Europe Trips & Travel Guides
Europe Tourist Information, Hotels, Tours and Holiday Reservations
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Our mission at Europe Trips is to provide visitors with detailed tourist information and travel guide for Europe as a travel destination itself, as well as for the particular European countries of Albania trips, Andorra trips, Austria trips,
Belarus trips, Belgium trips, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Cyprus trips, Czech Republic trips,
England trips (United Kingdom trips), Estonia trips, Faroe Islands trips,
France trips, Germany trips,
Latvia trips, Liechtenstein trips,
Lithuania trips (Lietuva trips), Luxembourg trips,
Malta trips, Moldova trips,
San Marino trips, Scotland trips,
Serbia trips, Montenegro trips,
Spain trips, Sweden trips,
The Netherlands trips (Holland trips),
Turkey trips, Ukraine trips.
Now we feature detailed tourist information and travel guide for these countries' best holiday resorts, cities, most popular attractions and places of interest. Hotel reservations for entire Europe (EU +), flight bookings, train tickets and passes - everything you need for your trip to Europe. Enjoy your vacation or business trip in Europe with www.europe-trips.eu!
European Ski Resorts Snow Levels, Skiing Conditions and Weather Reports. Europe's Glacial Resorts Ski Season 2019 / 2020 Trips.
Naturally, most of the ski destinations across Europe are now for the season. The weather is variable at the different areas, most of the lower destinations now offer limited conditions, but the snow base is in good shape at the higher slopes. Definite amounts of snow fell over the western mountain areas of the Alps recently, and that's where the best skiing/snowboarding is being found.
FRANCE: Les Duex Alpes (21 lifts running) is resort offering snow sports is in great shape.
ITALY: Both Passo Stelvio (6 lifts turning) and Cervinia (15 lifts spinning) are open for skiing and snowboarding in the country. The snow base is stable and one can have some good fun.
The resort of Val Senales is also expected to join them during the coming months.
SCANDINAVIA (NORWAY, FINLAND & SWEDEN): Most of our featured Scandinavian resorts are now opened for skiing and snowboarding.
Norwegian ski destinations of Galdhøppigen Sommerskisenter (1 lift) and Fonna Glacier Ski Resort are currently providing snow sports.
SCOTLAND: Resorts are open in Scotland for snow sports.
GERMANY: All German resorts we report on are opened.
The following indoor skiing areas are offering snowsports:
Snow Dome Bispingen at Lueneburg Heath;
Bottrop (alpincenter) at Ruhr area;
Wittenburg (alpincenter Hamburg-Wittenburg) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern;
Neuss - Jever Fun Ski Hall
ANDORRA: The Andorran ski season will continue with winter 2019/2020.
AUSTRIA & SWITZERLAND: Perfect conditions for snow sports are available at the ski resorts in both countries that remain open for skiing and snowboarding.
Our selection of European ski resorts for season 2019/2020
Huez, France( December - April, 2019)
Alpe d'Huez is a resort offering not only facilities for winter sports but far more, including variety of entertainments and cultural events. Its 250 km long ski pistes and good number of sunny days make this resort very much preferred. The music festival Tomorrowland Winter is an event with a huge emotional drive. Come and experience this magical festival in between March 9th - March 16th.
Kitzbuehel ,Austria (October - May, 2019)
Kitzbuehel is well renowned for the difficult ski track Streif, particularly designed for extreme skiing. It provides one of the key places for Hahnenkamm - Race, as well as for the European and World Cup down-hill races. The five competitions in January bring together three generations of skiers taking part in three classical Alpine disciplines: down-hill race, slalom and Alpine combination. No surprise if you see lots of famous people slaloming down or if you come across some VIP gatherings, seminars and events along those lines. The park Kitzbuheler Horn with its wall ride, turns, waves, tunnel and a giant snail is mostly frequented by younger sports enthusiasts.
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La Plagne, France (December - April, 2019)
La Plagne with its 425 km snow-covered area is one of the most inviting resorts in the world-famous ski zone Paradiski.
The 20th anniversary of Snowbombing - Mayrhofen , Austria (8th - 13th April, 2019)
Exciting winter sports , spa, outdoor music events , you name it - this grand winter celebration is expecting you. For more details just click: https://snowbombing.com
EYOWF - Winter - Summer, 2019
European Youth Olympic Festival is a sport which was initiated and established by the association of European Olympic Committees. Having both a winter and summer part It spans two successive years. Sportsmen from 50 countries take part. The cities Sarajevo and East Sarajevo are hosting the EYOWF event from Feb 9th to Feb 16th, 2019. The eight competitive disciplines are as follows: Alpine skiing, Biathlon, Cross country, Figure skating, Ice hockey, Short track speed skating, Snowboarding and Curling. It doesn't stop here - this magnificent sports event in the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina will probably bring the explorer and adventurer out of everyone. It would equal a crime to go there and not to visit the mysterious Bosnian pyramids - an archaeological site with global significance and the megalith boulders and the underground lake.
EYOWF - Summer, July 21-27, 2019
Next summer the round of EYOWF takes place in Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan. The sports disciplines are as follows: Athletics,Basketball,Cycling,Handball,Judo,Swimming,Tennis,Wrestling. Tourists will have a golden chance to explore Baku, The City of the winds, which boasts many places and sites recognized by UNESCO. The most iconic one is The Fire Temple Of Baku, which was used as a Hindu, Sikh and Zoroastrian place of worship. The ensemble of three skyscrapers, called Flame Towers provides a stunning sight too.
Fest Holmenkollen, March 08th - 10th, 2019, Oslo, Norway
The deep-rooted tradition at the winter festival is going to be kept. At a particular time, the ski centre in the Norway's capital, which has the same name, is hosting the exciting meeting between competitors and fans.
No matter how you arrive in Oslo, you should definitely take your time to visit one of the most popular tourist attractions, The Vigeland Sculpture Park. There you will be amazed by the 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and wrought iron made by a single artist, Gustav Vigeland. The Viking Ship Museum, the Oslo Cathedral, the National Theatre and the Royal Palace are another must-see places whose existence alone contributes immensely to creating the unique urban look of the Norway capital.
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Beltane Fire Festival April 30th - May 1st, 2019, Scotland
The event takes place in Calton Hill, a well-known place in Edinburg. It's a traditional Celtic holiday which marks summer coming. It's a very old sacral ritual, a procession accompanied by drums' beats and bright purifying flames supposed to chase away darkness. The masses of overjoyed people celebrate nature's coming to life as well as good fertility and abundant harvest. The ritual is authentic and mysterious.
For details check out this site: https://beltane.org
Harry Potter Walking Tour 2019, Scotland
The magic influence of Harry Potter culture still goes on. The excitement of finding out more details related to the novel seems unstoppable. If you join the Harry Potter tour in Edinburg not only will you immerse in the setting of the novel but will learn curious facts related to the story and their author. You will be able to see the Hogwarts school, to learn more about the main character's biography, about Lord Voldemort and to experience for yourself the ambience of the cafes and the hotel where the renowned author was inspired to write the story. The tour also provides short adventurous walks with games and quizzes where adolescents can acquire new knowledge.
The Real King's Close is another tourist attraction where the participants walk along old streets frozen in time. Some of them date back from 16th century and are haunted by ghosts.
Another suggestion, this time without a mystery involved, is the National Museum of Scotland, the Art gallery, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburg and of course Loch Ness .
RHS Chelsea Flower Show May 21st - 25th, 2019, UK
The event is a fascinating fair where one can see the latest trends in arranging flowers and bouquets. It brings together the elite of landscape architects, designers, selectionists , window-dressers, florists and good number of admirers. Beauty, which is in the air there and the surprises prepared for guests make the tourists' experience stunning and unforgettable. You should hurry up making a reservation since the interest rate is very high. The reservation is between November, 2018 and April 2019. Almost all the streets in Chelsea are turned into gardens.
Kew Gardens, The Royal Botanic Garden has the capacity of satisfying any curiosity. Why don't you also visit the largest and the most incredible flower show in the world, the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show?
The British Museum in London attracts as many as 6 million tourists. The range of the exhibits is virtually infinite. One can find anything there, Assyrian treasures, Egyptian mommies, African collections, decorative art, medals, prints, you name it. There are more than 4 million objects exhibited online. For other exhibitions and events going on at the time of your stay in London booking in advance is more than necessary.
You can take part in family seminars or workshops using the latest digital equipment at Samsung Digital Discovery Centre. There are also series of School Digital Session which take place in January, February, March, May and June in 2019. As for your weekend time you can fill it up by visiting the selection of treasures. The tour lasts 90 minutes.
For more details: https://www.britishmuseum.org
HarryPotter&Warner Bros, Studio Tour - London
Despite its high prices the tour enjoys good popularity. Having bought a ticket for a particular date you become a member of a mysterious 7 hour adventure held in English which finishes at the Victoria Underground Station.
SIS' ( Secret Intelligence Service) headquarters in London is not to be missed too. It's a masterpiece by Terry Farrell. The building's outline is strange, a little jagged but that is to serve its professional purposes. It is safeguarded and under 24-hour surveillance. For more details https://www.londontown.com
The London Pass is a sightseeing city card enabling tourists to see London's most emblematic places including Windsor Castle, Saint Paul's Cathedral, London Tower, Tower Bridge, saving the tourists both time and money. The card also grants its possessors with price reductions while doing shopping or having a meal.
For accommodation matters visit: https:www.europe-trips.eu/hotel
Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons ,
"The Four Season's Castle" is a castle with 5 century history. It blends French culinary excellence with the British interior of a house out of town. It is frequented by European celebrities as well as by Sidney and LA elite. It is only 64km away from London and is open all year-round.
Stratford - upon - Avon (The Shakespeare's town)
The best time for the theatre season is March through October.
Millions of tourists come here every year to see the place where the most genius playwright lived and composed his plays. You will be better off should you buy a combination ticket ensuring you visit to seven museum houses, a theatre, and shops offering tempting sales. Royal Shakespeare Company sets up the main annual events. For the privilege to see a Shakespeare's play you should book your tickets months in advance. Some of the plays are adapted to sound in a more modern way just so they are easily absorbed.
Food Zurich - May 16th-26th, 2019, Switzerland
It is an event with lots of benefits for the goers. On the one hand it celebrates the pleasure of enjoying food; on the other hand it is a competition for preparing exquisite food. The excitement to choose and taste something from the wide range of dishes is the best benefit ever. Some cooks prefer to follow the latest food trends; others put all their mastery into cooking strictly traditional and long-forgotten dishes using the proper ingredients. Along the huge Food Sample at Europaallee other events are also going on, such as: kitchen battles workshops, seminars, cookery courses, and professional talks. The entire number of events is over 100. The essence of the event is the blending of most strange and weird tastes and ingredients: sweet, hot, sour, smelly, astringent etc, all is possible, just as long as the final result has a delicious taste. The climax is on the last day when at the Closing Party all the dishes will be spread on the long table called Tavolata.
For tickets and other arrangements check: https://foodzurich.com
World Bodypainting fest - July 11th - July 13th, 2019, Klaugenfurt am Worthersee,Austria
Designers and bodypainting culture fans meet at Goethepark. Artists from 40 countries and many fans take part in this cool event. Workshops on make-up, special effects, photo sessions are set up prior to the beginning. The fest opens with a vernissage The Magic Angle by the world-famous bodypainting artist Johannes Stoetter. The Art Of Make-up is a conference including number of displays, fashion shows, music, and culinary. Carinhian Museum Of Modern Art partners the event.
For further information: https://bodypainting-festival.com
Hafengeburtstag Hamburg, May 10th - May 12th, 2019, Germany
The Hamburg Port celebrates its 830 anniversary. Over 300 ships take part in the celebration. It is quite worth attending the event since there will be a display of all types of water vehicles imaginable. The programme is very busy. Some of the events are: Tugboat ballet, a competition in search and rescue exercises, sailing regattas, dragon boat races, cruises for kids, attractions, Festival Promenade.
For further information: hhtps://hamburg.de/hafengeburtstag/
FRUHLINGSFES - SPRINGFEST, Munich, Germany(April 26th - May 12th, 2019)
For whole two weeks you will be able to fully immerse yourself in the lavish celebration of Spring time coming. The Opening ceremony will be marked by a parade to the Theresienwiese and shooting with mini hand-cannons into the air. Dressed in traditional Bavarian costumes beer brewers, vendors and traders on horse-drawn cart carriages will move solemnly their huge beer barrels to the exhibition areas. The exhibition areas are as follows: Festhale Bavaria, Race-course, Munich Beer Garden.
For further details : https://muenchen.de
Culture Festival and Carnival, Berlin, Germany June 7th - 10th, 2019
On Sunday before the Pentecost the fest attracts and brings together over a million attendees. About 1000 artists are engaged too.
For further information : https://karneval-berlin.de
Dixieland Festival Dresden, Germany May 19t-26th, 2019
The international swing-jazz festival has been around for many years and enjoys over half a million hard-core audience. The updated programme as well as some interesting details you can find here: https://dixielandfestival-dresden.com
Solothurn Beer Days April 25th - 27th, 2019, Switzerland
That is the place if you need relaxation and crave that unique and so popular beverage. The beer is always accompanied by the most preferred kinds of local food: cheeses, bread and eggs, ham, chicken, cabbage. As many as 50 breweries will be exhibiting their brands of beer under tents or food pavilions. Why don't you greet coming of spring with a glass of beer in hand?
For details: biertage.ch
Europe Skiing Holidays 2019 / 2020
European ski holiday spots are of various choices nowadays. France, Switzerland, Austria, Andorra and Italy were the only options for ski holidays few years ago. Now there are numerous choices available. The places having snow will have ski points. There are numerous choices for resorts available at Europe; the skier can choose his or her choice according to the spot or his boarding ability. Ski chalets are the most popular type of accommodation, European resorts accommodation standard is usually very high. The popularity of countries like Norway, Romania, Bulgaria, Spain, Sweden and Slovenia has increased nowadays. Alpine ski areas are alternated now by these countries. In case of a skiing holiday Europeans have skewed priorities in case of skiing holidays nowadays. Choice of food is very important, ski and snowboarding is the third priority. The skiing spot makes Europe a very great destination. Apart from snowboarding there is also a good chance to take in some incredible European culture, animated nightlife and take the wonderful food. Though there are numerous ski options found in Europe. The Alps is the most popular, it spans the Mediterranean coast in France through Northern Italy, Austria, Switzerland and into Slovenia. Endless runs are offered by skiing in Europe on a huge vertical. Cable cars help in admiring the spectacular scenery of the giant mountains from the slopes. Skiing from village to a village and country to a country is made common. The quaint old-world villages offer opportunities for a hot cocoa chocolate, beer or wine. An essential part is the long lunches and good food in this culture. It is good to shop around for good deals. The packages are offered in many companies at a different rate, at times more cheap than the others. We should not forget to ask for ski passes inclusion in the package since some passes may be expensive.
Skiing is considered being a famous sport and recreation comes with a package of delight for the Europeans. Their prime interest is food, then après which refer to socializing after skiing and then only comes actual skiing. The availability of all the above three makes Europe undoubtedly the best location for skiing also known as snowboarding. Europe has abundant ski options among which The Alps is preferred the most. It runs through the western coast of France into Switzerland then covering parts of Italy on the north, Austria and finally at Slovenia. The mountains are majestic and offer an endless run on the vertical. The marvelous scenery can be looked at with pleasure from the slopes. Skiing from one village to the other is common and is sometimes across countries in some places. The antique villages provide chance to take in some incredible European culture, experience the joy of après and the delightful nightlife, and eat delicious food. In the Alps, it is custom that skiers often stop at bars on their last run of the day still wearing their ski gear. The French habitants in the mountain regions are very friendly, that increases pleasure to the adventurous experience. Massive terrains with steep slopes are found in Chamonix were lies the highest peak of European continent, The Mont Blanc. But in Switzerland, it is mostly about the socializing with people. There are flairs and mountain views with serene villages. The après is not much entertained in Switzerland, but not to worry there’s still nightlife. In Italy the time spent is more on wine and food, but it also adds to the great slopes. Their culture is kind which provides harmony. Austria is the birth place of alpine skiing and it is being practiced to perfection. It offers pleasant holidays which are set as benchmark for all other countries.
European Trips & Tours 2019
Tour to Europe: A Memorable Travel Sojourn
Browse great European City Breaks and holidays. Check the pricing and book online.
Spending holidays in Europe was once considered to be not only a way of perfect enjoyment but also of revisiting history. For most westerners, the world consists of Europe and North America and to a small extent their colonies. That the globe consists of 5 continents is either not known or ignored. True, Europe, apart from being highly industrialized and prosperous is dotted with hundreds of places of historical and mythological interest. It is therefore no wonder that even though there are more attractive places for tourists in the countries of Asia and Africa, Europe has a special attraction. Strangely, this is the case with most Asians and Africans also.
European countries without exception see to it that all their places of tourist interest are well maintained and provided with infrastructure, like accessibility, good hotels, efficient transport system and professional guides. But, it is a very costly endeavor and an average person can visit and spend at best a few days at 3 or 4 select places in one or two countries. Budget tours are possible but they are also quite expensive and become quite crowded. The introduction of Euro seems to have had an adverse effect on the real value of the currencies of different countries.
Tourists generally have two or three types of destination while going on a holiday tour in Europe. The most favored time is between spring and winter, but it will be the most expensive. The less expensive period of winter is more suitable for people who enjoy winter sports and can spend time at ski resorts in the mountains of Europe. The second types of tourist would like to visit cities and see places of historical interest and museum, art galleries. The more sophisticated will opt for enjoying the theatre, music, concerts, and Phil Harmonic Orchestras. As an example, prominent places in a place like London are, Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament, and Hyde Park etc. People visiting Spain and Portugal may like to see bull fight. Similarly Eiffel Tower in Paris is a great attraction for tourists. Elaborate tourist literature from all countries is available and you can plan your holiday tour according to your budget.
Advance planning is essential for any holiday planned in Europe. Booking all air tickets and also buying a Eurail Pass will greatly reduce worries regarding travel. Advance booking of air tickets will also save a lot of money. One good feature of all European tourist centers is that they all have very good economy hotels providing you with clean and safe stay and good food which is not very costly. However, everything should be well planned in advance. It is learnt that in some resorts you can cook your food avoiding expensive foods from outside. For details, see: https://www.europe-trips.eu
After formation of the European Union in which most European countries have common visa called Schengen Visa. This visa enables you to travel within all the countries of Europe without being stopped at the border posts, and is valid, whatever be the mode of your travel. Schengen application is available on line and can be submitted to nearest embassy of any European Union country along with the requisite fee and documents. This process takes at least 3 months, therefore planning well ahead for European holiday tour is essential.
Pictures From Europe 2019
Spring in Switzerland
Mystic tourism in England