People from all over the world come to the European Union to experience the unique cultures and history of a collection of countries. These nations have with one thing in common: a local land mass that contains a staggering array of sights and sounds, and a broad spectrum of cultural communities that live together in a kind of geological patchwork. So how do visitors from America and elsewhere see all of this diversity? Here are some of the most popular ways to tour Europe and experience all of what the Eurozone has to offer.
For a long time now, the European train system has been a prime way for travelers to see more of Spain, Germany, France, Italy, and many other countries inside the Eurozone. With excellent rail travel packages available, this option can be uniquely affordable and is a convenient way to get to a lot of different places without making a lot of different trips. It’s a good idea to keep in mind that although borders are relatively open, there may still be some stops between national boundaries. For those who don’t mind the shared environments of public transit, trains can be an ideal way to get around all of the many parts of mainland Europe.
Cheap Air Fare
When it comes to getting into the sky, a few companies are leading the industry. Throngs of tourists use budget airfare companies like EasyJet and Ryanair for affordable and convenient flight options. These companies will take them to destinations all over the Eurozone, from southern points in Italy and Spain to destinations up in the Scandinavian area of the continent. While destinations are somewhat limited, there are many ways to put together a series of flights to experience just what someone wants out of his or her European trip.
For someone with a valid passport, driving experience and a credit card, rental cars can also be an option. While these may be more expensive ways to get around Europe, drivers from the U.S. will be pleasantly surprised that they can get from country to country in the time it takes to cross some of the biggest American states. That’s not to mention that getting through smaller countries like Andorra can be done in a matter of minutes.
Apart from the practical concerns of getting from one place to another, tourists will want to remember to keep their wits about them amid all of the hustle and bustle of European cities. Some good tourist tips can sometimes sound like the types of things you might hear in high schools or addiction rehab centers. You may hear stern warnings about being aware of where you are and where you’re going, as opposed to wild abandon. It’s easy to get swept up in the festivities of a place with so much going on, which is fine, but along with having the right travel plan in place, visitors also benefit from staying clear minded enough to stick to their plans, rather than waking up in hostels with violent hangovers. It’s all part of being smart about planning a trip that can stick with you for a lifetime.
Adrienne is a freelance writer and blogger whose taste for travel was ignited when she studied abroad in Paris, France, arguably the heart of Western Europe. Now she writes travel articles about her adventures and dreams of returning to Paris.