Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Great Britain's First Buys
Two weeks ago I made our first Great Britain trip purchases.
Expedia.com - 2 plane tickets + a hotel in London (downtown London mind you!!!) = U$2,357.00.
VisitBritain.com - 2 4-day Great British Heritage Pass = U$139.00. (This pass will save us lots of money on free entrance to attractions all over Great Britain, including some - wow! - castles in Scotland - especially the Edimburgh Castle. Oh, and by the way the British people say Edimburgh really funny. They say Edimbra. LOL. Gotta love that British accent!)
LondonPass.com - 2 2-day London Pass = U$ 184.00. (This pass will save us lots of money on free entrance on attractions in London. That includes the Windsor Castle and the Westminster Abbey!!!)
There's more to buy. We are going to Ireland for a weekend. We need tickets from Liverpool to Dublin. The Ryanair website has awesome sales, like a round trip Liverpool-Dublin-Liverpool for about L$25 a person. I need to wait for the sales to buy at that good price, so I am watching the website everyday. Once we get the tickets I can start looking for hotels and car rentals.
Of course we still need money for a couple of attractions that don't take passes, such as the Buckingham Castle (London), the Mersey Ferry trip (Liverpool), The Beatles Museum (Liverpool), and the Blarney Stone (Ireland). We were going to go visit Paul McCartney and John Lennon's childhood homes, but we figured it was not worth the money. If you're a Beatles fan trying to visit Liverpool, think about that. Is it worth paying 20 pounds a person to walk into Paul's and John's old homes? I think people really exploit the Beatlemania thing. Really. I can walk by it and take a picture. I don't have to get in and listen to someone tell me how Paul used to make scrambled eggs in this kitchen or John used to think about him mom Julia in this bedroom. But I will make it to the Carvern (which also costs money), and will go to Strawberry Fields and to Penny Lane!
We might go visit a malt distillery if we have the time. And money.