River cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam, booked and paid for.
For extra days in advance in Budapest, accommodation in Buda booked and paid for.
Hotel accommodation in Lancaster Gate, London, booked and paid for.
Eurostar from Brussels to London booked and paid for.
Looked at times but too early yet to book Thalys train from Amsterdam to Brussels. The same for train from London to Newcastle. Need to book train from Newcastle to Manchester to fly out. An option will be a return train trip from Newcastle to Edinburgh.
It is a holiday, and I am not focusing on prices. If I did, I would never leave home because I would complain about the $60 taxi trip to the airport instead of being able to catch our non existent train to the airport. But gee, train travel in Europe is very expensive. It better damn well work or we will end up sleeping on the sofas of Jane and Lance's in Budapest, Peter's in Amsterdam, Gattina's in Brussels and Marie's in London.
It is quite amazing that co-coincidently I have blog mates in all those places. I am equally excited and apprehensive about our holiday.