Travel tips for Europe

Travelling across Europe is on many people's travel bucket list. From awe inspiring art to beautiful architecture; some of the world's most glamorous cities to stunning natural scenery, Europe packs a bunch far above its relatively modest size. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your travels in Europe...

  • Outside of peak season (late May to early September), you shouldn't have many problems finding accommodation at the last minute. This gives you the freedom to plan your route as you go and may also score you some sizeable discounts on hotel rooms.
  • Train travel is generally very efficient in Europe, and by far the most popular option for anyone who wants to travel between countries. Rail passes can prove an economical option. However Europe is well served by dozens of budget airlines, and a cheap flight might be worth considering if you want to cover a lot of ground in a short period of time.
  • The best time to travel in Europe - if you want to avoid the crowds but still enjoy a reasonable chance of good weather - is late March to early May and late September to mid October. However do bear in mind that this differs across the continent and that many destinations are best off peak - such as Christmas in Prague, bedding down in the ice hotel near Kiruna in northern Sweden, or winter skiing in the Alps.
  • Europe is best explored in depth, so if you have a short space of time, consider limiting your travels to one region or country.
  • In Europe as in many other places, there are lots of sights that are considered "must sees". However, don't neglect your own interests when visiting Europe - if you don't have any interest in art there's no need to explore dozens of Parisian galleries when you'd rather by kicking back at Disneyland.

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