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1. Posted by phunganhle (Budding Member 2 posts) 2y

Hello everyone,

I plan a Europe trip for my family next year. They will come to Switzerland to join my graduation day and after that we will go travel around Europe.

Our main purpose is pilgrimage tour. That's why I planned to staying in Rome quite long. There are 5 persons, me, my parent and my uncle and aunt. They are all over 60 yrs old so they may need time to relax during the trip ^^. This will be the 1st time they come to Europe so I try to plan a trip in order to show them as much as possible the most beautiful places in Europe. Also this is on family budget so I am trying to find the best place to stay, to eat which we can afford. An apartment in the city center and kitchen is the ideal one for us, it's more economic value and convenient for us.

I tried to organize the trip itinerary as logic as possible but I do not have any experience so I could not know it is good or not for travel and transportation. So could anybody give me some advice on each places and maybe just please share your experiences ?

Thank you guys so much !

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3. Posted by KellieBarnes (Admin 813 posts) 2y

It looks good but maybe very quick for travellers aged 60+ ?

You will know how active they are and what they will be able to handle but I would think frequent travelling and short stops could become tiring. Check out rome2rio.com and seat61.com for info on planning your transport between cities.

4. Posted by phunganhle (Budding Member 2 posts) 2y

Thank you for your reply !

In Europe, so many places we want to go but it is impossible, so I try to put the main cities of some countries, which is typical of Europe, so they can experience the true taste of Europe *I hope so, at least*
For some cities, they're very near to each other like Bruges and Brussels or Venice and Burano, so I think it would be okay for us.

But in Provence, I plan to stay in Sault, but none of us can drive and regarding to what I have searched, it is very difficult to go there by public transportation and get around by foot, so it seems to impossible to see the Lavender field in Provence ? My family want to see Lavender field so bad, because at that time, July, in Holland, the flower season is finish. So do you have any ideas about this?

I will check the transportation between those countries, and if you have any tips or any ideas about accommodation and pass? Should I buy City Pass ?

Thank you!

[ Edit: Edited on 26-Aug-2014, at 02:24 by phunganhle ]

5. Posted by Alain13 (Respected Member 100 posts) 2y

Hi,
I think lavanda season starts beginning of july around 300 meters and later until mid August at 1000 meters.
Did you check the website of Sault ?
http://www.saultenprovence.com/en
To go there you should go to Avignon (TGV ), then by bus from Avignon TGV station to Carpentras, then Carpentras to Sault by bus

I also send you to the site of transportation in Vaucluse, but unfortunatly in French!
http://www.vaucluse.fr

[ Edit: Edited on 26-Aug-2014, at 03:17 by Alain13 ]

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16 stops on this trip

  1. Martigny, Switzerland
    21 Jun-23 Jun
  2. Zermatt, Switzerland
    23 Jun-25 Jun
  3. Geneva, Switzerland
    25 Jun-27 Jun
  4. Venice, Italy
    27 Jun-29 Jun
  5. Murano, 30141 Venice, Italy
    29 Jun-29 Jun
  6. Burano, 30142 Venice, Italy
    29 Jun-29 Jun
  7. Venice, Italy
    29 Jun-30 Jun
  8. 04100 Rome, Italy
    30 Jun-07 Jul
  9. Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
    07 Jul-11 Jul
  10. Lourdes, France
    11 Jul-13 Jul
  11. Paris, France
    13 Jul-20 Jul
  12. Brussels, Belgium
    20 Jul-22 Jul
  13. Bruges, Belgium
    22 Jul-24 Jul
  14. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    24 Jul-27 Jul
  15. Delft, The Netherlands
    27 Jul-28 Jul
  16. Prague, Czech Republic
    28 Jul-02 Aug