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  Europe Travel Seasons  
 

Europe spans over 50 countries, with diverse geography and climates that range from the sunny Mediterranean to the Arctic. That said, its nations generally share similar travel seasons, with only a few exceptions as noted.

 
 

WHEN TO VISIT EUROPE

  • High Season (June through August): June through August is generally the high season in Europe, although in Italy, depending on your destination, August may bring low season benefits like fewer crowds and low rates as most Italians go on holiday this month and temperatures in the major cities can be too hot to bear. In most places, however, the entire summer season is the busy tourist season, with the biggest crowds, the highest accommodation rates, and the highest temperatures of the year. You will have the chance to take advantage of long days, with the sun not setting until 9:30 or 10 p.m., and even later the farther north you go. Expect mild, pleasant temperatures in the north, and searing heat in the southern/Mediterranean regions.
 
 
 
  • Shoulder Season (May, September and October): Shoulder season can be the best time to visit many, if not most, destinations in Europe. Crowds are smaller, rates are often lower and a light jacket or sweater is usually all you need to be comfortable as the weather is mild too. Of course, there are exceptions – the further north you go the chillier it will be, and the further south, the warmer it’s likely to be. The lines at attractions will be longer than they will in the winter, with more visitors catching on to the ideal times to go, but the wait will be much shorter compared to those long lines in the summer.
 
 
 
  • Low Season (November through April): Winter is generally low season, but depending on your exact destination, it can stretch from late autumn through mid-spring. In the north, while you’ll have to deal with freezing temperatures and snow, on clear nights you may have the opportunity to catch the aurora borealis. If you want to enjoy mild temperatures without the hordes of tourists, head to one of the Mediterranean countries. No matter where you go, other than ski resorts, there will be few crowds and usually plenty of accommodation bargains and low airfare too. If you have your heart set on visiting particular attractions, be sure to check to see if they’ll be open as some will shut down in winter, or have limited hours
 
 
 
  • The best Time to visit Paris is from April to June and October to early November when the weather is mild and enjoyable and the tourist crowds are smaller than summer. The cheapest tine to visit Paris is early December, January and February. My favorite month is June!
  • Best Time for good weather: April to October but expect July and August to be hot. Remember A/C is not as popular as it is in States (neither are ice cubes)
  • Best Time for Sightseeing: April, May, June, September, October and early November.
  • Best Time for Nightlife: Year Around.
  • Best Time for Saving Money: November, early December, January and February
 
 
 
  • Best Time for good weather: May to October
  • Best Time for Sightseeing: April to June, September to November.
  • Best Time for Honeymoon: May,  June, September, October
  • Best Time for Nightlife: Year Around.
  • Best Time for Saving Money: March, April and November
  • Best Time to see Rome: April to June, September to November
  • Best Time to see Florence: April to June, September to November
  • Best Time to see Venice: April to June, September to November
  • Best for Wine County: March to May (most scenic); January and February (wine makers have the most time)
 
 
 
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I wanted to thank you very much for planning the trip to France. I knew that choosing you Jean-Pierre would be helpful. Being raised there truly made a difference. It was amazing and exceeded our expectations! We had a wonderful time. Our private tour guide: Phil was "magnifique", everything was great .I appreciated all the effort to get us to the Eiffel Tower finally. The night visit was great. We loved the wine, the food and the romantic walks along the seine river.
We loved every minute of our trip and can't wait to plan another in the future.


Michael and Jen,

7/18

 
 
 

We had the best trip EVER!  We can’t thank you enough for all of your help in putting the itinerary together; it could not have been any better, it was amazing! We saw and experienced so many things, it truly was a dream trip.  No surprises, The variety of experiences in Italy; the cities, mountains, lakes and the sea and of course the wine and the food.

Thank you and cannot wait to plan our next  adventure.

Tyler and Company.

5/18

 
 
 
 
     
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