Offseason and shoulder season Europe vacation deals

Here’s an article on finding travel deals in Europe in non-summer months:

Europe’s offseason, from late October through April, is full of deals for the smart traveler. Better yet, you’ll avoid the crowds that can make a European vacation insufferable in the summer.

The article goes on to mention some countries to look at (Austria, Ireland, Germany, Greece and Iceland) and some advice (like packing layers since it gets cold in Iceland during the winter).

If you can’t handle the offseason, try the shoulder season, right before the high season for “decent weather, smaller crowds and better prices.”

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  1. Diane O'Neil says:

    I agree wholeheartedly with the article. Both for personal travel and when we take a tour group To SW France we find the Spring & Fall months to be best. The weather is good, but the crowds, traffic and high prices are gone. Winter in SW France isn’t optimal as many restaurants and attractions are closed however. We prefer good Bed& Breakfasts to hotels, and many offer the evening meal with the family, providing great value and an opportunity to actually meet local residents.

  2. Marty says:


    I wanted to pass along a tip from Lufthansa Airlines — they are have an exclusive one day sale today, in which travelers who book through the official site ( can get 20% of the price of flights. This is a one-day sale only, so we wanted to share with you, in case you think your readers would be interested. The discount is available for travel from November 8th, 2006 to March 31st, 2007.

    Here are just a few of the great (one way) fares offered online by Lufthansa today:

    PHL to FRA — $146

    NYC to FRA — $162

    NYC to MUC — $162

    SFO to LON — $162

    WAS to LON — $162

    BOS to LON — $162

    Thanks, and let me know if you have any questions,


  3. LillyW says:

    That’s a great deal, thanks for letting us know. Looks like there is one hour left too book 😉

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