European Extravaganza

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13th Jun 2013

Colmar

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Amsterdam Central

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Types of weed

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Royal Palace, Amsterdam

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Amsterdam

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Amsterdam Canal

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Dam Square, Amsterdam

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View from the boat, Amsterdam

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Canal tour, Amsterdam

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Canal Tour, Amsterdam

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Old Dutch Architecture

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Cafe at Harlem

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Harlem

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Antwerp

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Meir, Antwerp

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Antwerp

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Antwerp

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City Square, Antwerp

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Grote Markt, Antwerp

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City Hall, Antwerp

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City Square, Antwerp

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Antwerp

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Het Steen Castle, Antwerp

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Het Steen Castle, Antwerp

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Het Steen, Antwerp

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Grand Place, Brussels

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Grand Place, Brussels

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Grand Place, Brussels

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Town Hall, Brussels

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Saint Hubert Mall, Brussels

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Royal Palace, Brussels

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Brussels

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Manekkin Pis, Brussels

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Colmar

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Colmar

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Colmar

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Colmar

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Casino, Bern

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View from Bridge, Bern

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Bern

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Bern

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Bern

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Ghent

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Ghent

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St. Nicholas Church, Ghent

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Graslei and Korenlei, Ghent

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Old town, Bruges

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Canal Cruise, Bruges

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Historic Bruges

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Notre Dame, Paris

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Paris

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Paris

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Louvre Museum

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Eiffel Tower

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Paris

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Notre Dame, Paris

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Paris

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Street Party, Paris

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Zurich

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Church of Our Lady, Zurich

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Zurich Lake

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Zurich Lake

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Zurich lake

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St Peter Church, Zurich

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Vatican

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Vatican Museum

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Vatican Square

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Florence

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Market, Florence

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Roman temple, Rome

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Trevi Fountain, Rome

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Colosseum, Rome

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Colosseum, Rome

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Waterfront, Venice

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Venice

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Grand Canal, Venice

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Grand Canal, Venice

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Gondola ride, Venice

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Venice

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Rialto Bridge, Venice

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Air Ticket: AeroFlot Airline (Russian). Departure from Delhi to Amsterdam. Return from Rome to Delhi

Euro Rail: http://www.raileurope.co.in/

Events and Sight Seeing Tours : Viator.com

Hotels: Booking.com

Guide Book : Rick Steve's guides (Kindle Version). Paperbacks also available. One of the best european travel guides in my opinion.

Total Trip Cost for Couple: $6500

#Days: 18

Day1 (Harlem): Landed at Amsterdam airport at noon. Took a train from the airport to Harlem (30-45 min). Spent 4 hours at Harlem and took a train back to Amsterdam and checked in at the hotel

Day 2,3,4 (Amsterdam): Beautiful city with lots to see. Major attractions- Amsterdam Central station, Dam Square, Red Light District, Boat ride through canals and coffee shops. Took a day trip to Hague (Madurodam) and Delft (vermeer museum, church and market).

Day 5 (Antwerp) : Took early morning bus from Amsterdam to Antwerp (4 hours). Spent  a day here to visit major attractions

Day 6 (Brussels): Took early morning bus to Brussels (1 hr from Antwerp). Spent a day and visited all major attractions - Manekkin pis, Royal Palace etc. Do try waffles and chocolates here. Do try a day bus tour to Ghent and Brugges. Small detour to Waterloo also worth a try if you are interested in history. Tickets available at Viator.com

Day 7,8,9 (Paris): Took a bus from Brussels to Paris. Took 2 days Hop In Hop Off bus pass to go over all major attractions in the city. Paris at night is even more beautiful, do explore this. 

Day 10,11 (Zurich): Took Euro rail from Paris to Zurich. Spent two days at Zurich. Major attraction- area around zurich lake. It's a beautiful walk.

Day 12 (Colmar, Black Forest): Hired a self drive rental cal at Zurich - drove to Colmar, a beautiful french village. Spent couple of hours and drove to Black Forest. Spent a few hours at black forest and drove back to Basil (Switzerland) for night stay. You can spend a day in Basil if you like museums. 

Day 13 (Bern: Drove to Bern from Basil and returned the car. Sight Seeing in Bern. Major attractions - old town, Einstein Museum, Rose Garden. 

Day 14,15 (Venice): Took a train from Bern to Venice. Spent 2 days at this beautiful city. Major attraction : Grand canal

Day 16,17,18 (Rome): Took a flight from Venice to Rome (this was cheaper than train at the time of booking). Major attractions: Vatican, Colosseum, couple of fountains, testavere and many more

What can i say about Amsterdam. One of the most beautiful cities in the world. Whether you like history, culture, food, parties or even smoking pot...Amsterdam has something for everyone. Canals are the highlight. Must take a boat tour to see the city from canals.
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Photo of Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Rahul
Photo of Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Rahul
Photo of Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Rahul
Photo of Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Rahul
Photo of Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Rahul
Photo of Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Rahul
Photo of Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Rahul
Photo of Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Rahul
Photo of Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Rahul
Photo of Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Rahul
Photo of Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Rahul
Photo of Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Rahul
Photo of Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Rahul
Photo of Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Rahul
Photo of Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Rahul
Photo of Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Rahul
Photo of Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Rahul
Photo of Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Rahul
Photo of Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Rahul
Photo of Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Rahul
Beautiful European town. Diamond Center of the world. Lots of history and a decent place for shopping.
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Photo of Antwerp, Belgium by Rahul
Photo of Antwerp, Belgium by Rahul
Photo of Antwerp, Belgium by Rahul
Photo of Antwerp, Belgium by Rahul
Photo of Antwerp, Belgium by Rahul
Photo of Antwerp, Belgium by Rahul
Photo of Antwerp, Belgium by Rahul
Photo of Antwerp, Belgium by Rahul
Photo of Antwerp, Belgium by Rahul
Beautiful Small Town with amazing churches and lots of history.
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Photo of Ghent, Belgium by Rahul
Photo of Ghent, Belgium by Rahul
Photo of Ghent, Belgium by Rahul
Beautiful historical town. Nice place to explore old Belgian lifestyles. Begijnhof and other part of ancient Bruges is worth exploring. Also do check My Lady's church.
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Photo of Bruges, Belgium by Rahul
Photo of Bruges, Belgium by Rahul
Photo of Bruges, Belgium by Rahul
Capital of Belgium. Home of world famous chocolates like Godiva. Lots of History. Waffles here are just too good to resist.
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Photo of Brussels, Belgium by Rahul
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Photo of Brussels, Belgium by Rahul
Photo of Brussels, Belgium by Rahul
Photo of Brussels, Belgium by Rahul
Photo of Brussels, Belgium by Rahul
Photo of Brussels, Belgium by Rahul
Enough has already been said about it. I can only say it meets all the expectations that you may have. One of the most romantic places on Earth. Best way to see the city for first timers is to take a hop-in hop-off bus tour. Tickets available at Viator.com
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Photo of Paris, France by Rahul
Photo of Paris, France by Rahul
Photo of Paris, France by Rahul
Photo of Paris, France by Rahul
Photo of Paris, France by Rahul
Photo of Paris, France by Rahul
Photo of Paris, France by Rahul
Photo of Paris, France by Rahul
Photo of Paris, France by Rahul
Beautiful Swiss city. Walk around Zurich lake is just awesome. A day bus tour from Zurich to Interlaken to Jungfrau mountain is just mesmerizing.
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Photo of Zurich, Switzerland by Rahul
Photo of Zurich, Switzerland by Rahul
Photo of Zurich, Switzerland by Rahul
Photo of Zurich, Switzerland by Rahul
Photo of Zurich, Switzerland by Rahul
Photo of Zurich, Switzerland by Rahul
Colmar is a small french village at Swiss-French border. Never seen anything like this. It's a beauty.
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Photo of Colmar, France by Rahul
Photo of Colmar, France by Rahul
Photo of Colmar, France by Rahul
Photo of Colmar, France by Rahul
Beautiful Landscape.
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Old historical town is just something to look for. Overall a beautiful city that provides amazing Swiss experience.
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Photo of Berne, Switzerland by Rahul
Photo of Berne, Switzerland by Rahul
Photo of Berne, Switzerland by Rahul
Photo of Berne, Switzerland by Rahul
Romance amidst beautiful labyrinth of canals. Awesome. Venice is all about canals - do not forget to carry some walking tours with you - will enhance the experience of the place. Rick Steve's walking tour of Venice are pretty good.
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Photo of Venice, Italy by Rahul
Photo of Venice, Italy by Rahul
Photo of Venice, Italy by Rahul
Photo of Venice, Italy by Rahul
Photo of Venice, Italy by Rahul
Photo of Venice, Italy by Rahul
Photo of Venice, Italy by Rahul
Renaissance town. Must visit if you are interested in art of renaissance era. Michelangelo's David statue is situated here. This place is all about history, art and Museums.
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Photo of Florence, Italy by Rahul
Photo of Florence, Italy by Rahul
Eternal city with lots of history and many places to visit. Colosseum, fountains, Vatican, Trastevere and many more..
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Photo of Rome, Italy by Rahul
Photo of Rome, Italy by Rahul
Photo of Rome, Italy by Rahul
Photo of Rome, Italy by Rahul
Photo of Rome, Italy by Rahul
Photo of Rome, Italy by Rahul
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