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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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Europe Tours for 18-35s 

European Discovery | 12 days
8 countries in one shot gives you a taste of all the big cities plus some hidden treasures, so you know where to go next time! From Amsterdam to Rome to Paris, you won't want to miss a thing.
Was £1278 | Now from £1086 | 15% off
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Winter Wanderer | 24 days
The Winter Wanderer is like a leisurely stroll through Europe's top destinations.Winter in Europe is not only magical, it's less crowded and has its very own charms that go unnoticed in the heat of summer. The epitome of a winter wonderland.
Was £2256 | Now from £1579 | 30% off​
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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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Christmas & New Year in Europe
Spend this magical time of year getting to know 3 of Europe's iconic cities. Seeing the Eiffel tower twinkle in Paris, cheersing to 2K18 on the canals of Amsterdam and watching fireworks light up the sky over Edinburgh castle. Sounds pretty spectacular right? 
Paris (4 days) from £355
Amsterdam (4 days) from £370 
Edinburgh Hogmanay (5 days) from £439
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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 ski packages and festivals
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 Snowboxx Festival?
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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Adventure Tours
Fancy soaking up the sights of Barcelona, partying on the Croatian coastline, biking and beer chugging in Budapest, or blazing new trails through the Baltic states?! View all of our European adventure tours to find the perfect trip, and price for you and your pals. 

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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 to descend on all of the beaches and tourist destinations, and prices to be a little higher than they are between the months of October to April.

But when it comes to the colder months, don't let the winter 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 throughout winter. With less crowds and cheaper travelling costs, travelling Europe in the winter has some serious perks...

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. These include Berlin, Budapest and Prague. No matter where you are you'll be able to find local markets where you can buy delicious food for a lot less than in restaurants. As for transport around Europe, you could bag yourself an Interrail pass for as little as £180 and hop around as many European cities as your time allows, all at a set price.

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