Tour and Travel Advice - Europe

Last Updated: 15th Mar 2015

<p>More Tour and Travel Advice for: <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-Europe">Australia</a>, <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-usa-and-canada"><span class="caps">USA</span> &amp; Canada</a>, <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-australia">Australia</a> and <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-new-zealand">New Zealand</a></p> <p><img src="http://downloads.contiki.com/contikipedia/tour07/eu_european_highlights.jpg" class="rightwise" alt="" /></p> <h2>Planning a Trip Away</h2> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/choosing-and-planning-a-tour-where-to-start">Choosing a tour</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tips-on-saving-for-a-trip">Tips on Saving for a Trip</a></p> <h2>What to Pack</h2> <p>Whether you&#8217;re a seasoned traveler or taking your first big trip overseas, deciding on what to pack is an important decision.</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/suggested-packing-list-europe-summer">Suggested Summer Packing List</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/suggested-packing-list-europe-winter">Suggested Winter Packing List</a><a href="/contikipedia/articles/laptops-on-tour">Laptops</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/how-much-digital-memory-should-i-take">Digital Memory Storage</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/guide-books-and-maps">Guide Books and Maps</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/power-adapters">Power Adapeters</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/shoes-and-footwear">Shoes and Footwear</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/dress-code-europe">Clothing Considerations</a></p> <h2>Luggage</h2> <p>Suitcases, backpacks, weight restrictions and more&#8230;</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/overnight-bag">Overnight bags</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/suitcase-vs-backpack">Suitcase or Backpack ?</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/weight-limits-and-size-europe">Luggage Limits</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/day-bag">Day Bag</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/carry-on-luggage">Carry on Luggage</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/contiki-basement-luggage-storage">Contiki Basement Luggage Storage</a></p> <h2>Health, Safety and Security</h2> <p>Europe is generally a safe and friendly place, but here are a few tips to further ensure a safe and comfortable tour.</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/health-europe">Health and Europe</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/avoiding-jet-lag">Avoiding Jet Lag</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/security-europe">Security</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/vaccinations-europe">Vaccinations</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/staying-healthy-on-tour">Staying Healthy on Tour</a></p> <h2>Money Matters</h2> <p>From credit cards and cash machines to traveler’s cheques and exchange rates &#8211; it&#8217;s all here.</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/the-euro">The Euro</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/how-much-spending-money-should-i-bring-europe">Spending Money</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/currency-conversion-and-exchange-rates">Exchange Rates and Currency Conversion</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/atms-and-cash-machines-europe">ATM&#8217;s and Cash Machines</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/money-europe">European Currencies</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/travellers-cheques-europe">Travellers Cheques</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/credit-cards-europe">Using Credit Cards</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tipping-europe">Tipping in Europe</a></p> <h2>Age Considerations in Europe</h2> <p>What&#8217;s the legal drinking age in Europe? How old are the people on our tours? Find out here!</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/age-restrictions-europe">Age restrictions for traveling with Contiki</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/age-of-people-on-tour">Age of people on tour</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/average-age">Average Age of People on Tour</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/drinking-age">Drinking Ages</a></p> <h2>Getting Places</h2> <p>Low cost flights and getting to your tour starting point &#8211; check out the best way to <a href="/contikipedia/articles/getting-places-europe">get places</a> in Europe.</p> <h2>Before you go</h2> <p>Passports, Visas and other things you may need to get organized before you leave home.</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/travel-insurance-europe">Travel Insurance</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/visas-travelling-to-europe">Visas</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/contiki-travel-documents">Contiki Travel Documents</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/passports">Passports</a></p> <h2>On Tour</h2> <p>What you can expect while on tour.</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/laundry-facilities-europe">Laundry Facilities</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/pre-departure-meeting-europe">Pre Departure Meeting</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/how-many-people-are-on-a-tour">How many people are on a tour?</a> | <br /> <a href="/contikipedia/articles/departure-times-europe">Departure times</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/arrival-times-europe">Arrival Times</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/travel-time">Travel Time</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/if-you-miss-the-coach-europe">What if you miss the coach?</a></p> <h2>World Wide Weather and Time Zones</h2> <p>Find out what time is is where and what the weather will be like by following the links below.</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/worldwide-time-zones">Time Zones</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/worldwide-weather-forecasts-and-trends">Weather</a></p> <h2>Phone Calls</h2> <p>Mobile phones, phone cards, dialing out and more.</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/phone-calls-europe">Making Phone Calls</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/contiki-ekit-global-phonecard">Contiki eKit</a></p> <h2>Pre and Post Tour Accommodation</h2> <p>The best places to stay before and after your tour.</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/accommodation-before-and-after-tour-europe">Places to stay before and after</a> your European Tour | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/how-to-book-your-hotel-in-london">Booking a hotel in London</a></p> <h2>Styles of Tour in Europe</h2> <p>Contiki offers three styles of travel through Europe for you to choose from depending on your own personal choice and budget.</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/styles-of-tour">Styles of Tour</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/party-scene-europe">The Party Scene Camping vs. Concept/Budget vs. Time Out/Superior</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/concept-budget-vs-time-out-superior">Differences between tour styles</a></p>