Heading to Europe This Summer? Here's How to Beat the Crowds This may be Europe’s biggest travel summer EVER, and BT has the inside scoop on the stylish steals, locals-only advice, and some quirky off-the-radar destinations you’ve never heard of. Budget Travel Monday, Jun 1, 2015, 3:00 PM Will Europe be overrun with American tourists this summer? Sure. Will you still find tranquility in Scotland's Cairngorms National Park? You bet. Read on for more off-the-radar suggestions for a great summer on the continent. (Jacqi/Dreamstime) Budget Travel LLC, 2016

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jun 01 2015

Heading to Europe This Summer? Here's How to Beat the Crowds

Will Europe be overrun with American tourists this summer? Sure. Will you still find tranquility in Scotland's Cairngorms National Park? You bet. Read on for more off-the-radar suggestions for a great summer on the continent.

(Jacqi/Dreamstime)

We've been pretty excited about the prospect of European travel this summer. But the Wall Street Journal is now reporting that the "perfect storm" is gathering for travelers to Europe. With the dollar 25 percent stronger against the euro than a year ago, new mega cruise ships carrying more passengers, great deals on airfare and hotels, and more travelers from Asia exploring Europe than ever before, the continent may be the most popular place on the planet between now and October. In fact, last weekend, the WSJ reports, the Palace of Versailles posted a request on its website that tourists "postpone your visit" if at all possible due to overcrowding.

Don't postpone your dream trip! We unblushingly suggest that BT's in-depth coverage is going to come in handy this summer. For stylish steals, locals-only advice, and some quirky off-the-radar destinations you've never heard of, check out:

6 Wild & Beautiful Places in Europe You MUST See

Europe's Dreamiest River Cruises

Beautiful & Affordable European Cities You MUST See

16 Picture-Perfect Small European Towns

9 Restaurants in Italy That Feel Like You're Eating in Grandma's House

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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