European Travel for Seniors

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What are your travel plans for this spring or summer? Now you are retired and have the time you need to travel when you want, you may have been thinking along the lines of European travel for seniors. If you’ve never been to Europe, the time to visit this continent is now, especially with the economy in Europe offering low prices on hotels because of the lack of business. Europe is the travel destination for seniors. Europe is one of the most sought-after destinations for seniors and boomers alike. It’s civilized and presents a wealth of history and culture, as well as beautiful scenery and wonderful food experiences. Many tour companies offer packages for European travel tours,  designed with seniors in mind. Coach tours of Europe are available from award winning companies such as Trafalgar which offer a multitude of vacation packages for seniors to every destination you can imagine. You can immerse yourself in the life and stories of Europe and truly experience more than you ever thought possible. Traveling with seniors on a coach tour of Europe presents the opportunity to meet people like you with the same interests.  The result is a vacation you will never forget.

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When you book your senior travel plans to Europe, make sure that you book with a reputable, long established company. They are the experts that will plan, arrange and coordinate every last detail of your trip right down to the last detail, ensuring that nothing goes wrong, no hotel is overbooked and prices are exactly as advertised. There will be no waiting in train or bus stations, unsure of where to go next and not knowing the language. Also of note, well-established, reputable travel companies have greater buying power and can obtain betters prices on hotels etc., and then pass these travel savings  on to you, the consumer. If you plan to go to Europe this spring or summer, you will likely find that a coach tour company presents a cheaper price option for a vacation than you could find on your own. You will have an experienced, multi-lingual travel guides to accompany you along the tour, someone who is an expert wherever you go. On a senior coach tour to Europe with a good travel company, you will be taken along the roads of Europe in first rate, latest model air conditioned luxury coaches with a washroom on board and many stops along the way for refreshments and the opportunity to “stretch your legs.”  An added bonus if you’re a single senior traveler is that you don’t have to pay the single supplement – they offer a guaranteed room share with someone of the same gender so you don’t have to pay the single supplement.

A seniors travel tour to Europe should be a hassle free vacation, with sightseeing to the most important sights you’ve read about and always wanted to see.  There is also the opportunity to learn about local arts, crafts and local traditions. Perhaps you might want to buy a souvenir of each country in Europe you visit. Perhaps you might want to pick up some interesting gifts for your family not found anywhere else in the world. An expert tour guide will know exactly where to go.

Many seniors take European tours of the British Isles and Ireland and have gone as far as France,  Austria and Germany. Have you ever considered senior travel in Europe to other destinations beyond this? With the current economic crisis in Europe, some great travel deals can be found. Spain and Portugal are very interesting, beautiful and viable destinations for senior travel.

You can get a good experience of Spain and Portugal on a 14 day regional tour which covers the highlights of these two countries. This is the perfect amount of time for a senior travel tour. Trafalgar offers one such tour called the Highlights of Spain and Portugal which is a perfect tour for seniors. Your flight will land in Madrid and all your hotel accommodations are in first class hotels, twin beds in each room. From Madrid you will travel by coach to Toledo where you will have to opportunity to see the El Greco masterpiece. Then it’s on to Cordoba to tour the Mosque of the Caliphs (Mesquita) and the synagogue of the 14th century. From there, you will travel to Granada to see the famous Alhambra Palace, a breathtaking castle from Moorish times. You’ll also visit the highlights of Gibraltar (the famous rock), Seville, Lisbon, Fatima, Oporto and have a final tour in Madrid.  An expert tour guide take you through the famous Prado Museum, the Cervantes Memorial and Puerta del Sol. Most of your breakfasts and dinners are included on this senior tour to Portugal and Spain. All of the tips and gratuities, baggage handling fees are included in the price. Tour directors are all multi-lingual so you will never have a language barrier problem. Another bonus when you travel with Trafalgar, you never have to experience the long waits in line so common on tours to Europe. You advance to the head of the line for any visit or tour. Visit the Trafalgar website for more information and prices information for this European travel tour for seniors.  Visit www.trafalgar.com.

If you want to stay longer than a couple of weeks in Spain and/or Portugal, you could read our other articles on Senior Long Stay travel to Portugal or Rent a Villa in Spain or European Coach Tours for Seniors for more information. If you want to book your senior holiday travel to Europe on your own, to find the best and cheapest hotel rates, use our HotelsCombined search engine to compare hotel rates of about 30 different well known, major hotel booking sites, such as Hotels.com or Expedia.com – all in one search. European travel for seniors is actually easier than you think!

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  • Catering for the seniors is one good thing that I have not seen anywhere as much..keep up the great work