The Christmas season is over and we are well into the first month of 2015 (scary!), so what better way to ease those winter blues than planning your next holiday? Spring is an amazing time to travel, not only is the weather getting warmer but the days are getting longer; more daylight means more time for sightseeing!
Spring time is the shoulder season for most places in Europe (those months that are between the high season and low season) this often means cheaper accommodation and flights. The other, and probably my favourite, advantage of travelling in spring: shorter queues. For those of you that have a bit of travel under your belt you will know all about queuing for hours at a time at that must see attraction- No thank you!
Here are some of the highlights that Europe has to offer and why you should give travelling on a tour in spring a go!
1. King’s Day
Spring is also when the Dutch celebrate some of their biggest and most important holidays. Dress in orange and help the locals celebrate their king with street markets, live music and brightly decorated boats on Kings Day! Come and party with us on the Amsterdam King’s Day Weekend tour!
2. Prague Spring Festival
Fans of classical music and opera will be dazzled by the Prague Spring International Music Festival. Running from 1st May to early June, this historic music festival features top soloists and orchestras from all over the world. Check our all our tours that visit Prague in May.
3. Brussels City Parks
Why not take a bike ride through one of Brussels’ many city parks or woods? Join us on our 3-Countries Weekend tour and explore the gentle sloping hills, blooming flowers and beautiful ponds.
4. Keukenhof Gardens
Expat Explore’s Amsterdam Tulip Weekend tour will take you to the world famous ‘garden of Europe’ – Keukenhof – which attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world to see the beautiful tulips. The Keukenhof Park has over 7 million flower bulbs planted to create the most amazing garden you will ever see.
5. Luxembourg Gardens, Paris
Spring is the time of new life! Paris definitely starts to come back to life in spring, not only are the gardens starting to bloom but you will also find the locals back out on their terraces, drinking tea and soaking up the sun’s rays. Go down to the stunning Luxembourg Gardens for a picnic and some people watching or just take a nice leisurely stroll around the garden to escape the busy city. Click here to check out all of our tours visiting Paris this Spring.
Want to experience some of these great highlights for yourself? Head over to our website to check out some of the tours we have departing during spring!