What’s better than a spring getaway to Europe? Answer: A spring getaway to Europe at an attractive price. If you’re looking for a bargain, March through May are value-friendly months for a European trip.
According to the airfare prediction app Hopper, for example, round-trip prices for tickets from the United States to Europe were an average of $870 in April. In June, the start of Europe’s peak tourist season, that number jumped to $1,110, and in December, that number is $1,050.
Also, Simone Amorico, a co-owner of Access Europe, a company that sells private, high-end trips to Europe, said that a European vacation is 30 to 50 percent less expensive in spring, compared with the summer. “A holiday that’s $10,000 in June will cost between $5,000 to $7,000 in April or May, depending on the destination,” he said. Whether you’re on a budget, or just like to make your dollar stretch, you have plenty of options.
In Italy’s Lake Como, the 19th-century Villa Flori, built by the Marchese Raimond (whose daughter was one of the Italian general Giuseppe Garibaldi’s many conquests), has a two-night package for two people that includes accommodations in a junior suite with a balcony overlooking the lake, a welcome amenity of two cocktails, two hourlong massages in the property’s spa, daily breakfast and one lunch. Prices start at 700 euros (about $865), and you can book by emailing the property, at email@example.com.
In Tuscany, Il Poggione, a winery set in the countryside of Montalcino, offers visitors a seven-night package in its agriturismo, situated in a restored farmhouse. Guests stay in a two-bedroom apartment with a kitchen, get a private tour of the winery, enjoy a multicourse lunch paired with wines and have access to bikes they can use to explore the region. Prices start around 1,500 euros. Book by emailing the winery directly, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Costsaver’s 13-day Iberian Explorer itinerary, available through the spring, has stops…