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#1 Lissy Loo

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 04:39 PM

Hi,

Just wanting to find out if anyone is going to Europe for their honeymoon. This is what we really want to do, well a small part of ti anyway. Any suggestions??

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 05:49 PM

We are - we're going on a round the world trip (it might actually be cheaper than going specific european destinations). We'll stop over in Hong Kong, Paris, London, then fly on to New York and LA.

We booked our flights using frequent flyer points. We will book hotels on the internet - probably a little closer to March next yaer when we fly off.

Where are you planning to go and for how long?

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 06:00 PM

We're also going to Europe. Via Singapore, Rome, Paris, London, LA & New York in March next year too. Haven't booked anything yet, still weighing up airfares, $2500@ at this stage with F. Centre, haven't booked accomodation, will do closer to the date too.

We are hoping to go for 6 weeks or so. Maybe we can share ideas etc via this forum??

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 07:56 PM

Honeymoon twins Heidi!!

We're leaving March 21 (just in case we bump into you at any one of those airports!:P) and returning just before Easter to sleep for the long weekend and eventually drag ourselves back to work.

Does the $2500 fare include taxes? We had to pay taxes of about $550 each (which came in at just over$1100 for both of us - not something we had budgeted for considering we used our ff points!)....

#5 Lissy Loo

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 07:57 PM

would love to here your ideas. we still haven't exactly decided where we are going. Not sure if we are getting a round world flight or just going to Europe. We will be going about 15th May so we still have heaps of time..will be gone for around 4 weeks so i guess we are limited with what we see.



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Posted 22 June 2005 - 01:04 PM

Hi guys,

We are also going to Europe for our honeymoon at the end of April. Currently tossing up whether to do our own sightseeing or joining a tour group.
Planning to visit Rome. Florence. Venice, Milan, Paris and London for three weeks.

Both my H2b and i decided on Europe for our honeymoon cause this is our first trip together and also we haven't been to Europe yet. So we wanted to have an adventure before we return back to normal life in Australia and our studies.

Also Europe is so romantic with its interesting history so we wanted a very memorbale trip.



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Posted 22 June 2005 - 01:41 PM

we are planning on going to france and spain - mostly spain though for the diving, siestas and tapas!!

havent made any concrete plans yet - its h2b job to organise the honeymoon, so its kind of going to be a surprise for me what we actually end up doing and going smile.gif

yay - but its still a while away for us yet so theres no hurry.....yet!

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Posted 23 June 2005 - 05:26 PM

We went to Europe for our honeymoon and it was fantastic!!
We went to (in this order) Paris (city and Nice), Italy (Venice, Rome, Sorrento/Capri) and Greece (Athens for a weekend, Mykonos, Santorini and Rhodes)

We only organised tours for Paris as there was soooooo much to see and we had some family friends in Rome who showed us about and Chris family in Athens who we spent a weekend with.

We went for 4 weeks in total. We had Spain on the list but it would have been so hectic if we had squeezed in another country. Basically we planned to go to the busy places first, do a few tours then head to the greek islands and do nothing but laze about on the beach!!

Just bliss!!!!

There are tonnes of pics in my WWW at the bottom of the post, if you wanna have a look.

#9 Lissy Loo

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 08:26 AM

can anyone give em an idea os what accomodation costs in places like France (Paris) and Italy etc.



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Posted 24 June 2005 - 09:11 AM

We are going on a round the world trip for our delayed honeymoon in 6 weeks and 3 days (not that I am counting laugh.gif ). We go to Vancouver, then into Paris, Lyon, Nice, Genoa, Rome, Venice, little town outside Verona to visit DH's family, Zurich, Frankfurt, Edinburgh, London and a safari in South Africa!! All up we are away for 6 weeks! Wow I just realised in writing it all down how many places we are going!!
A couple of things we have learnt to make it a bit cheaper...

Unless you want to take three days to get there, round the world trips actually tend to be cheaper.

Book your accommodation on the net. If anyone is interested I can PM you some of the best websites I have found for finding accommodation. Some of the hotels we have booked are in the brochures, but we are getting them for half the price!! Another good thing about these sites, they take your credit card details to secure your room, however you don't have to actually pay till you get there. Also you can cancel up to 2 days before you get there for no charge.

If you are booking your accommodation on the net look for reviews from fellow travelers (again I can send you some websites). These websites are independent so they are usually pretty blunt and honest. In fact we didn't book a couple of hotels cause all the reviews are so bad.

Melissa...
we are paying roughly $75 AUD per night, per room. These are 2 star European hotels, so obviously we aren't expecting much. We are after just a room to sleep in, not a 5 star room or service.
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Posted 24 June 2005 - 09:47 AM

I'm in the middle of loading our european honeymoon photo's.

Click on my link and you'll get an idea of where we've been and what we've done.

Any questions let me know.
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Posted 24 June 2005 - 10:00 AM

QUOTE (Steph O @ Jun 24 2005, 09:11 AM)
We are going on a round the world trip for our delayed honeymoon in 6 weeks and 3 days (not that I am counting laugh.gif ). We go to Vancouver, then into Paris, Lyon, Nice, Genoa, Rome, Venice, little town outside Verona to visit DH's family, Zurich, Frankfurt, Edinburgh, London and a safari in South Africa!! All up we are away for 6 weeks! Wow I just realised in writing it all down how many places we are going!!
A couple of things we have learnt to make it a bit cheaper...

Unless you want to take three days to get there, round the world trips actually tend to be cheaper.

Book your accommodation on the net. If anyone is interested I can PM you some of the best websites I have found for finding accommodation. Some of the hotels we have booked are in the brochures, but we are getting them for half the price!! Another good thing about these sites, they take your credit card details to secure your room, however you don't have to actually pay till you get there. Also you can cancel up to 2 days before you get there for no charge.

If you are booking your accommodation on the net look for reviews from fellow travelers (again I can send you some websites). These websites are independent so they are usually pretty blunt and honest. In fact we didn't book a couple of hotels cause all the reviews are so bad.

Melissa...
we are paying roughly $75 AUD per night, per room. These are 2 star European hotels, so obviously we aren't expecting much. We are after just a room to sleep in, not a 5 star room or service.

We aren't lookinf for anything flash either. wre even considering hostels.

can you please PM me the websites for theaccomodation. thanks for the tips

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 10:02 AM

QUOTE (Steph O @ Jun 24 2005, 09:11 AM)
We are going on a round the world trip for our delayed honeymoon in 6 weeks and 3 days (not that I am counting laugh.gif ). We go to Vancouver, then into Paris, Lyon, Nice, Genoa, Rome, Venice, little town outside Verona to visit DH's family, Zurich, Frankfurt, Edinburgh, London and a safari in South Africa!! All up we are away for 6 weeks! Wow I just realised in writing it all down how many places we are going!!
A couple of things we have learnt to make it a bit cheaper...

Unless you want to take three days to get there, round the world trips actually tend to be cheaper.

Book your accommodation on the net. If anyone is interested I can PM you some of the best websites I have found for finding accommodation. Some of the hotels we have booked are in the brochures, but we are getting them for half the price!! Another good thing about these sites, they take your credit card details to secure your room, however you don't have to actually pay till you get there. Also you can cancel up to 2 days before you get there for no charge.

If you are booking your accommodation on the net look for reviews from fellow travelers (again I can send you some websites). These websites are independent so they are usually pretty blunt and honest. In fact we didn't book a couple of hotels cause all the reviews are so bad.

Melissa...
we are paying roughly $75 AUD per night, per room. These are 2 star European hotels, so obviously we aren't expecting much. We are after just a room to sleep in, not a 5 star room or service.

also how much were your round world flights? You are going in peak so i assume they are the highest price...we will be going mid May next year

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 10:04 AM

We are hoping to, as my H2B grew up in Germany and hasn't been back since he was 10. As we are both uni students that will very much depend on how much we can afford though.

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 06:24 PM

Hi guys,

Read some of the posts and saw that a few were planning their own tour of Europe such as Steph O.
I was just wondering if it is okay to do your own tour if this is your first trip to Europe?
Also are anyone planning to book tours around Europe?
Which tour company would you recommend?
Cya




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