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Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by heller792, May 28, 2014.

  1. heller792

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    Looking at surprising the mrs with a surprise break in October, whats the best way to do it? Do i go to the travel agents week before or is there some great websites out there. Dont have a particular destination in mind but i know shes always wanted to go to NY and Dublin ( big difference there lol ). Was also thinking Vegas but not sure she would like that.

    Thanks for help, Dave
     
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    vegas is fantastic
     
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    Vienna is very nice Jet2 just started flying here from Manchester Torte and Spanish Horses
    Seville is also a great place fantastic Tapa Bars History and Guggenheim still warm in October
    Bern is also great lots of shops cafe's etc
    Venice if you want to be romantic

    I would use web sites rather than travel agents
     
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    any recommended sites gary? Jim, ive been to Vegas but the wife's not, I had had enough after 3 days but i did love it
     
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    Apparently booking exactly 6 weeks before your flying out date says Money savings expert Martin (forgotten his surname)

    When I surprised my wife last year I organised everything from getting my daughters looked after by my sister to speaking to my wife's boss to get her to leave work early on a Friday & then I just turned up at her works at lunchtime to surprise her & whisk her away......She looked the idea albeit she freaked out a bit worrying about going away without our daughters & her not planning any of it...

    There are loads of places to stay on tripadviser to check out & then order your flights from Ryan Air or Jet2 or EasyJet

    I wanted to take my wife to Rome for a long weekend & the prices for flights & hotels was working out at between £300-£400 for both of us but then when it got to 2 weeks before I thought I'd get it cheaper & the price had rocket to over £900

    So my advice is don't leave it until the last minute
     
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    yeah 3 or 4 days is plenty
    depends how far and for how long you want to go for
     
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    Moscow is pretty cool for a long weekend, it's unusual, really stunning architecture and cheap flights from Manchester
     
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    She's a lucky girl
     
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    How about Iceland my son in law took my daughter for her 50th in Feb and they said it was great lovely food and hotel its some where unusual. chris
     
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    Skyscanner is the one for cheapest flights.

    I just search the date and leave location blank and see what comes up!
     
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    cheers will have a look, some good ones on travel supermarket
     
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    Cheers [media
     
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    Hysterical I was waiting for that lol
     
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    whats she like doing .
    shopping .sightseeing .walking .photography. sunbathing .drinking ,eating ,
    how long you thinking.
    don't want a long flight if you only have 2 days .

    ps remember to clear your history if you get a smell of a holiday I would be searching your history .
    come on give some details and we can help .its like asking whats wrong with my tank and not sticking the water stats on.lol
    Julie.
     
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    Rome is great, Prague is good, going Venice in June but it's meant to be mega expensive! Like stupid expensive (100 euro for x2 coffee and ice cream)!
     
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    Thanks for the help everyone, all sorted and booked. I used one of the sites Alan gave me
     
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    So come on where are we all going then for the salty box annual holiday.promise we wont tell.
     
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    The wife thinks that were flying to Dublin in October for 2 days but when she gets to the airport she will realize shes going to New York for 4 nights, Im sooooo excited not sure how long i can keep it a secret lol
     
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