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Hello Hello,
Soooo my brothers and I are planing a 24 day trip to Europe next summer. Its our graduation present to ourselves from University. We want to start in Boom, Belgium for Tomorrowland and than make our way to Chaves, Portugal to spend the last 14 days with our family. We would like to spend between $5000 and $6000 hopefully less seeing as in Portugal we will not be spending money on accommodations. Is this enough money for us? After Belgium we want to spend some time Barcelona and in France, but i would prefer not to be in Paris, I have been there before and would like recommendations on other places, does not have to be France either. We also are Portuguese citizens, but have never traveled by rail, so is it better for us to just catch the train with our Portuguese Passports or is it cheaper for us to euro pass’s??? Any recommendations will be greatly appreciated. I know I’m planning this way ahead but i’m a little of an organizational freak lol and Hostels i can’t book yet, i know, but if we have enough money to not stay at a hostel, I would prefer staying in a hotel. Suggestions???
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Chaves, Versailles, Paris, Brussels, Boom, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Geneva, Bex, Milan, Venice, Rome, Brindisi, Zakynthos, Monaco, Barcelona, Madrid, Tangier, Chaves
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I think your budget looks good, and Tomorrowland sounds cool. Maybe a eurail pass might be worth it?

So you’ll head south from Belgium? Some cities to consider: Lille, Rouen, Lyon, Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Toulouse.

In December, we traveled from Toulouse to the northern coast of Spain: San Sebastian, Bilbao, Oviedo all the way to Coruña and Santiago de Compestela. The coastline was so beautiful and San Sebastian was especially fun. We stayed here and loved it: Pension Bellas Artes The proprietor was so helpful and the pension was within walking distance from the train station.

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Quick info on rail passes…. Eurail is for those who are not citizens/long term residents of Europe. Interrail is for citizens of Europe — and pricing is based on your home country. Interrail, with Portugal as your home country, might be a better deal for you. http://www.interrail…

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Awesome, thank you for the great suggestions!
San Sebastian looks amazing.
Interrail is so the way to go, it’s almost half of what eurail pass is! Thank you for this!

I am leaving from toronto with $5000 for 47 days
Chaves, Versailles, Paris, Brussels, Boom, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Geneva, Bex, Milan, Venice, Rome, Brindisi, Zakynthos, Monaco, Barcelona, Madrid, Tangier, Chaves