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5 Things to Plan for Your Europe Vacation

The best thing to do when traveling is planning ahead, especially if you’re doing several destinations in a short amount of time. Traveling is expensive and there are never enough vacation days, so savvy planning is a must.

1. Sightseeing Passes:

Many European cities offer passes that provide entrance to several top attractions. Some passes include perks such as public transport, fast-track entry to some attractions, guided walking tours, hop-on-hop-off bus tours, and river cruises. These passes may be a good deal for some cities and not so much for others. Some great options include the Paris Museum Pass and Vienna Pass.

Sightseeing passes are totally worth the expense if they’re covering the cost of admission to all your must-see sights. Anything on top of that is a bonus. With the pass, you always have the option of popping into other attractions as well.

Remember, some attractions can only be accessed with guided tours, such as the Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany.

2. Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tours:

Hop-on-hop-off buses are among the best ways to explore a city. Most of these buses offer pre-recorded narration in a number of languages. Some may feature live guides as well. The buses make stops at or near popular attractions every 15-30 minutes, so you can easily hop off at any point and catch another one at a later time. You could always just sit back and enjoy the full tour, which usually lasts 1-2 hours.