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Trip Report Our Amazing European Christmas & New Year; 5 weeks.

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We’ve been back a week from a really fantastic 5 week trip to Europe over the Christmas New Year period. As usual I got so much help from you all and even despite some ‘negative’ feedback on our plans; it was a truly memorable trip. I do like to do a really thorough trip report but this is the first time I didn’t keep a journal, I did ‘jot’ notes on our map, so with that, photos and receipts, I will try to be as helpful as possible.

We are a 50 year old (oh god, that’s the first time I’ve had to write that…..), I’m retired, Dh is back at work after a couple of years travelling but has managed to secure plenty of holiday leave in his new role  . We’ve been to Europe several (6 we think) times, so the time in London, Paris & Amsterdam, were really just little ‘treats’, to revisit some favourite places. The planning was based around wanting a white Christmas with our two grown daughters (24 & 26) and their two partners (now fiancées……sure was an exciting trip). Early last year we secured a really great package deal, through a coupon website for a hotel/resort in Mayrhofen, Austria. So with that booked, we planned around that.

This is our itinerary and I will go into more detail shortly;

The 4 young ones flew out with Malaysian Airlines on the Friday night for London.
Dh & I departed on the Saturday morning with Singapore Airlines, B/class booked with points.
3 Nights in London with the ‘kids’
Eurostar to Paris, for a really special dinner
Train to Munich, two nights with the kids.
Picked up 2 cars (included in the Hotel package)
Drove to Mayrhofen
5 nights over Xmas, skiing
Back to Munich, kids flew back to London
Dh & I flew to Madrid for one night
Collected small Motorhome (this is where I got a lot of negative feedback)
17 nights exploring Spain & Portugal
2 nights Madrid
1 night Amsterdam for the meal of the trip & our flights home

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