Travel Europe

Europe is one of the most exciting places to travel, and undoubtedly the culture center of the world. Dozens of countries, filled with the richest history, art, food, natural wonders and buzzing cities... all only a train or bus ride away from each other. This summer, get lost amidst world-famous monuments, down quaint alleyways, or in picturesque Spanish beach towns. Dive into the Mediterranean's crystal waters, or soar high in the Alps. Tick dream destinations like Paris off your list... or blaze new trails into eastern Europe's vibrant cities and offbeat bars. No matter what kind of European adventure is most suited to you, we've got it covered. 

Sail, hike, bike and glide through Europe...

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Europe Adventure tours 

Sail Turkey
Sail Turkey | 8 days
Board the Blue Cruise for seven nights sailing through an entirely blue world (clear skies, crystal clear seas... who could ask for more?). You'll get to snorkel at Iuendiz's blue lagoon, explore incredible old Turksh towns, visit a Mediterranean fjord and party at the famous Smugglers Cove island nightclub. 
From $599
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Sailing Croatia: Split to Dubrovnik | 8 days
Hello, sailor! Croatia is Europe's most up-and-coming travel destination, and once you drop anchor on any one of it's blindingly beautiful beaches, you'll see why. This tour will take you and a group of likeminded travelers from cultural Split, through Croatia's party islands Hvar, Vis and Korcula, to stylish Dubrovnik.
From $1,499
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Norwwgian fjord trekking
Norwegian Fjord Trekking| 7 days
Get up close and personal with Scandanavia at its rawest and most jaw-dropping. This week long trek may seem challenging, but it's sure full of rewards. With Odda as your base, you'll hike across frozen glaciers with crampons, explore the Valley of the Waterfalls, and get to gawp over the edge of the famous Trolltunga. 
From $2,499
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Foodie tours

Naples Pizza Adventure | 5 days
Eat, pray (that you've got room for one more slice), love... Consider this the world's true pizza pilgrimage. On this five day guided tour of the birthplace of pizza, you'll learn how to make authentic, hand stretched, wood fired pizza, take in Naples' most beautiful sights, roadtrip to Sorrento and visit to volcano ruins of Pompeii. Pizza Gods, we salute you!
From $649
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Munch tour italy
Munch | 9 days
Dive face first into Europe, and eat your way through its best destinations. Starting in Barcelona, you'll get to graze your way through the Gothic Quarter before enjoying a Spanish cooking class. In Aix-en-Provence and Nice, you can feast on wine, cheese and other traditional French specialities. Then, it;s on to the daddy of all foodie destinations, Italy, to feast on pizza and pasta, and feast your eyes on some of Milan, Florence and Bologna's best sights. 
From $1,857
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Bruges beer
Belgium Beer Tour | 8 days
Consider yourself a true blue beer connoisseur? Or just a bit of a fanatic? This is a once in a lifetime tour through Brussels, beautiful Bruges, Chimay and Antwerp includes beer tasting in Rochefort, beer tasting in Orval, and a barbecue in Westvleteren with - you guessed it - more beer, plus all of your transport, hotels and a group leader. You'll learn a heap about Belgium's rich history and culture, too. Sit back, tuck in, and drink up!
From $2,199
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Boutique local
Boutique Local | 12 days
Are your dreams of Europe filled with stylish street corners, boutique bars and cafes, lively food markets and heaps of delicious tapas and wine? You're not the only one. Join a Contiki bus full of foodies on a 12 day jaunt around Barcelona, Bilbao, Salamanca, Madrid, Porto and Lisbon. You'll get to feast on the very best Spanish, Portugese and Basque cuisine, and take in gorgeous Zaragoza and San Sebastian on lunch stops, too. 
From $2,868
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Getting around Europe

eurail passes
20% off Eurail Passes
Want to pack the most fun into your Eurotrip? Get a Eurail pass and you can travel between 28 countries across Europe quickly and easily. Available in a huge list of European countries, you pick the rail pass that suits your route, length of trip, and budget.
Book by 30th September
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Europe Bus Passes
Hop-on hop-off bus travel is a great choice for transport around Europe because of the short distances involved.  and means you can tick off a big chunk of your European bucket list in one go.
Car and van hire
Hit the open road! Those who want more freedom to roam exactly where they please may want to consider hiring some wheels of their own. Disclaimer: Epic Europe roadtrip playlist not included. 
From $14 per day
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Europe in realtime

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When is the best time of year to travel to Europe?

Europe's weather can vary from country to country depending on the season. Between the months of November and March, parts of north and central Europe can be very cold, whilst the Mediterranean countries remain mild.

The months around Christmas are a magical time to visit Central and Eastern Europe, with traditional Christmas markets and New Years Eve celebrations taking over.

Visit Turkey, Croatia, Greece, Italy and Spain in the spring summer months to make the most of the beautiful beaches and perfect weather... altough you're likely to find warm weather and sunshine in most parts of the continent between May and September.

Prices tend to be highest in Europe at Christmas, Easter and during the summer vacation. Travel during off peak times to save yourself money on accommodation and trips.

Do I need a visa to travel Europe?

As a U.S. resident, you'll be granted a tourist visa upon arrival in all European countries, so there is no need to apply for one in advance. In most countries, these visas can last you up to 90 days within any 180 day period, but in the United Kingdom, you can stay for up to six months.

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Download our Europe travel guide

Ever wondered which city serves the cheapest pint, or where the sun doesn't set for three days straight come summer?*

Our travel guide app is full of fun facts, travel hacks and expert advice. Discover where to go, what to see and when to see it...

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*Incidentally, the answers are: Prague (for under £1), and Iceland during summer solstice.

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Eurail discount: Valid for any STA Travel Eurail Global or Select Pass. Limit one code per transaction. Cannot be combined with any other offers and does not have any cash value. Use promo code ‘EURAILSTA4’ when booking online. There are limited discount codes available and this offer will end when all codes are used. Subject to change. Valid for online purchases only.