I am looking for some advice on hiring a motorhome for our trip in Europe next year and any recommendations you have in relation to our trip, possible destinations and also travelling with an 11 year old and a 9 month old bub!
My husband and I are planning a 4 week holiday in Europe in June and July next year with my 11 year old stepson and our bub (who will then be around 9 months old).
At this stage we think hiring a motorhome may be our best option as it may be easier than packing and unpacking kids and luggage each time we arrive in a new destination.
The quote we have received however is AU $290 per day for a 4 or 5 berth motorhome which seems quite expensive?
We were hoping to pick the van up in Paris and drop it back in Rome at the end of our trip. The travel agent I have spoken with has said that to drop the van back in any location other than Paris will incur a one way fee of $1386!
Does anyone know of any motorhome companies that are reasonably priced and that you can pick up from one location in Europe and drop off at another location without incurring a large fee?
Can anyone also advise on approximate costs of overnight campsite/caravan park fees?
Also I would love to hear any tips from anyone about our planned itinerary which is flying from Australia to London (with a stopover in Hong Kong for a day at Hong Kong Disney to break up the trip for my stepson). We’ll spend a couple of days with friends in London from when I lived there and then most likely get the Eurostar across to Paris to spend two days there.
We were then planning on picking up the motorhome and following the below itinerary:
Paris – San Sebastian – Barcelona – French Riviera (Cannes, Nice, Monaco etc.) – Italian Riviera, Cinque Terre, Tuscany, Florence, Pisa, Amalfi Coast then up to Rome for two days before flying back to Australia.
Thanks in advance, I would welcome any thoughts, tips and suggestions!