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Monday, October 16, 2006

Best time to Europe travel

When planning your trip to Europe, just check out your coming, departure date and find out if they take in to peak period, off peak or shoulder travel periods. Peak periods are the periods when maximum of people travel around the world. These peak dates normally match with school holidays, New Year and Christmas.

The planned date varies from country to country where you are flying. If you travel there in the peak periods, flights and accommodation will be heavily booked and everything is going to be very expensive. The peak period is normally from December to January and June to august end. Traveling during the Christmas is going to be very costly as you are going to be overcharged for everything like tickets, hotels etc.

The "shoulder period" is in spring and autumn and the low or "off-peak" periods are usually in the remaining months and in the winter. If you have very little time to travel to Europe, best time for you will be during the shoulder period. At that time you are going to get everything cheaply and going to get the great conditions.

And you much time to travel, travel Europe in the low season when the fares are cheap so you can stay there for long with the money you are going to spend on your Europe travel. Start checking for the airfares and hotels etc 3 to 4 months before you travel Europe. Some airlines give you the rewards on early bookings. So book your hotel according to your arrival and departure dates.

It is always good to check the latest condition about the country you are visiting minutes before traveling. For most seasoned travelers, the best time to see Europe is from April to June and September to October when the weather is still warm, the holiday crowds have left and accommodation and transport are regularly priced.


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