ride anything by using it" As well as for Paris?
6. Are those passes pretty good for both London or Paris that you can use to get into museums for one flat rate of the pass?
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