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Old 05-29-2012, 09:28 PM   #1
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England & France: Cities of Knights & Lights Meets Thread

Please post here if you would like to talk with anyone else who has signed up to travel to England & France (London/Paris) with ABD.

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Old 05-30-2012, 04:29 PM   #2
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We just returned from this trip May 14-21, 2012, so if anyone has any specific questions, I would be happy to answer them!
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:07 PM   #3
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Thank you SingingMom for what you have posted...we are heading there in less than a week...EEEKKK!!!

Anybody else?

We have added on 4 nights at DLP them to Munich to spend a week with dear friends who we meet on a DCL Med cruise in 07!!!!
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Thank you SingingMom for what you have posted...we are heading there in less than a week...EEEKKK!!!

Anybody else?

We have added on 4 nights at DLP them to Munich to spend a week with dear friends who we meet on a DCL Med cruise in 07!!!!
You will probably have Frankie as a guide. He is an absolute angel! We adored him! Don't pack too much, as it is annoying to have too much to sort through with three hotel stops. If you are looking for a place to eat in Paris, we thoroughly enjoyed George V on the Champs Élysées. Our guide Francesc recommended it and it was terrific!
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You will probably have Frankie as a guide. He is an absolute angel! We adored him! Don't pack too much, as it is annoying to have too much to sort through with three hotel stops. If you are looking for a place to eat in Paris, we thoroughly enjoyed George V on the Champs Élysées. Our guide Francesc recommended it and it was terrific!
We stopped at Cafe George V on the Champs Elysees totally by random! We were walking at night, and decided we all wanted to stop and sit and have a drink and talk while people watching on the Champs Elysees, and there was George V!

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We stopped at Cafe George V on the Champs Elysees totally by random! We were walking at night, and decided we all wanted to stop and sit and have a drink and talk while people watching on the Champs Elysees, and there was George V!

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George V was probably our favorite meal! Francesc stops there every time he is in
Paris and he lived there for a few years, so we definitely took his advice. DH had his recommendation of the French onion soup and duck. Said it was the BEST duck he ever had! DD had her beloved escargot, steak, and chocolate crepes plus champagne with strawberries. She was in heaven! I had fabulous escargot, chicken, and DH and I shared sorbets - black currant and lemon. We people watched and sipped champagne. When can I return?!
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Yes! We will be on this tour also, if you are going 5/31-6/7! We have my husband and myself and our daughter (9 years old). We are flying into London from Louisville, KY. Looks like you are coming from Ohio, so great! Who is in your group?

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Thank you SingingMom for what you have posted...we are heading there in less than a week...EEEKKK!!!

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We have added on 4 nights at DLP them to Munich to spend a week with dear friends who we meet on a DCL Med cruise in 07!!!!
Yes! We are going starting 5/31 also! We are flying in from Louisville, KY, so not too far from you in Ohio. We have 3 of us -- my husband and myself and our daughter (9 years old). Who is in your group?
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We just returned from this trip May 14-21, 2012, so if anyone has any specific questions, I would be happy to answer them!
Is it advisable to get some foreign currency before leaving the states?
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Is it advisable to get some foreign currency before leaving the states?
Definitely helpful to have some. I went through AAA.

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Definitely helpful to have some. I went through AAA.

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I ended up getting $$ through AAA, but then also found out that you can just use an ATM to trade out for foreign currency and not have to pay any fees. Getting everything packed now to leave tomorrow evening!

We are arriving @12:15pm in London on Delta. Anybody else on that flight?
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I ended up getting $$ through AAA, but then also found out that you can just use an ATM to trade out for foreign currency and not have to pay any fees. Getting everything packed now to leave tomorrow evening!

We are arriving @12:15pm in London on Delta. Anybody else on that flight?
Have a safe flight and a wonderful trip!! Let us know who your guides are!

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Please post here if you would like to talk with anyone else who has signed up to travel to England & France (London/Paris) with ABD in 2012/2013.
WE JUST BOOKED THIS TRIP FOR 6/7-6/14/2013. DW, DH, DS11 are going the day after school lets out and we are all SO EXCITED! Would love to meet others before we travel and also wondering if anyone does the FE type of "magic" on the ABD trips.
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WE JUST BOOKED THIS TRIP FOR 6/7-6/14/2013. DW, DH, DS11 are going the day after school lets out and we are all SO EXCITED! Would love to meet others before we travel and also wondering if anyone does the FE type of "magic" on the ABD trips.
Congrats, AJMlovesRLM! I took this trip last year, and it's wonderful! I've never heard of anyone doing anything like an FE on ABD trips, but there's no reason you couldn't! (Well, except there's no Fish to Extend at your hotels... ).

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We just booked the week before you AJMlovesRLM! We'll arrive 5/31 thru 6/7, but booked another night to visit DLP. We've never been to England, so we're really looking forward to the trip. This will be our second ABD, did the Viva Italia Signature last year, our best family vacation ever. We will arrive early on 5/31, so we will have a full day to explore. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I was thinking about the London eye, then a boat down the Thames to London Bridge, visit the Borough (sp?) market, etc. Maybe have lunch in a gastropub some where? For our free night, we want to catch a show. Looking forward to meeting any fellow travelers. Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
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