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Traveling to Europe mid November - suggestions

Old Oct 21st, 2016, 06:37 AM
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PalenQ,
We love the idea of the overnight train. The kids would enjoy it and it would save us on travel big time. I looked at the link for trenitalia and I could get a Coucherette for the 4 of us for $55 Euros each. I think it is a really good deal. I have never traveled on an overnight train, do you think the Couchette room is OK or should I look into the Cabine-lit?
They only have cabines for 2 or 3 people, so I would need 2X2. Is it worth the extra money?. How is this train company compare to the French SNCF which cost a lot more?
Also, I read about Venice's high waters in November, is that a real issue? I was thinking we could also do Rome and Amalfi Coast. Thoughts?
Thanks everyone for the advice! We are so excited!
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Old Oct 21st, 2016, 06:54 AM
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Yes the tides in Venice in November are a real issue but you can perhaps handle that by not being there around a full moon. Other factors affect the aqua alta, yes, but checking the tide tables will give you some idea of times to avoid. Take boots.
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Old Oct 21st, 2016, 03:46 PM
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Coucherette for the 4 of us for $55 Euros each. I think it is a really good deal. I have never traveled on an overnight train, do you think the Couchette room is OK or should I look into the Cabine-lit?>

The couchette will be great if you book the entire 4 places but if it has 6 berths and two strangers that could be nice too or maybe not if say one is a loud snorer and makes noise, etc.

If it is a 4-person couchette you can book up whole go for it - there is not that much difference for the huge price difference and you'd have to have two cabins - make it a family affair in one.
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Old Oct 22nd, 2016, 06:26 AM
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Thank you all! We have decided to go to Italy via overnight train from Paris. I am trying to decide if we do Venice/Rome or Rome/Amalfi Coast. Suggestions?
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Old Oct 25th, 2016, 04:18 PM
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It's always worth a trip to Sevilla - check out a quick tip post here: https://goaskbecki.com/2016/10/24/ho...rs-in-seville/
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Old Oct 25th, 2016, 07:38 PM
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My advice would be Andalusia. Weather should be very nice and not too expensive. Good food and wine. Just as good as France just different in my opinion. Easy to tour with a car for a family.
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My advice is just go werehelse it is not Italy! As you have already a plan to go to Italy nest Summer!
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I've been in Paris and Ireland over our Thanksgiving. The weather in both countries was cool. In Ireland we had a bright sunny day or two then rain, but we came prepared with wet weather gear. No rain in Paris. And it's a great time to be in Europe, with more museum exhibits than in summer and many fewer tourists. I was actually able to see the Mona Lisa with no one standing in front of me--same with the Book of Kells. It makes you feel like a local so I wouldn't worry about the weather.
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