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Nov 29th, 2006, 05:33 PM
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I need help.

HI all: I am trying to plan a ground travel trip for two weeks with my youngest daughter (19) in early May. Her preference is Prague, Vienna, and almost anything else. I don't even know where to begin,and don't have the skill or time to plan it myself. So, am seeking an experienced (and patient) agent who can help us map out an entire two weeks of adventure, history, culture, time together, and exploration. I WELCOME all recs... Please write me directly at my email address and I'll respond to all. THANKS!
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Nov 29th, 2006, 05:43 PM
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I can't help you, but you'll get much better information if you repost your question with a title that explains what you need help with.

Good luck.
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Nov 29th, 2006, 05:48 PM
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Nov 29th, 2006, 05:52 PM
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If you want to hire an agent, I believe you can do a search for bob the navigator. I think he puts together itineraries for people.

Otherwise, what makes this forum work for everyone, is posting all information on the board. Private e-mails only help one person, posted information helps thousands.
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Nov 29th, 2006, 05:55 PM
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Get the Michelin Green Guide for Austria and the Czech Republic. It will give plenty of things to do between Prague and Vienna. If you want to add a third city, consider Budapest.
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Nov 29th, 2006, 06:46 PM
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Aren't most 19-year olds very conversant with Google and using the internet? Is she putting some time in on the trip planning, too?

For two weeks, try to visit 3-5 places at the most. Keep your travel days to 3-4 hours on the train at most, if possible. This will probably keep you in the Prague, Vienna, Budapest or Munich range. Otherwise, you might be flying to connect to other cities like Paris or Rome or Amsterdam.

You can use just one rail site to plan various routes - the best one is the German one: (it's just very user-friendly)
http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en?

Choose your cities, then use the online "Destinations" sections of Frommers.com and Fodors.com - you will find the 'highlights' and short itineraries there. You can piece them together to create a skeleton plan, then make your adjustments as you learn more.

Plan to fly 'open jaw' (into one city, out of the last city) if it makes more sense then looping back. It doesn't cost any more than a round-trip.
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