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I need some help and hope some EU bees can inspire our 1st anniversary trip. We are looking to do 3 nights for al ong weekend somewhere in Europe mid/late September. At first we thought Istanbul but then the flight times were not ideal and we opened up our search, now we are overwhelmed. The only stipulation is it should be some place that we have not been before which excludes a lot of the major cities. Places we don’t want to go: Paris, Rome, Florence, Milan, Amsterdam, Denmark, Norway, Helsinki, Belgium, Luxembourg, Berlin, Hamburg, Prague, Madrid, London, Ireland, Malta, Switzerland. It would be abonus if we could go some where relatively warm and fly from FRA for under 200 EUR pp. Ideas? Hidden gems I may have missed? Thanks!
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Are you living in France right now?
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Budapest is super romantic and cheap, Barcelona is nice and warm even in September and the hell of a party, Croatia (love Dubrovnik especially), Essaouira is a little piece of heaven, Provence in the Alpilles…
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@Gerbera: We live in Germany.
Croatia was on my list but I don’t know much about it so it’S nice to see it’S also suggested by others and I should do a bit more searching.
Just started looking into a wellness weekend in the Alps. I’ve been to Tirol during ski season but never been to the Apls in teh summer so this is quickly becomign a favorite but it’s hard to give up the possibility of one last weekend int eh sun further south.
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I had never heard of this heart shaped island. It seems perfect and uninhabited. Any idea if there is a way to stay there? Everything I find about it talks about how it is privately owned and was discovered by Google earth. There is always reference to it being a great place for Valentine’s day and I even found the names of a couple who got engaed there. I imagine there must be some place to stay and some way to get eto the island.
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My vote is Valencia, spain. Its such a beautiful city!! and less touristy than other parts of spain and so therefore less expensive but still so much to do! and the best paella in spain!!!
Seriously cant recommend it enough, i have loved it every time i’ve been 🙂
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Croatia is absolutely beautiful! I spent two summers there with my parents right before the war started, when it was still Yugoslavia. I went to Split last year on business and was thrilled to find out that it is still as wonderful as before. I hope i’ll be able to spend a vacation with DH there soon.
Lovers Island is owned by Vlado Juresko
I don’t know if the company is legit but you can book it here:
You could also do a boat tour around the island
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Oh! When we were in Munich I desperately wanted to squeeze in a trip to Bamberg, Germany. It’s suppose to be a quaint little bavarian town heavy on brew with a view of the Alps.
How about Cinque Terre, Italy? We were there in early October and people were still sunbathing. It’s about a 3 hour train ride outside of Rome.
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Another vote for Croatia. Split, or Dubrovnik (my preference). I used to go to Dubrovnik every summer as a kid and I was there 2 years ago. Still amazing.
I would say for both Split & Dubrovnik you will want to stay outside of the cities. When I went to Split I stayed in Podstrana (it seems far on the map but is a 15 minute drive). The reason was because there aren’t really nice beach for for swimming in Split proper, it’s all for boats/ships. I’m pretty sure it’s similar in Dubrovnik. You could rent a car but a taxi isn’t that expensive either.
Also you could go even further south and go to Montenegro!