Trip feedback? Europe Trip

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1. Posted by Team Awesome (Budding Member 3 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hello everyone.
We're planning a trip starting and ending in uk to europe.
The 4 destinations are at the top of the list for various reasons although we are open to suggestions.
We would like to travel as cheaply as possible and although we want to see some of the typical touristy places we want to avoid that as much as possible and see the country's for what they actually are, the local ways of life and traditions. :)

Any help and advice will be greatly appreciated

Jess and Keelan

2. Posted by Palawan Dave (Budding Member 30 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

You must tell us how many weeks for your trip, your budget, time of travel and your interests. Rhen we are in a better position to give advice

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2370 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

"The 4 destinations are at the top of the list for various reasons although we are open to suggestions. "

What 4 destinations do you have in mind?

Most holidays where money is a concern depend on how much money you have to begin with and how long you will be gone. Of course swimming at beaches and skiing depend on time of year and location.

What is your budget like? Not counting long distance flights if any, how much per day do you have for hotel expenses and day to day spending? If you haven't already done so work up a budget so you know how much per day you available and choose hotels that fit your budget restrictions.

Good luck.

4. Posted by hasbeen (Travel Guru 1260 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Team Awesome

We would like to travel as cheaply as possible...

Avoid alcohol in Iceland & Norway .. two beers could blow your budget.

Reykjavik has a city bus pass for a good price & is very convenient for getting around.

Reykjavik airport has Duty Free on Arrival .. not too many places do that.

Get your t-shirt in Iceland from the Icelandic Phallological Museum ( look it up ) . . it says = 'This Museum is not for pussies"

Go to the Edvard Grieg museum if you are in Bergen for a lunch time concert .. not all that cheap but a wonderful experience.

Happy travels.


5. Posted by OldPro (Inactive 400 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

I see this is your first posting here. So here is some help and advice.

The more relevant info you provide, the more relevant responses can be. You have not provided nearly enough background info. As noted already, you need to say how much time you will have, how much money you will have and most importantly, what your actual interests are.

There is not much point for example of someone suggesting the Edvard Grieg museum in Bergen if you have no interest whatsoever in classical music. People often assume that since something is of interest to them, it will be of interests to others. Or they don't care what interests the person asking, they just like writing about what interests themselves. Either you have to waste time reading irrelevant suggestions or they have to waste their time writing what will be to you, irrelevant suggestions.

If you have only 2 weeks for this trip for example, that will totally change what responses you get than if you say you have 2 months. If it is 2 weeks, then you are likely to get responses suggesting you are trying to cover too much in too little time. If you say 2 months, then you may get suggestions that you consider trying living in the village of Chocholow, Poland for 2 weeks if you really want to, 'see the local ways of like and traditions.'

The more info you provided, the better the responses will be. A typical generic type question will not get you any answers you could not just as easily find for yourself by Googling something like, 'what to see and do in Iceland'.

6. Posted by Shavy (Budding Member 22 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Iceland and Norway would not be the cheapest destination in Europe while Poland and Slovenia are cheap country to travel around.

Your destination mentioned in your profile isn't really close to each other, don't forget that Europe is a continent not just a city. Summer would be the easiest time to travel around and if you want to travel cheap as possible, sleep in a camping would the cheapest way and cook your own meal

7. Posted by TeamJKKJ (First Time Poster 1 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Thanks everyone for your replies :)

Unfortunately we can't really give a definite on time frame right now- we'd love to spend up to 4 weeks travelling but have fur children at home to tend to so at least it would be 2 weeks, but ideally 4 weeks. The time of travel is most likely June/July.

In terms of budget, we literally want to travel as cheap as possible and are willing to stay at hostels, do dishes to earn our keep or whatever. We will need to work up a realistic budget but for now bear that in mind.

Alcohol won't be an issue as we don't drink. :) Accommodation will be most expensive but we have friends in London that we can stay with etc...AirBnB are probably our best bet though Iceland doesn't seem cheap for that either. We are willing to couch surf if necessary :)

If we give a list of interests maybe that will help in terms of things to do...

  • Love animals/wildlife but won't be doing any zoos or seeing captive animals.
  • Love for horses especially
  • Old buildings/abandoned bulidings or interesting places like this to explore
  • Photography
  • Beautiful scenery/hiking/walking/exploring/peaceful areas
  • Good food :) (This should probably be higher on the list )
  • Adventurous activities (we've been white water rafting at Vic falls and loved it, things like rock climbing etc)

I hope this helps? All information is welcome!! The more we know, the better!

8. Posted by Peter (Admin 6853 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Just one point - you have listed destinations that are pretty far apart in Europe. If you are trying to travel on the cheap, this makes it much harder to control one of the biggest costs which is the cost of transport. In 2-4 weeks, my view is that it's better to stay in a smaller area. You have Slovenia on the list for example - there are a myriad of interesting things to see right near there that can easily keep you busy for 4 weeks. If you just limited yourself to Slovenia/Croatia you'd be pretty well set to fill your time nicely.

There's really no need to branch out to places as far away as Iceland and Norway (also, expensive choices there!) to find things to see. I'd just save them for a different trip.

9. Posted by semon (Budding Member 4 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Oh Europe trip it's just awesome.

10. Posted by Team Awesome (Budding Member 3 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hey everyone.
Thanks for your feedback. As you all may have noticed this is our first time on here and also first time doing various destinations in one trip.
My partner in crime has replied as Team JKKJ with all info.
Perhaps we'll change our destinations and save Iceland and Norway for a trip of its own one day.

Thanks again