Post # 1
So a few days ago I posted a thread about where to take our honeymoon tour to.
We are getting married in September 2013. We have decided we want to go to Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. We will be gone for about 2 weeks.
Does anyone know any good companies or Europe travel packages to check into?
I have looked around, but haven’t found any that catch my interest yet, or not giving me the coverage of those 3 countries that I would like.
We would plan to ride the rail system as a means of travel. We would like to see the alps, cities, shopping,pubs, we love wine, good ‘Bier’,museums,gardens,rivers,boat tours,nightlife,etc. We are up for anything, we want to blend all activities into our trip! My fiance especially loves the German culture and took German in college, so I know he is especially looking forward to Germany, plus he loves chocolate so I know he’ll love Switzerland too.We love all 3 places, but I think I’ll probably enjoy Italy more due to my interest in the latin culture.
If anyone has any good ideas on what cities to hit in these 3 countries, places to go, perhaps places to begin, I am more than interested in hearing your opinions,friendly advice, and itineraries that other bee’s have used on their travels!
Thanks guys! 😉
Post # 3
I think these are 3 great countries ut I may be biased since I have lived in 2 of the 3. I also think you can plan the trip yourself and tailor your destinations based on cities you want to visit. I could make some suggestions but it really depends on what you prefer as all 3 countries have very different cities. Don’t overlook flying asl low cost airlines in Europe can be very affordable and time efficient. i think you could best do this trip in a rental car if you are not against driving. Driving through the Alps via a mountain pass between Switzerland and Italy is very impressive.
I would fly into Munich as I imagine that is the Germany you are looking for. Spend 2 nights there and then pick up a rental car on the way uot. Then I would drive to Zurich and spend 2 nights there to wander the city and take in the view of the alps from lake Zurich. I would then continue driving early in the morning and stop off for lunch in another Swiss town on the way to Italy. Cross the alps via the Spluga pass if you are not afraid of windy roads or heights. Once on the othere side you will be in Italy, drive to Varenna which is a small town situated on Lake Como and spend 2 nights at the Ermo Gaudi (check spelling) hotel for excellent views. Then drive to the Milan airport and return your car and fly from Milan to Rome. Spend the rest of your trip enjoying the eternal city (3-4 nights should be left) and fly out of Rome. If you prefer, substitute Florence for Rome and take a day trip to Pisa and do a wine tour outside of Florence in the Tuscan countryside.
Post # 4
Look at Trip Advisor for places to stay/eat/see while you are there. Huge help to me when I travel abroad.
Also – New Europe is a FREE tour in select cities (http://www.neweuropetours.eu/) all you have to do is tip your tourguide. We did this multiple times & they were always great. The company also has some extra tours, that cost, but are well worth it.
We LOVED Munich, I’m not sure where you plan to go in Germany but make sure it’s on your list!
For Italy, I would make sure to visit Venice and Florence.
Switzerland – Zurich is gorgeous. Beware that Switzerland is very expensive, even more so then the other places.