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Area - 10,180,000 sq km

Population - 742,452,000


Eastern: Low-Medium

Western: Medium-High




  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Liechtenstein




  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • San Marino

  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • Vatican City






    Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus

  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia



  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Kazakhstan








  • Russia
  • Serbia


  • Slovenia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine

    Recommended Vaccinations

    Always consult your doctor before travelling - the information below is only a guide. Vaccination requirements can change.

    Routine Boosters (MMR, DPT and Polio).

    Hepatitis A.

    Hepatitis B (optional).

    Rabies (optional for Eastern Europe).

    Typhoid (Eastern Europe).

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  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom

  • 10 Reasons To Go To Europe

    1. History

    No matter where you go in Europe, history is all around you.

    Medieval Castles, Roman Ruins, Timeless Art, War Relics, Religious Monuments, and more. A history buffs paradise.

    Tower of London, UK

    2. Architecture

    Some buildings in Europe are older than a great number of countries.

    By just walking down a single road, you are often observing different time periods through the architecture.

    Colosseum, Rome, Italy

    3. Unique Cities

    Paris, Venice, London, Prague, Barcelona... every city in Europe has its own unique feel and vibe.

    Europe surely has to be home to the most "must visit" cities in the world.

    Bridges in Prague, Czech Republic

    4. Festivals

    With the amount of different countries and cultures in Europe, festivals are plentiful and unique.

    From beer festivals in Germany, to tomato throwing and bull running in Spain - you are bound to find one you want to attend. Find European Festival's Here

    La Tomatina, Bunol, Spain

    5. Nightlife

    Home to some of the party capitals of the world, Europe is unbeatable for nightlife.

    Hip underground music scenes in every city, trendy bars on every high street; superclubs on party islands and ... well... Amsterdam.

    Studio 80, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    6. Islands and Seaside Towns

    Beset in and along the coast of the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Aegean Seas lie some of the most beautiful islands and towns in the world.

    You can easily stumble across some hidden gems.

    Oia, Santorini, Greece

    7. Football

    Whether you love it or don't understand it, sample a game in Europe to see the best that this sport has to offer.

    The best players, stadiums and atmospheres can be found in England, Spain and Germany.

    Borussia Dortmund's famous yellow wall, Germany

    8. Food

    Yes everyone has tried pizza before, but it tastes much better from a genuine Italian Pizzeria, than a fast food chain.

    Again the diversity of Europe means food is very distinctive in each place you visit.

    The longer the queue, the better the food.

    Selection of Petit Fours, in a French patisserie.

    9. Access

    Europe is a very small continent with excellent and reasonably priced transport links, making it extremely easy to get around.

    This access means you can be shopping in Paris on Wednesday, skiing in Italy the next few days and then on a beach in Greece by the weekend.

    High speed train in the Alps

    10. The Alps

    The Alps are one of the most beautiful and accessible mountain ranges in the world.

    Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland all have great hikes and ski slopes in the midst of the range.

    Matterhorn, Switzerland

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