Why now is a great time to visit Europe
If you've always wanted to visit Europe but worried about the expense, now is a great time to make that trip. Due to the economic downturn in Europe, especially in countries such as Greece, Spain, Italy and Ireland, the exchange rate is in Americans' favour and you can experience all the tourist attractions and local traditions for a very reasonable price. Because less people are travelling to and within Europe, travel companies are offering much more competitive deals to tempt visitors to use their services. This means you can stay in luxury hotels and get first class travel for the amount of money you might normally spend on a budget holiday, especially in the more severely affected countries.
With less tourists around, you also won't have to fight against so many backpack-laden, camera-wielding foreigners to get a glimpse of the Acropolis or the Sistine Chapel!
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According to research by The Huffington Post earlier this year tourist attractions in Greece, one of the countries which has been hit worst by economic problems, are still open and busy, but not as crowded as usual. Tickets for tours of Greece and Athens are selling out, and although the locals' troubles are evident they are still welcoming visitors warmly to ensure they keep their tourist trade alive and well. In fact, they are generally very thankful to visitors for supporting the Greek economy in its time of need. Greece is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe due to its fantastic sights and fascinating history, in addition to its sunny weather and relaxed, friendly culture. Famous sights such as the Parthenon and the Delphi Theatre are must-sees during a visit to Greece, but holiday-makers should also take the opportunity to visit some of the beautiful Greek islands such as Crete and Corfu.
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Another country which has faced tough economic problems over the past few years is Ireland. Because fewer Irish people are travelling abroad or booking expensive hotels, more are going on holiday within Ireland which means that tourist attractions are able to open as usual. There are also more budget hotels and special offers available, to encourage Irish people and foreign visitors to holiday in Ireland. Ireland offers a perfect holiday mixture of country and city. If you book a holiday in the Irish capital city, Dublin, you can also visit more traditional country villages and even spend a day at the beach during your trip. Ireland isn't too well known for its local cuisine, but you can't go home without trying a proper pint of Guinness at a traditional Irish pub. If you really want to experience the Irish spirit, book a holiday around St Patrick's Day, where the country comes alive with parades and street parties. Despite the tense times depicted in the news, you shouldn't be put off travelling to countries suffering in the economic crisis. In fact, now is the most important time to show them your support and help inject some money back into their tourist trade.
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Written by Kat Kraetzer, a passionate traveller and experienced travel writer. If you want to make your trip even cheaper, have a look through the various European tour packages online – they’ll guarantee you a great deal wherever you decide to go!