EUROPE TRAVEL GUIDE

Europe trip is and should be on everyone’s bucket list. It is more of a #ZNMD vibe that we all want to go to different places in Europe with our trio. But finding difficulty in managing the budget? Worry not! Here we are with a concise guide for the Europe trip with your bunch of friends.

Europe includes 50 countries within itself, with more than 748 million people living in the continent. Europe is the continent with the highest population density. The incredibly famous urban areas of Europe draw in enormous quantities of travellers. European countries are the top most attractive destinations the tourists want to visit, and it attracts tourists from not only within Europe but also from other continents. Europe is one of the second smallest continents in size but the third largest in population.

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History Of Europe

Europe is a continent situated entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere. Fifty countries share Europe. By the conventional definition, there are 44 sovereign states or nations in Europe. Europe is generally provided with the prestigious status of an entire continent. This is due to its remarkable physical size and the weight of its history and traditions. Europe is the second smallest continent covering about 10,180,000 km2 or 2% of the Earth’s surface. European culture has its roots in Western civilization.

Most Visited Counties In Europe

Europe and Africa are two connected continents. It has a set of 48 countries at present, and some of the favourite tourist destination countries in Europe are:

1. france

France is amongst the world’s most visited countries. It is more than just the Eiffel Tower, museums, and wine. You may find enormous palaces, castles, and cathedrals all around the country. Snowy mountains, beautiful beaches, and substantial outdoor markets make it a must-visit country for every European tourist.

2. Spain

Want to know a country which is a popular destination for your summer holidays? With many tourists from every corner of the world, it is the country of Spain. The nightlife in Spain is lovely for both tourists and locals. Spain is primarily mountainous, with well-known ski resorts located in several parts of the country.

3. Italy

Tourists mainly visit Italy for its rich culture, cuisine, history, fashion and art. It is home to beautiful coastline and beaches, mountains, and priceless ancient monuments. Italy also has more World Heritage Sites than any other country in the world. The country has some of the most famous buildings globally: the Colosseum and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, etc. Places such as Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples and Sicily still remained the top attractions here.

The country’s most preferred tourist destinations are London, United Kingdoms. Shopping is the most common activity for overseas visitors visiting the country. London, Edinburgh, Oxford, Cambridge, York, and Canterbury are the country’s most preferred tourist destinations. Some notable attractions here include the Palace of Westminster, the London Eye, and Edinburgh Castle. Various events are hosted by the UK for its tourists.

4. United Kingdom

The country’s most preferred tourist destinations are London, United Kingdoms. Shopping is one of the most common activities for overseas visitors visiting the country. The country’s most preferred tourist destinations are London, Edinburgh, Oxford, Cambridge, York, and Canterbury. Some notable attractions here include the Palace of Westminster, the London Eye, and Edinburgh Castle. The United Kingdom plays host to a variety of events that attract both international and domestic tourists. Shopping is one of the most common activities for overseas visitors visiting the country.

5. Turkey

Turkey has also become a popular destination for culture, spa, and health care. Istanbul is one of the most important tourism spots in Turkey.  Istanbul has also recently become one of the biggest shopping centers of the European region by hosting malls and shopping centers. Other attractions here include sporting events, museums, and cultural events.Turkey has also become a popular destination for culture, spa, and health care. Istanbul is one of the most important tourism spots in Turkey. Istanbul has also recently become one of the biggest shopping centers of the European region by hosting malls and shopping centers. Other attractions here include sporting events, museums, and cultural events.

6. Thailand

Thailand, a Buddist island, is the home to 1,430 islands. It is one of the nicest, politest, and well-mannered places to visit in Asia. Thai food is delicious, diverse, and inexpensive. A unique fact about Thailand is that it’s a year-round destination that alone makes it a desirable destination for most.

7. Germany

Greece has been a significant tourist destination and attraction in Europe for its rich culture and history. Some of the major tourist destinations here include the capital city Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, Corfu, and Crete, and the peninsula of Chalkidiki.

 

8. greece

Greece has been a major tourist destination and attraction in Europe for its rich culture and history. Some of the major tourist destinations here include the capital city Athens, the islands of Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, Corfu, and Crete, as well as the peninsula of Chalkidice.

Top Things To See And Visit

You can do many different things on a trip to Europe, but some of the unique things you can only experience on a European journey exclusively are mentioned below.

1. Eiffel Tower, France

The Colosseum is one of the landmarks which symbolizes Rome. Presently, the Colosseum is the greatest tourist attraction in Rome, attracting almost 6 million people each year. Being an iconic symbol of Rome, the Colosseum is worth visiting.

2. Colosseum, Italy

It’s a day in itself to visit here. The Stockholm Royal Palace (Sveriges Kungahus) is located on the waterfront on the outskirts of Gamla Stan, and it is the official residence of the King of Sweden. Interestingly, the queen’s residence is elsewhere; it is located on Queen’s Island (Queensland), a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site, about 45 minutes by ferry from Stockholm. This is an easy day trip. The Baroque style was used in the 18th century and housed many jewels. Here you can see the silver throne of Queen Christina and visit the Museum of Antiquities, Armory, and the Triple Crown Museums and Treasures.

3. Amsterdam’s Canals, The Netherlands

The Netherlands is the home to canals, windmills and tulips. Channels form an essential part of Amsterdam city as it is vital to the town of Venice. The capital city of Amsterdam is home to several museums depicting its rich culture. You can choose to stroll around the canals and explore the city at its best.

4. Acropolis of Athens, Greece

Athens has a rich history and culture, including some fascinating museums all around the city. Acropolis is the landmark in Athens which is an ancient citadel overlooking the city. A thousand-year-old structure is home to incredible ruins, including the famous Parthenon temple and the Theatre of Dionysus.

5. The Matterhorn, Switzerland

Visiting the glorious Matterhorn can be a great experience in Switzerland, and it can be said to be the most recognizable mountain on the planet. The mountain is nearly 15,000 feet tall and is on the bucket list of destinations for climbers.

6. Venice Canals, Italy

Ever heard of the “Floating City”? Venice it is. It has no roads; therefore, ferries and boats are the means of transport for hanging around the city. The 3.8 kilometres long Grand Canal is the major waterway of Venice, and Venice could be the world’s most famous canal town.

Europe Travel Costs

Accommodation

A private room in Greece is just for 24$. At the same price in Paris, you may get a 16 person dorm room. In most, Western European countries it costs 28$–40$ per night for a dorm room. Though in Greece and Spain, it’s only 12$–24$ per night. In Scandinavia, expect to pay around 35$–40$ per night. In England, prices are usually about 28$–40$ pounds per night. Staying in hostels can also be added as an option. If you are travelling alone, the service Couchsurfing lets you connect with locals who will let you stay with them for free. Another good option can be camping. A camping service is Campspace (formerly Camp in My Garden). This service allows you to pitch a tent in someone’s backyard for free or a nominal fee (around 5$-12$)

 

Food

You can eat for a few dollars in Spain or Hungary, but a sit-down meal in Italy will cost around 20$, triple that in Norway. Cheap fast-food meals cost about 10$–15$, while restaurant meals cost around 20$–30$. Some notable establishments will cost around 35$ or more. You can cook your own food for a week for about 75$ or even less depending upon your preference. Europe has a lot of small shops where you can make pre-made sandwiches or ingredients to make your own. Make your own cheaper and more enjoyable way to eat!

Activities

Most museums and tours start at around $17. It’s cheaper, of course, in eastern Europe, and Full-day tours cost 40$–120$. The price of activities may depend upon which activities you may opt to experience. Also, prices may vary differently as per country, so it’s hard to give an excellent general cost of the activities in Europe.

Transportation

The easiest and affordable way to get around Europe is by train because trains connect all significant parts of Europe and are usually cheap, although high-speed trains can cost more than 120$. Try to use cheap regional trains or slow trains. There has been a rise of low-cost airlines such as Ryanair, EasyJet, and Transavia, which has made Europe anxious. If you book in advance, it is estimated that the flight will cost approximately $60. In most cities, transportation costs are only 4$ to 6$. Choosing to travel by bus or subway, the daily charge is between 8$ and 12$ depending on the distance.

Total Cost

It’s an expensive place, and prices will vary greatly. It depends on how far north, east, south, or west you travel. Europe has a vast area of the world with multiple visa zones and multiple currencies. A trip to Western Europe might be an expensive one. It’s not a cheap area of the world to travel to; it never was. But with some innovative money management, you can make Europe an affordable place to visit. We have brought you some relevant information regarding the cost in Europe.

Where To Eat In Europe

What and where to eat in Europe is dependent on one’s taste and budget. But here we are with a list containing a few restaurants which serve flavorful dishes and cuisines like Japanese, European, Asian, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean and European and much more.

1. Restaurant Frantzen, Sweden

It’s a restaurant in Stockholm located on Klara Norra Kyrkogata number 26. The restaurant serves different kinds of Cuisine: Japanese, European, Asian, and many more. All the seats are placed around the kitchen so you can follow the chef all evening. You can have your drinks on an outdoor terrace when the weather permits.

2. Lido 84, Italy

The restaurant offers differeCuisineine which includes Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean and European. The chef at this restaurant is one of the stars of Italian cuisine in his category. His menu offers exciting dishes featuring fish from the lake and Brescia produce, demonstrating creativity combined with market availability. Dining at a table on the lakeside is a real treat.

3. Etxebarri, Spain

The cuisine served at the place includes steakhouse, European, Spanish. Relish savour fish, seafood and meat cooked to perfection in this stone-built property. The restaurant is located at Etxebarri, 48450, Biscay, Spain.

4. Noma 2.0, Denmark

The restaurant offers three menus per year, each roughly 20 courses, based on the top ingredients available during a given season. The seafood season runs from 9th January through 1st June; Vegetable Season runs from 25th June through 21st September; the Game and Forest Season runs from 15th October through 21st December. Guests are advised to make a booking in whichever period suits their palate.

5. Daniel Berlin, Sweden

It is based in an 18th-century former old prison. The main dining area is in the courtyard, covered by an impressive glass and steel roof. The exciting menu at this influential Dutch restaurant is tailored to suit an individual diner’s specific tastes.

Where To Stay In Europe

Accommodation in Europe is a subjective choice upon the facilities and place concerning one’s preference.
Here We have got a small list of some hotels which you can prefer while planning your accommodation.

1. Novotel Brugge Centrum, Belgium

This is a smoke-free hotel. Some of its features include a restaurant, a bar/lounge and self-parking, free Wi-Fi. Moreover, it has a business centre, conference and space and dry cleaning facilities. The property has 126 rooms, and guests will find minibars & coffee makers in the rooms.

2. Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

It is located in London’s London City Centre neighbourhood. The hotel features two restaurants, fantastic spa facilities and an indoor pool. Also, it features a gym, a bar/lounge and a coffee shop on site. 1019 rooms are soundproof, and the rooms include all the necessary modern amenities. The hotel provides complimentary wired Internet access.

3. Le Bristol Paris

This Palace Hotel features a rooftop swimming pool with Eiffel Tower views and an authentic inner French garden. The rooms have a private bathroom with a double washbasin and a separate shower. The hotel also has a 1,200 m² private garden, and a sun terrace can be found on site. Le Bristol, Paris offers two gastronomic restaurants: the 3-Michelin star restaurant “Epicure” and the 1-Michelin star restaurant “114 Faubourg”. A kids’ club, ‘Bonpoint’, is available on site.

4. The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice

The palace is located along Venice’s Grand Canal. The guests at the court gather for meals on the famous Gritti Terrace to watch gondolas and vaporetti (water taxis) transport tourists and locals around the City of Water. Standard rooms feature glass chandeliers, antique furniture, marble bathrooms, complimentary Wi-Fi access and incredibly comfortable bed linens.

5. Katikies Hotel, Greece

The rooms have a beautiful ambience. They are decorated in stark white, with crisp white linens, minibars, Nespresso coffee machines and private terraces that offer views of the cobalt blue sea. The property is also home to a spa and three eateries that serve a variety of Mediterranean cuisine, including the Pool Bar & Restaurant.

 

Need To Know

Currency

 Europe’s currency is infamously known as EURO. Switzerland has some ATMs which give euros, most prices are listed in both Swiss francs and euros, and travellers can get by with euro cash. Exchanging money can be an option in certain situations, including emergencies (if your card or the only ATM in town doesn’t work). Also, when crossing into a country that uses a different currency. If you do need to exchange money, look for places that don’t charge a commission.  

Language

Language is not a barrier in a well-developed country like Europe. If you are comfortable speaking English, that’s it. Understanding road signs in remote villages could be an issue, but you can help the young locals who are trained to speak English.

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