- Mrs. Gremmlin
- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
Okay, please forgive me; this may be long.
My husband has NEVER been abroad… in fact, he’s never been west of Indiana or north of New York. We went on a cruise to the Bahamas for our honeymoon (amazingly perfect, by the way), and we decided a while ago that this year, we would take an awesome trip abroad. And so we are.
You see, this is our year of fun. Our first year of marriage has been dedicated to doing all the stuff we’ve always wanted to do (okay, probably not all, but a lot) and discovering new things together. So far, we’ve gone ziplining at over 60mph over a huge gorge, stayed in a multitude of B&Bs, visited waterfalls, gone hiking in a mountain, took time off work to go to concerts, taken weekend trips around the area, and lots more I can’t think of. Next, we’re staying in a haunted penitentiary over night, and the year will culminate with sky diving around Christmas. We’re doing all of this so that next year can be the year of savings—leading up to the purchase of our dream home and trying to conceive. My point is… It’s really important that this trip is freaking amazing.
Anyway, after much deliberation, we finally booked our flights for our first anniversary trip to London, Paris and Rome. I studied abroad in London and spent a week in Italy, but I’ve never been to Paris. So I have some idea of the things I want to do and see, but I really want this to be a fantastic trip for my husband. Thus far, I have a decent itinerary in mind, but I was wondering if you guys knew of any sort of off the beaten path awesome things we shouldn’t miss.
Ah, I should add that we’re going in November—so it’ll be rainy and chilly in London and Paris. We’re okay with this. I spent fall semester in London, so I know it’s not THAT bad. And my husband loves dreary weather (really, he’s a freak). For our anniversary, we’ll be in Paris, and I think it would be awesome to have dinner at 58 Tour Eiffel (a restaurant in the Eiffel Tower). Yes, I’m sure it’s over priced and touristy, but come on… how cool is that?! If you guys have other awesome ideas for our anniversary in Paris, please share!
We are doing this on a budget, but not quite on a college kid budget. We’re just trying to balance free stuff with really awesome stuff, and we understand cool stuff isn’t always cheap.
Okay, this is our itinerary thus far. I’ve checked and all of it is open and operating on the planned day. Let me know what you think! (and thank you for reading!)
Day 1: November 16
Arrive at hotel (we get in at 7:30am)
London Eye (both during day and night)
Thames river cruise
Day 2: November 17
Houses of Parliament – tour
Sherlock Holmes Museum
Belowzero ice bar for drinks
Day 3: November 18
Tower of London (tour)
Chunnel to Paris
Day 4: November 19– Anniversary
Eiffel Tower (hopefully for dinner)
(if not dinner in tower) Champagne Cruise on the Seine
Day 5: November 20
Day 6: November 21
Fly to Rome
Day 6: November 21
Arrive at 3:30pm, get to hotel
Relax, find dinner
Day 7: November 22
Walking tour (3 hrs)- Colosseum, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon Tour
Day 8: November 23
Day 9: November 24
Vatican (3hr tour of Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica)
Day 10: November 25