Hi, I was going to ask my question in the Europe general forum but I guess there is none and so it will be per specific country. Anyway, I just want to ask most TA's advice as I know it will be very broad in opinion. I am planning to travel to Europe for the first time. I only have the Christmas and New years holiday as my long break so I have 2 weeks. I intially plan to do just London and Paris but my wife wants to do London and Barcelona since winter in northern Europe will be a bit gloomy for the pictures. My option is 1) Do a 4 day London, 4 day Paris, 4 day Barcelona using Eurorail to travel to those? 2) London and Barcelona 1 week each. I am just concerned that I am reading in the forum that Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 most city shuts down so what will I do on those specific days. Also, it seems that there are no flights going out from Barcelona to Asia directly. It seems that I have to transfer either in Frankfurt or Paris. Any advice on how to travel a better route? Just want to hear any advice or opinion from TA's peeps. Thanks in advance.