Europe 2017

Europe 2017

On a whirlwind trip through Europe, my family and I experienced the sights and sounds of London, Paris, Rome, Barcelona and so much more!

From Sydney we flew to London, however on our trip we also travelled by bus and trains through London city, a Eurostar high-speed railway to Paris, cycling through Paris and Barcelona, travelling on the water taxi and gondolas in Venice and by foot in Cinque Terre.

We stayed in some amazing hotels including the Citadines South Kensington in London, Citadines St Germain in Paris and Hotel Jazz in Barcelona. Our rooms were spacious, the service recommendable and the hotels worthwhile. I loved all of my hotels and would stay at all again.

Top: Cycling and dining in Barcelona. 

In most of the cities we did cycling tours and did a Segway tour in Rome. We pretty much covered all bases in our city visits from the Jack the Ripper Tour, Tower of London and changing of the Guard in London, the Eiffel Tower, Arc DE Triomphe and Euro Disney in Paris, the Colosseum, The Vatican and the Trevi Fountain in Rome. We experienced Cinque Terre with lots of walking, went on a gondola Ride in Venice and experienced the Cable Car and La Boqueria Markets in Barcelona.

Top: Disneyland and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. 

It wouldn’t be a European trip without eating all the amazing dishes! We ate everything from street food, at cafes, gelato in Rome and our restaurant highlights were at Al Carugio restaurant in Monterosso and Nessun Dorma in Manorola – both in Cinque Terre.

Each of these cities- London, Paris, Barcelona, Venice, Cinque Terre and Rome has offerings for all ages. My teenage daughter went on this trip and she enjoyed it as much as I did! I would recommend these cities for everyone!

Top: Seeing the sights in London. 

Linda Hogan


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