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easy and cheap way to visit Rome, Florence and Venice

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easy and cheap way to visit Rome, Florence and Venice

My husband and I will be visiting Europe at the end of March, actually we don't have to much money, but it is our 30th anniversary and we have family and friends in London, Rome and Paris, so we won't have to pay hotels in those cities, and we want take advantage of our trip to visit other cities as : Florence, Venice, Bern, Brussels, Bruges and Holland. Could someone tell us the best route that we must follow in our trip? Our arriving and departing is London. Thanks

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1. Re: easy and cheap way to visit Rome, Florence and Venice

How much time do you have for the whole trip? And if cost is a big factor, will you have funds to visit all those side trips, even if you do have the time?

Next, why fly in and out of London? You can often book an "open jaws" or multi city flight where you fly into one city and out of another at very little additional cost.

So you could fly into London, travel by Eurostar train through the Channel Tunnel (very cheap if booked far enough in advance) and get delivered right into Paris. From Paris you could take side train trips to Brussels and Bruges, fly to Venice, train to Florence and train to Rome see www.trenitalia.com and click on the English flag. Booked up to 4 months in advance, you can get train journeys from €19.

If you must return to London, fly from Rome.

Use the cheap airlines but watch your luggage allowance very carefully.

All this is dependent on you having a fair bit of time. If you have two weeks, then the three major cities is about all you can do, with maybe an occasional side trip.

And without accommodation be prepared to set aside €100/day for local transport and attractions and food.

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2. Re: easy and cheap way to visit Rome, Florence and Venice

London to Paris train www.eurostar.com

Paris to Brussels to Amsterdam train www.thalys.com

Brussels to Bruges train www.belgianrail.be

Amsterdam to Rome fly www.easyjet.com

Rome to Florence to Venice train www.trenitalia.com Click on the UK flag for train times

Venice to London fly www.easyjet.com

Airport buses Rome www.sitbusshuttle.com Venice www.atvo.it

www.visitlondon.com www.timeout.com/london London transport www.tfl.gov.uk

www.parisinfo.com www.timeout.com/paris www.parismetro.com

www.visitbelgium.com www.visitbruges.be

www.iamsterdam.com www.timeout.com/amsterdam

www.rome.info www.timeout.com/rome

www.discovertuscany.com

www.venice-tourism.com www.timeout.com/venice

Accommodation www.venere.com

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3. Re: easy and cheap way to visit Rome, Florence and Venice

By my calculation you would need at least 35 days to visit all those places, allowing also for the travel time. If you don't have 35 days (plus two days for getting to Europe and back), then your best way to save money would be to cut back on the number of places you want to visit.

So how much time do you have?

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