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Heading off to our 18day Eurotrip soon - 3000€ for 2 people? Enough?

Heading off to our 18day Eurotrip soon - 3000€ for 2 people? Enough?

Feb 1st, 2015, 06:39 PM
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even at half price is is many £ more than what is essentially free since one will have an oyster card.

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Feb 2nd, 2015, 07:18 AM
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Everyone has a different style of travel and what works for one may not work or be the choice for another. I agree w/ Carolyn & Travelerjan about the ho/ho's. We have used them when we have limited time in a city to sightsee and want to get a guided bus tour of that city. Other times, we do our thing and plan our itinerary. You can get great promotional hop on discounts on line and book your tickets before you leave home. So it is a matter of doing your homework.

We were on a cruise ship a couple of years ago and docked in Dublin and had very limited time in the city to sightsee due to the cruise line shortening the amount of time we had in the city so we took the hop on bus and stayed on the bus for the whole loop. We were also able to re-visit some of the sights after our hop on tour. It is not an all day ride and most hop on's are about 1.5 hrs. in length, depending upon the city. So everyone has different strokes that work for them. Ms Worthy indicates she is on a budget but no one said she had to take a hop on bus, just a suggestion.

MsWorthy - hope you have a great trip. Enjoy!!!
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Feb 2nd, 2015, 08:57 AM
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Janisj I don't recommend HO-HO for Paris or ATH, only for London, and only for a newcomer. As for budget, while traveling in Greece, aside from Room, I budget about €40 per day for EVERYTHING ... but of course, meals there are cheaper, and I picnic most lunches ... In England last time I lucked into free lodgings but "dailies" were only about equivalent of 50-55E per each.
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Feb 2nd, 2015, 10:08 AM
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@Luv2travel15 - Sure, everyone has a different travel style, and maybe if you have chosen a schedule with less than a day in town a HOHO makes sense for you (personally in Dublin I'd just head straight for the Book of Kells), but therefore advice should take into account the OP and their trip. This OP has three days in London, which admittedly is really short for London, but long enough they can do better than HOHO, and they are on a budget.

@travelerjan - Funny, London is a city I would definitely recommend against HOHO, because the public transport system is so good.

Given all the posters who show up here wanting to "experience the culture" I am surprised by the recommendations for HOHOs. Aside from the oil plutocrats, in London you will find the locals using the tube, buses and feet.
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Feb 3rd, 2015, 02:39 PM
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instead of the HOHO bus in London, catch the No 11 at Victoria and take it up to St Paul's or even further - it gets you to nearly all the sights you want to see, and even if you have to pay for the ride, it's a fraction of the price.
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Feb 3rd, 2015, 02:56 PM
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You mentioned looking forward to pizza in Rome. I hate to say that we had pizza in several cities across Italy and it was always disappointing. the best pizza we've had in Europe was in Montreux, Switzerland!

My husband and I travel budget as well and splurge on only occasional meals. In addition to eating the local bread, cheese, and fruit, we take as many of our favorite granola bars as we can stuff into the suitcase so we always have something for a snack and aren't caught having to pay sometimes outrageous amounts for "a little something" to get us to the next meal.

Enjoy your travels!
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Feb 3rd, 2015, 03:18 PM
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>>I hate to say that we had pizza in several cities across Italy and it was always disappointing.<<

Pizza is a specialty of Naples, and while both Rome and Sicily also have their own styles of pizza, none of them are like what people raised in countries other than Italy expect to get when they order pizza. If you expect pizza with lots of toppings, or lots of cheese, or meat, or doughy crust, or firm crust on the bottom, you will be disappointed in the pizza you eat in Italy, even in Naples, Rome or Sicily, and it is not advisable to bother in any other than those 3 cities in Italy.


You should read up on what pizza is in Rome before you go and choose where and when to have it based on some research. Not everybody is disappointed!

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