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3 Reasons Why You Should Book Your Europe Vacation TODAY

3 Reasons Why You Should Book Your Europe Vacation TODAY

Trocadero and Eiffel Tower in Paris - European Vacation Deals


Thank you, Travelocity for sponsoring this post on EuropeUpClose about why you should book your Europe Vacation TODAY. While this was a sponsored opportunity from Travelocity, all content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Do you have vacation plans for this summer yet? Summer is approaching quickly and soon prices for flights and hotels in Europe will skyrocket. Don’t miss out on the best options and top deals before everything becomes much more expensive. Plan your Europe itinerary today!

Here are the top 3 reasons why you should book your European Vacation TODAY:

1. Today is Travelocity’s One Big Day event

On May 13, 2019 Travelocity offers its biggest hotel discounts of the year to travelers during their One Big Day event. Travelocity offers everything from flights and hotels, to cruises and package deals for every destination in Europe and beyond.

Find Travelocity One Big Day events here!

I have used Travelocity before and had great savings with their bundle deals. A few years ago, my husband and I went on a Travelocity Bundle deal to Washington DC and I priced it out: flights and hotel for two booked separate and then a bundle deal with Travelocity. I went with the bundle deal, because with that deal – including flights – we were able to get a room at the Marriott for $47/night for 5 nights.

Save even more with this Coupon Code: BUNDLEBIG100

From great deals on hotel rooms to cruises, flights and more, the One Big Day event is great, but here is something even better: You can also stack your savings by adding the coupon code BUNDLEBIG100 and save an additional $100 on select flight + hotel packages over $1,000.

Take advantage of this special offer and book your Travelocity trip now.

Do you already have your flights booked?

Use this Coupon Code to save 17% on your Hotel: SAVEBIG17

Waterfall Seljalandsfoss in Iceland - European Vacation Deals

Seljalandsfoss Iceland

2. The Earlier You Book, The More Choices You Have for Your European Vacation

Whether it is for flights, hotel rooms, or tours, you will have better choices for your trip if you book early.

Even if you missed the One Big Day Event, you should book as early for your vacation as possible, not just to save money, but to have the most options available.

Especially during the summer and other popular travel times, the most popular flight times, the best connections, and great value hotels in prime locations are sold out quickly.

The more people that book before you, the fewer choices you have. Then, you might end up with a super long layover during your flight, pay a premium to fly on your selected dates or have to take whatever hotel room is left over.

And don’t forget about the stress and anxiety when you realize that the flight prices for the vacation days you want are already sky high? It’s not worth it, is it?

Zelena Hora - UNESCO Heritage Site Czech Republic Itinerary

Czech Republic

3. Save money and get discounts

Even if you did not see this in time for the One Big Day event from Travelocity, you will most likely still save money if you book your trip as soon as possible. Travelocity actually has deals going on all the time, so take a look at their website.

Just like Last Minute Deals, a lot of hotels, cruise lines and airlines offer steep discounts for early bookers. So if you prefer to plan your vacation in advance and not decide spontaneously on a last minute deal, I highly recommend you book early. That way, you can do your research about your destination and take full advantage of the anticipation that gives you butterflies in the months before your trip.

Here are 2 great tips on how to get the most vacation for your buck when you book:

Book a Cruise

If you want to visit as many countries as possible in a short amount of time, but without staying at a different hotel each night, a Europe Cruise might be your best bet. Travelocity has thousands of cruises on offer, from romantic river cruises to ocean cruises.

Take a look at these Summer cruise deals here.

Book a Package Deal

Like I mentioned above, the packaged deals of flights and hotels saved me hundreds of dollars on one of my previous trips. When I booked a flight and hotel deal with Travelocity, I was able to get an average nightly rate at a 4 Star Marriott in Washington DC for $47/night. What a steal!

Take a look at Travelocity Travel Packages here.

And don’t forget to use your coupon BUNDLEBIG100

View over Lake Bohinj from Vogl Mountain in Slovenia - Europe Vacation Deals

Bohinj Slovenia

Need a little bit more inspiration?

Here are our Top Travel Destinations for Summer 2019

The Classics – Always a good idea:


Rolling hills in Trentino with Dolomite mountains in the back

The pasta, the piazzas, the pure joy for life. Italy is always a good idea.

Whether you do the “holy trinity” of cities – Rome, Florence, Venice – or venture a little more off the beaten path, a trip to Italy is always a good trip.

Book your Italy Trip here. 

United Kingdom

London Tower Bridge during golden hour - Europe Travel Deals

Visit the Tower of London, wave at Queen Elizabeth, or do a pub crawl in the city of pubs.

Then head to the English countryside and visit castles, breweries and picturesque towns on the way, reminiscent of your favorite Downtown Abby episode.

Book your UK Trip now.


Chateau in Champagne, France - Europe Holiday Deals“We’ll always have Paris.” One of the most iconic movie quotes about one of the most iconic cities in Europe.

Of course, Paris is always a good idea. But on your next trip, head out and explore a little more, like the rolling vineyards of the Champagne or the mountains of the Pyrenees.

Book your France trip here.

Visit These Hidden Gems, Before They Become Too Popular:

Czech Republic

Where to Stay in Cesky Krumlov - Best Cesky Krumlov HotelsOver 80% of tourists in the Czech Republic never leave Prague.

While Prague is an amazing city, don’t make the mistake and forgo some of the real gems that the Czech Republic has to offer.

Book your Trip to the Czech Republic here.


Small Fishing Village on the Atlantic coast of Portugal - Europe Vacation DealsPortugal is a great destination.

The wild Atlantic coast makes for some stunning seaside vistas. Indulge in some delicious fresh seafood in one of the white-washed villages that hug the cliffs.

Book your trip to Portugal here.


Slovenia is like a little mini-Europe. It is perfect for culture lovers just as much as outdoor lovers.

From Alpine mountains to Mediterranean beaches, deep forests with roaming bears and wolves, and romantic cities for couples to stroll, this tiny country has it all.

Book your Slovenia Trip here.

Best Time to Book Your European Vacation is NOW!

Europe has something to offer for everyone, whether you love beautiful landscapes, cobblestone villages, buzzing cities or stunning beaches.

And now is the best time to book your trip. So don’t let those savings slip through your fingers.

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preeti singh

Friday 17th of May 2019

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