A tour guide from bonjour to adios in Europe
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About Europe Tourism
Tourism in Europe is a thriving industry with nearly 500 million travelers visiting here every year. From bohemian Prague to playful Paris and from lively Lisbon to eternal Rome, Europe has some of the best travel destinations in the world. To make the most of their excursion to Europe, travelers are supposed to abide by a general rule: let one’s heart be the guide instead of a Europe travel guide. The culture of Europe is a fine example that full potential of human faculties transcends beyond geographic or linguistic bounds. Europe is more than just another destination; it’s a temptation that no ardent traveler can ignore.
History of Europe:
With the migration of people from south-east and east, the continent of Europe embraced some material and cultural exchange. Post the emergence of ancient Greece, the Roman Empire came to dominance while ruling the Mediterranean basin. Though in 14th century, post the fall of the Roman Empire, the continent witnessed the existence of Protestant churches, later the Industrial Revolution brought some major prosperity to Britain and Western Europe. However, after World War 1 and World War 2, the region went through some Cold War tensions from 1947 to 1989. In the course of present day, along with Canada and the United States, many countries to the west of Russia belong to the NATO military alliance.
Language in Europe:
Home to hundreds of languages, here every country has its own language. However, the most prominent languages are: German, Spanish, French, and English. Besides that, Latin is also one of the widely spoken languages in Europe.
The Balkan countries like Albania, Romania, and Serbia feature stunning mountains, beaches, and multicultural towns. The United Kingdom is a microcosm of native and immigrant cultures. The Baltic state of Estonia is famous for natural beauty and medieval old towns. Central Europe- comprising Austria, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, and Poland - is famous for plenty of historical towns, thriving nightlife, and fairy-tale countryside.
A popular travel destination to be included in the itinerary of any Europe tourism package is France- the most visited country in the world. It is renowned for gastronomy, culture, and fashion. From the French Riviera to ski resorts in the French Alps, a tour to France comes with unrivaled beauty and glamor. The Alps are frequented by some 120 million visitors every year for skiing, mountaineering, and backpacking opportunities. Some of the top ski resorts in the Alps include Oberstdorf in Bavaria, Davos in Switzerland, and Chamonix in France.
Italy has few peers when it comes to top destinations in Europe for art lovers. Be it art galleries in Florence or sightseeing tours in Rome, Italy harbors all the sweetness of life. Spain and Portugal may be separated by a peninsula but, cities and its inhabitants are welcoming on both sides.
On a Europe vacation, get to cherish the sunny weather, and do indulge in sunbathing along the Mediterranean coast from Galicia in Spain to Naples in Italy and Mykonos in Greece. The Eastern Mediterranean region is a paradise for beach-goers and cultural enthusiasts alike. Up north, the Scandinavian region is popular for spectacular scenery of lakes, glaciers, volcanoes, geysers, and waterfalls. All in all, Europe tourism offers different strokes for all kind of travelers and to experience the continent at its best.
Some of the top attractions in Europe include Eiffel Tower, Colosseum, Buckingham Palace, Acropolis of Athens, Van Gogh Museum, Grand Canal, and Sagrada Família. Renowned for museums, Amsterdam is a popular haunt for art lovers and liberals. London- a vibrant global city with several historical and modern landmarks- is another top holiday destination in the world.
Romantic Places in Europe:
Being one of the best destinations for a romantic getaway, here one can cherish some pleasant moments with their loved ones. Come to Europe, and celebrate love with an excursion to Venice, Prague, Budapest, Paris, and more.
Make a visit to the Dutch capital, Amsterdam, and soak up some authenticity of the region with a houseboat ride. While, Paris is such an unbeatable romantic destination that no romantic getaway list can be complete without it. Gear up to be left spellbound while witnessing the magnificent architecture in Prague, and enjoy a tour to royal residences in Vienna. Let melting gelato and astonishing view of the tuscan sun add romance to the excursion in Florence, one of the most loved cities of Italy. Apart from that, Barcelona, Santorini, Zurich, and Copenhagen are the other beautiful destinations to visit in Europe.
Shopping in Europe:
Take a tour to some of the splendid destination of Europe that offer not only enticing views and exhilarating experiences but also a new wardrobe that excites everyone, let alone a shopaholic. Try sme statement pieces while indulging in shopping in Lisbon. While, Manchester and Bristol are meant for savvy shoppers. And with an array of shops, splurging on clothes in Stockholm is a treat.
Paris, being one of the fashion capital, calls for a must-visit jaunt to all the shopaholics.
Main Festivals in Europe:
Encompassing art and architecture since ages, Europe celebrates many festivals throughout the year.
To make the most of a Europe excursion, get on a visit to Central Europe during the Altitude Comedy Festival and Holi Festival of Colors. While, in Eastern Europe one can enjoy the celebration of Budapest Pride Festival, Tallinn Music Week and more. Major Festivals, like: International Eressos Women’s Festival, MIRA Digital Arts Festival and other are celebrated in Southern Europe. Besides that, Northern Europe celebrates Cork Harbour Festival, Sweden Festivals and more.
With such a bounty of offerings, it’s a time to book a vacation to Europe and experience the vibrant culture of its many spectacular destination. One of the best things about Europe tourism is that nearly all the advanced cities are pedestrian-friendly and have separate zones for bicycles. So, exploring historical quarters and cobblestone streets on foot or bike is a great way to learn about cities in Europe.
How to Reach Europe
Read about the best & quickest routes to save time & money, as suggested by our travelers
For those wondering how to reach Europe by air should know that there are direct flights between Europe and major Indian cities. Travelers can board flights to reach Europe from Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru, and Chennai International Airport. Both Indian and international airlines such as Air France, Aeroflot, Finnair, Lufthansa, KLM, and Virgin Atlantic run regular nonstop flights between India and Europe. One reach plan the rest of Europe tour after landing at a particular destination like Paris, London, Rome, or Amsterdam.
It takes about 8 to 12 hours to reach Europe from Indian cities. Flight duration may vary as per the timings of connecting flights and layover. The flight prices to Europe depend on the time of booking of tickets. The sooner a flight is booked, the cheaper the cost of travel. It is best to book flights to Europe well in advance, especially around festival or holiday season. Travelers can avail festive discounts on flight tickets to Europe to save up on the overall cost of Europe tour packages.
It is advisable to reach Europe by air first and then cover the rest of Europe by a train. Rail networks in Europe, notably in Western and Central, are well maintained. There are a few international trains in Europe such as InterCityExpress, TGV, Eurostar, and Thalys. Train ticket prices vary from country to country and also from service to service. Travelers can avail Eurail Pass that is allowed in 18 European countries. Major cities across Europe have their own rapid transit system, commonly referred to as a metro, to make travel by train a convenient option.
After reaching the desired destination in Europe by flight or train, travelers can opt for different modes of transportation within the European nations. Traveling across countries in Europe could be a little expensive but with proper guidance, it is manageable under a budget. Travelers can plan long distance trips within Europe to explore different cities. Countries such as Germany, Spain, and France have an extensive network of motorways.
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FAQ's of Europe
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Barcelona, Amsterdam, Prague, Madrid, Paris, Istanbul, and the Mykonos are popular places to experience nightlife in Europe.
Skiing in the Alps, wine tasting in Tuscany, canal tours in Amsterdam, gondola rides in Venice, river cruise in Paris, and attending musical concerts in Vienna are unique experiences for tourists in Europe.
While Europeans prefer to speak in local languages, English is very well understood by general population. It is highly unlikely for visitors to encounter any language barriers in Europe.
From luxurious lake-side villas to shared dormitories, major cities in Europe have all sorts of check-in facilities available for travelers.
France, Italy, Spain, Germany, England, and the Netherlands are some of the most visited countries in Europe. The Alps and Mediterranean coastline is also popular destination in the summer season.
Aside from a few exceptions, Europe is among the safest places to visit in the world.
Winter is the most popular travel season in Europe, however, the summer season is ideal for outdoor thrills such as hiking and sunbathing.
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