Tips and Inspiration for your European holiday

In previous blogs I've discussed the first steps in planning a holiday to Europe and how to decide which places to visit. Now that you have an idea of where you're going to travel within Europe, you'll need to decide how to get from place to place. Will you choose to take an escorted tour, buy a rail or bus pass, or drive yourself?

If you’ve decided on a more independent holiday in Europe, either driving yourself or travelling by train, rather than a fully escorted coach tour, you’ll need to make your accommodation arrangements. Whilst some travellers prefer to take the less organised approach, I would always recommend pre-booking as much of your accommodation before you go as possible. This not only means you will have a confirmed bed for the night but it can also save time and money.

Budgeting for your European holiday can be one of the most important aspects of your trip planning. Whilst we'd probably all like to fly business class and stay in the very best accommodation, realistically it's not going to be possible for most of us, so having a clear idea of what you can afford is a necessity.