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Are you going by land or by plane or boat? If flying or going by boat you will need to apply for an ESTA as you are Irish citizens, Ireland is a visa waiver country. Certain ferry crossings count as land crossings though which I have pointed out further down in my answer. If you are going by land you won't need an ESTA. You will be given an I-94W by the ...


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I have transited through vienna around 15 times and happy to give you some tips on what to see during your 6 hour layoff. St.Stephens Platz church (start here. Its the city centre walk around for 2h you will see viennese operas, palace and shopping streets around. If you like cakes be sure to taste Sacher torta (shop not far from main opera) Schonbrunn ...


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Having recently hiked rim to river and back, I can tell you that hiking in the Canyon has been one of the most transformative events of my life. It's beauty is beyond words. The most important thing to remember is don't be this guy. Take your time, and enjoy the beauty. Staying there, getting there. Ideally, you would spend the night as near to the rim ...


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By public transport it's little harder to get there, but yes, it is possible: 1) Go to Brno first. The easiest and most comfortable is by bus with the company Student Agency (it's very popular transport - I recommend to buy a ticket in advance - you can do it online) 2) Brno to Blansko by train and Blansko to Punkva caves by bus Search departures on ...


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The City Airport Train will take you (close to) the center in just 16 minutes. It is however a lot more expensive than the regular train going the same way in just 10 or so minutes more. Each of the two trains runs every 20-30 minutes, so the fastest option depends on when exactly you arrive at the train station. From the terminal Wien Mitte-Landstraße you ...


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Yes. I recently stayed at Calangute beach and a taxi driver took me to Old Goa and Panjim for 1400 rupees. This price is from a government table and is used by all the taxi drivers. If Panjim was not involved the ride would have cost around 1000 rupees. If you negotiate you can get it cheaper than the table price. I don't remember exactly how long the ...


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I contacted Changi Airport's twitter account with the same question, and here is their response: Hi. If you join the free Singapore tour, you will have to adhere to clear and re-enter immigration as a tour group. Hope this clarify. Thanks. So the answer is NO. You must be with the tour from start to finish, including the return to the airport. ...


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It is possible. You can go by train. The trip on a direct train takes 3h40. Schedules and prices can be fond on the SBB website. You can arrive Milan between 10:30 AM and 11:00 AM, stay until more or less 6:30 PM and be back in Zurich around 11:00 PM. The lowest price I found was 125 CHF. If possible, i.e. if your package allows this, I would already go ...


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Your question is old but this answer might be useful to other users. Is it possible to visit Old Goa (for a day trip) from one of the beach resorts? How long would a taxi drive take and how much would it cost? ---> hooray has answered these questions. Or is it better to spend a night or two in Panaju, and then move to the beach? ----> Instead stay ...


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Driving to Lake Lucerne have a look and go on to reach the Grimsel Pass. I like doing this by car or motorbike. Another day trip would be Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen, which is the largest plain waterfall in Europe.


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There is a cable-car going up to Niesen Mountain. As the Wikipedia article says, it is one of the longest cable-cars in Europe. An overview about the prices is available on the official homepage. You should look for the station at the top of the mountain which is called Nielsen Kulm. The price is around 53 CHF for a return ticket if you don't have any ...


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I'll try to answer on the assumption that you're asking mostly about the relative practicality of a day trip, rather than asking for a sort of value judgment on the merits of an overnight. You can see a number of popular tourist destinations on a day trip to Kamakura from Tokyo. Additionally, it's a somewhat sleepy city that, in comparison to much of Tokyo ...


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Given I've heard of snow on the ground there in April, it could be very cold. However, I'll describe what we did, and you can adapt it based on the conditions when you arrive. First thing was to enter the park (driving) before sunrise. This gave us a chance to park, get our gear together, and race down to Mather Point for a spectacular view of sunrise. ...


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Is it possible to make a day trip from around 10-11am from Manchester to Sheffield and return to Manchester (hotel near the airport by 11pm or 12am? Manchester to sheffield and back on a day by train is easilly doable. Heck I know someone who does it as a daily commute. Most of the time there are two fast trains per hour between Manchester Picadilly and ...


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Yes. I work in Copenhagen and have colleagues living in (and commuting from) both Odense, Helsingør and Malmø. Odense is (by far) the furthest away, and that is only 1½ hour by train (in the worst case).


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Assuming that they layover is actually in Keflavik airport (which it almost certainly is; Reykjavik itself just has domestic flights, and a few connections to neighboring locations in the North Atlantic): Yes, you can leave the airport during your layover. Since your destination is Finland, and both of Iceland and Finland are in the Schengen area, you'd be ...


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Difficult. You're probably going to want to spend a night. In which case you could take a car. IF you wanted to take the train, the service is the Queensland Rail Tilt Train. However, the earliest departure north is 11.55am, and you won't reach Bundaberg until 3.30pm. Coming back, depending on the day, you could be back in the morning if you get the ...


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It is not possible to climb Mt. Kenya in one day. The usual route is 3days. Also cars are not allowed in the whole park. What you could do is driving to the entrance and than walk to one of the huts at, let's say 3500meters. So it is definitely a several day long trip... But it's worth it. I went to Mt. Kenya from Sandai Farm. They organizided everything. ...


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As far as I can tell the second-last train to Bangalore from Mysore leaves at 8:30 PM (Mysore-Chennai Kaveri Express #16221, ~3 hours). The palace itself closes at 5:30 PM. The illumination timings are only on weekends and public holidays, and begin at 7 PM (and end at 7:30 on Saturday and 8 on Sunday anyway). That should leave you plenty of time to reach ...


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None of the Trappist breweries lies on the way between Brussels and Ghent. And none of the Trappist breweries is really easily reached by public transport. Most often public transport brings you somewhere more or less nearby and then you still have to do a substantial walk. Be aware that taking a bus in Belgium (outside bigger cities) can be quite ...


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I've been unable to find anything that is definitively less than 20 people, but there are a few promising options. Day trips between Boston and New York typically leave around 7 a.m. and bring you back to your starting city around anywhere between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. (that's scheduled only - do expect delays due to traffic and construction, as the entire ...


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You have to take a train from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and from there the rack railway to the Zugspitze. The journey takes almost three hours and the trains from Munich to Garmisch run hourly. Thus it is possible to do a round trip from Munich in one day. Here are some recommended schedules: The round trip from Munich to the Zugspitze costs 59 EUR ...


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Doing Zurich to Milan in a day is totally doable, if it's worth it it's up to you. From Trenitalia site you can check the train availabilty. I looked Zurigo to Milano Centrale and the first train leaves at 07:09am and arrives in Milano at 10:50am, it costs 71€. The last train leaves from Milano Centrale at 19:10 and arrives in Zurigo at 23:21, it costs the ...


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First of all, some practical stuff: The Belgian railway network is called SNCB. You could buy separate tickets to go from point A to B, but you can also buy a pass that is valid for multiple trips. The different passes can be found here. Next, there is an extensive bus and underground network in Brussels. This is called STIB. Here you can also buy passes ...


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Riga has a small city centre. All tourists are there and most of the "sense" and energy is there. There isn't much around it and a ride from the airport gets you there. If you can come up with something you want to see, it won't be far from it and one day will be enough. Of course, if you're not planning to drink in the evening and have "adventures". Maybe ...


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Traveling after 9:30, you can mostly use a super saver ticket, which is cheaper than a ticket that allows travel any time of the day, while still allowing you to use any train on that day. There is a railway station in the airport, so while it is a bit of a walk, you do not need other transport. I have entered your details into Traveline and found you can ...


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While I agree with Mikhail's answer, I would like to add more information. First of all, AirBaltic is known to be very punctual, so you'll probably arrive in Riga without any major delays. The flight takes roughly one hour, the airport is small and easy to find your way around, then by public transport the journey to the center takes about half an hour, ...


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Yes. For example, only 16 minutes to central Vienna, so sightseeing in that interval is viable but what to see there seems to be a matter of opinion so off topic here.


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You can, but you should expect to spend many hours on the bus/train. The fare is 13-15 AED (2.7-3.1 GBP) each way. The train seems to be slightly faster, but it may also involve more connections. I'll give an example trip. This trip is estimated to take roughly 3 hours and 20 minutes each way. To Hatta From The Dubai Mall 01, take Bus 28 in the direction ...


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Yes - Eskilstuna is a nice option. The obvious ones near Stockholm (that some may consider tourist traps) are: Vaxholm (reachable by bus or boat) Mariefred (with the interesting Gripsholms Castle) Sigtuna (old city with several medieval church ruins) Other options are: Uppsala (with a cathedral and old royal burial grounds) Strängnäs (nice old small city ...


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