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11. Posted by BillyPyro (Budding Member 22 posts) 9y

Cheers for the reply.

Bus would be ok, but since the trip is so short we have taken preference to the convenience of a plane to maximise our time since we aren't spending so long in each city. IF the holiday was a little longer the bus would have been a great option.

Just looking at some websites, it seems to fly direct to the Netherlands we have to board at EDI (The main airport in Edinburgh?) as it is the only airport that flies direct. Otherwise from GLA we have to fly to Heathrow for a connecting flight to AMS (Main airport in Amsterdam?)

We've narrowed it to Germany or France, which is the more tourist friendly in your opinion in regards to things to see? Eiffel tower would be great to see as well as the Catacombs and so would some of the great landmarks in Berlin. (Is the CDG the main airport in Paris?)

We haven't really researched places to visit yet as you can tell , but what do you think is the best place to go in Spain? Madrid or Barcelona?

Does anyone know any websites with cheap places to hire a car? I'm 26, but need to drive an AUTOMATIC transmission.

12. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello BillyPyro:)

I think, u could let where u fly to in Europe depend on which flights are currenly bargins.
Buy them as much in advance as possible, for the best deals. U can book them on the internet.
For flights from Scotland try
Maybe aerlingus also services Scotland to mainland flights.
Here is Their website, in case.

For flights around mainland europe, try

U can also take trains. Overnight ones save time.
The disadvantage for u, would be that u would have to be resident in Europe, to book the tickets on the internet.

For accomodation, it depends on what type of accomodation u want. Double room or hostel bed.
If u want a hostel bed, just google hostel, and the name of the city u want to stay in and that should bring up a good list, or hostels, which can also be booked on the internet.

I dont know about the zoos all around Europe, but in Germany(where I live) they are usually good. Well financed and well kept. I have visited the one in Hamburg and the one in Munich. I can recommend both.


13. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 9y

If you will be in the Netherlands and going to Spain, the logical places to visit would be Belgium or France. Germany is also an option. From Amsterdam it is easy to get to Brussels, Brugge, Aachen and Cologne by train. I can highly recommend one of these cities.

As for zoos, among of the best in Europe are the ones in Duesseldorf, Hannover and the Safaripark in Hodenhagen near Hannover. Hannover should have budget flights to Spain, btw.

14. Posted by BillyPyro (Budding Member 22 posts) 9y

I appreciate the help all!

Although our plans have changed slightly My girlfriend is really wanting to go to Switzerland, in particular Lucenrne i guess. We would be leaving on the 17th September, what is the best method to get there? We are happy to spend a night or 2 in Basel or Geneva on route, i've been looking for rail tickets but can't find anything! Any links where i can get point to point tickets? Or links with prices? I looked on but i can't understand Dutch. Just over the best way to get to Switzerland the cheapest way.

Easyjet has the cheapest flights at 68Euro each, but i would like to find something cheaper if possible.

I must ask, will we be able to get into Switzerland with her on her Australian passport?

I've have everything organised apart from this little section of the holiday as to a 2nd mainland European country to visit. I can tell you all i wont be doing this again unless i am living in Europe next time.

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 14, 2007, at 6:10 AM by BillyPyro ]

15. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 9y

If all that is left to sort out is how to get to Switzl from NL, grab these easyjet flights. You won't be able to find buses or trains from A'dam to Lucerne for that cheap, unless you take SWE ticket through Germany - and that is a not an option for you with your schedule.

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 14, 2007, at 6:17 AM by t_maia ]

16. Posted by BillyPyro (Budding Member 22 posts) 9y

Thanks! I booked the easyjet flights.

Where can i find out information on travelling by rail in Switzerland? Since i will only be there 3 days i'm not sure i will need a Eurail ticket (or will i?) Just a point to point ticket? Anyone know any website? Would be great if they show prices. Thanks.

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 15, 2007, at 2:01 AM by BillyPyro ]

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