Hotels are all booked
This weekend my husband and I spent several hours finalizing the itinerary. We are still undecided about train vs. car rental, but we are leaning toward the train. Only issue is having to deal with suitcases after checking out of hotels, but hopefully we will pack VERY light!
We booked all of our hotels and even a house boat in Amsterdam. We used www.booking.com and www.airbnb.com to do all the arrangements. Of course, we looked for recommendations from Rick Steve's Guidebooks. I also finally figured out how to get to Chamonix from Switzerland! It's so very close, but good luck finding a train to get there. Thanks to another travel blog, I discovered the MontBlanc Express train that leaves from Martigny, Switzerland and ends up in Chamonix, France. It is also supposed to be a gorgeous ride, BONUS!
We decided not to spend to much time in Brussels, maybe just an afternoon and dinner. I hope this isn't a mistake, any suggestions?
We also decided on Colmar, France instead of Paris. It was a really tough decision, but we went to Paris in 2008 and Colmar looks so dang cute. Not sure we won't waffle on this decision, because there is a nice night train from Chamonix to Paris and we've always wanted to try that out. Does anyone know if night trains are included on the France Rail Pass?