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Planning Europe vacation July 1st

February 21st, 2012 at 12:53 pm

We're planning a two week European vacation starting 1st of July. The goal is for three stops: Amsterdam, Paris, and England. We're starting from Canada. It will be two adults and one child, by train after landing first in Amsterdam.

At least three dinners will be at the homes of friends/family. I don't expect breakfast to be very expensive. We won't be renting a car.

Has anyone done a similar vacation. Would you say $5k is a realistic budget for this trip? Thank you.

4 Responses to “Planning Europe vacation July 1st”

  1. snafu Says:

    You will be in England during the Olympics, count on prices to escalate. The unknown is exchange rate $CND & Euro, Euro to Pound. Your breakdown is $CND 365. daily all in, accommodations, meals, ground transportation, exchange rate fees, tickets to events, admission fees, VAT, tips and gratuities. Depending on your expectations, you could easily easily spend that sum on accommodations at cute B&Bs

    Today: $CND 100 gives 63GBP or 75 Euro.

  2. Analise Says:

    My dh and I spent a month in Europe in October 2011. Trolly fares were cheap, but Amsterdam hotels and food were expensive. For 3 people, I think 5,000 $CND is too low especially if it includes air fare and travel between countries. Are you planning excursions? A visit to the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam was ~$25 USD for two adults and we thought it was inexpensive compared to other places like the zoo. Paris hotels can be quite pricey, too. Train fares in Europe are reasonable and a relaxing way to travel between countries, albeit longer travel time. We saved hundreds of dollars by booking RT airfare (but flying one way) from Barcelona to Geneva. By far, England will be your most expensive leg if you plan to go to London.

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    If you're counting airfare, I think it's too low. Tickets are crazy expensive these days. And England is very expensive. I don't know about Netherlands or France.

    However, do some digging online. If you're dedicated to going on the cheap, I bet there's a ton of advice for what kinds of free/cheap fun you can have!

  4. Jerry Says:

    I know that England is already dreadfully spendy, but the Olympic Games will lead to even more obscene prices! France can vary a lot depending on where you go... Paris is crazy expensive, but if you get out of the city you will have some insurance of less expensive fare. Have a grand time, no matter what!

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