What to do in Europe during winter?
October 3, 2005 2:49 PM Subscribe
I'm planning to take a trip to Europe with two to three friends for about two weeks during January break. We all have experience travelling in Europe - where would be good to go during winter?
posted by heresiarch to travel & transportation (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So far, we have been thinking mostly about western Europe, mostly because it's an area we know reasonably well. Between us, we've hit most of the major cities in Italy, France, and the UK, though some repetition wouldn't be bad. Some specific ideas include:
• Renting a car and exploring the French countryside (stay south-ish so it's a little warmer? maybe include French cities we haven't been to.)
• Eastern Europe? (don't know the languages or the area)
• Ireland? (flights are cheap, but are there things to do in the winter?)
In general, we like cities or countryside, castles are cool, museums are fun, good food is a plus. We're students, so cheap is good. We're not that interested in skiing or big group tours.
What destinations (general or specific) would you recommend we check out this winter? Any winter-specific ways to keep costs down?