Beginning of main content
Trip Type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5

Search over 1,000,000 properties worldwide and 550 airlines worldwide.

Search over a million flights, hotels, packages, and more

No Expedia cancellation fee to change or cancel almost any hotel reservation.


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 theater 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 colors 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 travelers, and can be a great time to visit if you're looking for discounted flights and hotel rates.


Guide to Exploring Europe


Top Hotel Deals

See all 558,932 properties in Europe
The Grand at Trafalgar Square NZ$564
Reviewed on 19 May 2019
See details
 
The Grand at Trafalgar Square

The Grand at Trafalgar Square

8 Northumberland Avenue, London, England
     
    4.2 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Great location, close to restaurants and most attractions

    Park Plaza County Hall London NZ$755
    Reviewed on 24 May 2019
    See details
     
    Park Plaza County Hall London

    Park Plaza County Hall London

    1 Addington Street, London, England
       
      4.3 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Great location. Next to the London Eye. Easy walk to Westminster, East End, and central London. Beautiful hotel, nice size updated rooms. Very clean. Great service.

      Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London NZ$891
      Reviewed on 23 May 2019
      See details
       
      Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

      Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

      200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
         
        4.4 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0

        Great property, location amenities and staff. Surprised to find out our room was an Accessibility Room, not sure how that happened but had to speak to the Hotel Manager to get that changed, 3 other staff would not change our room. Additionally the room we received had no windows. For a $50.00 upgrade ...

        Club Quarters Hotel, Trafalgar Square
        Reviewed on 15 May 2019
        See details
         
        Club Quarters Hotel, Trafalgar Square

        Club Quarters Hotel, Trafalgar Square

        8 Northumberland Ave, (adjacent to Trafalgar Square), London, England
           
          4.3 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0

          It was nice. The Staff (Jake) was considerate to give us a a early check in as we had a toddler

          Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Hotel NZ$378
          Reviewed on 13 May 2019
          See details
           
          Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Hotel

          Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Hotel

          Free Trade Hall Peter Street, Manchester, England
             
            4.4 of 5
            5.0 out of 5.0

            Have stayed at this hotel several times and I was impressed with the refurbishment that has taken place.we were given an upgrade to Business Class that meant we had a quieter room and also received a complimentary fruit platter and slightly later checkout time. All in all excellent service and felt ...

            The Strand Palace Hotel NZ$643
            Reviewed on 26 May 2019
            See details
             
            The Strand Palace Hotel

            The Strand Palace Hotel

            372 The Strand, London, England
               
              4.0 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0

              Location was excellent for our needs. Chose a newly refurbished room which was , but room and bathroom layout cramped a planned incorrectly: there were no hanging facility in the bathroom , the shower was raised a foot off the floor potentially dangerous .Bedroom small and contained 2 bulky chairs ...

              Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin NZ$202
              Reviewed on 24 May 2019
              See details
               
              Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin

              Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin

              Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 3, Berlin, BE
                 
                4.6 of 5
                4.5 out of 5.0

                Spotlessly clean, Friendly and helpful staff, amazing location, great facilities, comfy bed and delicious breakfast. We couldn't have asked for more , loved it

                The Waldorf Hilton, London NZ$494
                Reviewed on 20 May 2019
                See details
                 
                The Waldorf Hilton, London

                The Waldorf Hilton, London

                Aldwych, London, England
                   
                  4.1 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0

                  Great hotel, very well located. Close to Covent Garden and most attractions.

                  Top Flight + Hotel Deals

                  Top Deals on Flights

                  These prices were available within the past 7 days. Prices quoted are per person, return, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.