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Europe winter adventure tours 

Ski Austria | 8 days
Eat, sleep, plough through powder, repeat. That's the name of the game on this week of play in the Austrian Alps of Tyrol. This incredible region is ramped up on Contiki with a stopover in an Austrian Gasthof, day trips and English speaking instructors.
From £446
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Fire and Ice | 6 days
If hot springs and sprouting geysers sound like your jam, then this one-country-wonder will delight you. For six days we'll glide through Iceland's outdoor playground, and devour the eccentric buzzing capital.
From £1,232
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Winter in Europe
Winter Wanderer | 24 days
Christmas markets, hot mulled wine, open fires & overcoats - unlike many places, Europe comes alive & fills with magic during the months of Winter. Sip coffee in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral, warm up over Ravioli in Rome, & visit a traditional beer hall in Germany. 
From £2,013
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Getting around Europe

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!
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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!
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.
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.
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Tailor made touring, rewritten

As travellers, we want flexibility, choice and adventures that suit us as INDIviduals. Giving you the space to create your own itinerary, with Travel Experts to help you piece it all together, INDI tailor made is possible with any dates, any destination and any budget. Check out our collaboration with adventure-loving duo Tempest Two, below.
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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?*

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

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Travelling in Europe: The FAQs

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.

How can I get to Europe?

You're already in it! Getting across the pond is pretty easy and cheap, with regular flights to and from most major airports. Return fares, one-ways, student name it, we've got it.

If you're departing from Belgium, France or the Netherlands, you might also find it more worthwile to book yourself on the Eurostar and travel directly by train from St Pancras International. From there, you could start your Interrailing trip with an Interrail pass. Head into an STA Travel store to enquire or book.

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