I plan to go tour around europe this september and need advice on the accomodation. There will be 3 of us: myself, my husband, and daughter-6 yrs. I have done some reading...but still having problems on the accomodation matter. As we are on tight budget, so were are looking for camping sites that have cabin to be rented. Since we will be traveling by car, so it would be very convenient to stay in a campsite that is accesible by public transport. Below is the places we intend to go:
1.Frankfurt Am man
2. Luxembourg City
3. Innsbruck Austria
Im just wondering whether they have "Park and Ride" in those cities. I really appreciate if anyone could give advice on this matter as im totally a stranger to these places.
I'm afraid that won't be too easy. Finding camp grounds near the city centres isn't the problem, but they usually do not have cabins. I just had a look and in Germany you can only rent bungalows near the seaside. I couldn't find any near Frankfurt.
Maybe hostels would be an alternative - most of them have triple rooms and they are almost like hotels nowadays, only cheaper. You can find those belonging to the international hostelling organisation at http://www.hihostels.com.
Hope this helps,
I agree with Butafly, Europe has a very well developed hotel system that incorporates all levels of places (unlike the USA). You don't have to book $300. rooms. I stayed in Paris some years ago for $7. - at today's prices I imagine this would be more like $28.
Websites such as hostelworld.com list all levels of inexpensive places (hostels, guesthouses, inex. hotels, B&B's) and many of them can be booked on the net.
there are SOME places where you can book luxe tents, which have stoves, fridges and beds in them, but in my experience they accomodate 6, i doubt you can get the same kind of setup for 3 or 4...
the thing is... this is just gonna take research. unless youre happy to stay in hostels (which is only margainally more expensive for 3 or 4 in a room) then youre gonna have to spend a bit of time on the net looking for places in each city...
however, in venice you might have a look at camping fusina - it IS a contiki campsite but its a pretty popular one for when youre heading to venice! tho ive heard its expensive to get from fusina to venice, not sure!