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#1 mrssielaff2b


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Posted 12 May 2008 - 07:35 AM

We have decided on Europe as the destination for our honeymoon. smile.gif

We're hoping to be away for at least 30 days. Between 30 - 40 all up including flights and stop overs to and from.

However, we're up in the air with whether or not we should do a Trafalgar Tour (not into the contiki ones), or map it all out and do it ourselves.

As I understand it a Trafalgar tour includes everything from the accomodation to the food, to some sightseeing, so it would be an advantage not having to stress about where to sleep, what food to buy, where's good to go and where's not, but on the same token we have been told an 'organised tour' is not particularly the way to go for a honeymoon.

Just chasing some thoughts on this.. Have you done an organised tour for your honeymoon? Would you? Why, or why not?

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 08:18 AM

Trafalgar tours often end up with people int he older age bracket...

There is another company called Top Deck which many of my firends have used through Europe and recommend.

If I were just going on a holiday and wanted to see lots of Europe, then I guess I would probably jump on an organised tour. AS you said, it's a no brainer, you dont have to think about too much biggrin.gif

Not sure if I would do it for honeymoon, but I have been on organised tours with Honeymooners (one couple were so short of cash they didnt even pay the extra suppplement to share a room - they went as singles and each shared with strangers!) I guess yes, its your honeymoon, but you want to enjoy it too. Those organised tours usually leave plenty of time for oyu to do your own thing and there will be time for you to be alone if thats what you want biggrin.gif
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 01:25 PM

We didn't do a tour for our honeymoon (we went to Hawaii) but we did do a quick tour of Europe late last year. I found the tour a bit rushed but since you have 30-40 days I think a longer tour with more days in one place would be great.

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 05:44 PM

We honeymooned in Europe and we did it all ourselves. It was an excellent experience. I've never actually done a tour in my life so I can't really compare. Tours just seem a bit too 'go, go, go' for me and it doesn't seem like there's really time to experience the different places and cultures. We did a less is more approach in terms of the number of places we visited. We booked the occasional day tour (to the Vatican and the Mall in Florence). I don't know that you also want to be spending your honeymoon in constant company of several other people. The only advantage I can see of organised tours is that it works out cheaper.

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 09:45 AM

Decision's been made.

We are going to do it ourselves, based on our own itinerary, our own timing, our own places to stay, and importantly, our own wake-up times. tongue.gif

Thank you for the replies ladies, it's always good to hear what other people think.

We're envisaging between 30 - 40 days including flights and stopovers, so with any luck we should be able to cover a fair bit of ground in that time.

Thanks again smile.gif x
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 05:23 PM

We are in the process of finalising our own tour for our honeymoon. Yay! Less than 3 weeks to go!

It's probably going to work out more expensive, but we get to do what we want to do and don't have to worry about other people, so hopefully, all goes well! Fingers crossed!
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Posted 14 May 2008 - 11:20 AM

You may regret saying that Tas..

you know what I'm like with the million and one questions! ph34r.gif

Thank you, I most likely will take you up on the offer in another couple of months time. smile.gif For now we're just panning out main places to visit, then we'll get into the nitty gritty of it shortly.
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Posted 17 May 2008 - 08:22 AM

I reckon you've made the right choice of going your own way... I reckon the only other way to do it would be doing some tour and some of it your own way..

Anyways, have a fantastic trip of a lifetime!!

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