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Old 02-12-2012, 08:34 AM
 
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My husband and I would love to renew our 10 year vows on the cliffs in Ireland next year with our daughter (will be 4 then) . We'd also like to see some great sights in Europe since we've never been. So far I def wanna go to London, Paris and Rome. My husband really wants Germany also . What are must see's for us. We're hoping to have an entire group of people with us so kid/easy travel friendly would be helpful. I've heard about getting the Eurail (is that what its called") pass is a great way to get around and see the sights. So any suggestions would be great!!!
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:53 PM
 
Location: SW France
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Personally I think that the questions you are asking are so wide ranging as to be very difficult to answer.

Taking a starting point it's relatively straight forward to fly into London, get your body clock in order and get a cheap flight to Ireland.

After that the options are vast.
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:29 PM
 
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Eurail pass is a great way to get around and see the sights.
Only if you buy the unlimited use pass (pricey !!).
There are many versions of the Eurail pass like 5 day ones etc.
Train stations (the arrival and departure points of Eurail), are not always close to the things you like to see !!! Some quaint locations are only reachable by car ...

Seems like you are not *familiar* with Europe ?
If so, I suggest reading up on trips in Europe,
like the ones from Rick Steves,
or any of the guides from DK travel ?

<<<We're hoping to have an entire group of people with us>>>
Keep in mind that having a large group together takes planning because of accommodation needs !
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:32 PM
 
Location: United State of Texas
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Paris is dirty and disappointing. London is entertaining if you know where to go. Definitely check out Germany... small towns there are sweet.
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:37 PM
 
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Thanks guys I know its vauge because I've never been lol. I'm looking for suggestions of where others have gone that enjoyed and would recommend we consider. I guess thats what I'm asking for . We will have a good 3 weeks vacation to do things so really ANY suggestion of where you've personally visited perhaps would be nice.
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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How much time will you have to visit? Because it takes a while to get around - Europe's a lot bigger than americans realise - so if you're just taking the usual 2 weeks you'll barely have enough days to see Ireland and England. There are lots of great sights in Ireland alone!
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:02 AM
 
Location: St. Croix
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Budget? A group of people how many? For three weeks, you might consider renting a house/villa in the London area and jump off from there. Even if you have a hotel for a night or two when you renew your vows, you still might be saving money (buy and cook your own food, more privacy) and it also gives the rest of the group the ability to "jump off" to destinations that might be important to them, but not to you - so everyone wins.

If price is no problem for everyone in the group and you want to eat out for every meal and stay in a hotel, then you obviously have more options.

The other suggestions are great. Get a book, watch the travel channel, use a search engine for designing a base for the plan - BUT don't plan everything.

And keep in mind, once you go, you'll probably go back. There is so much to see and do so it really depends on what the group's interests are.

Sounds like a fun time. Bon voyage!
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:52 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Traveling with a group will be tough to plan. (and folks have varying degrees of desire to participate in everything.)

I would find a very spectacular property that houses a seasonal school, and schedule between classes. something like this (there are MANY choices in Europe)
Schloss Klaus Let folks use a centre as a hub to travel (you probably want something closer to a rail line / airport) . Germany / Bavaria is full of centres like these. Salzburg too!!
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:47 PM
 
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We thought Rome was dirty, over crowded, and not a lot of beautiful green spaces. In Italy, we much preferred Florence, Venice, and the Amalfi coast.
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