An overview of our honeymoon trip across Europe: from our wedding venue in Rotterdam, to Taormina in Sicily, all by train!
The frozen-in-time Roman settlement of Pompeii was a bit of challenge to visit without joining a tour group – but it was easily worth the effort! Here’s what we learnt (plus the obligatory photos).
From a simple idea, our honeymoon plan grew into a five country, nine day train journey from Rotterdam to Sicily (and then a well-earned rest). This post covers the itinerary and logistics, providing a guide to booking something similar yourself (including an alternative start from the UK).
When Hilton announced the devaluation of their HHonors points – particularly for their high-end aspirational properties – I felt it best to burn what I had at the old rates. 90% of my balance got me just one night at the Waldorf Astoria Rome Cavalieri, a property normal several times my budget. Of course, I then had to build a short holiday around this highlight… So, is it worth it?