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European Travel Websites (updated January 2010) ADD YOUR FAVORITES

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European Travel Websites (updated January 2010) ADD YOUR FAVORITES

This is a long list of various travel websites. If you have other websites to add just post them on the end and I will try to get them in the next update of the library.
Handy Travel Websites
(updated 1/10)

Google Earth
http://earth.google.com/ Google Earth

http://www.cia.gov/library/publicati...ook/index.html quick reference for any country.
http://www.classictic.com/ for classical music everywhere in Europe
http://www.cohenkenny.com/ Cohen & Kenney, Individual’s travel website
http://www.concierge.com/ Concierge.com
http://www.dopplr.com/ Online site for frequent world Business travelers
http://www.enjoyrome.com/ Enjoy Rome, good Rome travel guide
http://www.independenttraveler.com/ Independent Traveler.com
http://www.islands.com/ Island Magazine, more for tropical vacations
http://www.johnnyjet.com/home.asp Johnny Jet, individual’s travel website
http://www.letsgo.com/ Lets Go, good budget travel site
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ Lonely Planet, good all around site
http://www.planetware.com/ Planet Ware
http://www.ricksteves.com/ Rick Steves Europe through the Backdoor
http://www.rudymaxa.com/ Rudy Maxa’s Traveling in Style website
http://www.smh.com.au/travel/ Sunday Morning Herald archived travel articles
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/travel/ The Globe and Mail (Canada) Travel Section
http://www.timeout.com/ Time Out Worldwide
http://www.travbuddy.com/widget_map.php Website to draw a map of all the countries and States you have visited
http://www.vacationstogo.com/ For cruises (including in Europe
http://www.worldheritagesite.org/ World Heritage Site
http://www.worldprops.com Holiday Rentals Worldwide

Airline Search and Reservations
http://matrix.itasoftware.com/cvg/dispatch ITA
http://whichbudget.com/ Which Budget, Budget Travel Specialist
http://world.start4all.com/ Start4All.com, travel weblog and airline search
http://www.kayak.com/ Kayak
http://www.mobissimo.com/ Mobissimo
http://www.qixo.com/flight.html QIXO
http://flyhappy.com/bookonline/ibook/ Fly Happy . com
http://www.yapta.com/ Yapta tracks the fares of tickets you’ve already booked

Cheaper flights within Europe
http://www.easyjet.com/ Easy Jet
http://www.europebyair.com/efp/index.jsp Europe by Air.com
http://www.flybmi.com/bmi/splash.aspx BMI
http://www.go-fly.com/ Go Voyages.com
http://www.harefares.com/ Hare Fares
http://www.opodo.co.uk/ Opodo
http://www.ryanair.com/site/EN/ Ryan Air
http://www.skyscanner.net/ Airline and airport websites all over the world:
http://www.thalys.com/ Thalys
http://www.whichbudget.com/ Which Budget
http://www.germanwings.com German Wings

Travel Deals
http://www.airfarewatchdog.com/ Airfare Watchdog
http://www.bargaintraveleurope.com/ Bargain Travel Europe.com
http://www.go-today.com/ Go-Today.com
http://www.lastminutetravel.com/ Last Minute Travel
http://www.site59.com/ Last Minute Travel Deals
http://www.studentuniverse.com/ Student Universe (for students and teachers
http://www.travelzoo.com/ Travelzoo
http://www.webflyer.com/ Web Flyer
https://www.veteransadvantage.com/ Veterans Advantage

Air Travel Forecasting
http://www.farecast.com Farecast

Frequent Flyer Miles
http://www.flyertalk.com Flyer Talk, site for using FF miles

Airport Parking
http://www.airportdiscountparking.com/ Airport Discount Parking.com

Airline Food
http://www.airlinemeals.net/ Airline Meals
http://skymeals.com/ Sky Meals Gourmet Airline meals

Airline Seats
http://www.seatguru.com/ Seat Guru.com

Car Rental
http://www.autoeurope.com/ Auto Europe
http://www.bnm.com/index.html BNM car renta price comparison
http://www.europcar.com/EBE/module/booking/FirstStep.do Europe Car
http://www.gemut.com/ Gemutlichkeit Travel.com
http://www.gettingaroundgermany.info/zeichen.htm International Road Signs

Maps - Driving Directions and mileage:
http://oddens.geog.uu.nl/index.html Oden’s Bookmarks, Links to maps …
http://www.aboutus.org/MapBlast.com Mapblast
http://www.mappy.com/ Mappy plot itineraries, driving, etc
http://www.mapquest.com/ Mapquest
http://www.shellgeostar.com/ Shell Geostar, click on maps
http://www.viamichelin.co.uk/viamich...MaHomePage.htm Via Michelin maps, plot driving routes, hotel and restaurant info also
http://www.yahoo.com/ Yahoo, click on maps

Trains, Ferries, etc.
http://bahn.de. German Railroad site
http://europeanrailguide.com/ European Rail guide
http://www.ferroviedellostato.it/ Ferovi, trains Italy
http://www.jamtransfer.com/taxi/index.php?lang=en Airport Transportation in Europe
http://www.oebb.at/pv/en/index.jsp Austrian Train site
http://www.raileurope.com/us/index.htm Rail Europe
http://www.snavali.com/eng/ Snavali, ferry schedules
http://www.virtuferries.com/index.aspx Virtu ferry schedules

http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneDay.php USNO Compute sunrise and sunset times worldwide time
http://www.accuweather.com/ Accu Weather 5-day forecast
http://www.almanac.com/ Old Farmer’s Almanac, Sunrise, sunset, full moons, Full moon days
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/ BBC Weather
http://www.nytimes.com/ New York Times newspaper site
http://www.paris.org/Accueil/Climate/ weather and climate all over France, also has historical data
http://www.pawprint.net/ Paw Print Network, You can download an excellent clock toolbar that sits on your task bar.
http://www.sunrisesunset.com/ Sunrise Sunset Calanders
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/ Date and Time.com, World Clock
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ Washington Post also has historical data
http://www.weather.com/ The Weather Channel
http://www.weatherbase.com/ Weather Base
http://www.worldclimate.com/ World Climate, has historical data
http://www.worldtimeserver.com/ World Time Server.com, Current time anywhere in the world
http://www.wunderground.com/ Weather Underground, has historical weather

US Passport Information
http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html US State Department

http://hub.ebay.com/buy Ebay
http://www.ebags.com/ E-Bags
http://www.luggagefactory.com/ Luggage Factory

Advance Bookings:
http://selectitaly.com/ Select Italy, source for travel to Italy
http://voyages-sncf.com Voyages SCNF trains France
http://www.autoeurope.com/ Auto Europe 800-223-5555
http://www.chase.com/ Chase currency
http://www.ferroviedellostato.it/ Ferovi, trains Italy
http://www.raileurope.com/us/index.htm Rail Europe
http://www.thalys.com/ Thalys French Trains
http://www.thetrainline.com/default...._2008210182739 The Train Line, trains for England, Europe, Australia

Travel Insurance
http://insuremytrip.com/ Insure My Trip
http://travelsafe.com/ Travel Safe
http://www.accessamerica.com/ Access America
http://www.insureandgo.com/ Insure and Go
http://www.squaremouth.com/ Square Mouth
http://www.travelguard.com/ Travel Guard

Travel Forums
http://forum.virtualtourist.com/ Virtual Tourist
http://travel.alltop.com/ Travel blog consolidator
http://www.etravel.org/forum/ E Travel
http://www.fodors.com/forums/ Fodors
http://www.forums.meta-travel.com/ Meta-Travel
http://www.ricksteves.com/graffiti/graffiti_menu.htm Rick Steves
http://www.slowtrav.com/ Slow Traveler
http://www.travelblog.org/Forum/ Travel Blog
http://www.travelerspoint.com/forum/ Travelers Point


http://www.couchsurfing.com/ to find someone who will let you crash on their couch
http://www.eurocheapo.com/ EuroCheapo
http://www.hostelworld.com/ for hotel reservations in Europe and found some cheap rates there.
http://www.hotel.de/ Hotel.de Germany
http://www.hotels.com/ Hotels.com
http://www.myvideoplanet.com hotel rooms and short term rental apartments
http://www.octopustravel.com/IntlHome.jsp Octopus Travel
http://www.ratestogo.com last minute hotel rooms
http://www.venere.com/ Venere Hotel booking site
http://www.worldinabag.com/ Affordable (hostels) lodging

Hotel Advice
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ Trip Advisor

Home Exchanges

Travel (Priceline) Bidding Advice
http://betterbidding.com/ Better Bidding
http://biddingfortravel.com/ Bidding For Travel

Tourist Information
http://wikitravel.org/en/Main_Page Wiki Travel
http://www.fodors.com/ Fodors
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/europe/ Lonely Planet
http://www.ricksteves.com/ Rick Steves

http://www.europeanvisits.com European Visits
http://www.inyourpocket.com/ In Your Pocket Guides
http://www.lake-constance.com/ Bodensee
http://www.red2000.com/spain/ All About Spain
http://www.virtualtourist.com/ virtual Tourist
http://www.visiteurope.com/us Hertz Visit Europe
http://www.enjoy-europe.com/ Do It Yourself Budget Travel Guide to Europe

www.aboutaustria.org/ About Austria
www.austria-tourism.at/us Austria Tourism
www.hallstatt.net/besucher/index.php3?lang=en Hallstatt
www.salzkammergut.at/ Saltzkammergut
http://www.oebb.at/pv/en/index.jsp Austrian Train site

http://city-apartment.com/links/ Vienna Maps Museums Concerts
http://www.aboutvienna.org/ About Vienna
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/austria/vienna/ Lonely Planet Guide to Vienna
http://www.wien.gv.at/english/ City of Vienna
http://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/Content.Node2/intro.php Staatsopen City Opera House site

http://www.ammoos.at/ Am moos B&B recommended by a lot of Fodorites
http://www.salzburg.gv.at/en/en-index Land Salzburg site
http://www.salzburgfestival.at/index.php?lang=en Salzburg Music Festival
http://www.visit-salzburg.net/ Visit Salzburg
http://www2.salzburg.info/ Salzburg Tourist Info
Sound of Music Tours
http://www.bobstours.com/ Bob’s Tours SOM Tour
http://www.panoramatours.com/salzbur...FSGkiQodVBWmKg Panorama Tours Sound of Music Tour
http://www.viator.com/tours/Salzburg...FR27iQodoWWPOA Viator SOM Tour

http://www.aboutaustria.org/capitals/innsbruck.htm About Austria Innsbruck guide

http://visitbath.co.uk/ - Visit Bath great resource here!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/ BBC Weather
http://www.coventgardenlife.co.uk/ Covent Garden Life happenings in and around Covent Garden
http://www.fancyapint.com/ (perhaps the most important sites of all!) reviews Pubs
http://www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/ UK Holiday Rental site
http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/europe/ Independent Travel newspaper
http://www.londoneats.com/ London Restaurant reviews
http://www.oxford.gov.uk/ Oxford England
http://www.pubs.com/home.cfm Traditional and Historic London Pubs
http://www.smoothhound.co.uk/ - for hotels and B&Bs all over England
http://www.talkingcities.co.uk/londo...ondon_main.htm Talking Cities all about London
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/ Transport for London. For Tube info
http://www.thetrainline.com/ for British train information
http://www.timeout.com/ to see what is happening in London and other world cities that month.
http://www.toptable.co.uk/ online guide to London restaurants
http://www.travelengland.org.uk/ - Travel England has links to the different town or county websites
http://www.visitbritain.us/ - Visit Britain. For all kinds of great info on England
http://www.visitlondon.com/ a great site for finding out all about what to see and do in London.
NY LV & London tickets.
http://www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/ Official London Theater Guide
http://londontheatredirect.com/ London Theater Direct
www.lastminute.com for theatre info and tickets, or:
www.solt.co.uk - Society of London Theatre - what sells at ½ price tick booth Leicester Square
http://www.broadwaybox.com/ Broadway Box, Broadway and London guide and tickets
http://www.theatremonkey.com/index.htm Theater Monkey
http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/places Guardian Travel info
http://www.britannia.com/PriorityTravel/index.html Britannia Travel site
http://www.virtual-london.com/ London Eye site
http://www.explore-london.co.uk/index.html Explore London Maps
http://london.diningguide.com/ London Dining Guide
http://www.londontown.com/ London Town, Hotels
http://www.goringhotel.co.uk/home.htm Goring Hotel
Classical Music/Concerts churches
http://arts.guardian.co.uk/links/0,11884,773961,00.htm Guardian list of Classical Music Venues
http://info.royaloperahouse.org/Home/Index.cfm Royal Opera House
http://lso.co.uk/lsostlukes/ London Symphony Orchestra St Lukes
http://www.bremf.org.uk/ Brighton Early Music Festival
http://www.cadoganhall.com/index.php Cadogan Hall Concerts
http://www.cambridgesummermusic.com/ Cambridge Summer Music Festival
http://www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/ Chelsea Physic Garden
http://www.coffeeconcerts.com/ Oxford Coffee Concerts
http://www.dailyinfo.co.uk/events.ph...eventyear=2005 Oxford Concerts
http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/chapel/ch...rts/index.html Kings College Cambridge
http://www.london-handel-festival.com/ London Handel Society
http://www.royalalberthall.com/ Royal Albert Hall
http://www.royalchoralsociety.co.uk/hear.htm Royal Choral Society
http://www.rpo.co.uk/index_flash.asp Royal Philharmonic Opera
http://www.sjss.org.uk/ St Johns Smith Square
http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/main/index.asp South Bank Centre, London Philharmonic
http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.or...erts/index.jsp St Martin in the fields
http://www.stpauls.co.uk/page.aspx?t...d8xXbHBDHGbzge St Paul’s Cathedral
http://www.templechurch.com/ The Temple church
http://www.thebachchoir.org.uk/concerts.php The Bach Choir
http://www.vasarisingers.org/index2.htm Vasari Singers
http://www.westminster-abbey.org/ Westminster Abbey
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/concerts/concerts.cfm Wigmore Hall

York UK
http://www.debretton.co.uk/ Information on York
http://www.debretton.co.uk/ Recommended Hotels
Public Transport
http://www.sypte.co.uk/South Yorkshire
http://www.wymetro.com West Yorkshire
http://www.yorkshiretravel.net Yorkshire
http://www.dalesbus.org The dales
http://www.eyms.co.uk East Yorkshire
http://www.traveline.org.uk UK public transport
http://www.lbia.co.uk Leeds Bradford Airport
Gardens, castles and ruins
http://www.harewood.org expensive old house, bird collection and bits of the TV series Emmerdale
http://www.leeds.gov.uk tropical world large heated plant and animal collection
http://www.perennial.org.uk one acre garden hidden away
http://www.boltonabbey.com another fantastic old ruin
http://www.gardensofyorkshire.com loads of nice gardens
Museums and art galleries
http://www.royalarmories.co.uk the bits that will not fit in the tower of London and in the summer jousting
http://www.ysp.co.uk seriously good outdoors sculpture park
http://www.leeds.gov.uk/artgallery good regional gallery (also a design centre underneath and next door the Henry Moore
http://www.henry-moore-fdn.co.uk Henry Moore Institute
http://www.leeds.gov.uk/templenewsam Country house
http://www.lcm.ac.uk Leeds college of music
http://www.cityvarieties.co.uk traditional variety theatre
http://www.wyg.org.uk West Yorkshire playhouse
http://www.xscape.co.uk indoor snow
Tourist Offices
http://www.harrogate.gov.uk Harrogate
http://www.yorkshirevisitor.com Yorkshire
http://www.visityork.org York
www.visitleeds.co.uk Leeds

http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/ Undiscovered Scotland

http://about-france.com Information about France for visitors, travelers and students
http://www.france.com/ click on hotels, find details and comments from past guests
http://www.francekeys.com commercial site but links to lots of free info including passports, currency, French language practice on line, smaller Paris museums, email cards, book sightseeing and excursions, etc
http://www.francentral.com/ food, travel, art, news, plus a selection of articles from the publication France Today
http://www.francetourism.com/ French Tourist Office.
http://www.franceway.com/hotels/ French Hotel Web Site Index
http://www.frenchexperience.com/ French Experience
http://www.logis-de-france.fr/fr/index.htm French Hotels and Restaurants

Barge Cruising
http://bargeladycruises.com/ Barge Cruising
http://www.bargebroker.com/ Barge Broker
http://www.canals.com/voyages.htm Canal Boat Cruising
http://www.continentalwaterways.com/ Barge Cruising
http://www.crown-blueline.com/ Walking Tours
http://www.elegantcruises.com/ River Cruise
http://www.frenchhotelbarge.com/ Barge Cruising
http://www.leboat.com/ Barge Cruising
http://www.rowinc.com/ Barge Cruising
http://www.springerscruises.com/ Barge Cruising

Biking company URL's with emphasis on France
http://www.andiamoadventours.com/ Andiamo Walking biking active tours
http://www.backroads.com/ biking all over Europe
http://www.bikingfrance.com/ Discover France
http://www.discoverfrance.com/ hotels and b&b’s bike tours in Paris
http://www.diversedirections.net/ Diverse Directions Self Guided Bike tours of France
http://www.duvine.com/ Duvine bike tours through wine areas
http://www.randonneetours.com/ Randonnee Tours
http://www.vangoghtours.com/ Van Gogh bike barge and walking tours
http://www.vbt.com/ bicycling tours

http://english.pidf.com/page/p-289/ PIDF Paris guide
http://www.chateauversailles.fr/?CFI...TOKEN=41993373 Online guide to Versailles
http://www.francekeys.com commercial site but links to lots of free info including passports, currency, French language practice on line, smaller Paris museums, email cards, book sightseeing and excursions, etc
http://www.hauts-de-seine.net/portal/site/hds/ Hauts De Seine
http://www.pagesjaunes.fr/trouverles...nnels/index.do Jaunes ?lang=en will show you any street address
http://www.paris.fr/portail/english/...t?page_id=8118 Paris.Fr tourist guide
http://www.paris.org/navigate.html Navigate Paris
http://www.paris-anglo.com/ excellent site, many suggestions for sightseeing, daytrips, shopping, etc including special activities for English-speakers
http://www.parisbalades.com/ architectural walks, + clicks to other sites for events, museums, etc
http://www.parisdigest.com/ has several additional clicks, including activities for children
http://www.pariserve.tm.fr/quartier/egl.htm info (in French) on Paris's churches:
http://www.parisinfo.com/ Paris Info, Hotels museums, etc
http://www.parisinfo.com/ sightseeing, transportation, tours, things for children, hotels, etc. Good site!
http://www.parisinsites.com/ weather tips, good current museum info, transportation, general info
http://www.parisnotes.com/ Paris Notes
http://www.paris-tourism.com/ clicks for airports, sightseeing, Paris for kids, walking itineraries for short visits, shopping, electricity, embassies, weather, hostels, etc
http://www.pariswater.com/ fountains and email postcards
http://www.ratp.fr/ Paris transportation routes, airports, neighborhood maps
http://www.theatreonline.com/ Theater Online, Paris
http://www.voila.fr/ web phone directory
Paris Food
http://www.elegant-lifestyle.com/paris_restaurants.htm top restaurants in Paris
http://www.gourmetsociety.com/ restaurants in Paris by theme
http://www.paris-menus.com/en/parismenus.htm restaurants by theme, atmosphere, and price
Paris Museums/Gallaries
http://www.intermusees.fr/flash/hp_fr.html Paris museum pass
http://www.louvre.fr/llv/commun/home.jsp Louvre
http://www.musee-orsay.fr/ORSAY/orsaygb/HTML Musee d’ Orsey
http://www.musee-rodin.fr/welcome.htm Musee Rodin
http://www.vaux-le-vicomte.com/en/accueil.ph Château of Vaux le Vicomte
Paris Hotels, B&Bs, Apartments
http://www.hotel-andrea-rivoli.fr Hotel Andrea Rivoli
http://tlp.netfirms.com The Languedoc Page
http://www.123france.com/ Paris Hotels
http://www.chateauxhotels.com/ This group has more than 500 chateaux, manor houses, and restaurants. Average price for a double was $100 (March 2001).
http://www.chezvous.com/main.html Paris Apartments
http://www.cityorganiser.co.uk/, click on Paris, then on airports
http://www.eurocheap.com/ budget hotels
http://www.france-hotel-guide.com/ has a list of budget hotels
http://www.france-hotel-guide.com/ Hotels Paris and France
http://www.france-hotel-guide.com/h75007muguet.htm Paris Hotels
http://www.hotelstravel.com/france-paris.html has a small map of the Paris arrondissements.
http://www.hotelvernet.com/ Hotel Vernet
http://www.karenbrown.com/ charming inns and B & B's in several countries
http://www.paris.org/ Paris Tourism Hotels Museums also has old comments from past hotel guests
http://www.parisavenue.com/ some hotels, restaurants (including categories like "Sunday lunch", "best terraces" etc), sightseeing, maps, e-postcards, etc
http://www.parisbandb.com/ bed and breakfast
http://www.parishotels.com/ only a few hotels
http://www.parishotels.com/ Paris Hotels
http://www.relaischateaux.com/page.php3?lang=en Paris Hotels
http://www.relaisdusilence.com/FR/ this association represents more than 150 3 and 4 star establishments throughout France that are in particularly tranquil settings.
http://www.smallandeleganthotels.com/ Smal and Elegant Hotels in several companies
http://www.travel-in-paris.com/ Paris Hotels
http://www.travel-in-paris.com/relai...ce/english.htm Paris Hotels
Paris Concert Information
http://www.fr.lastminute.com/ Last Minute Tickets
http://festival.orangerie.free.fr/ Orangerie de Sceaux
http://www.academie-de-musique.com/ Academie de Musique a choir of students and young professionals
http://www.ampconcerts.com/ Paris Classical Music
http://www.bnf.fr/ Bibliotheque Nationale de France has an auditorium and concerts (search programmes cultural).
http://www.cite-musique.fr/ also site of the music museum
http://www.concertclassic.com/ good because you can search by period, such as classique or romantique or baroque, or just "Paris" for all, it has other cities in France, also)or specific venues, some good ones are:
http://www.concertsparisiens.fr/ booking agent like Ampconcerts.
http://www.frederic-chopin.com/f_b1a.htm Society of Chopin
http://www.leclubparis.com/paristravelguide.asp has all the music and art listings as well as the latest restaurant reviews.
http://www.operadeparis.fr/ they have some concerts there as well as dance/opera
http://www.orchestredeparis.com/ Orchestra de Paris
http://www.orguefrance.org/ (excellent French Organ site, -- see "concerts" at top right, then select by month)
http://www.parisinfo.com/ click on the English flag and then go to Events - you can enter your dates and all available
http://www.quartierdete.com/ Paris Quartier dete
http://www.sacred-destinations.com/f...st-sulpice.htm St Sulpice church, famous organ
http://www.sallegaveau.com/index_flash.htm Caveau
http://www.theatrechampselysees.fr/ Theatre Champs Elysees
www.eglise-sgp.org (St Germain church, go to Arts & Culture, then Musique, not sure if they keep it up)
www.musique-en-sorbonne.org/ (concerts at the Sorbonne)ste-genevieve-paris.cef.fr (near Pantheon, see "Actualities" for c concerts)
www.saint-roch.org (in the 1st arr, they do list concerts under "Agenda")
Paris Taxis
http://podvin.club.fr/sitegb/taxis/taxiarrt.htm Paris Taxi Stands
http://www.ehow.com/ehow/ehow.jsp?id=13665 how to hail a taxi in Paris and pay the fare Tipping suggestions in Paris
http://www.fodors.com/ (click on tipping guides)
http://www.infotaxiparis.com/index.htm Paris Taxis
http://www.paris-anglo.com/dedent/de...tation/184.php Article about Paris Taxis
http://www.taxi-paris.net/ Paris Taxis
Paris Public transport
http://www.subwaynavigator.com/subwa...set_subway.htm Navigating subways in World cities
http://www.ratp.info/informer/anglais/index.php public transit routes, airport transfer & more

http://www.chateauversailles.fr/?CFI...TOKEN=41993373 Online guide to Versailles

http://www.diocese-chartres.com/cath...site/index.php Chartre Cathedral site
http://www.chartres.com/va/bienvenu.htm Chartres,com

http://www.provenceguide.com/ includes Vaucluse, Luberon, Avignon, etc, a ton of Provence brochures about sites, foods, crops.

http://goeurope.about.com/od/germany/ About.com Germany page
http://www.cometogermany.com/ Germany The Travel Destination
http://www.loreleyvalley.com/index.html Rhine River Hotels
http://www.moselhotel.com/hotels/index.html Mosel Hotels

http://dict.tu-chemnitz.de/ German/English Dictionary

http://www.berlin.de/english/ Berlin
http://www.citytourcard.com Berlin City Tour Card
http://www.booking.com/city/de/berlin.en.html Booking.com hotel reservations
http://www.hotelsdeutsche.com/Germany/Berlin/ Hotels in Berlin
http://www.igougo.com/entertainment-...ightclubs.html Berlin entertainment/nightclubs
http://www.visitberlin.de/index.en.php Visit Berlin

http://www.mittenwald.de/ Mittenwald town site

http://www.best-of-munich.com/touris...formation.html Munich Tourist Info
http://www.discover-munich.info/muni...st_offices.php Munich Tourist Info
http://www.mikesbiketours.com/14.html Mike’s Bike tours, Munich
http://www.muenchen.de/Tourismus/Acc...390/index.html Munich Tourist Info
http://www.best-of-munich.com/oktobe...toberfest.html Octoberfest Info
Christmas Markets
http://www.discover-munich.info/muni...as_markets.php Munich Christmas Markets
http://www.germany.info/relaunch/inf...003/Munich.htm past Christmas markets

Hotels near Neuschwanstein
http://www.hohenschwangau.de/schwangauerhof.o.html Schwangauer Hotel near Neuschwanstein
http://www.hotel-hechten.com/ Hotel Zum Hechten
http://www.schluxen.com/ Gutshof Zum Schluxen

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
http://www.rothenburg.de Tourist Information Service, Has a current listing of all area hotels with prices.

http://www.ferries.gr/ Greek Ferry bookings
http://www.fhw.gr/chronos/en/ Hellenic History
http://www.gnto.gr/ Greece the true experience
http://www.gogreece.com/ go Greece.com
http://www.greececruiseexcursions.com Customized Private tours
http://www.greececruiseexcursions.com Greek Tour Company
http://www.greeka.com/ Greek Islands Specialists
http://www.greekembassy.org/ Greek Embassy, Washington DC
http://www.greektravel.com/ Matt Barrett’s Travel Guide to Greece
http://www.gtp.gr/ Danae online Greek ferry bookings
http://www.igogreece.com General Greece info
http://www.in2greece.com/ In 2 Greece site for tourists
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldgui...europe/greece/ Lonely Planet Guide to Greece

http://www.ireland.com/ Ireland.com The Irish Times
http://www.rte.ie/ . Irish radio
http://www.irelandyes.com/ Ireland Yes
http://www.ireland-guide.com Ireland general information
Ireland Car Rentals
http://www.dandooley.com/ Dooley Cr rentals

http://en.comuni-italiani.it/index.html General info on towns all over italy - links to town websites
http://goitaly.about.com/?once=true About.com Italy travel
http://moving2italy2.blogspot.com/ Blog from a couple who include things like market days, etc
http://www.dolcevita.com/ Dolce Vita Insiders guide to Italy
http://www.exploreitaly.net/ Italian Vacations
http://www.initaly.com/ In Italy
http://www.italiannotebook.com/ Italian Notebook
http://www.itwg.com/ Italy Hotel Air Fare booking site
http://www.itwg.com/ Italy hotels
http://www.slowtravel.com/ Slow Travel.com
http://www.ticketeria.it/Default-eng.asp Ticketeria -Galleries and exhibits tickets.reservations
http://www.venere.com/ Worldwide [hotels]
http://www.WebVisionItaly.com Videos about Italy
http://www.wel.it/ Welcome to Italy

http://www.inromenow.com/site%20templates/index.htm In Rome Now
http://www.roma2000.it/ Roma 2000
http://www.scalareale.org/main/home/ Rome tours
http://www.twenj.net TWENJ
www.picolalirica.com Rome's "mini" opera company
www.comuneroma.it General Rome info
http://www.elegantetruria.com/ Covers the area north of Rome called "Etruria" - Viterbo, etc
http://www.romaturismo.com/v2/en/main.asp for downloading brochures on itineraries, restaurants, museums, hotels, etc
Vatican Museum Tours
http://rome.contexttravel.com/main/p...d_products=yes Context, the experience of place Rome and other cities
http://www.catacombe.roma.it/welcome.html The Christian Catacombs of Rome

Other Regions:
http://amalfi-coast-accommodation.com Amalfi Coast accomodations
http://www.amalfi.it/ Amalfi Coast
http://www.bellagiolakecomo.com/ Bellagio, Lake Como
http://www.bellaumbria.net/ Bella Umbria
http://www.cinqueterre.it/ Cinque Terre
http://www.orta.net/ Lago d’Orta
http://www.weekendafirenze.com/ Firence

http://www.tuscany.net/ Tuscany Net
http://www.chiantinet.it/ Chianti Net
http://www.sangimignano.com/ San Gimignano
http://www.firenze.net/ Firenze Net
http://www.appartamentialpoggiolo.it/ in Monteppulciano
http://nautilus-mp.com/tuscany/indexing.html Tuscany scroll down for English.

http://turismo.regione.veneto.it/ Venice Tourism
http://europeforvisitors.com/venice/ Venice for Visitors
http://www.doge.it/ Venice hotels
http://www.veneziasi.it/ Vienezia

http://www.on-Sicily.com General info for Sicily
http://www.sicilyvillas.com/ Private Villa in Sicily
http://www.bed-and-breakfast-sicily.it/ Sicily B&Bs
http://www.gate2taormina .Sicily Hotels
http://www.sicilylimousineservice.co...ex.htmTransfer from airport to resort or Private Tours

Villa Rental, Food
http://turismo.regione.veneto.it/ Venice region tourist infor. Remain on the Italian page (the English page will bring you back to the Italian again). Here's your cheat sheet on how to pull up a list of "Alberghi". Under "cerca un albergo nel commune di" (= searching for a hotel in the city of) put in "Venezia" or "Roma" or whatever city you're seeking; under "scegli categoria" (select the category) the number of stars your hotel should have (two or three, etc), then hit "cerca" (=search). You'll find a list of hotels in alphabetical order -it's important to know that all those with "Mestre" as part of the address are situated on the mainland and not on the island of Venice.
After you have selected a hotel, you'll find the address in the upper and the rate in the lower part. The rest is informing you how many rooms the particular hotel has, what languages are spoken, etc. "Singole" means single "doppie" means double-room, "senza bagno" without bathroom, "con bagno" with bathroom. The rates given are minimum-maximum, depending on the season and the location and size of the room.
http://www.classictuscanhomes.com/index.html Classic Tuscan Homes
http://www.cuendet.com/ Private Villas
http://www.discoveritaly.com/ Discover Italy
http://www.initaly.com/ In Italy
http://www.italianvillas.com/ Luxury Italian Villas
http://www.italycookingschools.com/ Mama Margaret Italian Cooking schools
http://www.sicilyvillas.com/ Private Villa in Sicily
http://www.travel-italy.com/ Travel Italy
http://www.villeinitalia.com/ Ville In Italia

Here are some for Spain
http://www.ratestogo.com Last Minute (w/in 20 days) hotels in Spain


http://www.exhangehomes.com/ Home Exchange
http://www.greatrentals.com/ Great Rentals
http://www.hotelstravel.com/switzerland.html Swiss Hotel site
http://www.pilatus.com/ Mt Pilatus, Lucern
http://www.rooms.ch/ budget Swiss hotels
http://www.wandersite.ch Hiking and trekking trails in Switzerland
www.welcome-to.com/Switzerland/Lucerne/Worldwide Rentals

Hiking and Treking
http://www.wandersite.ch/ Wander Site
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How about currency conversion
I think thats right-maybe its oanda. I have it on my favorites & find it an invaluable tool to have before trips to different countris
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Wow! Thanks AisleSeat. You have been hard at work for us.
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Thanks AisleSeat! Much appreciated.
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Spanish websites, apart from those already listed above: (in no particular order)
Jewish Spain
Cheap flights
Spanish food dictionary
Ideas for tourist routes in Spain
NY Times article about Galicia
Information about the Camino de Santiago (all of them)
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Great list, thanks! For rail travel, I've found this site to be very helpful:

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Oh my! What a fabulous list. Thanks for taking the time to put all this together.
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Great list! thanks A nice companion to Seat Guru for seat info on flights is Seat Expert
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Wow! Thanks so much for this.
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bookmarking. This is great!!!
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Excellent list - thanks!
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Great list..thanks!!!
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WOW!! Bookmarking. Whoever worked on this, and compiled this list, THANK YOU!! I will start agonizing and asking questions probably in 3 weeks from today.
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thanks.....great list.....now bookmark
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I recommend www.parisincognito.com
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AisleSeat, this is fantastic - bookmarking. Thanks for compiling and posting.
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While it's a nice list, it's dated and you might want to check your links before you repost the list again. Many of the links are expired and have been for quite a few years. Many of the Italy links for tickets/museums are not official, but for resellers that charge fees.

>>>>http://www.romaturismo.com/v2/en/main.asp for downloading brochures on itineraries, restaurants, museums, hotels, etc<<<

This used to be the website for the tourist board, but it was changed to http://en.turismoroma.it/ with a link to their helpful search lists of www.060608.it

>>>http://www.twenj.net TWENJ<<<
This was Ed and Julie's and he died in 2001.
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Kyburbon. Thanks for letting me know. I have been working on the list for a couple of years and have included sites that others on Fodors have recommended. When I gout out of the German speaking countries I am pretty weak.

Let me know any others that you find (please include the subheading in your message) so I can change or delete them. Also let me know any that I should add to make the list as useful as possible.
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thank you! merci! grazie! danke!
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