A girlfriend and I are planning an 8-day trip to London, Paris & Rome in March 2014 for my 34th birthday. It's our first time to Europe, so we were told that these are the most popular cities.
Our trip details are:
Mar 23 - Leave USA (overnight)
Mar 24 - Check into hotel in London (2 nts)
Mar 26 - EuroStar from London to Paris / Check into Paris hotel (2 nts)
Mar 28 - Flight (2hr) Paris to Rome / Check into Rome hotel (2 nts)
Mar 30 - Morning (Depart at 7am) Flight Rome to USA
I know I want to see some of the famous attractions, like the Louvre and Eiffel Tower in Paris. I was told to check out these:
London - Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.
Paris - Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées, the Louvre, Versailles, and top of the Eiffel Tower.
Rome - The Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, and Michelangelo’s Pieta.
- What is a good itinerary for visiting the attractions that are a "must see?"
- Should we buy tour packages or online passes?
- What about travel?
- How much should we expect to budget for tours, museum passes, travel, food, etc?
- Where are some good restaurants? I am a foodie and love wine. :)