Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Trip to Europe

Posted on February, 10, 2020 By : iqfares

Europe – A perfect travel destination for everyone! But there are some things that you must know before travelling to Europe. Because some small things can make your travel beautiful and some small mistakes make a huge disaster in your journey. So before booking flights to Europe go through this blog carefully and enjoy the beautiful journey. 

Booking a Cab? Don’t

You should know that cabs in Europe are quite expensive. You shouldn’t book even at the time of departing from the airport. Almost every major European city has reliable public transportation. That’s why you are advised to use it as soon as you arrive. It will not only give you a better feel of the area but also save your money by avoiding high cab fares. In case you get an option to walk, and you’re able, never miss the chance to experience the historic streets.

Buying Tickets Late? Making a huge mistake

Do you want to wait in a queue to get a museum or popular sight tickets? If yes then it is definitely a bad idea. Last-minute deals especially in Paris or Rome. They will either leave you in a terribly long line or worse. Sometimes because of the rush at the venue, you may not even be able to enter at all. So I advise you to do a favor for yourself and book all that you want to see in advance.

Settling for the First Restaurant You See                        

It is quite obvious that you will go to some restaurant during the trip. You will find numerous beautiful restaurants there. But it would be a mistake if you settle for the first restaurant you see. When it comes to food you must do some research! After that, make a separate meal itinerary with local hot spots. These places will be more affordable or at least worth your money. You will not feel like wasting money.

Carrying a lot of Cash? Don’t

It’s quite obvious that you will need money to pay your bills. But it is quite inappropriate to carry a lot of cash. Don’t worry, even if you run out of cash, most of the places accept credit card payments. However, I suggest you to carry some cash, don’t carry around a ton. The only consequence of carrying a lot of cash is the fear of losing it or getting stolen by somebody.

Not Spending Plenty of Time Outside

What is the point of travelling when you are not exploring outside? You should know that Europeans love eating and drinking outdoors. I strictly suggest you do as they do. It would be better if you bring along a picnic blanket. You can pick up some refreshments at a grocery store, and have one of your meals at a by a river or any other scenic place. It’s a budget-friendly way of switching things up so you aren’t constantly dining out.

Forgetting to Check Your Phone Plan

The mobile phone has become an irreplaceable part of our lives. We are almost reliant on this amazing device. But when you are travelling to another country you need to check your mobile plan. Most of the mobile carriers have incorporated international roaming with their plans. So check your plan’s details or give the company a quick call. But you need to do this before a few days before leaving to see if you have data abroad. One more thing I want to share with you is, never miss out on being able to use your Google Maps app. Because I bet that you need to use this app the most.

Not Claiming Your Refund

Travelling Europe and didn’t go for shopping? Not possible. But what possible is – Forgetting to claim your refunds. If you went shopping in Europe, there are chances of getting eligible for a VAT refund. For this you need to do is to ask the retailer for the proper documentation. After that, show it to the proper agents at the airport. However, exact processes can work differently in different countries, you can Google it. But you must try getting money back.

Don’t Book accommodation in the wrong part of the city

You might get some accommodations at really cheap prices. But do proper research on Google about that place before booking. Don’t be fooled by the dirty and cheap hotels claiming to be “within walking distance from all the main attractions” because more often they’re not. While booking accommodation make sure that the hotel’s location using the Map tab. Try to book accommodation as central as possible.


What is the best month to go to Europe?

Best months to visit Europe are May, June and September, when prices are reasonable.

What is the best country to visit in Europe?

  • Paris, France
  • Florence, Italy
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • London, England
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Rome, Italy
  • Reykjavik, Iceland

Which is the cheapest country to visit in Europe?

  • Bulgaria
  • Hungary
  • Romania
  • Czech Republic
  • Poland
  • Slovakia
  • Iceland
  • Italy

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