Websites and Tools we use to travel Europe

16 Best Travel Websites and Tools for Europe (Planning and Booking)

16 Best Websites and Tools we use to travel EuropeThere is a lot of fantastic travel websites for traveling to Europe. Besides our own little resource, we think you should know about the following websites we actually use ourselves.

This is a site you want to bookmark. Here are all the best sites for travel planning 2021.

These apps and tools will help you to find tickets, transportation, rent a car, and all of that sort of nature. Basically, this here is your Swiss-knife of best websites to travel to Europe.

Top Websites to travel to Europe

We organized this guide by topic, and the websites in no particular order. Every single one we mentioned is used by us too.

On the menu:

  1. Sightseeing Tickets
    1. Get Your Guide
    2. Tiqets.com
    3. Take Walks
  2. Renting a Car
    1. Discover Cars
    2. Planning your route
  3. Travel Insurance
    1. World Nomads
    2. Safetywing
  4. Accommodation
    1. Booking.com
    2. Airbnb.com
    3. Vrbo
    4. Hostelworld
    5. Hostelz.com
    6. our guide to Alternatives to Airbnb
  5. Flights
    1. Google Flights
    2. Skyscanner
    3. Kiwi.com
    4. Omio.com
  6. Public Transport (Train and buses)
    1. Omio.com
    2. Flixbus
  7. Visa
    1. iVisa.com
  8. Summary

Under One Week in Europe, we share all the destinations we cover and more generic articles as well. We also included a full map with all European cities and countries we cover.

1. Sightseeing Tickets and Tours

There are three websites we highly recommend for getting your sightseeing tickets and tours.

  1. Get Your Guide
  2. Tiqets.com
  3. Take Walks

Get Your Guide and Tiqets.com are ticket suppliers. Here you will find all your tickets for the Colosseum in Rome, Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Eiffel Tower in Paris and so on.

Compare both websites. Prices can differ, it depends on the sight really.

Walks of Italy or Take Walks (it is the same company!) is a small walking tour company offering high-quality walking tours with exceptional guides.

I know, this sounds a bit over the top, maybe?! Yet it is true. We joined their tours in Florence, Venice, Rome, and Athens so far.

We absolutely loved it every single time!

However, they only offer walking tours, not sightseeing tickets. Read my complete reviews of:

Colosseum Tour with Get Your Guide

2. Renting a Car

Car Rental: Discover Cars

Planning to rent a car in Europe? There are so many options and websites out there. We always start our research at Discover Cars.

It compares all car rental companies and even offers car insurance. This saves you a lot of money as it is much cheaper with them. Read our complete guide and review on Discover Car Hire.

Planning your route: Viamichelin.com

The absolute best website to plan your route and the costs of that trip. It is a very easy website to use. Just add your origin and destination. Via Michelin runs a few routes and gives you the best options.

My favorite part is the calculation of costs, including gas and tolls. Especially in countries like France and Italy, the tolls can up a lot. In countries like Spain, it is often not necessary to take the toll-road since there is a national street nearby.

Check Discover Car here

Discover Car Rental in Europe

3. Travel Insurance

Do you need travel insurance? In case your own health insurance does not cover travel, we really recommend getting one. Please check if you already have your own insurance though. No need to have 2-3-4 different ones.

Also very important: make sure your travel insurance covers:

  • the countries you will be visiting
  • activities you plan to do
  • is legal
  • covers other basics you require

The two go-to websites we used both in the past:

  1. World Nomads
  2. Safetywin