Q&A: europe tour vacation for household?

Question by HSS: europe tour vacation for household?
my husband me and my 2 yr old son would like to go on 7-10 day tour of europe in jan/feb covering a handful of major cities and sights like paris, rome, pisa, st petersbough.. i dont have fixed idea of wht cities i want to c and it is really hard to locate sumthing with halal/veg indian food.. plus we want to go by plane/train so we can invest far more time really checking out the cites and remain in comfortable hotels.. i was searching at travel packages but most have me spending much more time on the bus going from 1 location to one more rather than actually sightseeing.. any aid would b appreciated.. im so lost.. i could devote upto 1500-2000 GBP..
i would choose package where almost everything from hotel, food, tranport to and from airtports and city tours are taken care of n inclusive..
forgot abt poor weather in jan/feb.. at initial was confused abt exactly where to go n now confused when to go.. πŸ™

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Answer by Hoppelemine
Greatest way to get about is making use of the spending budget european airlines. Tickets are dirt cheap if purchased in a lot of time.

ryanair.com is a excellent place to begin.

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  1. Personally I would not visit European countries in Jan/Feb as it is the depths of winter and travel is often disrupted due to bad weather.If you have no option but those dates ,then my suggestion would be to go by camper van/car as you can do things at your own pace and also buy your own food (halal etc).There are plenty of Indian restaurants on the near continent and lots of budget hotels.Maybe looking on line for AA and RCA packages for travelling by car will help.

  2. Easier sorting it yourself then you can go where and when you want
    Try this site http://travelcatcher.com
    Flights – you can find cheapest using the comparison sites all on this site
    Accommodation = for hotels
    Train – to travel when not using plane
    Other – get details of where to go with mp3 downloads

    Hope this helps a bit

  3. Well, Europe is big, so 7 to 10 days is way too short if you want to visit Paris, Rome, St. Petersburg. Those cities are just to far apart from each other, so I suggest you choose one city/country to visit. πŸ™

    You say you have a 2 year old son, so I recommend you to go to Paris. There is a Disneyland nearby, so that would be a great experience for your son. There are also a lot of sightseeing places in Paris, like the Louvre, Champs-Γ‰lysΓ©es, the Eiffel Tower, etc. πŸ™‚
    Also, Paris is a multicultural city, so there are plenty of halal Indian restaurants, here’s a list of a few:
    I think you’ll have less shots at finding halal food in other countries like Italy and Russia.

    I don’t think there are any travel agents that offer a package that includes food, unless you go with a group. The best way is to book with ebookers.com or expedia.com (emy xperience says expedia is slightly cheaper). You can book for city tours at a local travel agent (the country you will visit) or at one in your own county. If you want an all in one package (all the things you listed), it’s best to book at a travel agent in your own city.

    By the way; if you go to Paris and want to book for Euro Disney, don’t book via disneylandparis.com, but with a travel agent. It’s cheaper that way. πŸ˜‰

    Also, Beverly is right about the weather. I think you’re from England, so I’m pretty sure you’re used to cold, but if you’re not, Italy is warm in that time of the year. πŸ˜€

    I wish you a fun holiday πŸ™‚

  4. you’ve pinpointed the problem with tours; they are all incredibly rushed. You won’t find one that isn’t. The solution may be a twin centre holiday which is all that is practical in this time period, and in fact with a toddler you’d be better sticking to one city. The tours are anyway completely unsuitable for a two-year old, and you probably won’t be allowed to book him on it because of this.

    as you are not yet tied to the school holidays, late May or early June is a fantastic time – just avoid the end of May half term week when the prices rocket.

    can’t really recommend one place over another although Paris would work, and you should be able to get halal food there. Most places do vegetarian food anyway.

  5. I think it would be INCREDIBLY rushed for you to do a 7-10 day tour of so many places. I, personally, would stick to 1 country, 2 max, and travel extensively. You could see a few decent places in Italy, and get a eurorail pass for your time there and travel place to place by train, which will offer more travel times during the day than budget airlines, and you’ll still be able to see much of the scenery during your travel time. You could even do a combination of cities, like London and Paris, and access them via the Eurostar Chunnel Crossing…I’m doing a London/Paris trip with 5 days in each in a month and got a round trip train ticket for $ 106. Plus, with Disneyland so close to Paris (and the Christmas decorations at Disneyland are wonderful and make the trip so much more special!) your child would love it, and I’ve seen some deals for tickets online.

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