we are travelling to Europe next July to meet my husband's family in Zagreb. From there we want to visit Greece- Italy- France- England. We are on a low budget, say $3000. Can you help us on what is worthy to see and visit, which cities and where to stay?
I have not been to Greece so I can't advise you on that. As far as the other countries you have on your list. I can help you out. I will give you a list of places I consider worthwhile in each of the countries and why I think it is worthwhile. That will help you narrow your list of places to visit.
1) Venice (spend a day here)
a) Ride the traghetti through the canals of the city.
b) Visit Piazza San Marco
c) Walk around Santa Elena - a quaint neighborhood in the city. You will not see any tourists here.
d) If you have never seen glass-blowing, visit Murano.
e) Walk around the city in the evening. It is enchanting.
2) Florence (spend two nights here if you are an art appreciator. If you are not, but are still curious, read "Agony and the ecstasy" by Irving stone. It will give you a sense of appreciation for the city).
b) Pitti Palace
c) Boboli Gardens
d) Uffizi Gallery (this has some of the finest works of famous art)
e) Galleria Academic (this is where Michaelangelo's masterpiece - David, is.)
3) Rome (spend two nights here. You will need the time here)
a) Roman Forum
c) Vatican (St. Peters Basilica and Sistine chapel)
d) Spanish steps at night
f) Trevi fountain
a)The museum with Da Vinci's "Last Supper". I do not recall what the museum is called.
b) The museum with Da Vinci's inventions. Again, I do not recall what the museum is called. I've heard it is brilliant though.
c) The Duomo
Just make sure you don't get to Milan a Monday. No museums are open on Monday. I made the mistake of spending a single Monday there so I had to hang around the Duomo all day. I wasn't bored at all. I enjoyed myself but you may want to get more out of your trip to Milan than I did.
1) Paris (spend three nights here)
a) Palace and Gardens of Versailles
b) Eiffel Tower at night
c) Cruise down the river Seine
d) A walk down Avenue des Champs Elysees
e) Arc di triumph
f) Musee du Louvre
h) Basilique du Sacre Coeur
i) Musee de Orsay (good impressionist art on the 4th floor).
2) French Riviera (spend three nights here)
a) Monte Carlo
c) St. Tropez
England: There is a thread about help needed to the UK. I have made a fairly long post on that. Let me know if you have trouble finding it. Feel free to contact me if you need more information on the places I have listed. Hope this helps.
For England, London is a must see. Away from London i would go with Stratford Upon Avon/Warwick Castle and York. Cheapest way to get around here is by bus generally (National Express is the main bus company). There is lots more to see and do but it depends how much time you have.
Great advice! Can you tell me how much is the bus you mentioned ?. Just to see how much we would need to spend in each country in accommodation and transport.
Many, Many Thanks
That was fantastic !
I'll study this info in detail and i'll contact you if i have more questions.
You're such a great helper!
Know its been posted many-a-time, but cheapest buses in the UK are www.megabus.com, they have seats on all their buses from 1GBP one-way.