Tag Archives: Europe

Vienna woos young Indian tourists

Picture by Archita Ray

Picture by Archita Ray

February 13 (NotinTown.net): The Austrian capital Vienna, known for its imperial history, beautiful gardens, and magnificent palaces, received a record number of travellers from India in 2016, contributing to 115,531 overnight stays, a 28 per cent increase from 2015.

Home to legendary composers like Mozart and Beethoven, this smart metropolis with an incredible musical heritage attracted a host of music lovers, families, honeymooners and conference attendees from India during the year, said the Vienna Tourist Board. Continue Reading →

Why Poland is perfect for the budget traveller

logo-3.3-with-bgPoland isn’t the first place on most people’s minds when they think of going to Europe. In this guest post, Rudradeb Mitra explains why it should be right at the top of your go-to list in Europe.

Poland is among the most underrated travel destinations in Europe. I believe it should be one of the top travel destination for travellers who seek to experience local culture, adventure and fun at a reasonable price.

Here’s why. Continue Reading →

Air China starts Beijing-Warsaw nonstop flights

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Four flights a week will operate on this route on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
The flight will leave Beijing at 02:30 reach Warsaw at 06:20. The return flight will depart from Warsaw at 14:10 and land in Beijing at 04:30, the following day.

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Give slow travel a chance

logo-3.3-with-bgOnce you are back from a two-week trip to Europe, it feels good to tell people back home you saw six countries, doesn’t it?

But the part about the trip you’d rather not dwell on is that you could not spend more than an hour at the Louvre because you still had to see Eiffel Tower, the Montmartre and five other places by the end of the day. You also tend to skip the part about visiting St. Peter’s Basilica but not finding enough time to go to the Vatican Museum to see Sistine Chapel.

In fact, you realise later that you spent more time travelling from one place to another than taking in a particular place, especially if you were doing the trip with a tour company that promised you the “highlights” of Europe. Continue Reading →

8 things to know about trains in Europe

A high-speed train that runs between Paris and a small station on the border of France and Spain.

A high-speed train at a Paris station

Trains in Europe function in a considerably different way than they do in, say, India. So, it helps if you are somewhat aware of how things work before you get on a train in this continent. Here are 8 things to know about trains in Europe.

Great way to travel: Europe is very well-connected by the railway networks and for someone who does not have a car, trains are certainly a great way to go around and experience Europe. Continue Reading →