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15/01/2014 at 10:05
I want to take H away for his 30 th which is in-between Christmas and new year.
I want to get a plan in place sooner rather than later but I'm not sure where to go!
thinking along the lines of Rome, Venice, Paris the usual really.. Help please x
15/01/2014 at 10:06
The only city breaks we have done are London, Amstrerdam and New York, all of which are fantastic. We are looking at Edinburgh for our wedding anniversary this year, only as it's somewhere I have always wanted to go and Rob wants to go on a high speed train (geek) so we could kill two birds with one stone!
15/01/2014 at 10:08
See I also looked Amsterdam, but not sure food wise how good the restaurants are? I don't want to live on hash cakes
15/01/2014 at 10:12
Dublin is awesome we went for H's 30th. Stayed at the Sheraton on St Stephen's Green, did a few tours, lots of Guinness plus amazing restaurants. Flights are dirt cheap.
I didn't enjoy Amsterdam when I went but we did just get stoned ad I'm not a stoner.
Paris is very romantic, expensive but a great city if you're into culture and don't get a shitehole hotel like we did then end up getting drunk in an Irish bar and hitting the sex district
15/01/2014 at 10:13
There are some fantastic places to eat there, they aren't all serving hash cakes there is a lot to do there too which is nice. We ate in an amazing floating thai restaurant one night and then the other night a local restaurant which were both really nice.
15/01/2014 at 10:18
I really enjoyed Budapest, went in the summer though and it was sweltering. Not sure what it'd be like at Christmas. Paris is lovely.
15/01/2014 at 10:24
I didn't like Paris at all, but that's just me. If you can stretch to it NYC has the be the ultimate city break especially between Xmas and new year but appreciate it's mega bucks. Agree wth belle that Dublin is excellent, as too is Belfast but many don't realise that as Dublin is more popular. I find Dublin more expensive though as it's € rather than£ and stuff is really over priced. I love Newcastle too. Never been to Italy so can't comment xxx my bil and sil went to Prague for their 25th anniversary and stayed somewhere amazing it's was beautiful and cheap too xx so that might be worth a look xxx
15/01/2014 at 10:26
Loads to look at, thanks girls.
Munch, NYC is a great idea but the thing that puts me off is the weather at that time of year, I also don't want to leave the boys too long 2/3 days max.
I think we might do NY next year though.
We've been Paris and Rome (MrDD took me for my 30th), love them both! Prague is fab too for a city break.
15/01/2014 at 10:29
Prague is supposed to be cheap out there isn't it?
15/01/2014 at 10:30
Prague will have Christmas markets too at that time so prices might have been hiked when you are out there.
15/01/2014 at 10:31
Yes, quite a lot cheaper than Rome and Paris, especially the Beer! Just have to watch where you're walking with all the dog sh!t on the paths though, and maybe avoid December as it's absolutely freezing!! ETA - just re-read and saw you're planning on going December - take lots of jumpers! !
15/01/2014 at 10:32
That's when his birthday is.. I could always book for the man or feb after though wherever I decide.
15/01/2014 at 10:36
Rome is lovely. We went there in late January (I think it was) so off season and it was really nice. Not crowded anywhere which I think can be a problem at other times. Everything is really central you can walk to a lot of it, food is good. Loads of culture to see.
I also like Paris and again there's loads to see and do quite centrally.
Venice is beautiful, no idea what it would be like at that time of year in terms of crowds but it is a beautiful city. I imagine weather wise it might be a bit foggy and damp. We went for the day in June and it was busy and warm then but even then if you just walked slightly off the main routes it wasn't busy at all. Its a small city and there's loads of cultural things to do. I would love to go back for longer at some point.
With all of them I would check whether the main tourist type things are open or whether they close up.
15/01/2014 at 10:38
Cheapest Christmas citybreaks (for 2013) www.dailymail.co.uk/.../Festive-cheer-budget-Budapest-named-cheapest-Christmas-market-city.html
Thanks everyone you've all really helped, going to get researching some places you've recommended and see what comes out as best for us
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