well i had the trip of my life with my wife this last august. We went to London,Paris,Rome and venice. I cannot be without europe again for 2007. My question is where can i go again this year? We spent about 6-7 grand canadian on the last trip so we want something that is simular or even less. We have to have to go to italy again though. I was thinking of taking the ferry across to greece. Please let us know the places we should go to in europe. I would also like to see switzerland etc. Basically i have to go to europ again and i want to make it a great one. My guess is that well be on the trip for 2-4 weeks. Please help me with this it would be greatly appreciated!!! thanks so much
Some places in Europe to consider for your next trip:
a) The French Riviera (Monte Carlo, Nice, Cannes)
b) Italy (CInque Terra, Capri, Florence)
c) Czech Republic (Prague, Cesky Krumlov)
d) Austria (Salzburg, Innsbruck)
I have not been to Greece and hence cannot really offer any advice there.Hope the list above helps.
I would agree with Czec Republic. Prague is an amazing and beautiful city and Cesky Krumlov is the prettiest and picturesque place I visited on my Euro trip. Unfortunately I only spent a day there which wasn't long enough for me.
I also would recommend Poland. My favourite country so far. Warsaw is worth a visit but the best place is Krakow. I had such a good time there, I extended my stay by a couple of days.
Germany is also very good. Culturally there are some big differences so just visiting different areas in Germany is worthwhile. Berlin is a MUST! Munich is good fun with all the beer halls!
Also in Austria, Vienna is stunning and there are wine tasting bike tours that take you outside Vienna into the countryside. Amazing views!
Hope this helps
As for Italy, my recommendations:
- Cinque Terre (national park; UNESCO World Heritage): an excellent place for 1-2 days of trekking, relaxing, swimming...
- Firenze (Florence, please do not use the English name of the city since nobody in Italy will understand what you mean): go and visit Galleria degli Uffizi!
- Rimini: beach holiday, you might also want to take a bus to San Marino, one of the smallest countries in the world. From Rimini you can get to Puglia (South-Eastern Italy) easily by train and then take a ferry to Greece.
On the top of mentioned above, I would suggest you to go to Spain (barcelona and sevilla is a must, as well they have supernice food), as well Budapest in Hungaria is really nice (3 days is more than enough there). And I enjoyed a lot Lisbonn... i think there are just some cities you fall in love with... Baltics are not bad as well - there you should go for all three of them.
Did you think about Turkey also ? We have a lot to see in here Let me know then I can help you to organise something ok?
If you are not planning to drive i would recommend you book cheap flights from Italy to athens through easyjet.com. If i am not mistaken it flies from Milan... then spend 1-2 days in Athens staying in the centre in the Plaka area and then hitting the islands of the Aegean sea. The party and most touristic islands being Myconos, Paros and Santorini (breathtaking island). Some quieter islands are Folegandros and Amorgos (where the big blue was filmed). Do not aim to do too many islands as the islands offer great beaches and many things to see.
An alternative route could be to take the ferry www.superfast.com from Venice or Bari to the Ioanian islands and visit islands like Corfu, Cephallonia, Paxous etc...