Europe is set to open to American tourists this summer, and we’ve curated the very best deals and trip inspiration for your next trip across the pond. Here are this month's editor-curated European offers.
Our Favorite Airfare Deal: Business Class Flights to Major European Cities from $1,662
Why We Love This: Most flights from the U.S. to Europe are red-eyes -- so unless you’re a pro at sleeping in economy, jet-lag is a given. Treat yourself to a business class ticket, and arrive across the pond well rested and refreshed. Get up to 60% off normal rates to London, Athens, Rome, and more. See deal from Business-Class.
The Most Incredible Trip for Under $500: This 4-Night Prague Getaway with Air
Why We Love This: For less than the cost of flights alone, book a four-night jaunt to the City of a Hundred Spires. This package covers all the basics to get you out and about in Prague: round-trip air from New York-JFK, Newark, or Washington-IAD (other gateways from $100 more); four nights in a centrally located 4-star hotel; and daily breakfast. Add a Budapest or Vienna extension to your itinerary, as well as activities in Prague, for slightly more. See deal from Jetline Vacations.
The Best Trip for the Family: This 6-Night Ireland Trip with Air and 3-Bedroom Villa on Castle Grounds
Why We Love This: See the Irish countryside that inspired Johnny Cash’s “Forty Shades of Green” with this self-drive trip through the verdant West of Ireland. This package includes round-trip air to Shannon; six nights in a luxury three-bedroom villa on the grounds of the renown Adare Manor; rental car; and admission to the Cliffs of Moher and Bunratty Castle. Plus, it starts at $1,050 per person, and includes flexible cancellation and rebooking. See deal from Great Value Vacations.
Best Under-the-Radar Deal: This 8-night, small-group tour of Bosnia, Croatia, and Slovenia
Why We Love It: Take advantage of Croatia’s recent reopening to vaccinated American tourists, and see two of its less-frequented but equally captivating neighboring countries on this small-group tour: Bosnia and Slovenia. A few of our favorite highlights include admission to Plitvice Lakes National Park, a tour through Sarajevo’s bazaars, and a boat trip to an island monastery in Bled. From $1,999 per person, this trip also includes round-trip air; eight nights accommodation; 15 meals; and transportation and tour services throughout. See deal from Indus Travels.
Best European Cruise: This 7-Night Mediterranean Voyage from Norwegian
Why We Love This: Norwegian announced it will resume Mediterranean voyages from Barcelona and Rome aboard Norwegian Epic in September. Get back out to sea from $727 per person and receive free open bar, shore excursion credit, complimentary specialty dining, and wifi onboard. Greek Isles and Northern Europe itineraries are also available. See deal from Norwegian Cruise Line.
Best In-Depth Trip: This 13-Night France and Spain Vacation
Why We Love It: With the EU on the verge of finally reopening to vaccinated tourists, why not go big and make up for lost time? Among the many highlights on this incredible 13-night journey: a Paris city tour, the famous chateaux of the Loire Valley, historic marvels like the Alhambra in Andalusia, and a final stop in Madrid. Plus, there’s flexible cancellation and rebooking, as well as round-trip flights, transfers, 13 meals, and entrance fees per the itinerary, are all included. See deal from Exoticca.
Best Classic Itinerary: This 9-Night, Four-City Italy Train Trip
Why We Love It: Explore Rome, Florence, Venice, and Cinque Terre, all in one trip with this flexible package. From $1,079 per person, travelers receive round-trip air to Italy, nine nights accommodation in hotels of your choosing, and train transfers from city to city. See deal from TripMasters.com.
Our Favorite Luxury Offer: This 7-Night Luxe Baltic Cruise on a New Ship
Why We Love It: Sail from Denmark to Sweden on the new Seven Seas Splendor in prime season next year. Our favorite itinerary highlights include an overnight at port in St. Petersburg, Russia, and a stop in charming Tallinn. Every fine detail is included in this offer: round-trip business class air to Europe; balcony suite accommodation with a complimentary stocked mini-bar; unlimited specialty dining, top-shelf alcohol, and non-alcoholic beverages; excursions at every port; pre-paid gratuities; and airport-to-ship transfers. See offer from Regent Seven Seas Cruises.