As such a frequently visited destination, traveling to Europe is typically always popular. Most often while nicer weather and vacation time from work tend to lead to a busy travel season in Europe, we are currently living in a post-pandemic world where every season is busy since people have returned to travel.
To make navigating a busy travel season more enjoyable, we want to help you get the most out of your next trip! These tips may save you time or just make things a little easier for you when visiting Europe.
The early bird gets the worm! We strongly encourage you to wake up early and get out to explore the city. It’s the perfect time to get pictures and see details that are difficult to see when the streets are crowded. You can always take a nap around siesta time! Bonus if you wear your comfortable sneakers and walk at a brisk pace to get the most out of your morning!
Make sure to always bring a small amount of local currency for incidental expenses while exploring (tips, gifts, or a quick bite at a street vendor). Credit cards are widely accepted and getting local currency from an ATM is fast and easy. Keep in mind that airport ATMs have high fees, so we recommend using local bank ATMs.
Pre-book your tours before you leave home. Often the tours are the highlight of your trip and you don’t want to miss a tour that is booked up because you didn’t book in advance or be wasting time in a long line to purchase tickets. Remember that your time is valuable and precious when traveling.
Book a private or small group tour for a more enjoyable and relaxing experience. You’ll hear your guide much better and be able to ask more frequent questions along the way. These tours are often focused on a specific type of tour or can be customizable to your specific interests like art, history, food, and more.
Bring at least 2 pair of comfortable walking shoes, which allows you to swap out daily or as needed. Don’t let uncomfortable shoes hold you back from exploring these gorgeous cities!
Pack light by coordinating your clothing using a color scheme. We recommend packing clothing that doesn’t wrinkle, can be worn multiple times, takes up less space, and leaves room in your suitcase for souvenirs. We promise that navigating a heavy suitcase over cobblestone streets isn’t pretty.
Plan for “down” time where you can simply sit at a cafe and observe or just relax at a park like a local. We often want to do and see everything, but giving yourself this time is rejuvenating and gives you a perspective you may have missed. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Planning your upcoming trip to Europe should be fun, exciting, and enjoyable. Let us help you with all of the details that will make your next trip to Europe (or anywhere in the world) the best trip ever!