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1. Posted by wildkat984 (Budding Member 9 posts) 9y

1st june - arrive london
7th june - check out of london hotel - see guy
8th june - eurostar to disneyland - stay in hotel near disneyland
9th june - go to disneyland - should we stay in hotel near disneyland again or go into paris that night?? Just wondering how tired we will be
10th jun - sightseeing, moulin rouge or lido at night
11th june - versailles tour - 1/2 day
12th june - more sightseeing in paris - overnight train to venice - is there an overnight train???
13th june - sightseeing in venice - gondola ride - glassblower - overnight train to rome - is there an overnight train???

14th june - arrive rome - sightseeing
whats the best way to get from rome to florence and then to pisa??
16th june get to florence - sightseeing
17th june - get to pisa - sightseeing
18th june - fly back to london - thinking of flying back with ryanair - any comments??
19th june 0 morning - fly back to sydney

wow.. its going to be packed.. but we only have that much time and i want to see all those things.... cant wait!!! sooo excited.... any tips ideas or help with trains?
thanks

2. Posted by jaxstar84 (Respected Member 415 posts) 9y

www.trenitalia.com
website for trains in italy :)
knock urself out!

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Glassblower on Murano is highly overrated! They charge you to see the guy blow up a donkey, then you head to the shops where they charge you an arm and a leg to buy anything. Save the trip and shop in Venice itself.

Your trip looks awfully packed, but doable. You're not going to have much time to rest or add in anything else you see along the way. But - I guess you've given it a ton of thought! Stay open minded and flexible - and book train tickets when you're there, in case there's something you just have to see.

And enjoy!

4. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 9y

honestly it hurt my eyes to see all this stuff crammed in. You need wya more time in every place listed.
And have no time allotted to travel. travel takes alot more time than one ever plans on. and trains break down, inevitably.

5. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

Quoting coldwarspy

honestly it hurt my eyes to see all this stuff crammed in. You need wya more time in every place listed.
And have no time allotted to travel. travel takes alot more time than one ever plans on. and trains break down, inevitably.

I have to agree, and I think it would be wiser to spend at least 4 days in Rome. In a historical sense it is maybe the most important city in Europe.

Going from you initerary, I would suggest to fly the route from Paris to Venice. There is a night train, but that one even needs more than 12 hours to get from Paris to Venice, and leaving Paris around 20.00. A short evening flight, would at least give you a full day in Venice.

Would it be possible to get open-jaw tickets? These tickets would cost a little extra, but would save you the time of flying back to London at the end of your trip. (Open-Jaw, means flying into one city, and out of another).

The best way to get around in Italy, is by train. You gave one day to Pisa, and I think that one hour would be enough. Florence is beautiful but like Rome it needs a couple of days to really enjoy.

6. Posted by wildkat984 (Budding Member 9 posts) 9y

unfortunately our tickets are already booked and we cant get an open jaw one...

new thoughts - cancelling pisa out altogether...

woudl it be best to go venice - rome - florence and fly back to london from florence

or venice - florence - rome???

and yes i think we will now fly from paris to venice...

yeah we know there wont be much down time.. but this is the first time for me and mum to go to europe and quite possibly the last time as well.. so want to see all the things we REALLY REALLY want to see

have changed things round slightly and if we go the venice rome florence way - we will be in rome on a sunday and monday - are things open then??

7. Posted by jaxstar84 (Respected Member 415 posts) 9y

to be honest....... pisa SUCKS. its so overrated. you wont be missing much if you dont go.... it takes 15mins to walk in, take a few pics, and leave.

8. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

From Florence I think it is only Meridiana that has direct flights to London, so ending the trip in Rome would give you more choices of flights. (RyanAir, EasyJet, Air Berlin, Air One) But know that all of these flights will land at either Luton, Gatwick, Stansted or City Airport (Air One) so if you want to connect to an intercontinental flight leaving at Heathrow, give yourself enough time to get to the Airport. (I would recommend going back one or two days earlier and see a little bit of London) I see you have an arrival in London at the first, and leave for Paris at the 7th, maybe it is wiser to leave a few days earlier to have a little extra time in Italy, and stick a few days back to London at the end of the trip, this way you have no worries in case of a delay.

I've got no problem with RyanAir, they only tread there passengers like cattle, and land at airports way out of the city. (they call it Paris, and land in Beauvais, Call in Vienna and land in Bratislava, Call it Stockholm ... etc) It always look like they are understaffed, so check-in takes ages, and their weight limits are absurd.

9. Posted by rdmalta (Budding Member 12 posts) 8y

If it wasnt for the tower, Pisa would be just as famous as Qala Take a guess were that is

Pisa is simply a waste of time.