Europe June 2007

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Starting ourt trip and so excited

Me and Tina planned our Europe trip for 2 years, We saved very hard and went on our trip doing everything we wanted to NO BUDGET.  We designed our own trip and made all of our own reservations. This could have only been possible by the internet. If anyone has a question about train or Ferry travel in Europe please ask. We are so ready to go back again!!!!

Joe and Tina’s Excellent European Vacation                

 6-21 JUNE 2007

 

IRELAND, WALES,  BRITAIN, FRANCE, AND ITALY

12000 Plus,  1st class miles all the way baby!!!!!!

 

6 June  Fly out of  Louisville transfer in Chicago enroute Dublin, Ireland

http://www.

flickr.com/photos/caribb/108314899/

7 June 7:30am Arrive Dublin, Ireland, Get rental car and drive on wrong side of road

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdcO8oebdO4

Drive to Kinnitty Castle in Birr, Ireland Spend the night in a real castle

http://www.kinnittycastle.com/

8 June AM depart Kinnitty Castle enroute to Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone,

http://www.blarneycastle.ie/

then drive to Cork, Ireland, Shop sight see enroute to Wexford Ireland, Southeast coast,

http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreweason/44658049/

Arrive at Abby House for 3 days,

http://www.abbeyhouse.ie/

sight see Ireland’s Heritage Park, Hook Lighthouse, Wexford town,

http://www.inhp.com/

Get Drunk with the Irish

11 June AM  Depart Wexford for Rosslare Harbor,  Board the Stena Express Ferry at 8:00am

http://www.

abergwaun.com/places/fishguard/lynx2004/arrival290304/index.htm

 and arrive Fishguard, Wales at 12:30pm, Board the train at

http://www.flickr.com/photos/icott/175199961/

1:30 in Fishguard  Change trains in Cardiff Central at 16:08and  arrive  in Portsmouth , England at 7:49 pm,

take Taxi to Fortitude Cottage for 5 days

http://www.portsmouthbedandbreakfasts.co.uk/#roomrates

  Shew are Ya Tired Yet

12 June train from Portsmouth to London

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lrosa/307653374/

 sightsee all day (Big Ben, Changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, The Tower of London were the crown Jewels are and Tower Bridge)

http://www.aviewoncities.com/london/londonmap.htm

and return back to Portsmouth via train

13 June Portsmouth sightseeing (HMS Victory, Charles Dickens, South Sea Castle)

http://www.

hms-victory.com/

http://www.southseacastle.co.uk/

http://www.charlesdickensbirthplace.co.uk/

14 June Rest and and chill in Portsmouth Get drunk with the Brits

15 June Train to London, Catch the Euro star Bullet Train (186MPH Chunnel train)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCvtXdeAzAI

Arrive Paris at Nord Station then transfer to Paris Bercy Station via Paris Taxi and Depart at 7:06pm for Rome on the Artesia Palatino Night Bullet Train (14 Hours)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG7Y1FSUwGg

http://www.eurorailways.com/kb/brochures/sleeper/france_italy_night.pdf

16 June Arrive Rome at 9:42am from Paris then transfer trains in Rome head to Formia Italy

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=formia&page=2

 then transfer to Bus enroute Gaeta, Italy,

http://www.flickr.com/photos/temp/176415740/

 Stay in Gaeta Italy for 6 days, at the Flamingo Hotel

http://www.

hotelflamingogaeta.it/gallery/foto_gallery.php?phpslideshow=0&directory=.

17 June Serapo beach  Chill all day Get Drunk with the Italians

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lucantonio/134970736/

18 June Train to Pompei,

http://www.terragalleria.com/europe/italy/pompeii/pompeii.html

then Shop in Formia return to Gaeta

19 June Train to Rome,

http://www.rome.info/sights/

 Visit Saint Peters Square, The Vatican, Sistien Chapel, The Roman Forum(Roman Ruins), Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain. Return to Gaeta

20 June Chill in Gaeta, Get Drunk with the Italians again

21 June Train to Rome via Formia Fly Home 12 Hour Flight

 

This trip was designed and totally developed by Joe and Tina

Total Cost of Trip $12800.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

homeres says:
im going to Dublin in 2 weeks, never been that way before
Posted on: Mar 04, 2008
stonefinder1 says:
Thanks a Ton!!! It was the best, very busy but how do you visit 5 countries in 2 weeks???
Posted on: Mar 03, 2008
bkretzer says:
What a trip!
Posted on: Mar 02, 2008
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Starting ourt trip and so excited
Starting ourt trip and so excited
Kinnitty Castle
Kinnitty Castle
HMS Victory
HMS Victory
Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge
Saint Peters Rome
Saint Peters Rome
overhead view of Serapo beach
passing through Pompei
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