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1. Posted by AussieTigers (Budding Member, 11 posts) 26 May '13 22:08

Hi fellow travellers,

Well our Euro trip is geting closer and we have mad a few adjustments to our itinerary....

So here is our 5.5week itinerary:

LONDON - 3nights
PARIS - 3nights
BRUGES - 2nights
AMSTERDAM - 2nights
SALZGITTER - 2nights KELLENHUSEN - 2nights (GERMANY)
BERLIN - 2nights
PRAGUE - 2nights
CESKY KRUMLOV - 2nights
SALZBURG - 2nights
VENICE - 2nights
FLORENCE - 3nights
ROME - 2nights
SORRENTO - 3nights
(FLY TO MUNICH FROM NAPLES)
MUNICH - 3nights

DUBAI - 2nights

We are training it through Europe, and are wondering if we should buy "POINT TO POINT" tickets or a GLOBAL FLEXI PASS???? ideas?
We are also wanting to know if we should purchase some tours here in Australia before we leave or just buy them when we get there? Whats the most cost effective/best way to go???
Would hate to miss out on tours and iv heard you can cut down waiting in line etc if you pre-buy...?

We are thinking of trying to do alot of tours by ourselves, self guided etc to save money but we still want to get the most of the countries we visit as it is a fast paced trip :)
Also anything exciting to do in Dubai? we are visiting for 2days and staying at the Atlantis on the palm islands.... we are planning on visiting the Formula 1 theme park.... but id like to see some of the culture traditions also.

:)Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

2. Posted by WomBatt (Full Member, 104 posts) 27 May '13 01:17

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You do understand three nights, anywhere, gives only two full days and a little, two nights only one full day and a little? Whilst you admit 'fast paced trip', this is extraordinary little time in some of your destinations, I hope you have your site seeing wishes organised with great accuracy, local transport wise.

Train passes or point to point tickets - only you can do the maths.comparison - perhaps read - http://www.seat61.com/Railpass-and-Eurail-pass-guide.htm#Should

Tours. Where and to see what? So very general a question it is impossible to answer. There may be many a place where you cannot purchase ahead.

3. Posted by Sander (Moderator, 4281 posts) 27 May '13 04:36

To me this looks like way, way too much to do in such a short amount of time. After the second week you'll be completely exhausted from the constant travelling, and not up for seeing anything in the little time you'll have in most destinations. If you still can, I'd strongly recommend dropping about half the cities, and spreading the remaining time evenly over the other ones. Get to actually *know* and remember them, rather than attempting to rush through a checklist of the must-see sights.

4. Posted by AussieTigers (Budding Member, 11 posts) 28 May '13 02:17

Hi SANDER.... I appreciate the input, and it is going to be a very hectic but fun adventure... We probably have included a little too many countries in the time frame, but we will never get there again so we wanted to sample as much of Europe as we could, plus its all been booked etc! and we are pretty on the go people so we should be right, I hope lol. I will be keeping a journal of each day to help cement it into our memories ;)

WOMBATT... we are wanting to go to the Moulin Rouge in Paris, do war memorial tour in BErlin, etc and was thinking maybe we should book as much as we can tour wise prior to our trip to make sure we are organised and have time to do the things we want as we are on a short time frame....

Thanks for feedback:)