Venice., Vienna & Prague in september

Old Jul 9th, 2013, 05:10 PM
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Venice., Vienna & Prague in september

Hi all,

I'm planning 14 to 17 days in September to visit Venice, Vienna, and Prague. Although i usually tent a car, it looks like going by rail is the best way to go anout it. This will be a first time in these cities, so information about must sees, comfortable, but not expensive lodging, and even optimal dates would be greatly appreciated. There will be two if us travelling- we can pack light, and we're very flexible, and not afraid of getting lost while exploring off the beaten path!

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Old Jul 9th, 2013, 06:11 PM
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You need to state a hotel budget. "Not too expensive" can mean anything.
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I have been to Vienna in June, July, and December. In June and July, it was over 90 degrees both times with high humidity. I do not like the heat, so I plan to go in the fall in the future.

I took the train last month from Vienna to Prague. It was a comfortable ride that I highly recommend.

I purchased the Sisi Tickets online for Vienna. http://www.schoenbrunn.at/en/plan-yo...si-ticket.html

My husband and I really loved this classical musical concert in Vienna in an extraordinarily beautiful church:
Classic Exclusive / St. Anne Church
Event begin: 20:30
Admission: 30 minutes before begin time
Venue: St. Anne Church
Address: Annagasse 3b, 1010 Wien/Vienna
Number of Tickets: 2
Price / Category: 29 EUR Each

Melk is a nice day trip from Vienna. I took this trip last month. http://www.ddsg-blue-danube.at/eng/c..._abbeymelk.php

Prague is the most beautiful place I have ever seen! Be sure to go to the top of the astronomical clock. I also enjoyed going on a day trip to Cesky Krumlov.
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Venice to Vienna by direct sleeper train, from €39 with a couchette (basic flat bunk) or from €79 with a bed in a 2-bed sleeper with washbasin, deluxe sleepers with shower also available: www.italiarail.com - you collect tickets at the station from the self-service touch-screen machines.

Vienna to Prague by train from €19 at www.oebb.at, you print your own ticket.

Booking usually opens 90 days ahead, sometimes less.
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Old Jul 13th, 2013, 04:02 AM
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Thanks for the info planning our trip for 2014.
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I would also highly recommend Cesky Krumlov.

I have been to all these cities in September - weather was lovely with some rain in Venice.
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How cool is Prague in Mid September? Afterward we will spend 4 days In Amsterdam..and I understand that the weather may be changeable with some rainy days.

I was in AMS few times but never in the fall.
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Thanks KL467..
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Kl467 thank you so much for the info! And man in seat 61--I appreciate the info and websites about the trains

I'm so glad to hear the positive experiences in September. Planning is not my strongest point, as I'm more of a fly by the seat of your pants kinda gal and see what develops. But I know I have to do some basic planning so I don't miss things!

Any ideas about hotels (less than a $100/night) would be appreciated. I don't like to share bathrooms, and would like it to be clean, but other than that, it's just a place to crash for the night!

Thank you guys!

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For Venice double check when the film festival will be held (it's always sometime in Sept) and hotel prices double at least - with reservations needed months in advance - for the length of it. (I cane in at the end of one for a congress I was working on - and the first night my hotel room was more than $600 - only about $325 for the other nights.
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Thanks for the heads up nytraveler--I just looked up the dates for the 2013 film festival in Venice: August 28 to Sept 7th -

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