I do recommend that you book before the end of this year, if it’s anything like previous years it truly is the best time to book to get the best price and the biggest savings. The main products I recommend booking now are airfares, coach touring, river & ocean cruising.
I have recently been busy attending the launches for the popular European coach touring companies such as Trafalgar and Insight. The programs of these iconic companies just keep getting better and better with age. They are great at listening to their clients and assessing the current market to make sure what you are seeing and doing on tour is the best you will get.
Insight is calling 2015, their “Signature Year” with some spectacular experiences that independent travel cannot give you. Along with all the standard amenities of wifi on board and leg room that makes 6ft tall passengers like me very happy!
River Cruising is very much the “it” thing at the moment. With APT and Scenic Tours advertising constantly it is also now that is the best time to book, you may even find that some cruises for 2015 are already sold out they are that popular.
Most of the deals will end 15th October.
Don’t forget that River Cruising is not just the standard 14 Day Amsterdam to Budapest with APT or Scenic., These companies as well as other operators such as Avalon, Uniworld & Viking offer some beautiful itineraries in many parts of Europe, One of my favourites being this one with Uniworld.
Places that were on my hot list this year were Berlin, Turkey, Greek Islands & Sailing Croatia; I expect this to be much the same next year along with the usual suspects Italy & France!
I love planning European holidays, although some itineraries can be very time consuming they are worth the wait. The other great thing about booking your European Holiday at this time of year is agents generally have more time with school holidays, end of school and uni holidays. Once we hit January we get busy and stay busy until Spring again.
So in summary, book your european airfares & adventures now!