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Any advice for married college students wanting to travel in Europe?
We would like to go to Austria (Vienna and Salzburg), Czech Republic (Prague), Hallstatt, and Italy (Florence and Venice). We are looking for the cheapest way to do this and for any information about married accommodations. For instance, how do hostels handle married couples? Thanks!
Hey, I went traveling this summer and there were a few married couples with me. I actually went with a tour company and booked through STA travel (which you can do too since you’re students). It was pretty nice, travel between cities was taken care of, you make friends from all of the world on the bus and such. Think about getting a Busabout pass or Eurorail. Hostels are the cheapest place to stay by far, and you can normally pay extra and get single rooms if you book in advance. Though I’m sure it wouldn’t hurt too much to sleep with 14 other people for a few nights
The best is to do some research and find the places nearest the center of town, even if it costs a bit more, its definitely worth it. By the way, out of those cities you listed, Prague has to be my favorite.
VENICE CAMPING FUSINA
Can you please give me some cheap restaurants in Rome, Sorrento and Venice?
Please include the price range and if you can, the station nearest to that restaurant and/or the adress. Id be grateful if you coul give me one near Universo (superior) hotel at street: via Principe amedeo 5/b or near termini station.
One of my favorite restaurants in Rome is in Campo de Fiori. It is Grappolo d’Oro. The price was about $20 per person without wine and it is worth every penny. I’ve eaten there several times as I lived near Venice for three years and traveled to Rome several times. Their phone is 06-68-64-118. They are closed on Sundays and I would recommend that you reserve a table.
In Venice, I would recommend Taverna San Trovaso located in Dorsoduro. Phone 041-52-03-703 closed Mondays. I think you can eat for about $20 per person w/out wine. Large family run restaurant with a lot to choose from.
Behind Piazza San Marco is another favorite–Trattoria da Remigio- mainly favored by locals so you must have reservations. They are at the high end of “cheap eats” but you could eat lunch there instead of dinner. Very good fresh fish and pasta (of course) and you should get out at $20 per person. They have a menu in the window so you can see what they offer. Phone 041-52-30-089. I think they are closed Tuesdays. There are so many mediocre restaurants in this area so be careful and go where the locals eat. You can step into a shop and ask the proprietor where he eats!
If you want some more names, I will check my records. I usually keep the receipts and write what I thought of the place
If you are going in August, you will find many places closed for the entire month. So I hope you are going before August or after. Hope this helps
Venice, Italy: Hotel Principe
How do I go about seeing Europe by Car – a family of 4, on a shoestring budget?
My itenary starts with Vatican, Rome,Florence, Pisa, Venice, Innsbruck, Wattens, Vaduz, Lungern, Lucerne, Interlaken, Gstaad, Chamonix, Geneva, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and London.
The four will be my wife and I ( 52 & 48) son (22) and daughter (17).
How expensive is gasoline and approximstely, what will be the Toll charges.
Are there reasonably priced Hotel rooms to accomodate the family of 4 in the above cities.
Can I cook my Dinner in the Hotel room using just an electric Rice cooker.
How strict are the traffic rules. Will I keep getting fined everywhere for wrong parking or breaking rules unknowingly.
That is quite an itenerary! How long will you be in Europe? Most of the cities you mention are not very easy to drive in and I don’t recommend doing so. It is cheaper and best to stay out of the big cities, like Rome, Florence, Brussels, Paris, etc. and do day trip visits by train or underground. If you don’t have at least a month or two to travel I think you are trying to see too much at one time. Cooking in the room isn’t a good choice unless you are renting an apartment. The price of gas and tolls will be what they are, no way to save there, just bite the bullet, the travel is worth it. Any good guide book will provide you with traffic rules in the particular country and it is wise to go over them. Don’t leave anything in your car at night and don’t lose your car by parking somewhere in a city and than walking off to get totally lost in the winding narrow streets. Take notes and a digital camera photo of the area where you park. Lots of good sensible advice in the Guide at the site source below.