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Mar 9th, 2013, 06:12 AM
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First trip to Europe for Honeymoon

Hello Friends,

I am planning my first trip to Europe for my honeymoon from (May-Mid June for 19 days).

Pls let me know the must visit countries/cities in this duration ?

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Mar 9th, 2013, 06:35 AM
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are you going by train, car or plane or some of each? Makes a difference on how much terrain you can cover, etc.

For a multi-country train trip check out these superb IMO sites to help plan that: www.seat61.com; www.ricksteves.com and www.budgeteuropetravel.com - download the latter's free online European Planning & Rail Guide for lots of rail-oriented itineraries.

As you you question it is impossible to really answer unless you provide a bit more on what you are interested in -museums, churches, countryside, castles, wine, etc.
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Mar 9th, 2013, 06:38 AM
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There is no way we can construct a trip fo ryou without any input.

You need to tell us what your major intersts are, what cities you want to visit (if you do;t know - why go to europe). Yuo need to look at some guide books, make some preliminary choices, tell us if you want cities, mountains, beaches, culture, history, resorts, hiking, fine dining, famous sights. Also you need to give us an idea of your budget (Scan and Swiss are VERY expensive, central europe is generally less expensive with the rest of western europe in the middle).

Get some tour books and guide books and then come back with at least a little info in terms of what you want to see/do and how you want to spend your time.

Otherwise answers will only b what WE want to do - which you may not enjoy at all.
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Mar 9th, 2013, 10:59 AM
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Thanks for the reply
The tour will be a mixture of bus and rail.
I am interested in adventure,beach,resort,scenery,romantic
Places and famous sights.i want to cover the places in a relaxed way.

I have Italy,Paris ,Swiss and Keukenhof in my mind.

Pls let me kno if this places suit my interest ?
Also pls giv me suggestions on how many days to stay at each place ?
Also pls let me kno any other city which suits my interests better when compared to the above locations (e.g London)?
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Mar 9th, 2013, 03:15 PM
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The tour will be a mixture of bus and rail.>

then largely rail as buses generally do not do long-distance schedules - at least not with the frequency trains do - buses basically go where trains don't and trains will go everywhere you want to go - how about a private compartment on an overnight train for romance - bring some wine on board - never restrictions on bringing anything on board - my friends insist their oldest son was conceived on the Paris to Venice night train!
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Mar 9th, 2013, 06:09 PM
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I think you may be too late for tulips in Keukenhof - usually mid to late April.

Do you want to see other things in Amsterdam? Museums, canals, Anne Frank house?????

Swiss has lots of mountains and beautiful scenery - and also costs a lot of $ - for everything.

And for the time you have Italy and Paris can easily take all of your time. Assuming 19 days is 17 actually on the ground and you allow 3 of those days toget frm one place to another, you can do Paris, Venice, Rome and see something else in Italy (CT for hiking, Tuscany for pretty countryside, wine-tasing and historic hill towns, or Amalfi Coast for a sea side resort ) I would stay on Capri with one day trip to Pompeii and one down the coast by ferry.)
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Mar 9th, 2013, 07:29 PM
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Also can I skip London for this first trip or is it worth to go there
??
I am planning to go to Amsterdam keeping
Only the Keukenhof in mind..is it worth a visit ?(i am flexible with
my dates and can plan in mid April too )
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Mar 9th, 2013, 11:01 PM
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Day 1 : Reach Rome

I am planning to visit Naples 2N(going to Capri,Sorrento : this will consist of beach/resorts ? ), Rome 3N ,Venice 2N (Romance ),
and 1N in Pisa and city tour of Florence.

8 Nights / 9 Days in Italy

After that i am planning to go to Switzerland (Lucerne,Interlaken,Jungfraujoch,Mt Titlis) : 5 days in Swiss

and

den to Paris (4 days in Paris)

and leave from Paris for home.

Day 19 : Leave Paris

How does this itineary sound ?
I have omitted London and Keukenhof so i can spend more time at the above locations.Are they wise omissions or should I add any of them ?
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Mar 10th, 2013, 12:03 PM
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We went to south Italy on our honeymoon last summer. It's very beautiful and romantic. It's nice to blend some history and relaxing time which you easily can do there. I personally like to learn something while visiting a new place. I got recommended a company, LivItaly Tours (www.livitaly.com) that organize tours and experiences. We booked two days with them and it was worth every penny.

We had one tour in Pompeii with a private guide. Then we climbed the active volcano, Vesuvius and had an amazing view over the Mediterranean sea. The day after we had a private tour of Sorrento then a boat trip to and around Capri. We also went to see the blue grottoes and then we stayed on the island with the guide. It was an incredible experience and truly romantic!
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Mar 11th, 2013, 11:23 AM
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Mar 11th, 2013, 11:16 PM
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PalenQ wat does ttt mean ?
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Mar 11th, 2013, 11:17 PM
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Ok got it
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Mar 12th, 2013, 12:10 AM
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Pls validate my itineary..Its urgent..
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Mar 12th, 2013, 04:00 AM
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Your itinerary is excellent
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Mar 12th, 2013, 04:37 AM
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Your trip is feasible, even if you do all by expensive train instead of cheap low cost planes.
5 days in Switzerland is too much if you want to visit only Jungfraujoch and Lucerne (skip Titlis, it will bring you nothing more after Jungfraujoch, if you want to see a really beatiful and completely different place in the Alps, go to either Zermatt-Gornergrat or to Riederalp-Aletsch Glacier).
Only 1 day for Florence and Pisa is by far not enough.
Visit Florence on your way from Rome to Venice, go then from Venice to Lucerne (various itineraries) and leave Interlaken by direct Paris bound TGV.
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Mar 12th, 2013, 05:19 AM
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Your itinerary is fine. I assume you already have plane tickets - if not, do so ASAP.

You should also start reserving hotels right now. The best deals/locations/reviewed always book up early and what's leftover to pick from isn't always so nice. The longer you wait, the worse your options are.

You might want to take a look here - http://www.eurocheapo.com/

They have a review a range of places from hostels to 3-star hotels and everything in between. Be aware, however, that when it says prices are "From $__", that means the cheapest room at the lowest of seasons (e.g. If it says prices "From $55", that might be a single bed in a room without private bathroom in mid-February whereas a double bed room with private bath in July in the same hotel might be $150). you'll need to actually "Check Rates" for your dates to see what it will cost.

The website is also good for describing the neighborhoods in each of the cities to help you decide where exactly to base.
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