Thursday, August 07, 2014

Vacation 2014 - Italy and Slovenia - A Quick Summary

Our vacation this year took us back to Italy for four weeks total, and finally to Slovenia for an additional ten days.  Here's a quick breakdown of our costs:

Car rental for 39 days, booked thru AutoEurope.                          
We requested and received a diesel, which made the fuel
a little cheaper.  We also included a zero deductible, which
raised the cost but eased our minds.                                                             $ 911

Road taxes, not included in the rental                                                           $  97

Gas                                                                                                           $ 523

Tolls, parking                                                                                             $ 143

Hotels/Apartments 37 nights total                                                                 $2894

Airfare $1622 EACH, plus $300 to upgrade to
business class for the flight TO Italy                                                             $3844

MINUS the airline vouchers we received last year                                       - $3000

Everything else:  food, admissions, souvenirs                                                $3962

GRAND TOTAL 4 weeks in Italy and 10 days in Slovenia                            $9374

(Without those airline vouchers our costs would have been $12,374)

The car averaged out to just over $25 per day, and the lodgings, a mix of apartments, hotels and B&Bs averaged out to $78 per night.  Although I know we drove 6,641 miles, I didn't track our fuel consumption, but as I mentioned above, the diesel fuel helped, and of course we had a stick shift which may have helped as well.

When I wrote about last year's vacation to Germany, our costs averaged out to about $288 per day when I excluded the (free) time we spend with relatives.  This year's vacation came in at $253 per day, but once again having that $3000 airline credit really made a big difference!  Is it wrong to say we were a little disappointed not to get bumped again this year?

3 Comments :

At 8/23/2014 06:59:00 AM , OpenID JDeQ said...

I generally have flexibility in my return dates so I always say 'sure' when they are looking for folks to take a later flight. Those vochures are a happy thing!

 
At 9/04/2014 03:20:00 AM , Anonymous Megan said...

Oh, Barb! Do you post your itineraries anywhere? I'd love to hear more about your time in Slovenia! And Italy, of course....because....ITALY!!

 
At 10/17/2014 07:44:00 PM , Blogger Barbara said...

Sorry guys - for some reason I'm not receiving notification when comments are posted!

Megan, check out my previous post, Ten Days In Slovenia - http://www.artnbarb.com/2014/01/ten-days-in-slovenia.html

 

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