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Report 2063: Munich and the Dolomites

By teaberry from USA, Summer 2013

Trip Description: Four days in Munich, Germany and a week in Castelrotto, Italy, in the Dolomites, in July, hiking and enjoying the local ambiance. Heaven.

Destinations: Countries - Italy, Germany; Regions/Cities - Other Italy Region

Categories: Hotels/B&Bs; Sightseeing; Walking/Hiking; Independent Travel; 2 People

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Page 1 of 16: The Trip that Almost Didn't Happen

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among the Dolomiti

This is the trip that almost didn’t happen. The planning had begun in September, and the ultimate goal was to go to the Dolomites the following July. Departing from Philadelphia, we were interested in direct flights, and we figured we had three arrival cities at our disposal that had proximity to the Dolomites: Milan, Venice, and Munich. I was really leaning towards Munich, as we’ve already been to Milan and Venice, and never in Germany. But round trip airfare to any of these cities, actually to any city at all in Europe, started at $1300 in September, and continued to rise as I tracked it (daily). By early May, we were looking at about $1600/ticket, and were getting ready to consider a state-side trip instead.

And then, on May 15, about six weeks before our expected departure date, an amazing airfare showed up on the USAir website. They were offering RT tickets to Munich for our dates in July for $1000. SOLD! This price saved us over a thousand dollars if we had bit the bullet any earlier, and that cash came in mighty handy during our travels. Big score!

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