Are you traveling from the United States for your next vacation in European cities? If you have already made your plans and booked your flight tickets, knowing about some valuable tips will be just right for you to make your European holidays an indeed unique experience. In the present times euro continues to gain strength against dollar. This has made most of the tourists from the U.S. quite apprehensive because of the expensive travel costs. Even in the present scenario, traveling to Europe on a budget is still possible. This however needs some proper research and smart planning. You will be really thrilled at the idea that you can even now you can spend your holidays in European destinations without having to spend a fortune.
Here are some valuable tips that will help you save a lot while enjoying your European vacation. You will carry sweet memories back home with your budget travel to Europe.
Europe is a beautiful continent with a number of countries for you to choose from for your holidays. You can consider visiting UK, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, Norway, Finland, Sweden and more. All these countries are fascinating to visit. But how to enjoy your holidays while saving money is the prime concern for U.S. tourists in the present circumstances. Yes, of course, there are several ways you can save on your trip.
Planning your itinerary wisely is the first thing that should be uppermost in your travel plans. Travel expenses such as air tickets are vital part of your travel and may prove to be a costly affair. It is important to conduct a research yourself, and you are sure to get some good packages or deals through which you can save significantly. Another important factor is why to travel all over Europe when you can enjoy your holidays by visiting few select destinations. So, you must accordingly choose the places to visit. This will help in saving time and money as well. The logistics of a trip are of paramount importance when planning a budget travel. Holidays can become a unique and enjoyable experience when they are more relaxing instead of exhausting.
Suppose, your holiday is short and for a period of only two weeks, consider a visit to only one country or one region within that country. This will offer a great insight into the traditions, culture and history of that particular country or region. Exploring one such cultural region such as the Iberian Peninsula, Central Europe, Scandinavia or the British Isles and Ireland will be simply great. Eastern European countries such as Hungary, Czech Republic and Poland are cheaper options when compared to countries in Western Europe such as Denmark, Switzerland, Norway, France or Spain.
Best Time For Your Holidays
The timing of your holidays is an important factor for a budget travel. It would indeed be great to conduct a research on the Internet. By doing so you will able to assess when those destinations are visited by the tourists most. Remember that the destinations which receive visitors most during a particular season would be costly. This for the simple reason that it’s the peak season, and everything will be costly such as airfares, accommodations, food and local transportation. So, plan accordingly. If you are willing to spend money then you can always choose to travel in peak season. However, if you are a budget-conscious traveler, then consider planning your holidays in mid or low season. This will not only help you save money, but also provide relaxing and ample time for sightseeing and get an authentic experience about the people of that country or region, their way of live, and their culture and traditions. The best thing when traveling in a mid or low season is that the place will not be crowded.
In most European countries, traveling from July through mid-September should be avoided if you are traveling on a budget as this period is a peak season for tourism. Another popular time to travel to Europe is during Easter, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. If you happen to visit Paris during Easter week, you will find the city completely packed with tourists. The month of August is best to spend vacations in Paris as local Parisians will themselves be on holidays to other places leaving the town empty for overseas tourists. If you are planning to visit Portugal and spend your vacations at beach resorts on the country’s Algarve coast, a large number of tourists can be seen spending their holidays during the summer. So, you should better avoid visiting the country during the peak summer season. The best time however to visit Portugal is during October or February. There will be few tourists here. This is the perfect time to explore Portugal’s magnificent towns and beautiful coastline. The accommodations will also be low priced during this month.
These are a few tips that will prove to be worthwhile in making your vacations budget-friendly and quite enjoyable.