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Your First Disabled Trip to Europehttp://www.sagetraveling.com/Your-First-Trip-to-Europe/
You may have taken a few trips with your disability, andnow you’re up for taking a trip to Europe.                        ...
• How difficult will it be?• Where can you find accessible hotels?• Are the tourist attractions wheelchair accessible?• Ar...
There are several issues to consider before taking your first disabled tripto Europe.• Perhaps the most important is decid...
The top accessible European destinations, London andBerlin, have plenty of accessible sights to see, and minimallanguage b...
• Both cities were heavily bombed during World War II and now  have few cobblestones, and many hotels are housed in modern...
When visiting London, there’s at least two weeks worth of attractions tosee.Most museums have excellent accessibility incl...
When visiting London, there’s at least two weeks worth of attractions tosee.• Most museums have excellent accessibility in...
Getting around London in a wheelchair is quite easy with essentially allof the busses having wheelchair ramps and a fleet ...
Berlin is another accessible European city, and perhaps the bestdestination in the world for 20th century history.Numerous...
• Excellent accessible museums also exist in Berlin including the German  History Museum, the Gemäldergalerie art museum, ...
Other popular European destinations are not as accessible as Londonand Berlin. The center of Paris is primarily made up of...
• Several other tourist attractions have certain areas that are not  accessible including the Eiffel Tower, Musée Rodin, N...
Surprising to many people, Venice can be visited in a wheelchair.Wheelchair users will not be able to visit all parts of t...
• The height difference between the dock and the boat is generally less  than the height of a curb.• Disabled travelers sh...
Rome is called the city of seven hills for a reason. ManyRoman streets and sidewalks have inclines to them, andmany Roman ...
Some sidewalks near the SpanishSteps and the Borghese gardenswould be very difficult forwheelchair users to ascend.       ...
• Historical ruins including the Roman Forum and Colosseum can be visited  by disabled tourists, while several other ruins...
While accessibility challenges exist in Europe, disabled travelers cancertainly enjoy accessible holidays throughout Europ...
 We look forward to making your accessible dream vacation a reality!                     Call Us: 1-888-645-7920          ...
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Europe Disabled Travel Advice, Accessible Tours Hotels, Accessible Holidays, Disabled Guided Tours By www.sagetraveling.com. You may have taken a few trips with your disability, and now you’re up for taking a trip to Europe. There are several issues to consider before taking your first disabled trip to Europe. Perhaps the most important is deciding on a destination. Sage Traveling will help you. Our disabled travel agents can take care of all of this for you!

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  1. 1. Your First Disabled Trip to Europehttp://www.sagetraveling.com/Your-First-Trip-to-Europe/
  2. 2. You may have taken a few trips with your disability, andnow you’re up for taking a trip to Europe. www.sagetraveling.com
  3. 3. • How difficult will it be?• Where can you find accessible hotels?• Are the tourist attractions wheelchair accessible?• Are the busses, trains, and taxis accessible? www.sagetraveling.com
  4. 4. There are several issues to consider before taking your first disabled tripto Europe.• Perhaps the most important is deciding on a destination.• If you have a disability, your best options for a first trip to Europe are London or Berlin.• Paris, Rome, and Venice are less accessible but can be visited in a wheelchair. www.sagetraveling.com
  5. 5. The top accessible European destinations, London andBerlin, have plenty of accessible sights to see, and minimallanguage barriers for English speakers.
  6. 6. • Both cities were heavily bombed during World War II and now have few cobblestones, and many hotels are housed in modern buildings with accessible entrances and bathrooms.• London and Berlin both have very few hills as well as building code accessibility standards that have resulted in almost all of the tourist attractions being wheelchair accessible. www.sagetraveling.com
  7. 7. When visiting London, there’s at least two weeks worth of attractions tosee.Most museums have excellent accessibility including the British Museum,the National Gallery, the Cabinet War Rooms, the Tate Modern, and theImperial War Museum. www.sagetraveling.com
  8. 8. When visiting London, there’s at least two weeks worth of attractions tosee.• Most museums have excellent accessibility including the British Museum, the National Gallery, the Cabinet War Rooms, the Tate Modern, and the Imperial War Museum.• The most popular churches, Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral, are both accessible to disabled tourists.• Wheelchair users are able to get great views of the city from the London Eye or one of the boat tours departing near Westminster Bridge.• The Tower of London is minimally accessible with about 80% of it requiring ascending stairs and the other 20% of it requiring going over cobblestones. www.sagetraveling.com
  9. 9. Getting around London in a wheelchair is quite easy with essentially allof the busses having wheelchair ramps and a fleet of accessibletaxis. Every taxi has a ramp, and wheelchair users can stay in their chair. www.sagetraveling.com
  10. 10. Berlin is another accessible European city, and perhaps the bestdestination in the world for 20th century history.Numerous historical locations can be visited in a wheelchair including theBerlin Wall, the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, and Checkpoint Charlie. www.sagetraveling.com
  11. 11. • Excellent accessible museums also exist in Berlin including the German History Museum, the Gemäldergalerie art museum, the Jewish Museum, the Pergamon Museum, the Egyptian Museum, and the Museum of the Wall at Checkpoint Charlie.• Most public bus lines are accessible and the #100 and #200 lines are particularly useful for tourists. A majority of U-Bahn stations are accessible via elevators. www.sagetraveling.com
  12. 12. Other popular European destinations are not as accessible as Londonand Berlin. The center of Paris is primarily made up of 19th centurybuildings, and many museums and hotels are housed in these oldbuildings with few being made fully accessible. Fully accessiblemuseums include the Musée d’Orsay, the Pompidou Centre, Sainte-Chapelle, the Jewish Art and History Museum, and Les Invalides. www.sagetraveling.com
  13. 13. • Several other tourist attractions have certain areas that are not accessible including the Eiffel Tower, Musée Rodin, Notre-Dame, the Marmottan Monet Museum, and the Carnavalet Museum.• The Louvre Museum is accessible but requires navigating a maze of elevators and wheelchair lifts.• The Arc de Triomphe, the Cluny Museum, and the Panthéon have many steps without wheelchair ramps. www.sagetraveling.com
  14. 14. Surprising to many people, Venice can be visited in a wheelchair.Wheelchair users will not be able to visit all parts of the city, but severalaccessible neighborhoods can be visited by using the vaparetto boats totravel between neighborhoods. www.sagetraveling.com
  15. 15. • The height difference between the dock and the boat is generally less than the height of a curb.• Disabled travelers should do a good bit of research before visiting Venice. www.sagetraveling.com
  16. 16. Rome is called the city of seven hills for a reason. ManyRoman streets and sidewalks have inclines to them, andmany Roman plazas have cobblestones. www.sagetraveling.com
  17. 17. Some sidewalks near the SpanishSteps and the Borghese gardenswould be very difficult forwheelchair users to ascend. www.sagetraveling.com
  18. 18. • Historical ruins including the Roman Forum and Colosseum can be visited by disabled tourists, while several other ruins including the Palatine Hill are inaccessible.• The Vatican complex is generally accessible and, like all tourists, you can avoid time standing in line by taking a guided tour. Accessible bus and subway lines in Rome are few. www.sagetraveling.com
  19. 19. While accessibility challenges exist in Europe, disabled travelers cancertainly enjoy accessible holidays throughout Europe.Be sure to do the proper accessibility research before your trip or hire adisabled travel agent who specializes in accessible holidays. Afterwards,you can arrive knowing what challenges may be in your path and how toget around them. Bon voyage! www.sagetraveling.com
  20. 20.  We look forward to making your accessible dream vacation a reality!  Call Us: 1-888-645-7920 Contact us at info@sagetraveling.com http://www.sagetraveling.com/Your-First-Trip-to-Europe/
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