most beautiful places in europe

May 1st, 2004, 02:01 PM
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most beautiful places in europe

My husband and I are planning a trip to Europe next year, we will probably have anywhere between 2-4 weeks to spend there. We love the outdoors, but also enjoy the excitement of the city. What do you think are the "must see" most beautiful places (natural or city)?
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May 1st, 2004, 02:06 PM
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I love the English Lake District.
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May 1st, 2004, 02:19 PM
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Venice and the lake district of Northern Italy, especially Lake Como, then Paris.
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May 1st, 2004, 02:43 PM
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I have travelled all over the world, from Argentina to Russia to Cambodia. The most beautiful landscape I have ever seen is the area between Garmisch and Zurich.

Sinta, Portugal is also very beautiful. Lord Byron call it Europe's "Garden of Eden."

I agree that the Lake District (UK) is gorgeous, but a touch too damp for me.

Paris is THE most beautiful city in the world. It makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up.

You couldn't go wrong visiting Italy--Rome, Florence, Venice, Capri. All absolutely gorgeous places.

The architecture of Gaudi makes Barcelona a beautiful city.

I am leaving for Prague in July, and am sure I will be adding this city to my list. Cheers.
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May 1st, 2004, 03:34 PM
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Prague is also a beautiful city, not to be missed. Venice is without equal also. Paris is my third favorite.
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May 1st, 2004, 05:49 PM
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With that much time, and a love of natural splendor, I would combine the Swiss Alps with the Italy lakes. With 3 weeks, I would throw Venice and Tuscany into the mix. However, you may not want the Alps until June. Here are some sample itineraries to consider:

BOB the NAVIGATORS? FIVE FAVORITE ITINERARIES
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MAGICAL FAIRYLANDS:
* Arrive and depart Munich--14 nites--May thru Sep.--car travel
* ITINERARY: Salzburg, Dolomites, Venice, Lake Garda, Bavaria
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BELLA ITALIA:
* Arr Milan, dep Venice--15 nites--car & train travel--April thru Oct.
* ITINERARY: Lakes, Ligurian coast, Tuscany, Florence, Venice
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CLASSIC ITALIA:
* Arrive & depart Rome--12 to 14 nites--car & train travel, all year
* ITINERARY: Florence, Tuscan & Umbrian hilltowns, Rome
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LA DOLCE VITA:
* Arr & dep Rome--12 nites--car & train travel--March thru Oct.
* ITINERARY: Amalfi coast, Tuscan hilltowns, Rome
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OF ALPS & LAKES:
* Arrive and depart Zurich--12 nites--train travel--June thru Sep.
* ITINERARY: Berner Oberland, Lugano, Lake Como, Luzern

THE VILLAGE SAMPLER: My personal favorites?north to south
? Arr Milan & dep Rome---car travel---plan 3 nites per location
? Lake Orta, Castelrotto, Portovenere, Montalcino, Ravello

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May 2nd, 2004, 12:36 AM
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Dear Thingorjus. Are we making the right decision to stay at the Tivoli Palacio de Seteais just out of Sintra ? we are travelling therein September after Buenos Aires and Rio. Best wishes
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May 2nd, 2004, 12:47 AM
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Hi

My vote goes to "fjord Norway". I think it is amazing to see the view when you trek along the fjords...here is a picture from a place near my hometown Stavanger...the place is called Kjerag and here you are located 1000 meter above the Lyse fjord. http://www.gardkarlsen.com/kjerag/jo...eragbolten.jpg

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May 2nd, 2004, 02:08 AM
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I have to vote for the islands and coast of the west of Scotland. I've said it here before, but (and it is weather dependent) there's nothing like the sailing up the Sound of Mull at 6 in the morning on a fine spring day.
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May 2nd, 2004, 03:56 AM
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Gard, Agree, beautiful, but that is one scary picture! How did you get into that spot? By the way, our ten year wedding anniversary trip plans are to Norway! YEAHHHH!!

I have to say the Bavaria Region in Germany is breathtaking.

The Alps region in Austria is a heavenly dream.

The Western Highlands in Scotland are impressive.

The northwestern coast of Spain is undiscovered and absolutely gorgeous.

The Normandy Region in France will stay in your heart forever.

The English Lake District is relaxing and picture-perfect.

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May 2nd, 2004, 05:46 AM
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Can't comment on your hotel(?), Steve. I have always stayed in Lisbon and taken the train to Sintra for the day.
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Prague is magnificent. It looks like a fairy tale. And it's still cheap.

Champagne region of France is beautiful.

Ring of Kerry in Ireland is also lovely.

Venice, even with all the dirt, is breathtaking. So is Florence and Sicily (Volcano).

Bruges, Belgium is another page out of a fairy tale.

I think of all these, though, Prague takes the cake.

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