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We may class ourselves as European, but how much of our own continent have we really seen? The 51 countries that belong to this diverse continent are home to some of the world's most vibrant cities, best music festivals, craziest street parties, iconic architecture, amazing galleries and an abundance of darn delicious food. Yep, we have all of this just on our doorstep. Gather inspiration for your Europe adventure below... 

How to get to Europe

Getting to Europe is pretty easy, with regular flights to and from most major airports. Return fares, one-ways, student name it, we got it! Search below to find the cheapest flights to Barcelona, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Amsterdam and more with exclusive fares for students and those under 26.
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Our top European Tours

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Europe Tours for 18-35s 

Croatian Island Hopper | 8 days
Sightsee Dubrovnik, the 'Pearl of the Adriatic', sip cocktails in Hvar, taste local flavours in Korcula's Old Town or soak up the sun on the deck of our awesome 'A' Class sail boat - it's up to you!
From £1,115
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Fiestas and Siestas | 12 days
On the Fiestas & Siestas we’ll float through two of Europe’s finest countries Spain and Portugal, staying south where the nights never fizzle and the days really do sizzle.
From £945
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European Magic | 9 days
European Magic takes the tried & tested favourite destinations of travellers through Europe & packs them into 1 awesome itinerary - 7 countries in just over a week. The beauty of this trip is seeing so much in a short space of time & knowing that each day is guaranteed to bring something completely different from the day before!
Was £917 | Now from £779 | 15% off
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What kind of European trip do you want to go on?

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Plan your Europe Summer
Sail around the islands of Greece or Turkey, lounge on beautiful Spanish beaches all day or explore the wonderful cultural cities.
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Small group adventures
Our small group adventures are perfect for anyone who enjoys the convenience of pre-arranged travel with the flexibility to do your own thing, and you'll generally travel with no more than 18 like-minded folks. A small group adventure is pretty hard to beat!
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Europe festivals
Home to some of the world's greatest festivals, both cultural and music, and with summer just around the corner, you could be taking part in one of the biggest food fights at La Tomatina in Spain or partying hard at a renowned music festival in no time. 
Europe city breaks
From Madrid to Reykjavik, Berlin to Amsterdam, Europe offers some of the best city breaks around! Think culture and cuisine, shopping and people watching and you've got yourself a pretty cool getaway. Check out some of our top Europe city breaks now.
City breaks from £119 per person
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Interrail Passes
Whenever and wherever you want to go, there's a range of Interrail passes to choose from that offer complete flexibility from the Interrail Global Pass that covers rail travel over the whole of Europe.
15% off passes - now from £168​
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Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Passes
Stretching right through Western and Eastern Europe, our range of bus passes will ensure your trip is hassle-free, flexible and full of all the best bits. Take a look at our routes and start planning your adventure now!
Campervan & Car hire
From historic castles to golden beaches, Europe makes for perfect road trip territory. Hiring a campervan or car gives you the freedom to set your own itinerary and pull over wherever, whenever you choose. Invest in that aux cable, and start compiling your playlist now!
Campervans from £20 per day
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Ski packages
Home to some of the world's greatest ski arena's, Europe is an aweome choice for the snow hungry and it's right on our doorstep! And for the party animals why not ski hard and apres harder at Snowbombing Festival?

Travelling Around Europe

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When is the best time to travel in Europe?

Mediterranean countries such as Spain, Greece and Croatia are at their best during the summer months when the thermometers push past 30 degrees. Expect larger crowds and prices to be a little higher than they are between the months of October to April.

When it comes to the colder months, don't let the winter weather put you off! Europe is a treasure-trove filled with some of the best winter break destinations in the world. Sink a stein (or three) at Oktoberfest or in Berlin's cosy Christmas markets, bring in the New Year at Edinburgh's Hogmanay, head to Venice Carnevale in February, hit the slopes in the French Alps, or take it one step further and head off in search of Santa in Finland!

How do I find cheap accommodation in Europe?

Cities such as Venice, Rome and Paris may be renowned for their fancy hotels and pricey food, but there's always ways to pinch the pennies on the road. First of all, book yourself into one of the hundreds of hostels for as little as £8 a night. You'll meet fellow travellers, have the opportunity to cook your own food, and gain plenty of tips from the staff about the cheapest, and best places to visit in the city you're in. Click here to search for hostels in Europe, as well as cheap deals on hotels.

How else can I travel Europe on a budget?

There are plenty of cities in Europe where beer can still cost under £2, and a good meal will be under £5. Like Berlin, Budapest and Prague. No matter where you are, visit local markets where you can buy delicious food for cheap. As for transport around Europe, bag yourself an Interrail pass for as little as £180 and hop around as many European cities as your time allows via train. Plus, cities such as London have heaps of free galleries and student discounts on attractions.

Need more Europe travel tips or inspiration? Visit our blog...

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Download our Europe travel guide

Ever wondered which city serves the cheapest pint, where the best place is to party, or what's the best way to get around Europe?*

Our travel guide app is full of fun facts, travel hacks and expert advice. Discover where to go, what to see and when to see it...

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*Incidentally, the answers are: Prague (for under £1), Croatia, and in a Spaceship. Really.

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