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Old 10-09-2017, 10:11 AM
 
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The train ride from London to Edinburgh is actually really nice. You can also take the longer Edinburgh sleeper, if you want to save some daylight hours. It's more expensive, but also saves you a night's hotel cost.
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Old 10-09-2017, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I would like to visit Paris and London but would like do a trio trip. Any suggestions on another location to add? Interested in art, food, history, theater and exploring on foot.
I did Amsterdam, Paris, and London two years ago. Excellent city for exploring on foot.

Did Sandemann's walking tours in all three places, too.

Also Amsterdam--Van Gogh, and, one of the best veggie burgers and tomato soup I ever had at the food truck on the museumplein between Van Gogh and the Rijksmuseum.
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Old 10-10-2017, 10:17 AM
 
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Amsterdam! Easy to get to and my favorite city in Europe so far except for maybe Bruges if that counts as a city.
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Old 10-10-2017, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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Amsterdam! Easy to get to and my favorite city in Europe so far except for maybe Bruges if that counts as a city.
Amsterdam is always my vote. Might be a nice contrast from the large Mega Cities of Paris and London.
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Old 10-10-2017, 07:26 PM
 
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I did Amsterdam, Paris, and London two years ago. Excellent city for exploring on foot.

Did Sandemann's walking tours in all three places, too.

Also Amsterdam--Van Gogh, and, one of the best veggie burgers and tomato soup I ever had at the food truck on the museumplein between Van Gogh and the Rijksmuseum.
Nice! How long did you spend in each location? I hope I can swing 3 weeks for total trip. I never really thought about considering Amsterdam but it sounds like it could work!
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Old 10-11-2017, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I'd like to go to Nice!
And it would be easy to do. Take the Blue Train, an overnight sleeper, from Paris to Nice. Go to bed in Paris and wake up in Nice.
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Old 10-11-2017, 04:16 PM
 
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Brussels and Amsterdam is nearby and easy to get to.

Nice is very beautiful too but I would devote a much longer time.
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:16 PM
 
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The train ride from London to Edinburgh is actually really nice. You can also take the longer Edinburgh sleeper, if you want to save some daylight hours. It's more expensive, but also saves you a night's hotel cost.
...if you don't need much sleep.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:19 AM
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Why restrict yourself to major cities? Get a rental car and visit the Loire valley or Normandy, for example. Or, take the TGV to Strasbourg, a beautiful mid-sized city.

Personally, I find major cities have a certain sameness everywhere. Guess there's only so many ways to build a city. The differences lie in the countryside and smaller cities. Yes, there are exceptions, but they're rapidly disappearing. Take Beijing. On my first visit in 2006, the hutongs were fascinating. Visiting twice in the past few years, They were almost completely gone, replaced by high-rises just like you'd find anywhere else. (yes, the Forbidden City and my favorite, Garden of Heaven, are still there.)
Agree. Although many cities have a lot of attractions.
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:46 PM
 
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After digging around, I think Strasbourg and Colmar are on the list! Both seem very cute and quaint!
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