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Multi-Country Europe Travel Guide

Europe, a tapestry of history and modernity, offers a plethora of travel experiences that cater to every taste. From the romantic canals of Venice to the majestic castles of Scotland, Europe's architecture is a living testament to its rich past. Wander through the charming streets of Prague, where Gothic spires reach for the sky, or explore the vibrant neighborhoods of Lisbon, where fado music fills the air with melancholic beauty.

But Europe's allure extends beyond its iconic landmarks. Delve into the diverse culinary scenes, from the bustling markets of Barcelona to the gourmet offerings of Parisian bistros. Indulge in the world-class museums of London, where masterpieces from history's greatest artists come to life. For the nature enthusiast, Europe offers scenic hikes through the Swiss Alps or leisurely strolls along the beaches of the Amalfi Coast. With its historical depth, artistic treasures, and a fusion of cultures that have shaped its identity, Europe invites travelers to embark on a journey that spans time and bridges the gap between the old and the new.

 

 

Key Facts

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Dialing Code

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  • Europe is the centre of some of the world’s most ancient history and culture
  • You’ll bounce from one amazing beauty spot to another as you explore all the wonders of Europe!
  • Experience incredible diversity in different destinations only a short stop from each other in Europe
  • See some of the world’s most iconic sights such as Vatican City, Venice’s bridges, the Eiffel Tower, the Alps, the Berlin Wall, Amsterdam’s canals, the gothic cities of Bruges or Prague or the spectacular Sistine Chapel
  • Travel between sights is easy, effortless and fun as Europe’s sights are packed close together – there’s a sensational sight around every corner! 

With around twenty countries to choose from on our amazing multi-country trips, you can see some of Europe’s most vibrant and exciting capital cities, from well-known favourites such as Paris and Rome, top cities such as Prague, Vienna and Budapest to less frequented European capitals, such as Ljubljana in Slovenia or Tirana in Albania. Tick some capital cities off your travel checklist on a brilliant multi-country tour! 

  • Discover Paris, France’s city of romance and culture, and drift down the Seine or head for an art hit at the famous Louvre gallery
  • Go on the wine trail through France, in Bordeaux or the Rhone Valley
  • Check in to the chic French Riviera
  • Climb every mountain – try adventure activities in the Swiss or Austrian Alps!
  • Soak up the atmosphere in amazing Italy, from the Coliseum in Rome to the waterways of magical Venice
  • Explore Eastern Europe’s hottest highlights, from the gothic splendour of Prague to beautiful Budapest or sensational Slovenia
  • Get going to some German hotspots on your gap break, from the Rhine Valley to buzzing Berlin
  • Soak up the sun in Spain as you explore the weird and wonderful culture in Barcelona
  • Go to Greece for some laid-back sunshine, sea and ancient history, from Athens to the gorgeous Greek Islands where you can try a spot of sailing
  • Visit former Yugoslavia and stop off in Serbia, check out Croatia or discover Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Have fun in some old city favourites such as Amsterdam or Bruges!
  • Visit some unusual destinations off the regular tourist trail such as Montenegro, Albania or Monaco
  • See some of Europe’s world-famous iconic sights such as the Sistine Chapel, Notre Dame, the Rialto Bridge, the Parthenon, the Charles Bridge, the Berlin Wall or the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Try unforgettable activities; climb a mountain, ride a gondola, go skydiving, try mountain biking or sample flotilla sailing in Greece for some European fun!

Europe is home to some of the world’s most popular cuisines, so on a multi-country tour, you’ll get to sample all the most sensational tastes and flavour combinations Europe has to offer. Try frogs legs in France, sip sensational French wine, choose from an amazing range of French cheeses, pick up some pizza and pasta in Italy, some sausages, beer and sauerkraut in Germany or some tasty Spanish tapas or paella in Barcelona. Sample some Swiss cheese in the Alps or delicious chocolates in Bruges, eat fresh Greek salad and souvlaki in Greece, hearty dumpling stews in the Czech Republic or goulash in Hungary.  Food is plentiful, varied, delicious and familiar to any western palette so you’ll never be short of something to eat on your European odyssey!

The European climate varies, but all European countries experience the summer peak season from June-September and the winter season from November-March. In the winter, especially in Northern and Eastern Europe, the temperature can drop well below freezing, and experience snow, but many European destinations are still popular in winter, for either ski seasons or the world-famous Christmas markets held in many European cities. August can be a very hot month in countries such as Italy or Greece and this can be a month where local services can be reduced, for example in France or Italy. Regular rainfall is common across Europe. Popular months to visit Europe are May, June and September as the weather is usually warm, pleasant and mild, making it ideal for sightseeing. 

Visa

Visas may be required in order to enter or transit through certain countries depending on your passport nationality, your reason for travel and how long you intend to stay.

Visa, passport and entry rules are subject to change and you should check the most up-to-date information from the relevant embassy or visa specialist.

To make things easier we have teamed up with The Travel Visa Company who are one of the UK’s leading travel visa specialists. You can use their website, alongside embassy websites,  to find out the specific entry requirements for the countries you intend to travel to.

For a fee, their dedicated team of experts can also apply for visas on your behalf, taking away the hassle and streamlining the process for you if you wish. For more details on the services they provide please click here – The Travel Visa Company

Passport

Passports must be kept in good condition. Travellers with damaged passports may be refused entry at immigration. It is the responsibility of the traveller to ensure that all travel documents are in good condition before they travel. Most countries will also require at least 6 months of validity on your passport from the time you finish your trip. 

Further Entry Requirements

Some countries will require proof of certain vaccines, such as yellow fever or covid, in order to gain entry. Please check with the relevant embassy or a visa specialist before travelling.

The number of languages you will encounter across Europe will be as varied as the locations you visit!  Each European language is unique, and you may know a few words or more of some well-known languages, such as French, Spanish or German. In major cities and tourist spots across Europe, English is widely spoken, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding a friendly local to understand you! 

Most European countries use a two-pin plug, which is different from the UK 3-pin plugs, so any UK appliances will need a universal adaptor. 

For UK visitors, most of Europe will be familiar in terms of local laws and customs. Be aware that many countries in Europe are Catholic countries, and when visiting churches or religious sites you should cover your shoulders and wear appropriate clothing. 

Health

When travelling to Europe you should carry a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), which entitles you to medical treatment while abroad.  This is not a substitute for travel insurance so you should also ensure you have the appropriate travel insurance in place before you travel.

Safety

Pickpocketing and petty theft are a risk when travelling across Europe so keep your valuables and belongings safe, secure and out of sight. Take care in major city centres, especially on public transport. 

In some areas of Europe, for example in some of the former Yugoslav republics, e.g Bosnia-Herzegovina, there are risks from landmines in more rural areas, although major cities have been cleared.  Stay on established routes and roads and stay with your guide. 

We do not recommend hiring motorbikes, scooters, ATV vehicles, quad bikes or other types of motorised vehicles whilst abroad. Safety and quality of vehicles vary considerably and the traffic conditions can be much more dangerous than what UK travellers are used to. Should you wish to go against this advice, you should ensure you are hiring from a reputable company and that your travel insurance covers you for such activities.

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