Originally Posted by dickkotite
wow seems like its a $1000+ ticket right now on kayak.com
richard you might want to consider doing a side trip on the cheap. easyjet.com and ryanair.com are the two lowest cost airlines serving europe with CRAZY prices at times. For example, you can leave edinborough and be in amsterdam on easyjet in less than an hour for as little as $150 r/t. once in amsterdam, its a simple $10 round trip from the airport to the city center by train. once in AMS you can walk around and get a very nice little room for 50-70 bucks a night. so for just the airfare of maybe 150-200 bucks, you can visit amsterdam for a night or two. Its worth it. WORTH IT! also, you can take ryanair from edinborough to paris for $60 euros r/t. Thats crazy. If you spend hours at those sites you can find all sorts of crazy deals going to all sorts of european cities.
I once took a side trip from london to amsterdam. the r/t was 2, yes 2 euros on sale at ryanair. I just paid taxes i think it was 35 bucks american total so why not
You have to be careful with some of those cheap flight deals as the airport can be nowhere near the city you want to go to.So a trip to Milan can actually be a trip to Bergamo or somewhere similar anywhere up to 100 miles away.you were lucky with Amsterdam which is a great city by the way but they're about to ban foreigners from smoking pot so that just leaves the red light district which I'm guessing BH's fiancée might not be overly thrilled with.If I had to recommend 1 city to take a break to other than Edinburgh it'd be Rome....but that's another trip for another year.
But anyway even though I'm biased he's chosen a great holiday and will have a great time and from what I can tell his reasoning for going is damn sound.