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Our Trip to Europe is Happening. Advice on Where to Go?

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After deciding to go to S. America this year versus Europe (TR to come), I've been given the go ahead for a trip to Europe next summer, depending on when Dad gets time off. However I can't decide where to go. Since many of you have explored Europe in depth, I'd like your advice on that matter.

Some background information:
- Dad has explored Europe many a time. He has gotten a little bored of Paris and all the usual destinations the rest of us want to explore. I'd like to include something a little different for him. Budapest? Dubrovnik?
- Mum, being a Brit, has also explored Europe but has yet to bore of it. She adores Italy, especially Rome and has expressed interest in seeing Prague for the first time!
- I am dying to go to Paris. I love history, and especially French, and would love to take a day trip to Versailles and maybe the castles of the Loire Valley.
- My brother loves cars and wants to go to Modena and see the Ferrari factory. However, no one else has any interest in going. Is there a large dealership in Rome my dad could take him to while mum and I explore?
- Whole family loves history. We are also in good shape and love the outdoors. Dad and Mum are in their 50s, brother will be 15 and I will be almost 17 by the time the trip happens.

This is sort of what I was thinking for 3 weeks:
- Budapest (4 days)
- Prague (4 days)
- Rome (6 days)
- Paris (8 days)

And a few questions:
- Would it be unreasonable to take a day trip to the Champange region or Loire from Paris? Any experience with this?
- Any interesting small towns we could see (instead of above options?)
- Is it worth it going out of the way to Rome? Possible to fit in Venice?
- I've read a little bit about biking tours in France. My dad ADORES biking and this would please him (instead of going to Budapest). Has anyone here done one?
- Not totally sure on budget, but since we get free flights on a large airline I'm thinking 20,000 USD is reasonable esp. since the Euro is low. We like luxury though. Thoughts?

Any suggestions welcome (on any matter)!

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