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1. Posted by JJforever (Full Member 114 posts) 10y

well were thinking of flying from canada here to london england on september 1st 2006. We will then spend that night in london. we will then head off to paris france via eurail. we want to spend 3 nights and 4 days in paris.we were thinking of seeing the eiffel tower,invalides,palais de chaillot, and arc de triumph on the first day. second day: sacre coeur,opera house,palais royal, and the louvre. 3rd day: Notre dame,pantheon, and maybe jardin du luxemburg. then its off to florence italy for 1 night. we really only want to see the leaning tower of pisa and maybe some nice churches. I dont know of anything of too much importance here do you guys?? then its off to rome for 3 nights 4 days. obviusly well se the colliseum and many of the forms the have out there. i think this will be the best city spent in. then its off to venice for 2 nights. Basically my wife and i want this time to relax, play with the pigeons,do some canals, eat the pizza, drink the wine and so forth. What else would you guys recommend for seeing here? then we want to take the train back to london for travel home. only thing is i dont know if we should go through austria and germany through till london or go back through paris and then to london. What would you suggest here??? i really want to see what austria and germany looks like even though its in a train. and see amsterdamn through the window. ANY IDEAS SUGGESTIONS COMMENTS ETC ETC ETC ETC WOULD BE SO GREAT HERE!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH

HAPPY TRAVELING
JOEY

2. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 10y

How are you travelling from Paris to Italy? It will be a very long train ride there and back without any stops so I would recommend looking into low cost flights just to save time.

3. Posted by Dem (Full Member 78 posts) 10y

Quoting angela_

How are you travelling from Paris to Italy? It will be a very long train ride there and back without any stops so I would recommend looking into low cost flights just to save time.

that's a good advice... low cost airlines are usually cheaper than the train on this distance, and there are quite a few that connect Paris-Italy.

In Toscany... I guess you know, but I recommend you Florence. In Pisa you can just spend a few hours and you'll be ok (Piazza dei Miracoli, where you find the Duomo, Baptisterio and the Tower). But in Florence you have so much to see. Besides... you have Siena, that it's another wonderful place.

Close to Venice (1h30m by train) you have Verona... is such a wonderful place as well.

You can find useful info in this websites:

LOW COST FLIGHTS PARIS-ITALY
www.easyjet.com
www.volareweb.com
www.ryanair.com
www.myair.com

TRAINS IN ITALY
www.trenitalia.com

Hope it was helpful!

4. Posted by nickla (Respected Member 223 posts) 10y

http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en?newrequest=yes&protocol=http:&

Useful train timetable for all of Europe.

The route you are suggetions does seem very travel heavy. I would suggest either looking at airlines for a lot of the longer journeys or cutting down the area you are travelling.

This is just basic info but if u wanted ne more details then let me know.

Nicola

5. Posted by JJforever (Full Member 114 posts) 10y

thanks so much for the help guys!! were buying a eurail pass so its i think cheaper just to use that the whole time. yeah i wouldnt mind more detail! thanks alog guys!!!

joey

6. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

I have another tip for you:

Spent two nights in Verona and visit Venice as a day trip from that town. Venice is one of the most expensive places in the world. Expect to pay CAN$ 40-45 for two small scoops of icecream with chocolate sprinkles which at home would go for CAN$ 5 at maximum and CAN $20 for a small glas of table water just because it is served at Piazza San Marco.

If the other half really insists, maybe stay one night in Venice, but either 1. save the money you planned for the second night for a giondola or 2. stay in a really cool location, because you can get the same service in Verona for half the price.

http://europeforvisitors.com/venice/

As for Germany - I think that my home country deserves a trip on its own, not sqeezed in in a hurry. If you want to see something from the train, go through Switzerland. The Swiss have some of the most scenic railway routes in the world, bound to take your breath away.

IMO you'll be best off going to Rome last and to take a budget flight from there to London. Don't miss the British Museum and the Tower of London. And give your wife a chance to shop at Harrod's, the world's most famous department store. AT THE END of the trip.

7. Posted by Dem (Full Member 78 posts) 10y

Quoting t_maia

I have another tip for you:

Spent two nights in Verona and visit Venice as a day trip from that town. Venice is one of the most expensive places in the world. Expect to pay CAN$ 40-45 for two small scoops of icecream with chocolate sprinkles which at home would go for CAN$ 5 at maximum and CAN $20 for a small glas of table water just because it is served at Piazza San Marco.

That's absolutely right. The prices in Venice are the highest in Italy (together with Florence and Milan). It's really worth it though.

I'll add another suggestion to save money on the accomodation: instead of being away in Verona, if you want to spend at least 2 days in Venice (that is very advisable), you can find a place in MESTRE, that is the town in the mainland right before entering the lagoon. The trip to the lagoon just takes about 5/10 minutes by train or public bus, and you have one every 5 minutes or so. And sleeping there is way cheaper than doing it in the lagoon.

Ciao ciao!!

8. Posted by amanecer (Respected Member 203 posts) 10y

you can also find an accomodation in padova or in treviso, which are 30/40 minutes far from venice [by train], and are also nice cities to visit (especially treviso).
Pisa has a good international low cost airport, here I paste for you some cities you can reach pisa from, and the reference airlines company: (from the website www.zingarate.com)

from Germany:
Amburgo-Lubecca (LBC) Pisa Galileo Galilei (PSA) Ryanair
Berlino-Schonefeld (SXF) Pisa Galileo Galilei (PSA) easyJet
Colonia-Bonn (CGN) Pisa Galileo Galilei (PSA) HLX
Francoforte-Hahn (HHN) Pisa Galileo Galilei (PSA) Ryanair
Hannover (HAJ) Pisa Galileo Galilei (PSA) HLX
Monaco di Baviera (MUC) Pisa Galileo Galilei (PSA) AirDolomiti
Stoccarda (STR) Pisa Galileo Galilei (PSA) HLX

from Swiss:
Zurigo (ZRH) Pisa Galileo Galilei (PSA) Helvetic

from paris:
Parigi-Orly (ORY) Pisa Galileo Galilei (PSA) easyJet

from London:
Londra-Gatwick (LGW) Pisa Galileo Galilei (PSA) Meridiana
Londra-Stansted (STN) Pisa Galileo Galilei (PSA) Ryanair

your travel looks pretty long, if you want to travel only by train you risk to spend all your vacation just travelling.Select just a few places, but visit it with more calm...it's better to see one place less than just going across many places and don't see anything.. (personal opinion:)
Consider also the time you loose waiting for trains, connections, consider the eventual delays..