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Suggested Itinerary Low Countries, Scotland, Enfland Lake district

Old Sep 25th, 2016, 09:14 AM
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Suggested Itinerary Low Countries, Scotland, Enfland Lake district

We want to go to the low countries, the Lakes District in the UK and Scottland Isles..... time duration 3 weeks in mid May or sometime during the spring shoulder season.
Fly into Amsterdam or Brussels out of Edinburough or London.
Suggestions for travel.....train? Do not like to drive but will in Lakes District, Scottland Isles.
Like to hike. Want to see Burges, Isle of Skye, tulips..... I understand a river cruise is a good way to see the low countries?
Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. Budget...... mid level small hotels (boutique) of course we want to get good value and the best bang for our $$
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Old Sep 25th, 2016, 09:36 AM
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You have answers here.
http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...d-scotland.cfm
3weeks does not seem long enough for all of the locations you have listed.
Accommodation can be found via Booking.com Then you can use your currency.
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There are some very good, and very cheap hostels on Skye. I imagine there are in the Lake District too.

There are direct flights from AMS to Inverness, which might help with logistics
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3 weeks is enough for Scotland and the Lake District, plus maybe one city if you must.

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Old Sep 25th, 2016, 02:30 PM
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Fly into Amsterdam or Brussels out of Edinburough or London.
Suggestions for travel.....train? Do not like to drive but will in Lakes District, Scottland Isles.>

Amsterdam- 4 nights- do a day trip to the Keukenhof and see zillions of tulips and other blooms - right in the heart of the Flower Fields.

http://www.keukenhof.nl/en/discover-the-park/open-2017/

Train to Bruges - 2 days

Eurostar train via Lille or Brussels to London

London - 4 days

Take train to Lake District - Windermere - rail head and town loaded with inexpensive B&Bs near the station

3 days - use local buses and special open top deck buses to get around

Then head to Scotland - Glasgow and take West Highlands super scenic train to Maillag and boat to Skye

Skye - 3 days or so

Take bus to Kyle of Lochlash and another scenic train to Inverness and then to Edinburgh.

Could tailor and fit into 3 weeks.

For lots of train info check www.seat61.com (great info on discounted tickets on Eurostar train and in the U.K.); www.budgeteuropetravel.com and www.ricksteves.com.

I've done the Lakes to Skye to Inverness to Edinburgh rail route a few times - super scenic and easy. Break your journey say at Fort William, a pleasant if unspectacular watering hole enroute to Maillag.
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I understand a river cruise is a good way to see the low countries?>

Not to me - a bicycle could be great though - cruises usually last several days and cost a ton - and you'd have to sacrifice something in the British Isles.

You can rent a bike at zillions of places in The Netherlands - like at train stations and ride them to another station and return them.

Like to really experience the tulip and flower fields take the train to Haarlem - rent a fiets (push bike) and pedal about 20 miles thru the heart of the flower fields to the Keukenhof (mentioned above - the awesome flower show of Holland's flower industry)

and then putz onto nearby Leiden, ditch the bike and explore one of NL's great regional/university towns for a few hours and then hop the train back to Amsterdam.
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