I have a few questions regarding a post-deployment trip I'm working on for next spring with my wife and step-daughter. It's meant to be a "taste of Europe tour," so we're not going to be spending a great deal of time in any one location outside of London. I have a few questions:
1. Obviously, we're going to Europe at a time when the tourists are few and the prices are a bit cheaper. However, the concern (especially in the Alps portion and Budapest/Prague) is the weather. Am I kidding myself out of a view of the Matterhorn or of the Jungfrau region in Gimmelwald? Are Budapest and Prague, being mid-continent type climate, insanely cold at this time of the year?
2. I'm planning on renting a car in Milan for the Alps/Lake Como portion of the trip. Since I've had very little experience driving a manual transmission, I'm getting an automatic. For those of you having driving experience in the Alps with automatic transmission: how was it? Any difference compared to driving in the Rockies?
Thanks in advance.