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The "I'm off on me holliers" thread

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Dub13, May 9, 2011.

  1. GaryMc

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    A good kids club can make or break a holiday. Some great deals to be had in Gran Canaria All Inclusive if your kids are not school age and you get in before school holidays.
     
  2. BallyfermotReds

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    Clubmac in alcudia was excellent
     
  3. babbsnads

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    Anybody been to Berlin? Looking to stay in the most touristy part possible and would be handy to know when booking the hotel. Basically just where's most convenient for the main attractions. Thanks.
     
  4. Liverpool-law

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    It's been a few years since I was there but my impression of Berlin was that there is no real centre where you have most things, there is a bit of moving around to different districts for different touristy things, be it checkpoint charly, the wall, the tv tower, the holocaust memorial, the brandenburg gate and parliament, etc. but it is very easy to get around with public transport. I was struck by how much open areas there are in the city too but I guess some of that is due to a good part of the city having been bombed out of existence.
     
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  5. GaryMc

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    Great city and transport as @Liverpool-law says is super. So much history, one of my favourite cities to visit. We stayed near Alexanderplatz. Went to a place called House of 100 beers on one of the afternoons. Had a few 14% beers, was an interesting journey back to the hotel in the middle of the day.
     
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  6. Dub13

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    Starting to look for next summer, flights seem to have gone up a good bit.
     
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    It's very noticeable, when you add bags in for a 4 piece you're lucky to get anywhere for less than a grand return.
     
  8. Dub13

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    Yeah, soon ads up with a few kids as well.
     
  9. Phil!

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    Have found the tracker on google flights to be great for getting a deal, have been tracking flights for Chicago for Paddys Day the last few months and they dropped to €250 return for 24 hours and managed to jump on when the notification email for the price change came through. Lowest I had seen them before that was around the €400 mark and they've been north of that since we booked.
     
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    Anybody been to any of these campsites in the south of France that they could recommend that is good for kids?
     
  11. edcarroll02

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    Went to one last year just south of Bordeaux called Domaine la Rive and it was fantastic, not quite south of France admittedly. We booked through Eurocamp which saved us a few bob but their cabins (mobile home's) are pretty gritty, the ones that the site sell directly were much more modern and cleaner. Haven't seen how much of a price difference there is though to be fair.

    A friend has done heaps of them and has mentioned Il De Rey near La Rochelle and swears by it and there's a few tucked down in the corner new the Spanish border just up from Estartit that are meant to be great. One of them is La Sirène.
     
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    Lac de 3 valees near Toulouse yellow village do kids club. Have entertainment for kids from 3 to 17 even organise night activities for the older ones over 14. Loads of Dutch and Belgium, few english scatter of Irish
     
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    We have booked La Sirene for this July. flying in and out of Perpignan. have heard good things from neighbours but not been

    booked direct, didn't see a marked difference to Eurocamp for an 8 day stay.
    Booked Confort 2 model, looked middle of the road facility wise from the options, no frills but all basics
     
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    Booked 11 nights in July, to the same place we went last year in Majorca, as the kids loved it and we did too

    It was cheaper to book 11 nights than 8, so was a no brainer to stay a bit longer
     
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    Definitely interested to hear how you get on down there, I was 50/50 on going to the same place as we did last year or going there but familiarity won out. I've heard great things about it and you're so close to Perpignan so no major hassle with transfers.
     
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    How does that work?
     
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    Im guessing the return flight was more expensive to come back earlier.

    we booked online and the option to amend your stay was there, so checked 7, 8, 11 and 14 nights

    11 was best option and cheaper than 8 :)

    Win win
     
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    Friend of mine moved over to live in Stuttgart. Heading over to visit him in a few weeks and just picked up some tickets for their game against Koln. They seem to be going very well this season considering they just avoided relegation last year. Be interested to hear if anyone's been to a Stuttgart game there.

    Will be my first experience of a match in Germany so looking forward to it. Also the former home of Endo!
     
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    Stopped off there for a few hours on the way to Munich in 2019

    Lashed rain the whole time and it seemed a very grey old soviet city, beer was great tho.
     
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