taking off, please chime in with tips and suggestions

Thanks to the generosity and knowledge of you RS travelers, we are off to Europe. I'm posting this here and on to the boot We land in Munich and are traveling by train staying three nights most places: Salzburg, Vienna, Budapest, Venice, Florence, Monterosso, Varenna, Chur and Munich for Oktoberfest. Please recommend great restaurants, don't miss sites, day-trips, anything to do with wine, tours, vineyards, etc (love those off the beaten path gems. Plus, any getting around tips will be appreciated, train tips especially. We have G passes. And, if anyone has recently purchased an unlocked phone in Munich or Austria that worked well in Italy as well, please share what kind of phone and the name of the service provider... Want to follow along via RS messages, please feel free to do so, mail me. Of course, we have many sites and restaurants highlighted, but the more the merrier. We are so happy with our accommodation choices which you folks recommended. Thanks in advance for chiming in, Sundance

Posted by Nancy
Bloomington, IL, USA
7670 posts

Any phone you buy in Munich or Austria will also work in Italy. You might pay higher rates while you are in Italy (make sure you can top up the minutes online or some other way once you leave the country where you buy the phone), but it will work. Knowing that you have some sites and restaurants already picked out, it's hard to recommend anything else without possibly repeating what you already have.

Posted by sundance
boone
32 posts

Thanks, great tip. Haven't read that anywhere in months of learning. Top it up in another country opportunity.
:)

Posted by John
Pantego, NC, USA
704 posts

I bought a orange phone chip in UK. When I got to Paris, I could not top it up in the French Orange store. Different divisions. I had to buy another chip for my phone. Did not get Orange chip again.