My name is Zarah, a 25yr old student from Toronto (Canada) and I am new to this site. I figured I'd join to gain further insight on tips for traveling/backpacking, as it will be my first time doing so. In about one month I will be visiting Europe and super excited but a bit stressed at the same time (trying to juggle both exams and preparing for the trip same time). It was kind of a last minute decision and I already booked my flight, so doing all the research I can in the meantime!
Also, I'd love to hear from those of you who are planning or have already backpacked through Europe (or elsewhere) and would like to share your experiences, concerns, advice or suggestions.
Sorry that I hijacked your thread a little, so here's a suggestion you might be able to use if you have not thought of it already & aren't up for walking everywhere,,,
Going to any city I always check out the local bus pass with a Google query 'Bus pass - amsterdam, or rome or wherever'. Venice would have to be a water bus pass, of course,
Often the bus pass is for trains & ferries as well. It might not always be the cheapest option but the convenience of jumping on & off any transport in a city is something I cannot resist.
HoHo double decker bus tours are also excellent but a bit pricier than a bus pass & more rigid as to a route,