+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    8,543
    Thanks
    1,351
    Thanked
    2,308
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default Has anyone done or know of someone who has done a Rick Steve's tour of Europe?

    Thinking of taking ds and joining one of these tour groups . Any feedback anyone?

  2. #2
    BH-KatiesMum's Avatar
    BH-KatiesMum is offline Community Manager
    Winner 2008 - The most optimistic poster
    Winner 2014 - Most Helpful Moderator
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    23,282
    Thanks
    5,897
    Thanked
    6,320
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Past Moderator
    200 Posts in a week100 Posts in a week
    I have to say I really considered it.

    BUT ... the idea of DD getting on a bus every day isnt actually my idea of a holiday.

    Europe is actually super easy to do on your own. Pick a few destinations (minimum 3 nights anywhere) and arrange day tours in the places where you cant do 'selfie' type tours.

    I have extensively researched some of these places - and been to some with a kid in tow - so am happy to help you

    Rick Steves (the website) is fantastic ... and a lot of his stuff like the downloadable audioguides for places are great.


    Last time around we went to France and Italy - and did a cruise. I didnt use a travel agent, booked everything myself on the net ... and it was fantastic. DD LOVED it because we could go at our own pace, spend more time doing the things we particularly wanted to do and not bother with stuff that didnt really interest us.

    We are going again - this time Italy and Switzerland - and again arranging myself.

    where in Europe are you looking at going?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    8,543
    Thanks
    1,351
    Thanked
    2,308
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Thanks for your advice.

    I am taking ds on my own because I don't think any family or friends are up for a holiday at the moment lol. I also have taken ds on one holiday for the first leg and it was sooo boring with no adult company . I just don't think I want to go all that way with just the two of us. I would really feel happier in a tour group. Probably looking at France, Italy and maybe Greece.

  4. #4
    BH-KatiesMum's Avatar
    BH-KatiesMum is offline Community Manager
    Winner 2008 - The most optimistic poster
    Winner 2014 - Most Helpful Moderator
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    23,282
    Thanks
    5,897
    Thanked
    6,320
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Past Moderator
    200 Posts in a week100 Posts in a week
    fair enough.

    maybe then a tour for a while and then do some parts on your own.

    So maybe fly to Paris, spend a few days .. then do a Tour from Paris to Italy ... then spend some time at the other end in Florence or Rome.


    Otherwise - a cruise is great for both kids and adults .. on your own is fine, and good for some of those countries.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Gifts for someone travelling Europe?
    By Mod-Nomsie in forum General Chat
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 04-12-2013, 11:23
  2. UK / Europe
    By blissfulfairy in forum Destination Suggestions
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 12-10-2013, 08:24
  3. Travelling to Europe: SIM card??
    By MrJones&Me in forum What to take or hire?
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 05-10-2013, 06:10

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
LCF Fun Languages AustraliaFrench, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian & German lessons for children 0-12 years. Play-based and immersion language ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Delightful DecemberConception & Fertility General Chat
Chances of being pregnant?Pregnancy Tests & Help / Support with Results
Plus size bras!?!General Chat
IVF Babies Due in April/May/June 2018pregnancy and babies through IVF
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›