Europe Holidays

Europe Holidays

Europe holidays are a feast for the senses! Packed with lip-smacking food, artsy shenanigans and beauty that’ll make your jaw drop. And the cherry on top? Short flights! So, fancy a last minute city jaunt or a lazy beach escape? Take your pick!

If you're rolling with the fam, Turkey's got you covered with its sun-drenched shores and All Inclusive packages. Swing by Rome for a taste of ancient city vibes, or Paris for a dose of ooh-la-la romance. Greece wows with sugar-cube townhouses, the Algarve serves pinch-me swimming spots, and Malta's a history goldmine.

Sun and sand vibes

Looking for the best beach holidays in Europe? The classic Costas in Mainland Spain are full of sunny, beachy goodness and an absolute shout for getting your money's worth. From Benidorm to Costa Blanca, these wallet-friendly paradises are the go-to spots for cheap Europe holidays.

The Canary Islands are your ticket to year-round sun, all day, every day. And if you're all about that beach-meets-mountain vibe, Cyprus will charm your flip-flops off. Oh, and let's not forget the legendary parties of Majorca and the breathtaking coastlines of Croatia. Europe holidays are a sun, sand, and sea lover's dream! 

Culture-stuffed city breaks

Planning a culture-packed holiday in Europe? Well, hold onto your croissants, because this continent’s got more museums and cafés then you can shake a baguette at! You could make like James Bond and cruise the canals of Venice, dive into Dublin’s fascinating folklore (and pub scene), or get all artsy-fartsy in Amsterdam’s iconic Van Gogh Museum.

And if you're after cheap Europe holidays, we've got the lowdown. Prague will woo you with fairy-tale castles and cheap pilsners. Berlin flaunts its street art and eccentricity. Krakow’s history unfolds like a well-worn storybook. Athens fuses ancient history with street souvlaki. While Porto tempts with port wine cellars and seaside views. 

What are you waiting for? Europe holidays are calling, and they’re an absolute hoot!

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It depends on where you stay. The mildest winters and warmest summers on the continent are in southern Portugal, southern Spain, Sicily (Italy), Malta, the Canaries, and the southern Greek islands such as Crete, Rhodes, Karpathos and Kasos.

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1 to 6+ hours
Fly from many regional UK departure airports to all major airports across Europe. Check the guide for specific details on your chosen destination.

Europe is best for...

Nature enthusiasts: Europe is home to some otherworldy landscapes, from the lunar-like parks in Tenerife, to geysers and glaciers in Iceland.

Beach lovers: Indulge in the sun-drenched shores of the Mediterranean, just a stone's throw from the UK. Whether you're seeking secluded coves in Greece, volcanic beaches in the Canaries, or Blue Flag bliss in Turkey.

Culture vultures: Roam the ancient streets of Ephesus in Turkey, marvel at the architectural wonders of Rome, explore the iconic Acropolis in Athens, or wander through the medieval streets of Valletta in Malta.

Fast facts for Europe

Language: Many different languages are spoken across Europe, check our guide for the destination you're travelling to for more information.

Currency: See our guide to your destination to find out what currency to take as every country has its own.

Local time: Europe is 1-3 hours ahead of the UK (GMT).

Fly to: Countries across Europe all have their own airports; take a look at our individual guides for more details.

Flight time from UK: The flight time to countries in Europe varies from 1 to 6+ hours.

Tourist information: Every country in Europe has its own tourist information website – you’ll find links on our individual destination pages.

Safety and security in Europe

Before you travel, check our specific destination guides for handy links to safety and security information. 

Europe weather

Temperature: For the toastiest summers, head south.

Best time to visit?

The best time to visit Europe is during late spring (April to June) and early autumn (September to October). Enjoy mild weather, fewer crowds, and vibrant landscapes. Summer (July and August) is popular but crowded, while winter offers festive charm.

Best hotels in Europe

Barcelo Lanzarote Active Resort

Barcelo Lanzarote Active Resort

Canary Islands, Lanzarote, Costa Teguise

Palladium Hotel Cala LLonga

Palladium Hotel Cala LLonga

Balearic Islands, Ibiza, Cala Llonga

The Marilis Hill Resort Hotel & Spa

The Marilis Hill Resort Hotel & Spa

Turkey, Antalya, Alanya

Gorkem Hotel

Gorkem Hotel

Turkey, Dalaman, Oludeniz

Hotel TRH Taoro Garden - (Adults Only +16)

Hotel TRH Taoro Garden - (Adults Only +16)

Canary Islands, Tenerife, Puerto de la Cruz

H10 Playa Esmeralda - Adults Only

H10 Playa Esmeralda - Adults Only

Canary Islands, Fuerteventura, Costa Calma

Cook's Club Alanya

Cook's Club Alanya

Turkey, Antalya, Alanya

Titanic Deluxe Lara

Titanic Deluxe Lara

Turkey, Antalya, Lara-Kundu

Beverly Hills Suites

Beverly Hills Suites

Canary Islands, Tenerife, Los Cristianos

Sandos Atlantic Gardens

Sandos Atlantic Gardens

Canary Islands, Lanzarote, Playa Blanca

Croatia Cavtat

Croatia Cavtat

Croatia, Dubrovnik Neretva, Cavtat

Mitsis Norida Beach

Mitsis Norida Beach

Greece, Kos, Kardamena

Ramada Resort by Wyndham Side

Ramada Resort by Wyndham Side

Turkey, Antalya, Side

Ramada By Wyndham Fethiye (ex.Sertil Deluxe Hotel)

Ramada By Wyndham Fethiye (ex.Sertil Deluxe Hotel)

Turkey, Dalaman, Oludeniz

Hard Rock hotel Tenerife

Hard Rock hotel Tenerife

Canary Islands, Tenerife, Playa Paraiso

Secrets Lanzarote Resort & Spa (Adults Only)

Secrets Lanzarote Resort & Spa (Adults Only)

Canary Islands, Lanzarote, Yaiza

Filion Suites Resort & Spa

Filion Suites Resort & Spa

Greece, Crete, Bali

Seashell Vega

Seashell Vega

Turkey, Antalya, Side

Grand Ideal Premium Hotel

Grand Ideal Premium Hotel

Turkey, Dalaman, Marmaris

H10 Tenerife Playa

H10 Tenerife Playa

Canary Islands, Tenerife, Puerto de la Cruz

Barcelo Lanzarote Royal Level

Barcelo Lanzarote Royal Level

Canary Islands, Lanzarote, Costa Teguise

Mitsis Blue Domes Resort and Spa

Mitsis Blue Domes Resort and Spa

Greece, Kos, Kardamena

Globales America

Globales America

Balearic Islands, Majorca, Calas de Mallorca

Wind Of Lara

Wind Of Lara

Turkey, Antalya, Lara-Kundu

Kleopatra Royal Palm Hotel

Kleopatra Royal Palm Hotel

Turkey, Antalya, Alanya

Alexandre Hotel Gala

Alexandre Hotel Gala

Canary Islands, Tenerife, Playa de las Americas

Bungalows Playa Limones

Bungalows Playa Limones

Canary Islands, Lanzarote, Playa Blanca

Mitsis Royal Mare

Mitsis Royal Mare

Greece, Crete, Anissaras

Riva Bodrum Resort

Riva Bodrum Resort

Turkey, Aegean Coast, Gumbet

Vikingen Infinity Resort & Spa

Vikingen Infinity Resort & Spa

Turkey, Antalya

Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort & Spa

Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort & Spa

Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Meloneras

Los Zocos Impressive Lanzarote

Los Zocos Impressive Lanzarote

Canary Islands, Lanzarote, Costa Teguise

Thalassi

Thalassi

Greece, Crete, Rethymnon

Belkon Hotel

Belkon Hotel

Turkey, Antalya, Belek

Litore Resort Hotel & Spa

Litore Resort Hotel & Spa

Turkey, Antalya

Be Live Adults Only Tenerife

Be Live Adults Only Tenerife

Canary Islands, Tenerife, Puerto de la Cruz

VIK Hotel San Antonio

VIK Hotel San Antonio

Canary Islands, Lanzarote, Puerto del Carmen

Mitsis Summer Palace

Mitsis Summer Palace

Greece, Kos, Kardamena

Selectum Colours Bodrum Ex Asteria Bodrum Resort

Selectum Colours Bodrum Ex Asteria Bodrum Resort

Turkey, Aegean Coast, Gumbet

Tui Blue Barut Andiz

Tui Blue Barut Andiz

Turkey, Antalya, Side

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Europe FAQs
Europe FAQs
What is the cheapest holiday in Europe?

Resorts vary wildly when it comes to affordability. For example, the Costa del Sol in Spain is a winner for budget-friendly beachside escapes, but Marbella is perfect for those seeking a luxury break.

Portugal, Lisbon or the Algarve will bless you with a sunny Mediterranean climate without breaking the bank. Krakow, in Poland, is a hidden gem in Eastern Europe. Marmaris in Turkey boasts a beautiful coastline and affordable 5 star digs.

Crete in Greece is another must for a budget-friendly island getaway with stunning beaches and rich history. Remember, the cheapest holiday can vary depending on your preferences and travel style.

What are the best beach holidays in Europe?

If you're seeking the best beach holidays in Europe, Navagio Beach in Zante, Greece, is a must-visit, renowned for its dramatic cliffs and iconic shipwreck.

Portugal's Algarve region is full of coastal gems. Head to the French Riviera's Plage de Pampelonne for a taste of glamorous Mediterranean beach life. The black sands of Reynisfjara Beach in Iceland offer a dramatic contrast, while the Costa Blanca “White Coast” boasts pearly sands that stretch on for miles. 

Where to spend summer holidays in Europe?

Turkey's coastal beauty, Greece's island charm, and Spain's sandy delights are all just the ticket for a sun-soaked, fly-and-flop summer holiday in Europe.

Rome is a history lover's paradise, Barcelona serves up tapas and sunny beaches, Lisbon offers a blend of culture and coastline, while Croatia's Dalmatian Coast boasts sea and scenery.