5 week Europe itinery with 2 children

Jan 26th, 2013, 07:30 PM
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thanks for the tip we will do that instead
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Feb 14th, 2013, 01:07 AM
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Your itinerary is getting better. Planning the itinerary carefully is really important. And by the way don't forget to book your hotels or rentals early as I see you have a lot of stops. It can get quite a headache.
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Feb 14th, 2013, 09:58 AM
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The new itinerary is so much better. We took our kids, then 11 and 13, for 4 weeks in the late 90s, and have a similar travel style to yours. We hit London, York, Edinburgh, Paris and the Loire Valley, Interlaken, Venice, Florence, Rome and Viareggio on that trip. It was a great great trip, fondly remembered, and our kids continue to love to travel. You'll have a great time. (P.S. I wouldn't stay 4 days in Florence)
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Feb 14th, 2013, 01:20 PM
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Then fly back to London and get the eurorail to Paris for 6 days>

Well you could also drive to London's St Pancras International station, drop the car there and then catch Chunnel trains to Paris
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Feb 14th, 2013, 05:08 PM
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Driving to St Pancras from northern England is beyond daft . . .
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Feb 15th, 2013, 11:53 AM
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Driving to St Pancras from northern England is beyond daft>

why? with two kids most would rather drive and it won't takemuch longer than a train and you can drive right to St Pancras - coming by train means changing train stations once in London.

Beyond daft? Please explain why rather that just saying 'beyond daft' - why or why?
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Feb 15th, 2013, 01:24 PM
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It's beyond daft because no sane person travelling from northern England to Paris would drive down the M1 for 3, 4 or 5 hours into the centre of London, all the while dealing with busy traffic, having to pay the congestion charge, navigating their way, then haul their luggage onto on a train at St Pancras for another couple of hours, when they can quickly fly to Paris in one hour from a regional airport.

There are often better ways to travel around the UK than simply going through London when London isn't the destination. The Eurostar is quite irrelevant for those journeying to/from northern England or Scotland
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Feb 18th, 2013, 11:58 AM
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I have been to 26 countries and Rome was by far my fave city, I would do more time there personally. The one-night stays might get taxing for your kids, but if they are good travelers, may not be a problem.
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