9 Ways A Tour In Europe Can Be Good For Your Bank Account

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1.66min read

Published 16 October 2017

Flight Centre Author


Tijana Jaksic

Writer and content creator


Yep, you heard that right. Doing a tour through Europe instead of trying to DIY (or maybe doing a bit of both) can be a GOOD thing for your bank account. How, you say? Consider this...

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Doing Europe on tour is easy in so many ways.

You Pay Upfront

Imagine arriving knowing you've already paid for all the essential, big-ticket bits like transport, your go-to travel guide and accommodation = mega peace of mind.

With no huge blows to the travel fund to come (and knowing you've got somewhere safe to sleep each night), all that time you would have spent organising bus tickets, beds and other niggly bits on the ground you can instead enjoy chilling out and exploring. 

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You still get time to venture off and explore when on tour.

All The Little Inclusions

Often tours will include many – or at least some – fun stuff iconic to each stop on your route. Whether it's a bike tour with a local around Copenhagen, entry to The Louvre or an, errrrrr, 'show' in Amsterdam, as the saying goes: every little bit adds up! 

Less To Budget For

It's so much easier to keep track of your budget when you only have to think about spending money on a tour (plus any other travels you might do either side of the tour). 

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Once the big costs are sorted, budgeting for the rest is easy.

Repeat Traveller = Discounts

If you travel with a tour group you’ve used before, you can usually score a repeat traveller discount. It pays to be loyal!

More Friends = More Discounts

Got a crew you'd love to travel with? Bring them along - big groups often score extra discounts too! 

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Tours mean you get an automatic crew to have fun with!

You'll Be Busy On Tour

That means less un-filled time to wander and get distracted by pretty things in shop windows! 

Insider Tips So You Know Where To Go  

Hanging for a cheapie souvenir? Local food at local prices? Or just can't accept the thought of having to pay to go to the toilet? Your guide can always point you in the right direction when you're in need of tips on how to do Europe on a shoestring.

And even if you do pay for stuff along the way, travelling in a group (or because your tour guide knows every stop inside out) is bound to lead to bonus savings.

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The world is your oyster!

Bang For Your Buck

Max bang for your buck is guaranteed, with tour itineraries designed by travel junkies who know what you DO need to see/eat/do and what you can scrap from the list.

Less Time Travel Planning

= more time working and saving up the moolah to go!

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From Istanbul to Edinburgh, Europe is calling.

PLUS... you get an automatic crew for free - you just can't put a price on that!

We've got bargain deals on Europe flights and tours right now. Visit your local Flight Centre store or call 131 600 to find out more.

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Flight Centre Author


Tijana Jaksic

Writer and content creator


Flight Centre

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