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About Europamundo Tour Packages - A European sojourn is a dream holiday and Europamundo tours are your ticket to the vacation dreamland. Crammed with an abundance of experiences, the Europamundo tours will take you to the most unexpected of places. You’ll have history and tradition jostling for your attention alongside the newer and slicker holiday adventures. Europamundo captures the essence of Europe for a never-before holiday experience. Thomas Cook India offers you a carefully curated selection of Europamundo packages that will take you across Europe. Thomas Cook’s Europamundo tours begin at a very pocket-friendly INR 43,524 going up to INR 1,50,722. You can enjoy a quick tour of 4 nights and 5 days or take a longer break lasting 12 nights and 13 days.
Europamundo Europe Tour Packages
|Europamundo Tour Packages||No. of Days||Price*|
|Essential Italy (Europamundo)||4 Nights 5 Days||Rs. 43,443|
|Europe - Central European Pearl (Europamundo)||6 Nights 7 Days||Rs. 68,383|
|Spanish Treasures (Europamundo)||9 Nights 10 Days||Rs. 78,841|
|Europe - Central European Pearl End Budapest (Europamundo)||7 Nights 8 Days||Rs. 80,048|
|Essential Italy and Austria (Europamundo)||7 Nights 8 Days||Rs. 86,082|
|Spanish Treasures and Lisbon (Europamundo)||11 Nights 12 Days||Rs. 90,909|
Summer is usually the best time to visit Europe. Due to its vast geography, some places may be better to visit during other seasons. While summer is definitely the best time to visit rainy London and sunny Amalfi Coast, Paris takes on an amorous aura in winter. The shoulder seasons of spring and autumn are the best for the sunny climes of Barcelona and Greece. While the summers may be sunny down south, they can get really chilly up north. The Scandinavian and North European countries experience freezing winters while the rest of the countries enjoy milder temperatures. Summer temperatures may average between 10°C to 34°C across Europe. So, your wardrobe is decided by the countries you choose to visit.
But the popularity of summer also has its downsides. You will find Europe very crowded during this season as locals and tourists are out and about all over. You will also find it to be more expensive owing to the influx of tourists. Accommodation and travel tickets may be hard to come by. So, it is best to make all the arrangements well in advance before you actually travel. If you really want to avoid the crowds, plan your holidays during spring or autumn. There are no crowds to speak of and the weather stays pleasant without leaning towards either extremes. But you may find some tourist attractions unavailable. If you’re not planning to do much outdoor sightseeing, the shoulder seasons are your best time to visit Europe.
From India, flying is the best way to reach Europe. With around 45 countries calling Europe home, there is no shortage of airports with international connectivity. All major cities and capitals in Europe have at least one international terminal each. If you want to take a road trip around the continent, fly out to any of the closest European countries like Bulgaria, Greece and Romania. Once you land you can drive around Europe in a structured way. In theory, you can also drive to Europe from India. But it is a long and tedious journey best left alone.
You can catch a flight to any major European country from one of the big cities of Indian such as Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad. There are a multitude of domestic and International airlines which operate regular flights to Europe from India. Though there is a good number of direct flights to Europe, you will find the ones with stopovers work out to be much pocket friendlier. Usually, most holiday goers prefer to start their European jaunt at one of major international airports such as London’s Heathrow or Paris’ Charles de Gaulle. Airports like these are well-connected with the city as well as with many of the surrounding ones. One more, very important advantage of landing in a big city is that you will find transport and accommodation at any time of the day or night.
Where to Go in Europe:
Choosing travel destinations in Europe can quickly become a mind-numbing task. Should you choose the rustic charm of Italy or simply go with the suave poise of Paris? Greece sounds like a great place to enjoy the beaches, but Amalfi Coast is easily as beautiful if not more. You can follow the culture trail in Madrid or gain an appreciation for performance arts in Vienna. It is quite a conundrum. Here are our top 5 picks of places you should visit in Europe.
The ‘Old Blighty’ is as good a place as any to start your European holiday. London is a modern city with a medieval soul. The soaring London Eye gives you a bird’s-eye view of the city and its historic districts. Back in the days, London was considered to be the centre of the modern world. This is where the modern industrial revolution caught spark before spreading all over the world. History resides in every stone of London. The Tower of London is a remnant of chaotic times, while the Tate Modern is a treasure-trove of ancient knowledge and artefacts. Do not miss the ‘Change of Guard’ ceremony at Buckingham Palace. It is strongly nostalgic in its tradition and magnificent in its execution.
Make ‘City of Light’ the next stop on your itinerary and lose yourself amidst the turn-of-the-century architecture and the wide boulevards. Follow the gentle Seine as it makes its way through the city and find a few moments of solace by its banks. Get up to the observation tower of the Eiffel Tower and drink in the panoramic sights. Go window shopping at the grand Champs Élysées or take a leisurely stroll through the city’s old cobblestoned streets. Visit Musée d’Orsay for a walk-through history. The Versailles Palace still stands, beautiful and ageless as ever. Make sure you try the French cuisine in its home. You will appreciate the authentic flavours that shine though without any fancy dressing. This is a must-do in Paris.
Prague is one of the most culturally significant cities in the history of Europe. Having survived a traumatic past, it bears a dark legacy. But the city’s perseverance and resilience make it a fascinating holiday destination. The Prague of today is a bustling city that draws in tourists by the hordes. Prague’s Old Town Square is where the city’s soul resides. After all, it hasn’t changed much since the 12th century. This is also where you will find the Prague Astronomical Clock that has been ticking since the 1400s. Take a stroll on the 13th-century Charles Bridge and soak in the history at the 1000-year-old Prague Castle. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the largest coherent castle complex in the world.
Barcelona is a mad blend of long history and eccentric architectural marvels. Gaudí’s Park Güell is colourful whimsy that started out as a housing community for the rich. Today it is the most popular tourist attraction in Barcelona. The city’s Gothic Quarter is a treat for the senses. It is a rather beautiful mishmash of Roman and Medieval architecture that gives it a rare character. Take it all in as you enjoy a leisurely meal at one of the restaurants or fresco cafes. Head to the Las Ramblas to be in the thick of things. This mile-long walkway is the heart of Barcelona’s nightlife. Spend a day or two at the city’s beaches and soak in the sunny ambience.
The home of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a city that has history at its heart and music in its soul. Here, the music flows through the narrow alleys of the Innere Stadt (Inner City) and history peeks out from behind every corner. It is a wonderful place to gain new perspectives into Baroque architecture and deeper insights into Freud’s psychology, the city has plenty of both. Vienna has something for everyone; bookshops for the readers, zoos and amusement parks for the young ones, history for the buffs and culture for the soul. Pair all these up with flavourful local cuisine and what you get is a perfect Viennese holiday.
Food in Europe:
Europe is a rich buffet of flavours and textures that lays out a lavish gourmet spread for its visitors. Food is one aspect of your holiday you should not be worried about. Boasting of a rich and fulfilling culinary culture, Europe will whet your appetite and satiate your soul. From delicate French cuisine to hearty German fare, you will never be left hungry while in Europe.
1. Pierogi in Poland
Pierogi is simplicity at its best. Mostly enjoyed and loved in the Eastern European countries, it is a dumpling filled with potatoes, sauerkraut, cheese and ground meat. There’s even a sweet variation that uses fruits. Topped with either butter, sour cream or fried onions, it is a soulful medley of flavours. You simply must not resist this one.
2. Waffles in Belgium
“Belgian Waffles” are now available all over the world. But there’s something weirdly satisfying about eating waffles in Belgium. Waffles are almost the national dish of Belgium. Nothing beats a steaming hot waffle topped with heaps of whipped cream, sinful Nutella and sweet-sour strawberries. Here’s your chance to try an authentic waffle right where it was born.
3. Potica in Slovenia
This is one of those foods that you might not have had before, though you might have eaten something similar. Potica is Slovenia’s own take on the iconic Swiss Roll. It is nothing more than a paste of nuts (usually groundnuts, walnuts or even poppy seeds) mixed with a sweetener such as honey. It is then gathered into a roll before being baked in an oven.
4. Köttbullar in Sweden
The home of IKEA is also home to a local staple, Swedish meatballs. Though meatballs are not unique to Sweden, the meatballs here are certainly unique. And IKEA has taken them all over the world along with its iconic furniture. They are made with cream and milk-soaked breadcrumbs. The meatballs are served with gravy, mashed potatoes, lingonberry jam and an occasional pickled cucumber.
5. Goulash in Hungary
This Hungarian comfort food has been comforting souls since the beginning of time. It is a spicy, hearty gravy that uses potatoes and meat, blended with spices, while being prepared in the traditional Hungarian way. Enjoyed all throughout the year, it infuses the winter cold with a warmth that makes its presence felt all the way into the stomach. Goulash is best enjoyed with bread or even on its own.
Things to Do in Europe:
A European holiday is a bouquet of experiences that ranges from the sedentary to downright adventurous. Here are some of our recommendations of things that you should not miss doing in Europe.
1. Take a canal tour of Amsterdam
The quirky city of Amsterdam has a substantial network of canals that criss-cross the city. Lined with houseboats on both sides, a relaxing cruise down these waterways is the best way to explore the city from a new perspective. A canal boat tour of Amsterdam will allow you to take in the sights at a leisurely pace. Some of the biggest attractions of these cruises are the palatial townhouses that line the banks. Their glass facades offer you unrestricted views of the gorgeous interiors, some of which are hundreds of years old. Quite simply, this is a must-do activity in Amsterdam.
2. Travel back in time in Athens
The Greeks have one of the richest mythologies in the world. The whole of Greece is dotted with spectacular ruins that are the remnants of its glorious past. Athens is a time machine that can take you back thousands of years into history with its collection of ruins. The Acropolis is a stunning example of ancient Greek style of architecture that finds its way into designs even today. Climb to the top of the hill for panoramic views of the surrounding areas. Do try the crunchy koulouri on your way down for an authentic taste of Athens. With its deep connection to history and its profusion of ruins, Athens is a photographer’s delight.
3. Relax on the beaches of Montenegro
This little-known European gem gained its independence from Serbia only in 2006. With a population that is half of Stockholm’s, Montenegro is a tranquil delight. The biggest attraction of Montenegro are its pristine golden beaches. The vast stretches of sandy shores gently delve into the sea making for a memorable beach experience. But the best part of beaches in Montenegro is they’re free from crowds. The Bay of Kotor is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is dotted with ancient Greek and Turkish settlements. The uncrowded beaches and the idyllic villages will hold your heart and never let go. Give this underrated holiday destination a chance and it will make your vacation a memorable one.
4. Catch the Grand Prix in Monaco
While not all of you may enjoy the thrills of an adrenaline-filled dash to the finish, the Grand Prix in Monaco is not just about the sport. Monaco is the only F1 venue in the world where the race takes place on regular roads. The tiny kingdom of Monaco is less than one square mile in size but is one of the most affluent countries in Europe. Sitting just south of France, it is a playground for the rich and the famous. The Grand Prix is a carnival of celebrations set against the backdrop of a car race. While most of the action takes place on the track during the day, it moves indoors into the hotels and casinos in the evening.
5. Walk through the art at the Louvre
Louvre is one of the most well-known museums on the planet, thanks to its most famous resident, Mona Lisa. But the artistic opulence of the Louvre doesn’t stop there. Housed in a centuries-old building, the entrance of the museum is dominated by a giant glass pyramid. First built as a palace between the 12th and 13th centuries, it was converted into a museum in 1793. It is the world’s largest museum and houses over 3,00,000 objects and artefacts. From the loving art of the masters to ancient Egyptian mummies, the Louvre is a chronicle of evolving global cultures that documents the relentless march of time. Be sure to keep aside at least half a day for Louvre’s unhurried exploration.
1. Is the euro accepted all over Europe?
Euro is accepted in 19 EU countries and some of its overseas territories like Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. Rest of the countries in Europe use their own currencies. E.g. Great Britain uses the British Pound (GBP).
2. Will I need a visa to visit Europe for a holiday?
Yes, you will need a valid visa to visit Europe on a holiday. A Schengen visa covers 26 European countries. But for other countries like the UK and France you will need their respective visas to gain entry.
3. When is the best time to visit Europe?
Summer is the best time to visit Europe. However, do note that you can visit Europe all round the year depending on the type of holiday you’re looking for.
4. How long should be my Europe trip?
If you want to explore the whole of Europe at once, you may need a month. But for selective sightseeing, a 12 nights and 13 days holiday package will be enough.
5. I want to take a road trip around Europe, is my Indian driver’s license valid?
Some European countries like Norway, Sweden and Finland will allow you to drive without an international driving permit if your license is valid and printed in English. However, some countries need you to have a valid international driving permit to drive. So, if you’re planning on driving around Europe, getting an international driving permit is highly recommended.
6. Which is the most expensive European country?
Switzerland is the most expensive European country to visit for a holiday.
7. Which is the least-expensive European country?
Azerbaijan is the least-expensive European country for a holiday.
8. Is Europe safe for backpacking and solo travel?
Europe is a safe destination for going backpacking and also for solo travelling. Of course, you must take a few basic precautions that would be applicable to any other travel destination.
9. Other than flying, which is the best way to explore Europe?
Trains are the most convenient way to travel across Europe, other than flying. But a road trip across the continent is the most fun way to explore Europe.
10. Are all hotels across Europe expensive?
No, not all the hotels across Europe are expensive. However, do note that hotel rates fluctuate according to seasons. You can find inexpensive accommodation in hostels and inns that are spread all over Europe.
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