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Old 02-04-2018, 04:24 PM   #1
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3 weeks europe trip... doable?

Clocked 220k citi miles so intend to go for a 3 weeks europe trip with waifu in dec...

Buying 1 way ticket (economy) to either paris or rome as first stop.

Then take domestic flight or train to either paris or rome (depending which is first stop)

Then take train to switzerland.

Then from switzerland take flight to norway to catch northern light before flying home from norway (biz class) back to sg.

Plans still sketchy cos nvr been to europe 😅

Breakdown as follows:
France (5 days) - besides paris where else recommended?
Italy (5 days) - rome + venice where else recommended?
Switzerland (6 days) - where to recommend to go?
Norway (5 days) - oslo + tromso where else recommended?
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Old 04-04-2018, 12:13 PM   #2
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Italy (5 days) - rome + venice + pisa + cinque terre (Dont miss cinque terre its really quite beautiful)
Switzerland (6 days) - Zurich, Lucern, Zermatt
Norway (5 days) - Oslo + Tromso should be enough.
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Old 04-04-2018, 01:53 PM   #3
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France, the Pyrenees is gorgeous! Bordeaux, Toulouse, Lyon and Grenoble.

Italy, Rome, Florence and Pisa.
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Old 04-04-2018, 03:09 PM   #4
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i tot usually is fly there business cuz is long distance use the flat bed option to rest up

come back sg chin cai (at most take 1 more day leave slp at home)

Nt sure if norway is part of EU, but is schengen visa. Cuz ur tax refund might have problem if Norway is not part of EU, i noe Switzerland confirm cannot cuz i took a train to Germany just to do tax refund lol.
Norway stuff too ex to buy anyway hahaha. If ur wife like shopping i suggest make Paris or Italy last stop.

Paris dun need stay so long unless u like museum, ppl rude, so many con man. Never really like there. U can go Colmar and Strasbourg tgt train from Paris.

Never been to Italy so no comment.

Switzerland, we spend most our time in Interlaken and Grindewald, Sledding for 3days straight. Hiking up to Faulhorn and do the long sled trail (1 day gone haha 4 hr treking, 1hr + sled ride stop mid way for cheese fondue).
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Norway, I do Oslo - Flam - Bergen (standard NIN), not sure on tromso (all i can say is ex , 1 soup fish soup 18-19 not even filling, main start from 30, hotdog from kiosk oso ex)

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ya i concur. Norway food really on the high end.. end up some of the days we went to supermarket to cook ourselves at airbnb.
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Old 04-04-2018, 08:49 PM   #6
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Thanks for the suggestion!

Italy (5 days) - rome + venice + pisa + cinque terre (Dont miss cinque terre its really quite beautiful)
Switzerland (6 days) - Zurich, Lucern, Zermatt
Norway (5 days) - Oslo + Tromso should be enough.
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Old 04-04-2018, 08:50 PM   #7
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Thanks for the suggestion!

France, the Pyrenees is gorgeous! Bordeaux, Toulouse, Lyon and Grenoble.

Italy, Rome, Florence and Pisa.
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Old 04-04-2018, 08:52 PM   #8
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Haha see how the miles point for biz class on the last dest first 😅

Cos i read that dec for norway may have lots of bad weather so maybe less chance to catch NL.

We plan to go from 17dec - 7jan... so put norway as last stop so it will be jan when we visit there.

Thanks for the suggestion!

i tot usually is fly there business cuz is long distance use the flat bed option to rest up

come back sg chin cai (at most take 1 more day leave slp at home)

Nt sure if norway is part of EU, but is schengen visa. Cuz ur tax refund might have problem if Norway is not part of EU, i noe Switzerland confirm cannot cuz i took a train to Germany just to do tax refund lol.
Norway stuff too ex to buy anyway hahaha. If ur wife like shopping i suggest make Paris or Italy last stop.

Paris dun need stay so long unless u like museum, ppl rude, so many con man. Never really like there. U can go Colmar and Strasbourg tgt train from Paris.

Never been to Italy so no comment.

Switzerland, we spend most our time in Interlaken and Grindewald, Sledding for 3days straight. Hiking up to Faulhorn and do the long sled trail (1 day gone haha 4 hr treking, 1hr + sled ride stop mid way for cheese fondue).
Spoiler!

Norway, I do Oslo - Flam - Bergen (standard NIN), not sure on tromso (all i can say is ex , 1 soup fish soup 18-19 not even filling, main start from 30, hotdog from kiosk oso ex)
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I love the french alps! I’ve heard it being called intimidating. Food is cheaper and better than Switzerland but not all the lifts will be open in winter.
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You can try the cheese fondue in Switzerland
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Yeah my wife love cheese stuffs lol

You can try the cheese fondue in Switzerland
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Old 12-04-2018, 10:16 PM   #12
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Quick check...

I think we will put switzerland as our first stop so will buy 1 way biz class to switzerland (then from swiss take train to france-italy) then come back from norway economy class.

For switzerland which airport better ah? We plan to visit interlaken, zermatt etc.

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Quick check...

I think we will put switzerland as our first stop so will buy 1 way biz class to switzerland (then from swiss take train to france-italy) then come back from norway economy class.

For switzerland which airport better ah? We plan to visit interlaken, zermatt etc.

Zurich for the new SQ A380 Business class seat, but need to book asap to prevent being waitlisted
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Old 12-04-2018, 10:41 PM   #14
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Thanks for the suggestion!

Btw... anyone here taken norwegian airlines from europe to sg?

I think they are like our Scoot... maybe come back from norway can fly via this airline lol

Zurich for the new SQ A380 Business class seat, but need to book asap to prevent being waitlisted
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Old 12-04-2018, 10:58 PM   #15
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Finally transfer 170k citi miles to krisflyer for the biz class trip to swiss!

Accumulated these miles points for very long lol
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