Start the adventure

CALL US ON

134 782

Europe travel guide

SEARCH EUROPE TOURS
What is it that makes us so obsessed with Europe? Is it the fact that we can island hop around sunkissed Mediterranean islands, sample fresh local produce and drinks (hello fruity sangria/smooth wine/tasty cocktails/beaut beers, dance til dawn at crazy music festivals or street parties, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere? Probably that and so much more! So check out our travel guides for some serious travel inspiration...

Europe Highlights

Explore

Prague

travel guide
Explore

Italy

travel guide
Explore

France

travel guide
Explore

Germany

travel guide
Explore

Spain

travel guide
Explore

Greece

travel guide
Explore

Great Britain

travel guide
Explore

London

travel guide
Up to 25% off

Contiki Europe tours

european tour
European Trail | 23 days
Non-stop European adventure your quest? We've got you. This is a ride through Paris, the Swiss Alps, Florence, Rome, Venice, Lake Bled, Krakow, Prague, Amstedam and Berlin aboard a bus full of food, party and travel loving culture vultures. Hello, best month of your life.
croatia islands tour
Croatia Island Escape | 8 days
The rumours are all true. Croatia is another level. Incredible beaches, blissful islands, boat parties and festivals mix perfectly with ancient culture, exciting cuisine and some pretty gorgeous cities. Starting in Split, you'll island hop down to Dubrovnik, via Hvar and Makarska, a harbour town framed perfectly by the huge Dalmatian Mountains.
greek island hopping
Mykonos & Santorini Island Escape | 9 days
Dreaming of endless blue and white buildings, wild party nights, ancient sights...it's surely got to be Greece, right? You craved it, we delivered it, with just over a week of the best times you can possibly imagine, the Mykonos & Santorini Island Escape. It's the perfect combination of culture, relaxation and partying, Greek style!

Getting around Europe

Eurail global passes
The Eurail global pass gives you the freedom and flexibility to explore Europe at your own pace - as much, or as little of it as you want! With unlimited travel in up to 31 countries, you decide which track to take this summer!
Europe Summer
Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Passes
A hop-on hop-off bus pass is perfect for budget travellers or anyone who wants the freedom and independence to make your own decisions. Plus, you'll meet loads of new, like-minded mates to share experiences with along the way.
iceland-car-hire
Campervan & Car hire
From historic castles to golden beaches, the UK and Europe make perfect summer road trip territory. Hiring a campervan in Europe gives you the freedom to set your own itinerary and pull over whenever you choose.
car hire europe
Car hire
Europe is criss-crossed with an endless road map of driving possibilities, so chuck your rules out of the sunroof and freestyle your way into an epic European road trip...

Your tailor made trip, your rules

Do you have all the ideas of what you want from your trip, but not sure how to piece it all together? Meet INDI tailor made. Any dates, any destination, any activities, any budget: all tailor made by our Travel Experts into a trip that suits you as an INDIvidual.
find out more

Travelling in Europe: The FAQs

How do I get to Europe?

Getting to Europe is pretty easy, with regular flights to and from most major airports. Return fares, one-ways, student tickets...you name, we got it! Search below to find the cheapest flights to London, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Amsterdam and more with exclusive fares for students and those under 26.

When is the best time of year to visit Europe?

Europe is pretty massive, so the weather can vary quite a bit from country to country. In winter, (generally November - March), northern parts of Europe are covered in snow and throughout December, magical Christmas markets pop up all over the place. Head to Germany, Austria or Prague for a traditional European Christmas, or to the French Alps for world class skiing and snowboarding. In summer time, the Greek Islands, Turkey, Croatia and the Mediterranean coast are glorious - you'll find endless stretches of sandy beaches to kick back and relax on. Prices tend to be highest in Europe at Christmas, Easter and during the summer vacation (July and August) - travel during off peak times and you'll be sure to bag yourself a sweet deal or two.

Do I need a visa to visit countries in Europe?

Australians tourists and holiday makers visiting Europe for up to six months don't need to apply for a visa in advance. But if you plan on staying longer, or working in an EU country, you'll need to apply using the Australian Goverment website. Speak to one of our travel experts for more information.

How can I get around Europe?

There are heaps of things we love about Europe - eating cheese at breakfast without being judged is certainly up there. More so that you can instantly become so darned cultured, freely changing course and whizzing across borders on trains, buses and in a car or camper to tick off a few iconic countries in a day. We have heaps of flexible and independent ways to travel around Europe so strap on your rucksacks and head on a rail spree or hire a car and head to an epic European festival - breakfast cheese waits for no man.

What's the best way to travel the Mediterranean?

There are countless ways to experience the Med - we have yachting holidays in the Greek Islands, traditional gulets in Turkey, and wooden cruisers or yachts to explore the hedonistic islands of Croatia. If it's island-hopping you're after, you can do this cheaply like the locals on one of our ferry-based tours in Greece, from sun-soaked Mykonos to volcanic Santorini.

Need a little more inspiration?

STA Travel Blog

13 days trips to do from London

Read On
STA Travel Blog

11 reasons to Greek island hop this summer

Read On
STA Travel Blog

Planes vs trains: Why you should consider rail in Europe

Read On