Germany: Once Upon a Fairytale Meets Thread

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  1. JacksGirlz

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    Finished rebooking all of my air flights, Portland to New York, New York to Frankfurt, Munich to Dublin, Shannon to New York and New York back home to Portland. Whew! :shamrock:
    I have spent time these last few days looking at the ideas provided here on the boards for Munich and now I wish I had more time. Will be hard to pick what we should do on our extra day in Munich.
    Thank you again for your ideas.
     
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  3. WeLoveABD

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    We really enjoyed the day in Salzberg (it was an ABD Christmas Markets trip to Germany--I see they aren't doing it again,which is too bad as the winter feel was great--as were the markets). From the Munich hotel it was a quick walk to the tram, which got you to the train station--and a straight shot by train to Salzberg, which was walk-able from that city's train station. We also had another day in Munich on our own and spent much of that day at the Deutsches Museum (the big museum across the river--we also walked to that from the hotel we stayed at via ABD). The museum has a nice restaurant and a planetarium! (In German--although there might be an English version available during the day) When going to the musuem, you cross at or near the area of the river where in the summer the locals "surf" (due to rocks etc, there are enough waves at this point of the rushing river to allow for surfing).

    Whatever you do, enjoy the adventure!
     
  4. JacksGirlz

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    I don't see it listed on any trip reports or the ABD website so here's my question - On the walking tour of Munich (Day 7 on the ABD website) do they take you to the Marienplatz square to see the Glockenspiel? My DD would like to see this and I'm trying to find out if we need to plan time on our own or not. Thank you.
     
  5. WeLoveABD

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    yes they do!
     
  6. carpenta

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    We were in Salzburg last summer on a river boat cruise. Loved Saltzburg too and enjoyed seeing the castle and the gazebo that was used in The Sound of Music. It was a beautiful view of the Alps and a great walking city. Too bad they don,t include it in their tour.
     
  7. akheila

    akheila Earning My Ears

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    We are pretty excited we booked our "once upon a fairytale" adventure today! we were also told that there are already a few children close to dd age on our tour!

    Normally I'd say let the planning begin....but I guess unlike other vacations most of the planning is already done.....hmmm so then let the countdown begin!
     
  8. JacksGirlz

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    What dates did you book? I have been researching on what to do for our pre and post days and there's still so much!
     
  9. akheila

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    We booked July5-13.

    How much earlier are you thinking of arriving? or staying after?

    dh and I were talking about this it seems like a long flight for a short time, so we were considering some either before or after time also. I was thinking before because there are a few things in Frankfurt that are of interest to us.
     
  10. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel Moderator

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    Generally, I vote for before. First off, it gives you more time to get over any jet lag before the tour starts. Secondly, you get so spoiled by the Adventure Guides, it's really hard having to shlep your own luggage, arrange your own transportation, etc, etc, without them after the tour!

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  11. SingingMom

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    I agree with you! We could have used another day or two at the start, which we will do next trip. But since experiencing that special spoiling, it WOULD be hard to continue the trip after our guides were on to their next adventure. Lol

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  12. JacksGirlz

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    We are taking a day in New York (as we are coming from the West Coast) and then arriving in Frankfurt a full day early. We are staying an additional day at the end in Munich. We are then traveling to Dublin to arrive a day early for our ABD Emerald Isle tour. :cool1:
    Due to how expensive the flight is, I thought we'd better make it worth our while.
    Other DISer's have suggested arriving at least one day prior to the ABD, so I took their advice.
     
  13. akheila

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    We haven't booked our flights yet, but I see the logic to getting in a day or so earlier. It had occurred to me that our daughter may not handle the jetlag as well as the adults might...or at least be able to suck it up like we would.

    Also in checking flight costs it seems its about $200pp less expensive. I think I would prefer to spend that extra money for the day of rest and relaxation leading up to our adventure.
     
  14. Love to Cruise DCL

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    Hi!
    Does anyone know if a specific thread has been started for the date above? Or a FB page?
    Do they do anything like an FE on ABD trips like on cruises?
    Is anyone else on the 6/30 trip?

    This will be our first ABD

    It will be DH Mike DS (11) Julian and myself Steph on the trip!

    I AM SO EXCITED and can't wait to meet everyone on the trip!

    Steph:cool1:
     
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    Hi!
    How were you able to find out that there are other children close to your DD age on the tour?:confused3
    I am dying to know if there will be any other boys my son's age on our upcoming trip.
    Thanks
    Steph
     
  17. carpenta

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    Call ABD with your reservation number and they can tell you the numbers of people as well as number of kids and their ages. We are going this summer on an ABD trip and already there are 15 kids with a nice mix aorund my daughter's age.
     
  18. akheila

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    When we booked with DU he was able to pass that info along to us. As suggested though I would expect ABD would also be able to tell you.
     
  19. Love to Cruise DCL

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    Thank you so much!!
    Steph
     
  20. JacksGirlz

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    After deliberation and discussion with my daughter, we've decided to take a day trip to Austria after our ABD tour. Anyone have suggestions on how to visit Salzburg for the day? Any good tours? Thanks in advance.
     
  21. sayhello

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    You might want to check out the thread for the DIS Exclusive Germany trip. Some of the folks there are discussing checking out Salzburg, also.

    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2989774

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