Travelling around Europe can be an amazing experience that you’ll never forget. Whether you’re booking a package deal with transport to and from each European country included or planning your own trip and booking individually, it’s important to make sure that you’re prepared. Whether you are only planning to visit two or three individual countries or are preparing for the trip of a lifetime exploring as much as Europe as you possibly can, we’ve put together a few of the most important things to do before you set off.

Get Travel Insurance

Before jetting off on a tour around Europe, one of the most important things to do is make sure that you have your travel insurance policy completely set up. Travel insurance is absolutely vital for in case things go wrong, and not only will it cover your health insurance when in European countries, it’ll also protect your belongings from damage or theft. To  apply for a European Health Insurance Card visit here, it will entitle you to free of charge state-provided healthcare when needed in any of the twenty-eight member states of the EU. Although it’s not clear about the future of the EHIC since the Brexit vote, currently, they are still valid to use.



Plan Your Trip

There are many different methods of travelling around Europe, so it’s important to have your trip carefully planned out beforehand. Even if you’re planning a more spontaneous trip where you’ll simply make up your trip as you go along, it’s a good idea to have a basic plan laid out to work to. Europe is a huge continent with plenty of different cities to see in each country, so deciding which cities are a must-see and which can be left off the list is important to make sure that you don’t end up having to miss out when your trip ends. One of the best ways to get around Europe is on the Interrail network, where you can travel by train, bus, and sometimes ferry in almost all European countries.


Do Your Research

There’s nothing worse than arriving in a country to find that you’ve completely misjudged it, and it’s not at all what you would have expected. Make sure that you do plenty of research beforehand into the places that you’re considering visiting. Along with looking at things such as the main tourist attractions and hotels in the area, it’s also important to look at things such as crime rates or cultural traditions to make sure that you’re fully aware of your surroundings when you arrive. Reading reviews on site such as TripAdvisor will help to give you a better understanding of what to expect in the places that you visit.

Travelling around Europe is a fun, once-in-a-lifetime experience that you should definitely do if you have the chance to. But, in order to make sure that your European trip is both safe and comfortable, it’s important to plan and prepare ahead in good time.

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