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Good friends with two young teens have traveled a lot in SA, France, Greece, Malaysia and misc places in Europe. Kids both play piano and other instruments and love music and concerts. They also love swimming and enjoy history, biking, but not much hiking,

In mid-June, they are going to Turkey, three days in Cappadocia and three in Istanbul. They are then going to Venice for at least five days.

By then, it will be July. They were considering Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast or the CT or perhaps Tuscany, all mostly because they would already be in Italy. They asked my advice.

I told them it is further than they thought from Venice to the AC, that Pompeii will be miserably hot, etc., that they should consider doing that as another trip during their kids' Spring break next year.

I did not advise the CT because of crowding and hiking not really being their thing.

Tuscany would also be hot, but could work if they get a place with a pool and rent a car.

I would say Provence, but it would also be hot and crowded in July.

What DH and I both think might be great for them, especially the kids, would be Bavaria with lakes for boating and swimming, castles (I know, not old, but they are fun), quaint towns and villages, taking in an evening concert at Herrenchiemsee, Salzburg, the Romantic road, the Eagle's Nest, etc.

The other area I think they would love is Amsterdam - canals, Anne Frank House, museums, etc., and other places in the Netherlands, perhaps parts of Belgium.

I am also thinking London and the Cotswolds, Bath, etc.

The problem is, it has been over 25 years since I have been to Southern Germany or Amsterdam.

They will have 7-10 days. I want to give them the best ideas Possible.

Any and all ideas any of you have will be much appreciated.

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