Get some useful tips on your holidays in Europe, from hidden treasures to discover to accessible tourism and mobile apps for a safer trip!
You have already prepared your roadtrip around Europe by car, motorcycle or bicycle; but do you know what the speed limit is on Spanish motorways or if you need to wear a helmet when you cycle in Sweden? You can download the free European Road Safety App, containing all important road safety rules in every country, as well as some fun games!
If you prefer to use public transport, such an InterRail adventure through Central Europe or a boat excursion on the Mediterranean islands, make sure you know your rights as a passenger. The EU is the only area in the world where citizens are protected by a full set of Passenger Rights – whether they travel by air or rail, and now also by ship, bus and coach. Download the mobile application on passenger rights and know your rights wherever you are! And don’t forget, Europe has also to offer a wide variety of accessible tourism destinations, just take a look at the top places to visit!
Certainly, with so many choices and almost endless possibilities, it can sometimes be difficult to get started. In order to decide, you could have a look at Europe’s hidden gems and take your holidays a step beyond the Eiffel Tower and Buckingham Palace. Get ready for new styles and new horizons, explore Europe’s coastline or winter destinations, or even go for a honeymoon!
If you are more into culture, you could follow one of the 26 “European Cultural Routes”, crossing several regions or countries and giving you the opportunity to enjoy the variety and complexity of European cultural tourism offer. You can select amongst a vast variety of cultural routes, from the Phoenicians’ Route to the Route of the Olive Tree, and many many more!
Wherever you go, the natural beauty and cultural diversity of Europe makes it the world’s favourite tourism destination. What is more, it has now become cheaper to use maps, share holiday videos and photos or update your social networks; from 1 July 2014, the EU will cut the price caps for data downloads by more than half, down from 45 cents per megabyte to 20c/MB.
Enjoy your holidays!