Like I mentioned last week, my dad and sister are popping over to Europe for a visit during late March/early April and we’ve decided to make a family Eurotrip out of their two-week stint! During round one of discussions, we decided that Paris and Amsterdam were two cities that were definitely on our agenda. After looking at our timeline, however, we decided that we could easily squeeze in another country and maximize our travels! We threw a number of ideas around: Rome, Barcelona, Madrid, Edinburgh (the list goes on and on). We initially settled on Rome as a way of capturing as much culture as possible, but after looking at pricing and our time frame, we finally decided on the unexpected during our second round of discussion: Prague.
Now, I have always wanted to hop over to Prague for a visit; it seems to have a bit of an old world Eastern European charm that differs from a lot of Western European countries, but I didn’t think that it would actually be the most cost-effective plan of action. Our total transport costs (London to Prague, Prague to Paris, Paris to Amsterdam and Amsterdam to London) definitely proved otherwise! All flights and trains came out to about $265. Total. That’s pretty impressive. Needless to say, after getting all of this handled, I am so incredibly excited for our upcoming excursions!
My sister has never been to Europe and my dad hasn’t seen much more than London and Malta, so this is going to be an amazing experience for all of us! I have a pretty good idea of how to maximize our three-and-a-half days in London, but we’re still working out what sights to see and how to allocate our time in Prague (2-1/2 days), Paris (4 days) and Amsterdam (2-1/2 days).
From anyone that’s been to any of these cities — any suggestions? Any must-sees?
Lots of love,