Are you planning a Euro trip? Are you aware of the multitude of formalities that need to be done for getting a visa and then booking hotels and arranging for local conveyance? First, the visa process can be cumbersome if you are unaware of the rules for the Schengen visa. This is a type of Visa that lets you travel all over Europe without having to take a visa for each country that you visit separately. Though this sounds convenient, in practice, getting the Schengen visa is a formidable task if you do not know which country you should use as your port of entry to Europe. For instance, getting the visa from the French consulate can be easier than getting the visa from, say, the Dutch embassy. Hence, you need to choose the port of entry carefully and plan your trip accordingly.
Once you have sorted out the visa formalities, it is time for you to plan your itinerary in such a way that you cover all the places that you want to visit in your tight schedule. This is possible as travel within Europe is easy by rail or air and depending on the budget that you have, you can choose either way. Be assured that travel by rail is not cumbersome. On the other hand, it is one of the most pleasant experiences you can have in Europe. And as for you accommodation, there are enough hotels and motels that provide affordable lodging and complementary breakfast as well. Since, tourists usually spend the day outside the hotel, they can always find food at reasonable rates and this would ensure that you do not spend much on food and your stay.
When planning a Euro trip, you should pick and choose the places that you would want to visit carefully. Europe is full of delights and surprises and hence judicious selection should be your norm. For instance, you cannot leave Paris or Amsterdam out of your trip but may have to make do without visiting Switzerland (more so since it does not come under the Schengen visa). Cologne or Frankfurt are optional but better not to miss. As for London and the UK, it is a different story altogether as these can be the basis for an entirely separate trip. All in all, you should probably concentrate on spending a day or two at each place and tour the countryside as well. As they say, “Europe is God’s own country”.