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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 11, 2017
Balkan ride  (1 Answer)

Hi everyone,

Kindly asking on how to get from Sarajevo to Bar, Montenegro and from there to Ohrid. I've already been travelling around Eastern Europe but I missed Montenegro thus I wanna go there in the future.
Also where from can I get to Banja Luka the fastest way? Either from Hungary thru Croatia or from Serbia?
Thank you



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 23, 2017
The Baltics  (1 Answer)

hi everyone,

I'm kindly asking on how easy and reliable is travelling by train from Latvia and Lithuania to the rest of Eastern Europe.
Mainly due the issue that Belarus in on the way and I've heard almost every foreigner needs visa even if you're goin thru that country. Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 07, 2017
PETITION TO SAVE VT - Please, if you have found VT helpful, sign

Found this petition that is going around on line asking for 96 more signatures. I've signed it and hope any other member that is also on fb will sign it and share it on fb as well. When signed, it will be forwarded to Kaufer:

Petition here: 

In short it reads: For nearly 18 years VirtualTourist.com has served as our home for sharing our travel adventures and advice, and for connecting with other travelers. TripAdvisor, which owns the website, has said it will close the doors on VT in February and delete millions of tips, reviews, photos and videos from the site. Many of us have used VT as a way to preserve our experiences to share with our friends, our children, our grandchildren and other travelers. We believe there is a way for Trip Advisor to keep our content. Simply keep the member pages, which we know are not indexed by google, turn off the travel guides and forums, and freeze new postings and new memberships but please let us keep and preserve our memories…many of which have been well over a decade in the making! We would even be open to paying a small fee to have our pages saved as part of this library! Steve Kaufer, we implore you to please reconsider deleting decades of memories from existence and keeping our pages intact!! Thank you for your consideration! This petition will be delivered to: Tripadvisor Steve Kaufer


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 30, 2016
Festivals etc  (4 Answers)

We love road trips in Europe and one of the things we like to do is to visit different kind of festivals, markets or other local happenings. Everything from the tulip blooming in the Netherlands to a small fruit tree blooming festival in a small village is of interest.

If it is food, drinks, historic happenings or anything else which is celebrated please let us know about your local festival or a festival you have attended or know of. The whole of Europe is of interest.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 23, 2016
Is 1 hr 40 mins layover enough at Heathrow to travel to Berlin forward  (5 Answers)

I am travelling with British Airways from Bangalore to Berlin with a stop/layover at Heathrow, London for 1 hr 40 mins. The incoming and outgoing termina seems to be the same Terminal 5. Will I make it? The only other option I have is, with Qatar Airways from Bangalore to Berlin with a loyover of 1 hr 15 mins at Doha Airport. Which one is better? Please help me out.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 21, 2016
My Solo Trip in Europe - too many cities? please advise me  (24 Answers)

Hi everyone,

Hints:

First time in Europe (Solo trip)

sightseeing

discovering the nice places

Digging for free walks

living in hostels ( socializing and meeting new people, relaxing and take it easy)

not willing to spend (am on budget)

Details:

I am going to be in Europe 30 Dec until Jan 9

countries:

Italy (Rome -by train- Florence -by train- Pisa) 30 Dec -(2 Jan evening flight to Barcelona)

Spain (Barcelona -flight to - Granada -donno no yet, maybe by bus to Madrid) 2 Jan - (7 Jan early morning flight to Paris)

France (Paris) 7 Jan - (9 Jan early morning flight to Milan)

Italy (Milan) spend 4-5 hours then fly home

Questions

is this too many cities?

is it too many flights?

is it too many countries?

Am I moving alot?

Your thoughts and tips from experience is what helps me.

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 05, 2016
Travelling By Rail  (3 Answers)

We're looking to travel Europe for a few weeks in the summer, the plan is to fly into Berlin and use public transport/trains to get from country to country or city to city! Anyone done this before and can help me find the best / most flexible / cost efficient methods of travelling, including moving through countries! Haven't had this type of holiday before and willing to spend money but would like to see how far we can get on a budget! Thanks in advance


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 29, 2016
Apartment rental firms?  (5 Answers)

We are headed to Madrid and Barcelona and would like to rent an apartment for our stay. Anybody have a recommendation?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 28, 2016
Sample Itinerary  (7 Answers)

Hello All,

I'm looking to go to Europe this May/June for roughly 7 weeks. April 27-June 14th is the timeline that I'm working with.

The itinerary I came up with is below. They are the cities that I want to visit most as it will be my first time doing a Europe Trip. I've been to Europe before on various occasion but never traveled extensively.

Few questions that I have in mind for everyone would be.
Do you think this is possible?
How much budget should I be looking at?
Any alternatives that I should look into?
Thoughts/Ideas on my grand plan!

1st Week - Manchester/London/Paris
2nd week - Brussels/Amsterdam/Zurich (Doesn't have to be Zurich, something in the mountains)
3rd week -Venice/Florence/Rome
4/5th week - Poland for 2 Weeks (Family)
6th week - Prague/Salzburg/Vienna
7th week - Budapest/Dubrovnik

Let me know :) I'm very excited for this trip and will be hoping that it turns out awesome!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 07, 2016
Any racism towards darker skinned people in Eastern / ex-Yugoslav Europe?  (9 Answers)

I'm thinking of travelling alone to one of the following countries this winter for skiing, nightlife, sight seeing and trying local food. I would like to know in which of these countries I might / would not face any racism as I'm brown skinned. In general, which of these countries see a lot of tourists, or are very welcoming to tourists?

Serbia Montenegro Bulgaria Armenia Georgia Kosovo Macedonia Bosnia & Herzegovina Albania Belarus

Macedonia


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 05, 2016
A car rental question  (10 Answers)

I know that if I rent a car in Europe with pickup and return in 2 different countries, there is likely to be a hefty drop-off fee. But if I rent a car in Barcelona, drive into France, and then return the car to Barcelona, is there any fee for that?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 03, 2016
Cheap destination for partying and beginner skiing  (5 Answers)

I'm looking at getting beginner ski lessons from an English speaking instructor outside the Americas.
I'm thinking of the following countries. Let me know which one you would recommend for this winter:
Serbia
Montenegro
Bulgaria
Armenia
Georgia
Kosovo
Macedonia
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Albania


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 30, 2016
Questions for the Budapest/Vienna/Bratislava area in November?  (3 Answers)

I’m considering going to central Europe between 19th and 27th November, potentially flying in or out of Budapest, Vienna and/or Bratislava. Is it easy to simply choose my incoming and outgoing flights now and book the first couple of nights accommodation, and then book subsequent trains, buses, hostels and hotels as I go along? Is it easy enough with only English? is it easy to cross the border from one country to another? And is there any location you recommend I real must see? Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 30, 2016
currency exchange.  (3 Answers)

The British Pound is weak in the currency exchange.against the Euro, ,at the moment. This is great for visitors to Britain, not so good for Brits to Europe, My question is about eastern European currency.How is Romania, Hungary, and Poland currency affected ? Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 18, 2016
Please recommend for a Resort or Hotel with more than just a couple of pools and slides  (2 Answers)

Hi

We have been in terme catez in Slovenia two years ago and we enjoyed it a lot. the shows for kids, and the pools the and slides. this summer we have beein in a center-parcs club, in belguim de-vossemeren - we didn't enjoyed it as much as we thought. We liked it less since there wasnted any kids shows and there less pools and slides

Can anyone recommend a club that will suites us, our eldest is 10 and we have a 3 years old girl. we seek for a hotel/club/resort which has like i mentioned, a lot of pools and slides.

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 13, 2016
London, Vienna, Budapest, Rome and Moscow  (16 Answers)

Hello, I'm going to be travailing around Europe and parts of Asia this winter (from December 16th - January 3rd) and was wondering what would be the best places to see within London, Vienna, Budapest, Rome and Moscow.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 08, 2016
Where to go in early November?  (22 Answers)

We have a week off from the last weekend in October to early November and are looking for a place in Europe that's warm (ideally above 20°C) and relatively cheap to get to from Berlin. We'll be travelling as a couple and enjoy history, food, beaches (but not a must), nature, landscapes and wildlife. Any recommendations would be appreciated. I've spent the last few days looking around but most places I'd like to go to seem to be either very expensive to get to (Canary Islands, Cyprus, Madeira), cold (most cities in northern and central Europe), or pretty much closing down for the season (Greek, Italian and Balearic Islands). Thanks in advance! :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 04, 2016
Trekking in october  (7 Answers)

Next week I'll be heading to a trekking trip with my friends and were looking for a trek that goes from a village to another that has hostels or other places to sleep in or perheps winter huts that are open for hikers/ maybe some one can recommend a specific trek that is sutiable for october or a country we should go to.
. I don't have much experience with hiking this time of the year but we dont mind a bit of snow or rain , and we are looking for a bit of a challnging trek so dont go too easy on us, also we prffer a trek that inculdes moutains if possible.

- And also does anybody know about the current conditions? Is there already a lot of snow (compared to other years)? What is a good place on the web to find out about local conditions?

Any further general tips for a good trek from experienced people are always welcome. Many thanks in advance!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 27, 2016
tours for young adults  (11 Answers)

Hi -- I have 2 daughters-- aged 22 who would like to do a tour in europe (or maybe USA)over dec/jan.They have only ever travelled with the family before-- They are not too well travelled and somewhat unsure of themselves getting around etc.They would think a bus tour would be the way to go -- not sure if the contiki or topdeck thing the their scene -- would not enjoy continual late party nights ,drinking and such that seem to be the scene on these tours --- is that the right assumption ?-- is there any alternatives out there for their age group ?--- thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 25, 2016
phone options?  (4 Answers)

We are traveling to Barcelona, Marseilles and Paris in October. We all own iPhones with Verizon plans. Many friends suggest we just purchase "burner" phones in Europe and leave the smart phones behind. But that will make it harder for us to check email and communicate with family back home. What are our options?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 14, 2016
Week in Tuscani in November  (3 Answers)

What can we see around Montecatini, what cities to visit?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 10, 2016
Trip planning for June 2017  (4 Answers)

Hi guys,
Am going to start this trip planning early as I know it will take some time to get right and also will change plenty so any advice would be great.

We are both going to be 30 next year and want to do 1 month in Europe next year

We are going to be flying to Perth and we want to go to

Spain,Malta, Italy, Monaco, Switzerland and Belgium

If we were going to go Italy, Monaco, Swiss and Belgium would be easy as is going in quite direct route but the wife wants to go to Spain so no point arguing!

My question

Would we fly Perth to Spain or do Spain on the way back?

We want to go to Barcelona and Madrid for Spain
Italy - Rome, Venice, Positano
Swiss - Basel and Chateau de Chillon, Montreux
Spain - Barcelona and Madrid
Malta - diving is supposed to be amazing there
Beglium - We have friends there so will be easy to get around
Monaco - small place

I know this seems like a lot but this is how we like to travel, our last Europe trip we did - London ,Paris ,Amsterdam ,Nice, Cannes ,Monaco, Brussels ,Sanotrini and Athens. We are wanting to have a amazing trip as this will be our last big trip for along time!

Let me know any comments, much appreciated!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 10, 2016
Seniors solo travellers tour companies  (6 Answers)

I want to organise for my mum to go on a tour to Europe (or more specifically Italy if possible). She will be travelling by herself and is in her mid 60s. Does anyone have any recommendations on travel companies that specialise in tours for seniors, and if possible for people who are travelling solo?

Thank you :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 09, 2016
My first Europe visit  (9 Answers)

Hellow, I am Salman from Bangladesh. I am an army officer in the rank of captain from Bangladesh Army. I am at present serving in UN mission at Sudan. I plan to visit Europe in my next vacation starting from November first week. I have no relatives residing in Europe. I plan to start from Spain , can anyone help me by giving some guideline about hostels and transport . It will be of great help friend.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 29, 2016
Is this a sensible itinerary  (2 Answers)

I am coming to Estonia to attend a conference in mid October but have added a few days to see neighbouring Finland. Please suggest if I can do anything more or add some specific places as day trips.
Day 1 -- Arrive by noon in Tallinn
Day 2 to day 3 -- Busy with conference
Day 4 -- conference ends at 12 noon

  • What can I do on that day? The conference is in old Town of Tallinn and in the evenings I hope to take walks in the first 3 days. Please Suggest

Day 5 -- Hope to see places around Tallinn
Day 6 -- places around Tallinn,
Day 7 -- Take ferry to Helsinki
Day 8 -- go from Helsinki to Turku
Day 9 -- have a little bit of work in Turku University
Day 10 -- around Turku? Please suggest places
Day 11 -- around Turku and then come to Helsinki by night Please suggest places that I could go to before heading back to Helsinki
Day 12 -- Early morning flight to India
Thank you for your time .
Seetha


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 25, 2016
New Year vacation recommendation  (5 Answers)

any suggestions for a vacation destination of 7 days including New Year's eve?
last year my wife and I went to Prague and had a great experience.. where should be the next destination? :) thank you in advance


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 23, 2016
travel agency  (1 Answer)

Have anyone experience the GoEuGo travel company? I am from London. I wanna trip the round tour from the company to Eastern Europe. I want to know some preview of it.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 22, 2016
Hiring a car  (2 Answers)

We have hired a car for September from Europcar via Rentalcars.com. We have used Europcar before and everything was fine but this time we wanted to avoid the queues at their Edinburgh office and made the booking through Rentalcars, pre-paying with our debit card. (Europcar wanted a credit card and we don't have one) Has anybody used Rentalcars? Are they a reliable firm?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 12, 2016
Varna to Constanta  (4 Answers)

hi everyone,

Here once more I kindly ask for some info regarding if it's possible heading to Constanta from Varna. Also it'd be nice to know how's the weather during the last 2 weeks of August in the Black sea. Otherwise if both places are pretty much the same, is it possible travel directly to Bucharest from Varna rather than Constanta?

thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 04, 2016
Travel between European countries  (9 Answers)

For a u.s. citizen, how difficult is it to travel between countries ? And how is Verizon cell service in Spain?



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