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Sep 26th, 2011, 05:15 AM
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SPAIN - MOROCCO - PORTUGAL - ITALY

PLANNING ON A TRIP TO SPAIN - MOROCCO - PORTUGAL - ITALY - CZECH REPUBLIC AND ROUND ABOUT

DURATION : AROUND 21 - 25 DAYS

PERIOD : LAST WEEK OF OCTOBER / FIRST WEEK OF NOVEMBER

CITIES : SAY AROUND 6 - 8 MAX.

REQUESTING SUGGESTIONS ON THE CITIES / COUNTRIES THAT I SHOULD INCLUDE IN MY ITINERARY???

CAN DROP - OUT / ADD - IN ANY COUNTRY IF NEED BE. NOTHING HARD AND FAST.

MAINLY LOOKING FOR RELAXATION 60% WITH FUN 40%

WANT TO AVOID WAY TOO MUCH HISTORICAL STUFF!!!

ALSO, TO AVOID REPETITIVE & SIMILAR SIGHTSEEING VENUES / CITIES.

WOULD APPRECIATE ANY ASSISTANCE.

THANKS AND REGARDS,
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Sep 26th, 2011, 06:15 AM
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It is far too much traveling even for 25 days especially if you are looking for "relaxation." What does relaxation mean to you?
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Sep 26th, 2011, 07:16 AM
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You cannot do justice to Spain/Portugal in 25 days and Italy takes at least 6 weeeks to see well. Why are you jumping all over Europe?
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Sep 26th, 2011, 07:42 AM
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FIRST STOP SHOUTING AT US!

(using all caps is impolite and hard to read)

second cozy up to a good guidebook do some basic research

post up your budget.

I will assume you are on a budget if so

www.eurolines.com

www.eurocheapo.com

2 good sites for you

Per other posters enjoy one area rather than jumping all over

Would be best for me...

Happy Travels!
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Sep 26th, 2011, 08:54 AM
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1. Don't post all in caps.

2. Cut the number of countries at least in half. It's insanity to include the Czech Republic and Morocco in a 3-week trip.

3. Get a good map of Europe, figure out the scale, and get some sense of how far away places are from each other in order to winnow your choices down.

4. With 3 weeks you could do some justice to Spain and Morocco, or Spain and Portugal, or Italy, or the Czech Republic and one other adjacent country.
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Sep 27th, 2011, 06:07 AM
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travel agent has recommended the following for 15Days trip to spain:

Madrid - 3N
Seville - 2N
Malaga - 3N
Valencia - 2N
Ibiza - 2N
Barcelona - 3N

Comments?

Any city to include or drop?

Which one between morocco and portugal along with spain?

Say, around 4 - 5N sufficient for either of Morocco / Portugal?

Finally, within Spain / Morocco or Portugal, what should be preferred - Road Trip or Flight or Train?

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Oct 27th, 2011, 11:22 PM
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Revised Itinerary from the TA:

Planning for 1st week of November 2011

1. Fly in to Bilbao
2. To Bilbao : 3 N with Day Trip To San Sebastian
3. Madrid : 3 Days with Day Trip To Toledo
4. To Seville : 3 N with a Day Trip each to Granada and Cordoba
5. To Valencia : 2 N
6. To Ibiza : 2 N
7. To Barcelona : 4 N
8. Fly out from Barcelona

Suggested Hotels by TA:

1. @ Bilbao - Barcelo Avendia

2. @ Madrid - Rafael Ventas

3. @ Sevilla - Casa Romana

4. @ Valencia - Husa Dimar

5. @ Ibiza - Simbad

6. @ Barcelona - Gran Barcino

Would appreciate comments and suggestions...
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Oct 27th, 2011, 11:50 PM
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If your goal is 60% relaxation this trip won't cut it. For example 3 nights in Sevilla with a day trip to Cordoba and Granada. How much time does this leave for Sevilla? Very little. A day trip to Granada means 3 hours of transportation each way. A very long and tiring day trip where you don't end up seeing much od Granada. If you have 16 nights total for Spain and want a relaxing trip I'd cut the geography in half. Way too much to try to visit Barcelona & Valencia, the Basque Country, Madrid, Ibiza, & Andalucia in one trip. Travel time between cities doesn't seem to be factoroed i to the time The hotels suggested are nothing special. In most cases business or tourist group hotels. If you're paying a travel agent to help plan this trip I'd find one that knows the area well. A good TA can make all the difference This one seems to be sending you on a fast paced tour which isn't what you say you want.
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