(Closed) HELP ME CHOOSE EUROPEAN CITIES!!

posted 6 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MASPA:  Do you want big cities, or getaway type towns?

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We’re going to Malta on our honeymoon but spending time in London on the way over and back, try looking for cities that have direct flights to Malta, like London, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona,Brussels, Budapest, Milan, etc. That would probably be the easiest and those major citie would all have the widest variety of flights available. There is also the ferry that runs from Malta to Sicily, so taking that could be fun.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Bayoumaharajah:  It’s not a common destination, but Bologna Italy is really beautiful, amazing food, and not a huge tourist attraction.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve been around Europe a bit (born in Germany, now living in Spain) an I think the most magical vacation I’ve had here was a trip to Lake Garda in Italy. We basically went around the area for 5 days, including trips to smaller villages with virtually no tourists and and a great day in Venice, which was breathtaking. On the way back we also stopped for a day in Verona, which was really great to see. 

If you do get to Spain again, I’d stop by Sevilla if it’s not in the middle of summer. I highly suggest you stay off the Costa del Sol (where I live lol) unless you just want beaches and drunk tourists. 

Another city I really liked was Prague. Beautiful architecture, it sometimes feels like you’re in a fairytale. 

In Germany I can recommend Hamburg. Again, beautiful city and lots of history along with great restaurants/entertainment. You can take daytrips into the countryside if you go in the right seasons, for things like picking strawberries 🙂 Also, Bremerhaven is not far away, which has a great museum called “Auswandererhaus”, about all the people that immigrated to the US via ship back in the day. Kind of like the other puzzle piece to Ellis Island in NY.  

If you’d like to go further up north, Norway is great, I especially like Bergen. If you fly to Haugesund airport you can take a trip on a ferry along the amazing fjords of the Norwegian coast right up to Bergen, which is a popular destination for cruiseships, too. The city is small enough that you can walk around everywhere and there’s mountains all around where you can go up and overlook the whole city and coast. They have a great fishmarket right by the harbour and the seafood is amazing. 

okay, that went longer than I thought.. haha! I think the only bad thing about your vacation will be the process of deciding where to go!

 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My favourites ->

  • Budapest
  • Corfu
  • Santorini
  • Amsterdam
  • Lisbon
  • Paris
  • Florence
  • Berlin

I spent 5 months backpacking with my little brother in 2008.  I wish I could go back to that time… some of the best months of my whole life!  Enjoy your honeymoon <3  It’s going to be amazing!

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

With only 5 days I really think you should just stay in one place. Otherwise, you’re just wasting time getting from place to place and getting the lay of the land, instead of actually experiencing and appreciating where you are.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

What are you into? History? Nature? Night Life? Art? I think that can help determine where you want to go. Rome is amazing, history glaore. Florance is an artist dream and full of incredible museums. I love all of Ireland, and out of Dublin there are lots of   wonderful day trips. There are also lots of wonderful cities in Germany and Switzerland that I loved. So what kind of trip are you looking for?

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

Oooh fun.  My favorites (in no particular order):

Amsterdam!!!

Rome

Paris

Prague

Barcelona

Santorini

St. Petersburg

 

Also, I haven’t been to the Scandanavian countries but hear they’re wonderful so I’d look into that as well.

 

I would skip Athens in all honestly.  We were there for a day and a half on a “layover” and I was really disappointed.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Florence. Rome and Paris are beautiful too. And Delphi in Greece is one of the most amazing places that I have ever been!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@MASPA:  With those in mind, I’d recommend:

Lisbon

Lagos

Carcasonne

Florence

Rome

Athens

Kalambaka

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Paris <3  I was recently there for a month and am convinced it is the most romantic city in the world. 

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