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  • Europe Suggestions, Please.

    In about a month I'll be taking my first trip to Europe. Yes, I'm very excited. I'll be going to London, Paris, Amsterdam, and Rome.
    Of course, I'll be seeing Disneyland Paris, and all the big sites, such as Tower of London, Eiffel Tower, Anne Frank House, and The Colosseum. What else should I be sure to check out while I'm there? I'll have a few days in each city. Thanks.
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    Originally posted by sbk1234 View Post
    In about a month I'll be taking my first trip to Europe. Yes, I'm very excited. I'll be going to London, Paris, Amsterdam, and Rome.
    Of course, I'll be seeing Disneyland Paris, and all the big sites, such as Tower of London, Eiffel Tower, Anne Frank House, and The Colosseum. What else should I be sure to check out while I'm there? I'll have a few days in each city. Thanks.
    Museums in the cities you listed.

    Anne Frank House isn't very interesting. The Auschwitz-Birkenau museum is the must see.

    In Amsterdam the Van Gogh museum is the one to see.

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      (I enlarged the type below because I'm getting older. Items in bold are my very favorites.)


      I recommend seeing the Musee d'orsay & the Sainte Chapelle (with its stained glass windows) in Paris,
      and if you're into history, see Westminster Abbey and Windsor Castle in London. (Windsor is just outside of the city.)

      I love walking all over London, especially in Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park & along the Thames River. On Sunday mornings I liked visiting Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park. If you like to shop, Harrods is worth a visit--I like their food court.

      Cambridge is an excellent day trip from London!

      If you like theater, London is wonderful. If you're into Shakespeare and if they're doing a show you like, consider seeing a play at the Globe. I've enjoyed being a "Groundling" (inexpensive!) and standing in front of the stage.

      Be sure to learn a few phrases in French & Italian before you go--at the very least learn to say, "Excuse me, do you speak English?" Youtube has some helpful videos on the etiquette of visiting Parisian restaurants. If you try the bread in Paris, you may spend the rest of you life wondering why bread isn't that good in America. Researching good places to eat on the internet before you go is worthwhile. Paris is also a great city to walk around, and the Metro is convenient too. The Palace of Versailles is impressive.

      You wrote that you're going to Disneyland Paris--it's fun to have breakfast at the excellent, moderate Hotel Cheyenne Resort and see young middle-class families from every major country in Europe in one place. Michael Eisner tried to make his Disneyland Paris castle park great, and the details (in Main Street for example) are impressive. Don't miss the dragon under the castle, Small World, Big Thunder, and the recently re-opened Phantom Manor. Unless you just have to see Ratatouille attraction before it comes to EPCOT, I suggest skipping the Studios park--to me it's by far the worst Disney Park I've been to, in fact it's the only Disney Park I don't like.

      Unless you know better people than I do, if you tell your friends, relatives, & co-workers you went to Disneyland Paris at least one of them will say, "Why would you go to Disneyland when you're in Paris?" They're missing out. It's the most popular tourist destination in Europe for a reason, and the international Disney resorts serve as a constant to observe the different behavior of people from other countries.

      Have fun and do what you want! Don't feel like you have to check off sights you're supposed to see.
      Last edited by jcruise86; 05-08-2019, 12:11 PM.

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      • #4
        Thanks. I hadn't thought of some of those suggestions, so I'll bring them to the family for their approval. I'd love to see the Palace of Versailles, so that's definitely on the want to do list.

        I'll post a trip report when I'm done, but on these threads here you may be the only one who sees it!
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        http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...ip-report.html
        http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...oto-heavy.html
        http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...oto-heavy.html
        http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...something.html

        No matter where you go, there you are.

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