Finding out excellent things before a trip
February 18, 2013 5:38am CST
A couple of days ago I was reading that two of the places we plan to stop off at have wheelchair accessible tourist attractions. We are going by train from England to Ukraine. In Prague they have the St Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, Prague Castle Gardens and St George's Basilica. Wow! Krakow has a wheelchair accessible Royal Palace. The nearby salt mine is now great for wheelchair users. I am glad for my 5 year old son. Have you found out extra great things before a trip? Which tourist attractions have you seen that you really enjoyed? Were the tourist attractions totally suitable for you?
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• United Kingdom
2 Mar 13
One of my previous ex's was great for finding out about all the attractions and where to go and what to see before we went away, they were always looking on the internet and getting books about where we were going, they even went as far as doing an itinerary. I remember a wonderful trip we had discovering North Wales, everything was planned out, times of trains, what we would see, where we would go, everything was in their hands. I love cities that have tram systems, Amsterdam has a lot of wonderful attractions to take in.
20 Feb 13
That is good news for you and your boy! At least you know you can see the sights with a bit more ease! I enjoyed climbing the stairs of the Duomo in Milan when I went there as I hadn't realised at the time that I could so that was a bonus! Always good when you find out something great before you travel
• United States
19 Feb 13
I love going to Mesa Verde in Colorado. some of the ruins are accessible, at least if the person is strong or has a strong "pusher". Dollywood, in Tennessee is accessible. When I went, they had free entry for the person in the wheelchair and the "pusher". That meant that my sister and I got in free, and since my mother was a senior and the girl we went with still got in under the "child" price, she was a big, strapping 13 year old, only a few weeks from 14 and the price change. My mom and I actually went off and did things, mom only helping me when things got too steep for me while my sister and her partner's youngest sister went off and did rides!
18 Feb 13
When we were on our Alaskan Cruise, we saw the glaciers and we went on this railway that you just had to reverse the engine to come down. When we went to P.E.I. we went on the bridge from the mainland to the island. Unfortunately I am more of a looking at rather then writing down the name. I do not know if they were suitable for me. I know when we went in Alaska, there were those saloons such as the one where Franki shot Johnny (or someone did) and I would not go in a place like that and I have not been to Las Vegas and would not go into a gambling joint.
• Carlisle, England
18 Feb 13
Prague in one place I'd definitely love to visit. Mum's friend (who had her 50th birthday party recently) has been there with her husband and loved the place. I believe the buildings are 'something else.' Great for couples and - obviously - great for wheelchairs too. I'm so excited for you and your children. You really MUST post pics when you come back!