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Oct 8th, 2013, 02:22 PM
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2 weeks in May- Flying into Frankfurt then...prague, venice, tuscany, paris, south of france?

Can't do everything I'd like to do as really, it surmounts to about 10 days of joy. What route makes sense? Wine and food, charming villages and locals experience, major sights but only quick views, not tours. Theses are our interests..any suggestions? or too vague?
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Oct 8th, 2013, 02:28 PM
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Well in that time frame either do Paris and South of France or Prague and then twin either one with Italy - say Frankfurt to Paris
Paris to Burgundy for the wine part of the trip - go to Beaune and stay 2 days and take trains to nearby wine villages on the Burgundy Wine Road that meanders thru several wine villages

Burgundy to Avignon area - the heart of tourist Provence - spend 2-3 days there - take buses to nearby sites like the Pone du Gard, Arles, St-Remy, etc.

Move onto Nice and over to Venice - try to fly out of Venice - the so-called Open Jaw ticket.

If taking trains check out these informative sites - www.seat61.com; www.ricksteves.com and www.budgeteuropetravel.com.

If renting a car you may find you have to return it in the country where you rented it or face a huge drop-off fee.
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Oct 8th, 2013, 02:29 PM
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After Frankfurt, head to the south of France and spend the rest of the time in Provence and on the Côte d'Azur.
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Oct 8th, 2013, 03:24 PM
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Six destinations scattered all over Europe in 10 days just isn't logistically possible. You will spend the entire time in transport and never get to see anything, least of all charming villages and "locals." Heck, you won't even have time for the food and wine, except maybe a sandwich and glass of something on a train. In 10 days you can reasonably see 2-3 places. Buy open-jaw tickets so you don't have to backtrack.
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Oct 8th, 2013, 05:40 PM
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Tear up that list and make a new one.

Fly into Frankfurt and take the train from the airport to Mainz or to Rüdesheim, board a boat and float down the Rhine to Cologne. The new timetables for May 2014 are not out yet, this is the schedule for summer of 2013: http://www.k-d.com/fileadmin/user_up...013_dt_web.pdf

Settle into your hotel in Cologne, check out the cathedral (right by the train station), the chocolate museum on an island in the river, taste the Kölsche beer that they're so proud of, walk off the jetlag and crash.

The next morning, start to explore the Rhine region - Bacharach, Rüdesheim (wine!), Bonn (former capital), castles galore - reach them by boat, by train (runs on both sides of the river), or by coach tour to places where it's harder to get to.

Then get a car and take off, the country to the west into France and Luxembourg is full of the wine and food and small-town charms that you're seeking. Look at a map - there are some serious cities, too, and the Champagne region isn't far, either. Even Burgundy is within a few hours' drive, and you can swing back to Frankfurt via the Alsace - Strasbourg is a foodie's destination for example.

No wasting of time by jetting to far-away locations, keep it in the region and have a blast.
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Oct 9th, 2013, 07:36 AM
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Thanks for the feedback..I'll take a look at these suggestions
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