Off-season travel to Europe happens in the late-fall and winter, between October and March, as each country begins to quiet down from its peak tourism months.
With fewer crowds, better prices, more moderate weather, and more authentic experiences, the off-season may just be the time to travel to Europe. And we haven’t even mentioned all the fabulous seasonal festivals, activities, and eats yet.
Here are the top things to do, eat, and enjoy during the off-season in Europe.
Off-season travel to Europe has perks beyond simply saving money and skipping the crowds. The winter weather brings a whole new perspective to the local spots. From snowy streets in Copenhagen to the twinkling lights of the Eiffel Tower against the dark night sky, there are special moments that only cold-weather adventurers can find. Read 5 reasons to travel in the off-season.
There are so many things to do on your off-peak season visit to Europe—from the traditional tourist activities to the events that only happen once a year. These are the top off-season Europe travel activities.
If you’re a foodie, the off-season is the best time to visit Europe. You’ll get to taste the classics, as well as delicious treats you won't find during the summer. These are your off-season Europe travel musts.
No off-season guide to Europe would be complete without these final tips! Here’s how you can make the most of it.