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Europe Holidays & Tours

For the most epic journey of history, culture and culinary diversity, take a Europe holiday and enjoy adventure and good food. Our stunning Europe tour packages will help you get the best fares ensuring you a wonderful time while visiting the romantic Italy and Paris, ancient Greece or the beauty mountains of Austria and Switzerland. Our Eastern and Western European tours will introduce you to another side of the world. Discover cheap European vacations from South Africa and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and sensations of some of Europe’s most iconic locations. But we’ll also introduce you to experiences few travellers have the chance to enjoy.

Most Popular European Destinations:

Italy

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Italy embodies fabulous food, romance, art, beautiful countryside, culture, coffee, fashion and so much more.

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France

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Diverse scenery, a strong cultural identity and wonderful food are just some of the reasons to visit France.

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Shengen Visas for Europe

South African Passport holders require a schengen visa to visit the countries. Tourists in possesion of a schengen visa can travel between the Schengen member states as below:

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Liechtenstein

Health Requirements

No compulsory inoculations or vaccines required for travel to Europe

Weather & Best Time to Visit Europe

Europe is a year round destination, but the weather is generally most pleasant from May to September.

Europe’s varied geography spans spans over 45 countries. Climates range from the sunny Greek isles to arctic Norwegian fjords. Each region has different weather, however in northern European countries (example - Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands and the UK) December through March is very cold, with significant snowfall. 

Southern European areas (example - Southern France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece) tend to boast sunny days almost year-round, with some rainfall in winter. The southern regions also have the hottest summers. 

The more inland regions such as central Spain can become uncomfortably hot in July and August. Spring and fall are generally milder, though northern countries see plenty of rainfall and chilly temperatures.

You should also take note that July and August is a very busy period for Europe as most travellers take advantage of their vacation days and the fine weather. Crowds and and lines to popular attractions will peak during this time. On the other hand winter is also busiest time for Ski Resorts.

Best ways to travel through Europe

Traveling by train
Most Europeans would agree that the cheapest way to travel through the many countries of the European continent is certainly by train. This  is because the railway infrastructure in Europe is very extensive and sophisticated. Some areas are only accessible by rail and rail journeys like the Glacier Express in Switzerland are a real treat to see.

Traveling by bus
A popular way to travel for a tour of Europe would be a guided bus tour. These buses can be very luxurious and comfortable and can seat up to 50 people.

For those seeking to travel independently there is also an extensive network of a hop-on-hop-off bus called 'Busabout'. This service is most ideal for backpackers and can be a great alternative to the train. The bus stops at specific locations, normally at a hostel.

Traveling by car
Self drive tours have become increasingly popular among South African citizens, especially in Ireland. You can collect your rental from almost any town or city across the continent and drive along a self made itinerary of your own design, staying at local guesthouses and hotels.

Make the most of your trip to Europe

With over 45 countries to choose from a trip to Europe might be a daunting trip to plan. If you are lucky enough to know exactly which destinations you want to see, then a tailored package with train travel should be the best way to go.

For younger travelers on a budget, we reccommend you consider joining a youth travel tour. These can range from accommodation from camping, to hostels, to hotels and even castles! Contact Africa Getaway for more information on how to plan a trip to Europe on a shoestring budget from South Africa.

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Afrikaanse Kliente
Lees meer oor wat ons kliënte te sê gehad het oor hul Thailand vakansie na Phuket eiland en Bangkok met vlugte vanaf Johannesburg lughawe in Suid Afrika.

Ons reël verbindingsvlugte vanaf alle dele in die land. Pakkette sluit in die goedkoopste vlug kostes op top gehalte lugreederye, met die mees direkte vlugte.

English Clients
View our Phuket Holiday Reviews by SA travelers & tourists who went on their dream vacation to the islands and beaches of Thailand.

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Afrikaanse Kliente
Lees meer oor wat ons kliënte te sê gehad het oor hul Thailand vakansie na Phuket eiland en Bangkok met vlugte vanaf Johannesburg lughawe in Suid Afrika.

Ons reël verbindingsvlugte vanaf alle dele in die land. Pakkette sluit in die goedkoopste vlug kostes op top gehalte lugreederye, met die mees direkte vlugte.

English Clients
View our Phuket Holiday Reviews by SA travelers & tourists who went on their dream vacation to the islands and beaches of Thailand.

See also - Dubai Holiday Reviews

Africa Safaris & Adventures

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Are you planing a African safari or getaway tours to travel South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Kenya or Mozambique. Its the most unique countries to experiences best big 5 and birding adventures. All these African destinations are distinctly different from each other with a great diversity in landscape, bird and wildlife species.

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