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Tours, transport & inspiration

Europe surely tops everyone's travel bucket list. Home to heaps of music festivals, street parties, blissful islands, colourful cities and cocktail-fuelled beach sunsets. Come winter, think world-class skiing and snowboarding, magical landscapes to get lost in, and all the museums and galleries a culture vulture could dream of to shelter in from the cold. Get inspired by a few of our ideas below and see why Europe is one of our most popular destinations all year round!

Winter in Europe

Don't let the weather put you off! During the cooler months, Europe is a treasure-trove filled with some of the best winter break destinations in the world. Bring in the New Year at Edinburgh's Hogmanay, head to Venice Carnevale in February, hit the slopes in the French Alps, sink a stein (or three) in Berlin's cosy Christmas markets, or take it one step further and head off in search of Santa in Finland! Of course, there's also heaps of destinations on the Mediterranean where the sun keeps on shining, and the thermometer rarely plunges below 10 degrees during the day. With less crowds and cheaper travelling costs, travelling Europe in the winter has some serious perks...  

How to Get There

Getting to Europe is pretty easy, with regular flights to and from most major airports. Return fares, one-ways, student name, 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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Travelling Around Europe

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.
Interrail passes from £169
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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 whenever you choose.

Europe Group Adventures

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Tours Exclusively for 18-35's
These fun trips will have you (and your new best mates) ticking off the must-see highlights from Venice to Paris, Prague to Berlin and all that's inbetween. This ain't no coach tour for grannies - these trips are designed exclusively for 18-35 year olds and are lively, energetic, and get you seeing Europe's very best!
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Small Group Adventures
Our small group adventures are perfect for nayone 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!

Check out a few of our European hot spots!

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Top Europe Summer Deals

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Sailing & Island Hopping
Imagine a sailing holiday in the warm waters of the Mediterranean, sitting on deck, admiring the golden sunset with a cold beer or glass of locally-produced wine. Now imagine dropping anchor in a hidden cove along Croatia's rocky shore and diving in for a refreshing swim. Interested?
Europe Summer Festivals
If you're interested in checking out some of the continent's top cultural events and hitting some the best live music scenes around, we've got it covered! Click below to find out more about what you could be getting up to this summer in Europe.
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.