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

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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?

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