How to Visit Europe Affordably

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Most people tend to plan their vacations in the summer. It’s pretty common for a good reason: The weather is nice, the kids (if they have any) are out of school, and most work and business schedules are designed to accommodate a summer vacation.

But if you want a different experience on your trip next year, you might consider visiting Europe during another season. Here are some of the benefits of doing so:

  • Cost. Since summer vacations are so popular, and summer is the only time many people can take a vacation, these trips are often expensive. This is because many travel companies, hotels, and other tourist attractions know this, and they raise their rates accordingly. If they can still keep their bookings full this way, why not? But in the off-seasons, many of these hotels and agencies that are booked solid in the summer will find themselves nearly empty. They’ll be willing to offer great deals to savvy tourists just to keep some steady money coming in for their businesses. If you take a vacation during an uncommon time of the year for vacations, you can really save big.
  • The unique features of each season. I’ll get into more detail in a bit, but I’m sure you can imagine what I’m talking about. Europe has seasons just like the rest of the world. Plants start growing and flowers bloom in the spring. The fall offers cool weather and autumnal festivals, including, of course, Oktoberfest. Winter offers the gorgeous sights of snow-covered mountains, and winter sports such as skiing and ice skating.

Here are a few travel packages from our partners that offer the chance to see the unique features Europe offers in each season of the year, all at an affordable price.Continue reading