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1. Posted by morbidchik (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

Hey, i'm going to Europe for my first time ever in December for about a month with my boyfriend and our friend. Any tips, advice, comments?
We'll be visiting the UK, Netherlands, Germany and France.

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

Don't miss Berlin.

Just kidding, you got to be a bit more specific. What are you interested in? Party, snow, history? Any places you really want to see? Where are you going to spent Christmas and New Year? Any plans?

3. Posted by morbidchik (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

Well we mostly want to just soak up the culture, party hard, and see some famous sights maybe. My boyfriend has already been to Amsterdam so he already knows what to do there. And we're going to visit a friend of ours in Germany, he'll probably be our guide there. But for France and the UK, i'm excited, but dont know much about what to do, or what i need to know about them before i go. (i know the history, so thats chill)

4. Posted by morbidchik (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

oh, and we're probably spending christmas in amsterdam. not sure if we'll be in germany or amsterdam for new years yet.

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

If you have time, I would visit Carcassonne in France. It's an amazing city and it has the oldest fort in Europe that is still lived in. There is a HI hostel right in the fort that I stayed in last summer. But you will have to make a reservation if you want to stay there because it is almost always full.

6. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 10y

If you visit holland as well, try to see other great cities apart from amsterdam. For example Utrecht (yes, that`s where i live), or Leiden, Deventer and Delft. Lots of old dutch architecture, and great cities for leisure as well. Michael.

7. Posted by nigel2304 (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

Hi,
I guess London is the tourist centre of England, but it's probably the most expensive.
Here's the website for the tourist board, you might find useful:
http://www.enjoyengland.com/
here's another site which might give you some ideas:
http://www.visitbritain.com/
English Heritage look after various locations, including Stonehenge:
http://www.english-heritage.org.uk
Try to get to the seaside - Bournemouth has something for everybody..
The trains can be expensive, so book ahead or see if there's a railcard that suits you:
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
National Express run coaches up and down the country:
http://www.nationalexpress.com/home/hp.cfm
I hope you enjoy it here.
Nigel