I am hoping to begin planning my first trip to Europe and could use some advice. I have no idea when I will have the opportunity to travel to Europe again, so I would like to get the most "bang for my buck" and make sure that I don't regret my experience.
Any recommendations on whether it is best to plan your own itinerary, go with a tour group, or take a cruise? I think that my preference would be to visit central/western Europe (UK, France, Germany), but I am interested in the Mediterranean and would consider other countries, too. I like the idea of going with a group, but I also am concerned that it would be so structured that I might miss out on something that I would like to go see/do.
Any suggestions that you could send my way would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!