Vio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1540 posts, RR: 10 Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3529 times:
I'll be in London, UK from the 21st of December until the 2nd of January, with my girlfriend. I don't want to spend New Year's in UK, so I would love to go somewhere else in Europe. I'd fly out on the 31st and come back on the 1st. I can't go earlier because my girlfriend has a show (Disney on Ice) on the 30th and I can't stay longer, because I have to head back to Canada. So, for 2 days / 1 night stay, where would you recomend I go?
Here are some of my thoughts:
Prague, Czech Republic
Any other suggestions? The reason I picked major cities / capitals is because I want direct flights. I don't want to spend my time in an airplane / airport. I fly enough for work / pleasure.
Superior decisions reduce the need for superior skills.
Definitely Amsterdam if you are interested in massive private fireworks.
A lot of small parties etc. going on, but nothing centrally planned.
Be aware that public transport will stop operation at around 1800h on 31-DEC, so go for a hotel within walking distance of the city.
Toast From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3530 times:
Paris, no contest. And you don't have to bother about flying, you can walk down the Champs-Elysées 3 hours after leaving your place in London. Take the Eurostar. Cheap and no delay/baggage loss snafu guaranteed.
MadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 11238 posts, RR: 34
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3378 times:
If you are looking for partying and good fun, then Paris would be right for you.
You can go to the giant party on the Champs Elysées on the 31st at Midnight but then you would not be able to see the fireworks at the Eiffel Tower. The underground transport (le métro) goes all night on Dec. 31st.
Just make sure you don't run into groups of scums from the banlieues, they can be pretty rough.
There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 14134 posts, RR: 47
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3378 times:
I suggest you go to Hamburg and go to the Alster about an hour before midnight. If you're lucky, you can even take a walk on the Alster when it's ice is thick enough after freezing or walk around on the Jungfernstieg before midnight to enjoy the beautiful winter night. Once it's midnight, you can expect a spectacular fireworks show on the Alster.
And you don't have to worry about getting to Hamburg, as BA (and I believe LH as well) offers nonstops to HAM from LHR. From there it's just with the 110 bus to the Ohlsdorf tube station, where you can take the U-Bahn U1 directly to Jungfernstieg station from Ohlsdorf. You could also take the S-Bahn, on the S1 line, from Ohlsdorf to Jungfernstieg, but that's more of a detour than if you'd take the U1 line, which has a more direct routing than the S1.
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