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Holidays in Europe

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Europe Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Europe hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Europe trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.

Top hotels in Europe

The Grand at Trafalgar Square
The Grand at Trafalgar Square
4 out of 5
8 Northumberland Avenue, London, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$171 per night from 27 Oct. to 28 Oct.
4.3/5Excellent! (1,041 reviews)

"This hotel is perfectly situated by Trafalgar Square, lots of restaurants nearby as well as tube stations and museums. It was beautifully clean and the staff were very helpful and welcoming"…"

Reviewed on 30 Sep. 2020

The Grand at Trafalgar Square
Park Plaza County Hall London
Park Plaza County Hall London
4 out of 5
1 Addington Street, London, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$199 per night from 25 Oct. to 26 Oct.
4.3/5Excellent! (2,627 reviews)

"This hotel is beautiful and worth the money but we booked the penthouse and was disappointed. The room was beautiful but advertised the view looked better than what it was and to be frank that’s why we booked it and paid extra money so we was disappointed. It was just a view of the other hotel Tbh. ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct. 2020

Park Plaza County Hall London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$199 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.
4.3/5Excellent! (4,824 reviews)

"I am extremely happy with my stay for my birthday weekend. It started off great with an upgrade because of it being an 18th trip!! My overall stay was amazing, to staff being so helpful and the room being great. We will definitely be returning soon!"…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2020

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
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Europe Holiday

Visit amazing sites in more than 50 countries. Experience vastly different cultures, languages and food within short train rides from city to city.  Nearly 30 European Union countries have a single currency and relaxed border crossings, making European travel quite easy. Ride a train for several hours on the continent and enter a new country. From Arctic Circle Nordic nations to warm southern Mediterranean countries, you’ll find modern cities alongside vestiges of ancient civilizations. 

Visit Italy and Greece to wander through ruins of early empires. In Rome, see the Colosseum, in Athens, the Acropolis. Relax on glorious beaches in both countries.  Explore some of the 6,000 islands of Greece and view the Ligurian Sea from high walking paths along terraced vineyards in Italy’s Cinque Terre. Pay papal respects at Vatican City, Europe’s smallest nation.

France is famous for wine, Mediterranean beaches and art galleries. Explore the grand canyon of the Gorges du Verdon and ski the French Alps. Visit weekly markets in small Provençal towns, perched villages in the Luberon and sandy beaches near Saint-Tropez. In Paris, tour the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay and the Centre Georges Pompidou. Walk along the Champs-Élysées and view the city from atop the Eiffel Tower.

Spain and Portugal highlight modern-day Iberian cultures. In Portugal, eat luscious Belém pastries, visit the 500-year-old Jerónimos Monastery and see raging waves on Europe’s westernmost land. Ski in the Pyrenees Mountains, run with the bulls in Pamplona and dance the flamenco in Madrid or Barcelona, Spain. Venture into the region between Spain and France to tour Bilbao ’s Guggenheim Museum and experience unique Basque culture and language. 

Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark feature Scandinavian customs and foods, including endless Smörgåsbord buffets. See far northern lands near the Arctic Circle with summer sunshine through the day and night. Find quiet forests in Finland, Viking history at Sweden’s Vasa Museum and striking fjords on the shores of the Norwegian Sea.

The United Kingdom has Scottish heaths, Welsh castles and British pomp and pageantry across England. See the Crown Jewels and attend West End theatre in London. Cross the water to Ireland and bike over rolling green hills past ancient Celtic landmarks.

Germany, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland offer glorious music, castles and centuries of history. Appreciate the Dom cathedral in Cologne, the symphonic orchestra in Vienna, ancient Roman settlements in Budapest, St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague and the old towns of Krakow and Gdansk.

Visit museums, art galleries and places of worship in Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia and other countries once isolated beyond U.S.S.R. borders. 

Select one or two countries for a short trip to Europe or plan an annual visit to discover the beauty and history of this glorious continent.

Best time to visit Europe

Visit Europe in the spring for warm days and cool nights. Summer brings longer days and lovely weather, but can be busy; August is when locals escape for their annual holiday. Fall in Europe brings the changing colours and fewer crowds. Winter is best for avid skiers and bargain hunters.

Peak Season: Most visitors from the U.S. explore Europe in the spring and summer months. Early fall tends to be busy in popular convention areas, and rates can be higher during this time.

Value Season: Winter and early spring see fewer travellers, and can be a great time to visit if you're looking for discounted flights and hotel rates.

Frequently asked questions

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Europe?
A: Most travellers choose apartments when visiting Europe. But that doesn’t mean you have to. You’ll also find hotels, bed & breakfasts and guest houses aplenty here, and you can book them all with Expedia.
Q: What does an Europe holiday booking with Expedia include?
A: Activities and attractions close by? Check. Flights? Yes. A snazzy set of wheels? You bet. And at the end of a day of sightseeing, you’ll want a cosy room to unwind. We’ve got them all covered. Book what you need and get ready for an amazing Europe getaway.
Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Europe?
A: See the savings add up when you lock in an Europe holiday package via Expedia. Bundle your Flights, Hotels and Rental Cars and enjoy terrific discounts, like up to 42% off selected properties. You’ll soon be looking at your dream getaway with a price tag that’ll knock your socks right off.