If you are the type of traveler who prefers to book everything yourself; If you happily take the time to compare multiple travel websites for the best deal, consider taking a look at European Destinations.com.
The European Destinations website is great for people who would like to fly in to one city and leave from another. It is quick and simple to compare flights, hotels, and in-country transportation. All packages are customizable. Let’s say you want to fly in to London, stay a few days, then fly to Paris and then to Istanbul- European Destinations will take care of everything including air transfers and train transfers if possible. If you are particular about hotel amenities you can select your hotel based on customer reviews, inclusions, location and star rating.
European Destinations is able to offer a bit of a savings. A February 2013 trip to Italy including Rome, Florence and Venice for 5 nights each city was about 15% cheaper than booking the flights, hotels, and train transfers between cities individually.
If you are planning a budget trip to Europe, consider the time of year. Cities in Europe are often far more inexpensive to visit in the winter. A drive through Tuscany or the Amalfi Coast in the summer is certainly amazing, but Rome in February is just as breathtaking.
If budget is of no concern on your European adventure, take advantage of the easy upgrades though EuropeanDestinations.com. Every flight, train trip and hotel stay can be upgraded to first class or five stars.
EuropeanDestinations.com is continually offering package deals. For the week of Sunday March 17th, they are promoting a 6 night, 7 day tour of both Paris and Barcelona including flights and hotel stay starting at $1,200.