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Step by Step Tips for a First European Vacation

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Step by Step Tips for a First European Vacation
Mark Kahler, licensed to About.com

Do you know where to look for clean rooms and low prices on lodging in Rome? What neighborhoods in Venice prey on tourists with over-priced food? What is a cheap but satisfying snack in Berlin? There are destination-specific tips that you should consider as you build your European itinerary. Here are some tips for a few major European destinations in both Northern Europe and Southern Europe.

Many first-time travelers are intimidated by the expensive reputations of some European cities. They've heard of people who spent the equivalent of $14 for a hamburger or $300/night for a standard hotel room. While it's certainly possible to make such expenditures, rest assured that even in the most expensive cities, there are ways to economize.

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