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Suggestions for first trip

Hi All

My wife and I are planning our maiden trip to Europe. So far, we think we have the broad itinerary covered. It would be great if you guys can pitch in give some suggestions for

a) places nearby that are maybe better/cheaper/ more worthwile to visit

b) some “off the normal tourist path” things / places

c) we are doing mostly rail travel. Any other suggestions would be most welcome here

d) and finally, some “must-do” things

Well, this is what we have for now:

Reach Frankfurt, take immediate train to Cologne
Stay in Cologne for 4 days.

Oktoberfest accomodation

Hey Guys,
My name is Sam, Im trying to get my trip organised and planned out as much as possbile. I dont know too much so all the help I get the better Smile Firstly could anyone help me with accomodation for Oktoberfest? I am trying to book a shared room now with me an two mates but it looks like I may have left it a bit late! any alternatives?
Thanks Guys!

Sites to book Train Tickets

I was wondering if anyone new of some good Cheap sites where I could book point to point tickets from. I am traveling from Rome to Munich, then from Munich to Berlin, Berlin to Sweden via plane and back to Berlin, Berlin to Amsterdam, Amsterdam to Paris and Paris to Rome all by train


Help Required !
We are planning a 15 day trip to Europe in Early September. The countries and cities in our wish list are Italy ( Venice , Florence ) ; France ( Paris and some nearby areas ) ; Germany ( Hamburg , Munich ) and Spain ( Madrid , Barcelona ) .
Now the problem – we are aware that all these cant be done in 15 days ! What would you recommend our agenda should be ; and also is September the right time to travel ?
Look forward to your comments !Smile

Munich to Interlaken


Anyone have any recommendations for the trip by rail from Munich to Interlaken. After researching on, looks like there’s minimum 2 transfers, and its about 7 hours.

Any recommendations for spending a day in between? Stopping somewhere? Seeing something? Alternative routes? This is one of the last things we have to clear up before leaving in June.

Travel dates from Amsterdam-Munich will be 21-Jun by night train (preferably).
Travel dates from Munich-Interlaken will be 25-Jun by train.

Age of Travelers

Four friends and I planning a eurotrip for this summer. We are all eighteen years old except one who’s birthday is during the trip. Will our age difference put us out of place or limit our experience? Are there many travelers our age?

Is Flying more convenient?

My friends and I have been planning a month-long trip to Europe for this summer. We are visiting 7 countries: England, France, Switzerland, Spain, Greece, Germany, and Denmark

We originally were thinking of using the Global Eurail Pass for the 5 out of the 7 countries but are now thinking of taking the plane instead. Our main interest is both cutting down on actual travel time and saving the most amount of money.

Where to go!?

Hi! I’ve been living in Bratislava, Slovakia for the past four months and haven’t been out of the city much at all. I’m about to go back home to the U.S. in a couple weeks and want to spend my last days seeing as much as possible. I’m not really sure the best way to go about it…I want to see EVERYTHING!! But I just don’t have enough time. Any suggestions or ideal routes to see a lot relatively easily starting from Bratislava? I’m also on a budget, so sticking to trains/buses are probably my best bet.

I’d love to see Venice, Greek Islands…etc.

1st eurotrip - June 09!

Hello all I am new to this forum and might I say its very helpful!

Im a 21 yr old aussie male and will be travelling to the UK and Europe for 11 weeks from June through August. I have family in London so that will be my base. It’s my first time to Europe and I will be travelling by myself, hoping to meet plenty of other young people along the way.

Summer 09 Itinierary help!!

I traveling with my cousin this Summer [both female, 20/21] and am looking at putting together a basic itinerary. I’m going to on Exchange to England from September so am traveling for a while before then. We are flying into London and spending 3 wks in the UK, then spending a week in Spain with some friends. From there, we have about a month to do Europe, pretty much August. We are looking at doing;

Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France as our main countries.