Travel Tips & Trip Ideas Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

At risk of being flamed-Disney or Tour of Great Britain for December 2010

Jump to last reply

We typically take a "big" vacation every two years or so, and we are thinking the next one will be in December of next year. We were just in Disney in May, although we have never seen it decorated for Christmas, and we do like it a lot. We have never seen Britain decorated for Christmas either (and DH and DS have never been), but we are intending to take a major European trip in the summer of 2013, and will probably include at least some travel in the UK.

Disney would probably consist of 4 days in a moderate resort, with Deluxe Dining, and 2 or 3 days of park tickets, since at least some of the point of the trip is to see the hotels and restaurants in their holiday dress. The tour we are looking at is "7" days (5 nights), in and out of London, with one night each in Chester, York, and Edinburgh. Obviously, it would involve quite a lot of time on a bus, since, unless my sense of geography has deserted me, it's roughly 400 miles from London to Edinburgh. We do like busses, and think that it's probably a fun itinerary, if a little bit whizzy. We would also stay at least one, and possibly two, extra nights in London. We did look at independent travel, and since we don't want all London, all the time, for this trip, we're thinking we could never sanely duplicate this itinerary in the time and for the money (abt $800 apiece-without air) independently, and we do just kind of like the idea of a tour. The cherry on top of the icing is that there is probably no single supplement for our dates (none in the '09 catalog, and I don't think there was in '08 either), so we do not have to triple up.

The cost differential isn't great, and the timing for either would work well too, and we're sure we would enjoy either. If it were possible to do both we probably would. We are two rather geeky grown-ups in our 40's, and a very geeky young teenager, all of whom are Christmas-decoration-crazed, and like pretty much everything (busses, trains, Disney, history, food, etc.). We're really looking for easy, fun, festive, and interesting, and we're stuck between the two (at the moment anyway, we may change our minds some more, and I've been trying to plan a trip to Europe or Great Britain for at least 3 years). Any thoughts that would make one a better option than the other?

37 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Travel Tips & Trip Ideas activity »
  1. 1 Air B&B
  2. 2 Discounted luggage websites
  3. 3 Trip Report Goin' solo...nothing like it! (A trip report collection)
  4. 4 Why Do People Bother With Tripadvisor?
  5. 5 Crossing Borders
  6. 6 Help? Where to go with an 18 year old boy?
  7. 7 Need Help: Winter US/Carrib Vacation Ideas
  8. 8 RDIF Security Bags/Wallets
  9. 9 Anniversary trip
  10. 10 Traveling long haul for the first time
  11. 11 Light weight Luggage
  12. 12 Carry-on Luggage
  13. 13 Traveling with a smartphone
  14. 14 Which place would you like to travel ?
  15. 15 Transferring on an international flight
  16. 16 Accessing online banking while in Europe
  17. 17 Why Do A Cycling Tour?: A review of various tour companies and general tips
  18. 18 AutoSlash and Hotel Tonight - Your Reviews
  19. 19 Thanksgiving week trip
  20. 20 Is there a company or website that compares SIM cards?
  21. 21 Around the World Ticket/Trips
  22. 22 Hotel bidding site recommendations.
  23. 23 Thrifty OHare parking
  24. 24 Saving money travelling the world
  25. 25 Family Holiday in Turkey-with three kids aged 12,10 & 7
View next 25 » Back to the top