Hello, I am trying to figure out how much I should be budgeting on average for my daily meals (Breakfasts, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks & Wine). To me the estimates in RS guide books are low so I am hoping some seasoned travelers will weigh in with their thoughts and experiences. This is my first time to Europe and I'm not sure what to expect. I will be traveling to Amsterdam, Vienna and Italy (Rome, Tuscany, Cinque de Terre, and Venice). To me the local cuisine is part of the experience and I don't want to skimp in this area but at the same time I don't want to go overboard.
I see my typical day like this (knowing that on some days I may eat the breakfast at the hotel, or have a heavy lunch with a light dinner....)
Breakfast: Pastries & Coffee
Lunch: Light local cuisine or picnic style lunches
Dinner: Heavy (multi-course) with WINE
Then extra for Daily Snacks, Coffees, Gelato, etc...
Thank you in advance for your ideas, thoughts and suggestions.