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Rediscover the treasures of the culture-rich continent of Europe with Travelcheck. Marvel at each country’s unique customs, natural beauty, epic history, magical artistry and culinary diversity. Europe experiences a high season in mid-summer and again in mid-winter. Expect large crowds in the warmest months of July and particularly August. If you are keen on skiing, the best snowfalls are recorded from December through to March. December is always busy in locations such as Paris and Prague and the Austrian, and German cities with charming Christmas markets. English is widely spoken in the majority of Europe and the currency is predominantly the Euro.

 

Flights to Europe

You can purchase cheap flights to Europe from all major international airports in South Africa. South African citizens need to apply for a UK Visa to visit the United Kingdom or a Schengen Visa to visit other Schengen areas, prior to departing South Africa. One would need to apply online at least 2 months before your date of departure and complete your application at one of the Visa Application Centres in the country. It is very important that you check with each country’s consulate as to their specific visa and health requirements before travelling.

 

Tourist Attractions in Europe 

There is no way you can travel to this Europe and not be awestruck by the Nightlife and High Street fashions of London and the historic landmarks, enchanting castles and magnificent cathedrals of Spain, France and Italy. Travelcheck’s travel specials offer unbeatable value. Get lost in the wonders of Eastern Europe; the incredible State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and the Kremlin in Moscow, the magical Prague Castle in Prague and the unique thermal bath houses in Budapest. Travel back in time in Berlin and visit the Berlin Wall and the Holocaust memorial, take a canal cruise and experience true Amsterdam and be spellbound by the magnificence of the Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna.

 

Accommodations in Europe

Europe, being such a diverse continent offers equally diverse forms of accommodation; therefore, it truly depends on the traveller’s budget and tastes. The kinds of accommodation ranges from budget to luxury hotels, holiday resorts, hostels, inns, guesthouses, bed and breakfasts, to self-serviced flats and holiday units, to private homes for rental. Then there are the unique kinds of accommodation, such as the Agri turismos, Italian farmhouses, Castles as they are referred to in the UK and Ireland, Chateaus in France and the Cave Hotels which are unique to Turkey and Greece region When booking your accommodation, it is very important to select an appropriate base for your holiday, and its proximity to the main downtown area and tourist attractions, as this will affect your travel time, transportation costs and your overall holiday experience

 

Shopping in Europe

Europe is a perfect destination for shopping lovers and fashion enthusiasts. You will find some of the World's best shopping cities in Europe. Paris, London, Berlin, Barcelona and Milan are amongst the best shopping destinations in the world. These city’s designer shops, second-hand shops, towering malls and outlets are fantastic and offer great variety, a shopper’s dream.

 

Transportation in Europe

Getting around Europe is simple and convenient. Most cities offer a reliable taxi service or “Uber” for tourists to easily get around, there are railway and bus options for travellers wanting to travel from one city to another. It may be worthwhile looking into Travel Cards and Multicity rail passes.