Idealized for years by centuries of history, popular movies and legendary literature, Europe’s landscapes and cultures attract tourists worldwide. Many people aspire to transform their European dream vacation into reality. Well, the time has come to fulfill your wishes.
For years, a trip to Europe demanded many border crossings and sometimes complex customs formalities. Now, most countries of the European Union (EU) are part of the Schengen area (English). These agreements allow travelers to freely cross borders by stamping their passports upon their arrival on the continent, and again when they leave. The journey of endless coast of Estonia in the legendary castles of Portugal is now much simpler.
The smallest of the seven continents is easy to cross through the many modes that abound in its territory. The vast European rail network connects regions, urban and farming villages. When you buy a card for the train, you save more than just the cost of a rental car. The train allows you to enjoy the snowy landscapes of the Alps and Slovenian plains en route to the Montenegrin beaches.
Even a short tour of Europe exposes the traveler to a multitude of countries, languages, cultures, histories, architectural styles and cuisines. The archaeological ruins of Greece may bring visitors to the ancient cities carved out of rock in Cappadocia in Turkey. Enjoy some authentic Spanish red wines and then compare them with sweet Riesling from the Rhine Valley. Trace your family heritage and discover your European origins. There are a thousand and one reasons to visit Europe, but only enough to get you started.