Getting to Europe

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Europe: How the West Is One

Of Europe's numerous countries, there are only about a dozen that outsiders regularly think of as potential vacation spots. In this guide to European travel we will use the Web to explore travel opportunities to the continent and illuminate some methods of travel that will make navigating Europe easier. This guide will help you acquire the basic tools to book your vacation, and position you to get the most out of your trip to Europe.

Europe Travel Basics

The continent of Europe, although often considered small, is actually comprised of 45 countries. ... read more »

Europe Travel Requirements

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Getting to Europe

This section highlights sites to get you from here to there, specific to the type of vacation you’re planning. Whether you want to book transportation and accommodation in one step, or find an inexpensive flight, the Web can help.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Europe is known for playing host to some of the cheapest airlines in the world, including RyanAir, BMI, and easyJet. Consulting with the official sites of such airlines will get you in touch with great deals and a wide range of destination choices.
  • Try a flight meta search engine, such as one of our Picks, which search multiple airlines' Web sites and a slew of other flight-search sites.
  • Take special note of transportation deals that allow you the most flexibility with the fewest penalties.
  • Even if you're not a backpacker, it can be useful to leave yourself more time to roam than you originally intended. Explore the possibility of an open-ended ticket on the flight or cruise sites you visit.
  • Talk to customer service representatives of the sites you are using to ensure you know all your options, and as an added confirmation of your itinerary. Reps can often fill in the information that is not on the Web site or not easy to find.

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Europe Hotels

Accommodation choices in Europe are vast and varied, from high-class hotels to quick and easy ... read more »

Getting Around in Europe

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