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Prague. It’s immense and the beer is first rate.

Just don’t go drinking in Wenceslas Square, especially if with the Mrs.

That said, I did actually……but watch it, a lot of dodgy rip off joints. 

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I was going to say Poland .

Poznan was good for a weekend break . 

Also have a parkrun . 

Commonwealth war graves area plus Russian/ polish memorials brings home how brutal war is . 

Gdansk was fantastic .  Also a parkrun .

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2 hours ago, henage said:

I was going to say Poland .

Poznan was good for a weekend break . 

Also have a parkrun . 

Commonwealth war graves area plus Russian/ polish memorials brings home how brutal war is . 

Gdansk was fantastic .  Also a parkrun .

Done Poznan with ex but yes there's loads of place there. 

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I liked Reykjavik but it took a while to get there from Hull at 15 knots. For a short break you might want to fly from Manchester instead although you would miss out on the thrill of riding the mountainous seas of the North Atlantic. Less chance of seeing the Northern Lights too.

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On 10/11/2021 at 17:29, shaun mc said:

Anywhere south and east of Munich/Vienna will be reasonably priced and are nice cities - Ljubljana, Split, Bratislava. Probably Zagreb as well but not been to that one

Bratislava's a shout. Is it easy to get to Vienna from there?

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6 minutes ago, Mumby Magic said:

Bratislava's a shout. Is it easy to get to Vienna from there?

Very easy by train - a couple of trains per hour. Takes 60 - 75 mins. Rail Europe is a good website to plan rail journeys

Did a very good walking tour around Bratislava in 2019. Its free - but you pay what you think is suitable. Took about 3 hours. Loads of good info for the rest of the stay

Had a day in Vienna but felt it was nowhere near enough

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14 hours ago, Red Willow said:

Florence is worth a trip

Absolutely beautiful city, would be near the top of my list of favourite places. Tuscany in general is a great base.

Staying with Italy I also think Turin is a much underrated city. As befits the first capital city of a united Italy the place is absolutely full of outstanding architecture and you've got the breathtaking beauty of the Alps just down the road. Goes without saying the food is great too, it's Italy. 

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On 10/11/2021 at 14:52, Johnoco said:

Prague. It’s immense and the beer is first rate.

Just don’t go drinking in Wenceslas Square, especially if with the Mrs.

That said, I did actually……but watch it, a lot of dodgy rip off joints. 

+1 for that.

Prague is just great.

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3 hours ago, Mumby Magic said:

Bratislava's a shout. Is it easy to get to Vienna from there?

I'd definitely plan to do both - Bratislava is fun, but it's not that big. The train (or coach, or riverboat along the Danube) is pretty quick and the main things to do in Vienna are all very walkable.

I'd go for Budapest over Prague. Venice & Rome worthy options too.

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On 10/11/2021 at 17:29, shaun mc said:

Anywhere south and east of Munich/Vienna will be reasonably priced and are nice cities - Ljubljana, Split, Bratislava. Probably Zagreb as well but not been to that one

Zagreb feels quite uncrowded by tourists - very different from Split or Dubrovnik or the Croatian coast and islands. You can draw your own conclusions about why that it is 🙂

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2 hours ago, JonM said:

I'd definitely plan to do both - Bratislava is fun, but it's not that big. The train (or coach, or riverboat along the Danube) is pretty quick and the main things to do in Vienna are all very walkable.

I'd go for Budapest over Prague. Venice & Rome worthy options too.

Good point re the river boat option (wasn't running when I was there)

About 3 or 4 per day, similar travel time compared to the train. Quite expensive vs train IIRC

 

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