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Switzerland & paris or Switzerland & Italy.

Old Sep 28th, 2012, 05:52 AM
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nytraveler, we have swum in Alanya in december in the past, in the upper 60s, although cold. have also sunbathed because it was warmer under the sun. If you are lucky, it is possible, especially when you are very young and adventurous.

Russians and Swedes and some Germans come to alanya, side and Antalya to swim till january. I do not any more, but my wife would if someone urged or dared her.
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Old Sep 28th, 2012, 09:55 AM
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Yes, we have a polar bear club whose members jump into the north atlantic in January. But they are, IMHO, nuts.

And I'm sure there may be some days that are warm. But for most people both the air and water would usually be too cold at that time of year.
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Old Sep 28th, 2012, 10:21 AM
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<go through some travel agent who will arrange complete trip for me or plan it on my own.....as i am not completely aware about all the places.
I do not want to miss out on any thing due to lack of my information.>


I think you can plan it yourself if you're willing to research on travel forums, internet, read some guidebooks.

If that seems too overwhelming to you of course you could use a travel agent. But I always self-plan, I figure no one cares as much about my trip/vacation as I do!
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Old Sep 28th, 2012, 12:59 PM
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Personally if I were to arrange a honeymoon in a country I have never been and I don't understand the local language, I would use a travel agent. The travel agents may also be able to offer you some hotel vouchers at a much reduced price.
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Old Sep 28th, 2012, 02:11 PM
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TAs are likely to offer yuo deal onlyon upscale hotels. They don;t handle the modest places - which don;t pay them commissions.

IMHO TA is useful only if you want someplace that is really difficult to arrange - or you want the best/most expensive of everything and are willing to pay someone to arrange it for you.
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Old Sep 30th, 2012, 03:17 AM
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Thanks for replying.

I have decided upon...

Italy- 10 days,------- Rome - 3 days,
Venice - 3 days
Florence - 3 days.

Are the above places fine..??? Or Any other thing that can be changed, any other place that can be included or number of days that can be increased or decreased for a place....should I add Naples , Siena, Milan.....

Swiss- 5 days,-------- Interlaken - 2 days.
Montreux - 2 days.
Zurich - 1 day.

Is it fine fr swiss....? Or any changes can be made for a better experience......

what about
France- 5 days..
Will it be a good idea about france....What are the major places to see in france....I can only see paris ...
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Old Oct 1st, 2012, 08:49 AM
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Swiss- 5 days,-------- Interlaken - 2 days.
Montreux - 2 days.
Zurich - 1 day

Well that would comport very well with a 4-consecutive-day Swiss Pass - the cheapest per day of all passes and would cover travel from the Italian border to Montreux and from Montreux to Interlaken/Grindelwald/Murren/wengen, etc. and to Zurich on the 4th day - next day take the TGV train to Paris - for such wide-ranging travels in a 4-day period strongly consider the 4-consecutive-day Swiss (Saver if two or more folks traveling together) Pass.
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Old Oct 2nd, 2012, 01:55 AM
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Thanks.
I think u r right.

What is the time for travel between the places in ITALY, SWISS,FRANCE.

is the order correct as mentioned above.....??
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Old Oct 2nd, 2012, 08:35 AM
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travel times?

go to the home page of www.budgeteuropetravel.com and click on the link "Best online European train schedule" (or some such wording) and a click brings you to the fabulous IMO German Railways web site - www.bahn.de - brings you to its English schedule page where you simply fill in the From and To boxes and a date and you get all the timings and schedules - since schedules rarely change much throughout the year simply put a dummy date in if the date you are traveling is not yet in the system - I refernce this home page link because they also give you several valuable tips on fully using the bahn.de site - things you may not notice at first glance.

That said travel between say Venice and Montreux would probably be about 6-7 hours or so - no high-speed trains on that route and you probably have to change in both Milan and Brig - easy enough changes.

To France you can leave from Zurich direct to Paris in about 4 hours or so i believe - but check the exact schedules to be sure.

Yes I would land in Rome, go to Florence and onto Venice - go to Switzerland from there, end up in Zurich for direct trains to Paris (but you could also get direct TGVs from Lausanne or Geneva to Paris as well. Book those tickets at www.voyages-sncf.com and again some sweet discounts but limited in number so book as soon as you know which train you want to take (and these cannot be changed nor refunded I believe so be sure of your date and time).

In Switzerland itself I believe the 4-consecutive-day Swiss Pass would be a great deal - covering all you travels in Switzerland, ending in Zurich and then using the www.voyages-sncf.com site for that ticket to Paris.
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Old Oct 3rd, 2012, 02:22 PM
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In December if I had to chose between France and Italy I would chose Italy - simply because of the much better weather if for no other reason. Florence, Rome, Venice, etc will not be really cool or perhaps rainy as much of northern France, including the Paris area can be IME - Paris is OK in the cool dank rain with days really short but Rome is much more OK in the warmer weather and, being farther south, longer days in winter.

Maybe land in Paris, have a few days there then go to Switzerland and Italy for the bulk of your time.
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