Europe is enriched in flora, fauna, ethnic races and what not! With an area of 10, 180, 000 sq. km Europe is a place that embodies any traveler’s dream. There are beautiful locations, high mountains, snaking rivers, historical monuments and cuisine that one could never forget in a lifetime. It abounds with a population of 738, 200, 000 people, all from various ethnicities, making the place rich in diversity. All of these traits are what make it a perfect travel destination since it has so much to offer in terms of an enriching experience, but what makes it a perfect destination for vacation also makes it a confusing place to explore. This following article will focus on making the excursion through Europe easier and more understandable.
Traveling by Car
A car can be the choice of transport for many of us. Who wouldn’t like to travel through the beautiful scenery of Europe while seated in the plush interior of a comfortable car, but since the cost of oil has been rising continually for past few months it can prove to be a very costly option. Now in case if you are going to an agency and hiring one then you will have additional cost other than that of the petrol. In addition, when you call for pick up or to drop you somewhere the charges become quite high, not to mention the toll tax that will be charged to you only. You will even be required to own a Driver’s permit of International level.
Although it is a pricey option, it can be economized if you share a car with a couple of people. If you can do this then, you will have the luxury to explore the place on your time not bound by the schedule of public conveyance. You will have to be aware of the traffic situation of a particular country though, for instance if you are visiting Monaco then you should know that it stands for having the busiest roadways in Europe. If you plan on traveling through car then, you should keep at least 2 to four weeks with you for the trip.
Traveling by plane
Many may be under the impression that the plane ride would be costly, but they forget to evaluate the situation in light of the recent emergence of airlines that focus on low costs; these airlines have made the travel of Europe via air a feasible and affordable option. The popularity of these airlines and what they have to offer has also led to opening of several airports in such remote locations that you can now travel every nook and corner via planes and at a reasonable cost. However, when traveling through plane you need to remember that you have to hold back on luggage. There are many airlines that will charge on the basis of luggage. When traveling through plane, it is best if you keep one to two weeks with you.
Traveling via train
When going for a train you have to make sure that you get your passes, these passes can be for the entire nation but if you want to travel through many countries then, you have to get a pass that will allow you travel inter-state. Along with this you have to have your passport and other important documents with you for the instated checkpoints. For the train, you should keep at least 2 to four weeks with you.
Traveling via bus
It may not sound too flashy, but it can take you to even the most remote places of any destination and save you money as well. There can a bit of inconvenience in terms of seating and the length of journey but can come handy when nothing else can be arranged. Traveling through bus can be slow and is not much preferred though.
Traveling through foot
This is the option that you should consider when you have plenty of free time at your disposal. It will give you a sense of freedom that no other mode of transport can and will be an experience like no other. You can go wherever you want and explore every bit nice and slow, the time frame for this can be anywhere between three to twelve months.