European Travel Advice

For many travelers the first trip to Europe is like a rite of passage, it is a special adventure no matter what your age and you want it to be great the first time. With holiday cash in hand and passport up to date you’re all ready to go but that is not necessarily true. Read on for important steps and decisions you may want to consider before you take off to make your pending trip a total success.

How much funds do you have? One week will keep you busy sightseeing on one area or city. Two weeks will give you more of an advantage to spread your wings and see more. What area of Europe you wish to see is an important decision, there are massive areas of Europe to be covered and choosing one general area will keep you hopping even if you have a few weeks.

Here are some questions you can ask yourself while in the planning stages:

1. Do you just want to go and see the destination you choose?

2. Do you want to visit London, Rome, Paris and see the big sights?

3. Do you have an agenda like checking out your family roots with a genealogy search?

4. Is there a festival you have always wanted to check out like the running of the bulls in Pamplona?

5. Do you wish to focus on one country or take the grand tour of Europe?

6. Do you want to go on a tour or go your own way and wing it?

If you’re a student you have the summer season on your side between the school year. If you are retired then time is not a factor and you can stay as long as your finances hold out. You can also travel during the shoulder seasons when there are fewer crowds. If you have a few weeks try and book during the shoulder season to maximize the experience and reduce the lineups. Limiting to one country a week may work for you, even that much time will allow a basic overview of the country you choose to visit.

To take the pressure off your first trip to Europe a tour might be the answer. Tours are overly abundant and available for you to see any area of Europe you desire within your time frame. You can even find tours that will focus on festivals, main tourist attractions and popular landmarks. Accommodations are all taken care of along with meals and could be the best way for you to gain the confidence you need for your first big adventure to Europe.

If crowds are not your desire then touring independently is another option. You will have to do a lot more research but with the Internet at your fingertips finding information has never been easier. Tourist associations all over the world want you to come to their country with tourist dollars in hand so you will always be met with friendly replies for all your inquiries.

Sitting down and making a list of your priorities and desires is the best step to take when planning for a trip this size. As Ben Franklin once said, “Fail to plan you will plan to fail”.

A Memorable Day Trip to Alicante

Alicante certainly has more then enough to offer visitors during a day trip so this would be my guide to a memorable day in Alicante. If you arrive by car, then head for the centre and follow the signs to “El Corte Inglés” department stores where you will find a handful of underground car parks. The average price is about one Euro per hour, but if you park in the “Corte Inglés” department store car park, a few purchases will get you a good discount.

Once you have parked check out the “Avenida Maisonnave” for clothes and shoes shopping in either the “Corte Inglés” or other well known high street stores and then find time for a bite to eat in one of the many cafes and tapas restaurants that are found in the adjacent streets. At the end of the “Avenida Maisonnave” you will see the “Calvo Sotelo” square, where you can sit and rest and enjoy the sights of the surrounding area. If you should need to visit the British Consulate during your stay, it is situated in front of the square and close by you will also find “Hacienda” the Inland revenue office, should you need to sort out your fiscal affairs.

After that you should head up the Frederico Soto street towards the “Plaza de los Luceros”, which is another beautiful square which has recently be modernised due to the tram which will eventually run underneath up towards the train station. Then walk along the “Alfonso El Sabio” street, which is another important shopping street and at the end of the street you will find the Alicante municipal market and the tram station.

Have a look round the market just to see how things are done here and after that walk down the Rambla towards the sea. The “Rambla” actually means a flood escape which normally handle the rain water that comes into the city from the mountains after heavy rain storms called “La Gota Fria”. The “Rambla” was traditionally a shopping street, but today you are likely to find more restauarants than anything else, but I would suggest the you head up the “Calle Mayor”, one of the oldest strrets in Alicante and in the heart of the old town. You will find many well priced restaurants along the Calle Mayor and if you head down one street you find find the town hall as well as another beautiful square and Museum, which highlights ruins of how Alicante used to look like.

From here you can head down towards the “Postiguet” beach, which is just a couple of minutes away and enjoy a walk along the “Esplanada” and make sure you stop for refreshments in one of the terraces that are dotted along the beach front. From there you can head back towards the Alicante harbour, where you will see many luxury yachts moored up and take a look at the harbour’s commercial centers that offer a variety of high cuisine restaurants.

If you cross over the road you will be back on the “Esplanada” and you will find a variety of artisan stands that offer some unique hand made items, ideal as souvenirs. One thing to remember is that you should be security conscious in Alicante, especially in tourist areas of the city but just like you would have to in any major tourist town around the world.

At the end of the “Esplanada” you will find the “Doctor Gadea” street which will take you back to the “Avenida Maisonnave and your car. You should by now at least had a good insight into what Alicante has to offer visitors and you may wish to return another day to enjoy the wonders of the historical city of Alicante and the great selection of shops and restaurants that you would have seen during your visit.

Plan a Trip to Disneyland Paris

One of the top tourist destinations in France, Disneyland Paris, features Walt Disney Studios Park and Disneyland Park, seven themed hotels, Golf Disneyland and Disney Village. It is about one-fifth the size of Paris itself. Disneyland is a place which may bring back your childhood memories and also the child in you. It’s a place where you can forget all your worries and enjoy the experience. Disneyland proves to be the perfect combination of fun and a recreational vacation, allowing both adults and children to have a great time.

HOW TO REACH DISNEYLAND:

Plane: With regular flights to Paris from all over the world there’s nothing to worry about. Direct transfers operate from the Paris airports to the Disneyland resort. Taking a flight is the most convenient way to reach here.

By Car: Paris has a well connected road network which makes travelling by car also an easy option.

By Train: There are direct trains to Disneyland’s resort as it has its’ own railway station

WHERE TO STAY:

Disneyland Paris has seven hotels inside to suit your budget which provide leisure and sports facilities including tennis courts, pools, exercise rooms and pony rides. Also there’s a chance for you to meet the Disney Cartoon Characters within the hotel complexes. There are several packages, the most popular one being the two-nights and three-day stay available at a good price. Also there are several new hotels close to the park with more coming up.

FOR THE DISABLED:

Disneyland has special facilities for the disabled. There’s a special guide available which can be taken from the Disneyland website.

THINGS TO DO

The Euro Disney Resort is the combination of hotels, restaurants, rides and lot of other recreational attractions.

Disneyland Park Paris

At Disneyland Paris you have the Adventure Land, Frontier Land, Discovery Land and Fantasy Land. A train runs through these different “lands,” enabling easy access.

WaltDisney Studios Park

As well as the Disneyland Park you have the Walt Disney Studios. Here you have the Toon Studio, Front lot, Hollywood Boulevard – and there’s even a Backlot.

Golf Disneyland

Golf Disneyland has specially been created for the adults with a 9 and 18 hole course. The fun though is not only for just adults as there is also a kids section at Golf Disneyland.

DisneyVillage

This is the place where you have all the fun element except for the rides, from eating at restaurants to shopping, bowling and disco, you have it all. There are special shows and theatres for more entertainment.

LakeDisney

LakeDisney is a man-made lake at Euro Disney – situated right at the center of the three park resort hotels. It adds to the beauty of Disneyland.

Getting Around at Disneyland Paris

You may get around most of Disneyland easily through the Disney Railroad which includes getting between the two major theme parks. There are also shuttle buses free of cost which run between the entire hotel area.

Overall Disneyland is a great escape from the real world into a fantasy land that will amaze both children and adults alike. As with all Disneylands, the setup and execution of your visit is very professional.

Getting Ready for EURO 2012 at Ukraine

Come June 2012, the European Football Championship, EURO 2012 will be held at Ukraine, with its capital, Kiev as the major host. Football aficionados are now making plans to visit Ukraine, which will no doubt improve the tourist industry of the country. If you are one of those who would want to be a part of this event, the first thing that would probably come to your mind is where to find Kiev apartments or hotels that are comfortable and within your budget.

Kiev, also known as Kyiv, has a population of almost 3 million and used to be a major trade route in the Mediterranean. Today, Ukraine is ranked as one of the top 3 most attractive countries in Europe. It is destined to become even more popular as EURO 2012 approaches. Once you reach Kiev, you will surely be enthralled with its old world beauty that has been preserved through generations. This is the very reason why it has earned the title, the “greatest miracle in Europe”.

Anytime you are in a foreign country, your safety should always be your primary concern. You can avoid danger by choosing a safe accommodation and one that has English-speaking staff who can assist you during your stay. Do not hesitate to ask information regarding places that you want to visit, and to ask for tips on what to avoid in order to be safe.

When considering a place to stay in Kiev, try doing an online search to save time. You can also compare prices and amenities. One thing to remember is to ask if the hotel provides airport pick-up from the airport. Particularly, if you are traveling for hours, there is nothing more comforting than knowing that someone will welcome you at the airport. Be sure to have a map ready, and make a list of the places you would want to go to.

The location of your Kiev accommodation is important. Choose one that is in the middle of the city, if you want to taste the nightlife or get the best shopping deals. If you are fond of the arts and would like to take the time to go around museums or theaters, then Kyiv is really the place for you. Restaurants offering the local Kyiv cuisine, as well as international flavors are all over the city, so take the time to have a gastronomical experience while you’re in Ukraine.

Ukraine is relatively a new tourist destination, but one that already has a lot to offer. If you plan on attending EURO 2012, try to make it an extended holiday so that you can have time to see some of Ukraine’s tourist attractions such as the Cathedral of St. Sophia, the Ukrainian Baroque church of St. Andrew, the Monastery of the Caves, the Kyiv Opera House, and the world treasure, 19th-century Cathedral of St. Volodymyr.

Planning Your Trip to Europe

With some careful planning and research, you can have the vacation you’ve always wanted without breaking the bank, even if you don’t speak French, German or Spanish. Here are some tips for your trip overseas:

1. Tour or DIY?

If this is your first big trip to Europe, you might consider signing up for a tour package. Having a guide, a tour and a schedule to follow can take a lot of the stress off your shoulders, allowing you to enjoy your trip and take in the sights without worrying about the plans. The drawbacks to this are that you won’t be able to do as much independent exploring, and you may not enjoy the company of the other vacationers.

2. Money

Before you depart, go to a bank or other money changing facility near you and get enough Euros to last you for two to three days. If you have an ATM/Debit card you should be all set for the rest of the trip. Don’t ever change money at the airport as airport money changers have the worst rates of exchange! If you’re concerned about your spending money on your trip, set a daily budget before you leave home and stick to it.

3. Pay-As-You-Go Cell Phone

We’ve all gotten used to having a phone on our person, and this can provide a greater sense of security when traveling overseas. Consider picking up a pay-as-you-go cell phone, especially if you’re going to be spending most of your time in one country.

4. Safety and Security

Unfortunately, tourists can be targets for theft, especially in bigger cities. Leave your Passport in the hotel safe if possible. It’s the one thing you don’t want to lose. Consider investing in a travel belt or other device for concealing extra cash and credit cards.

5. Culture and Language

Politeness goes a long way in smoothing over culture and language barriers. Make an effort to learn at least the most basic terms of your host country, it will be appreciated. Bring along a phrase book to help you with more complex communications.

Have fun on your trip!

Seven Big Mistakes Travelers Make

Number One – Failure to inform your ATM issuer and credit card companies about your international destination(s), country-by-country. With fraud and identity theft at an all time high around the globe, you will be unpleasantly surprised when after handing over the credit card or inserting your trusty ATM card in the machine, the nasty word DENIED pops up. It may not happen on your first transaction but I’ll bet a dozen doughnuts it happens on the second. Make that telephone call and inform them exactly what countries are on the itinerary. That way you’ll avoid the embarrassment and panic of hearing, “…so sorry, madame, your card has been denied…”

Number Two – Overpacking, need I say more? No, but I will. Like it or not, the world is a blue jean society. The perception of an “Ugly American” in sneakers and blue jeans is so not true. Walk the streets of Paris, Rome, London and you’ll see the locals in blue jeans, fancy Converse, hi-tops, “bowling shoes”, a scarf jauntily tied around necks but still casual. The great majority are locals are not Vogue material. And now the airlines are going to charge for a second bag. You absolutely do not need a second bag unless preparing to make a fashion statement or attend multiple functions. Think minimal mix-and-match clothes and check the weather on the Internet before you go.

Numbers Three, Four and Five below are a result of not doing a little homework pre-trip.

Number Three – Over-scheduling sightseeing. There’s only so much a person can see and absorb before the brain shuts down and/or boredom sets in. How many St. Sebastian’s filled with arrows can one person see in a day and remain interested? Make a sketchy plan before leaving home of must-sees with downtime, and vary them to maximize your time. One museum a day is my rule and some museums have free entrances on Sunday, certain nights of the week and days in a month. (The Louvre is free the first Sunday of every month.) It’s even possible to book ahead and buy your Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum tickets on line! That’s a big time saver. Check that out before the trip begins and take advantage. Leave lots of time to just walk around, do a little shopping, stop for a glass of wine, and immerse yourself in the experience.

Number Four – Attempting to visit too many countries in a short period of time. The temptation is thinking, “…I’m going so far and have to see as much as possible…” Instead repeat over and over again, “I will return.” And if you are with a group, pass on one of the included meals after a few days and go off on your own. Everyone needs a break from the 7a-9p routine of wake-up…breakfast…sightseeing…lunch…sightseeing…dinner…fall in bed, and repeat the next day.

Number Five – Take time to research a destination before you leave home to avoid disappointment. What is there to see? Do, etc.? A friend of mine just returned from a European river trip and was disappointed. Why? Because it rained! Have reasonable expectations and know before you go…

Number Six – If there is any sort of problem with the tour, hotel room, food, tell your guide/hotel manager/restauranteur immediately. Don’t wait and let it fester. The faster you voice a complaint, the faster it can be corrected. This is not being an “Ugly American” but a proactive traveler. After all, you paid for it.

Number Seven – Use your ATM card for local currency even though most banks tack on a service charge. There are bancomat’s in 99% of the airports, railway stations and up and down streets throughout the world. Absolutely do not, under any circumstances, change money at home for the currency of your destination. For example, the Euro is currently trading at 1.42 Euros to $1 U.S. In other words (because the Euro is confusing), it will cost you $1.42 U.S. to get 1 Euro. At almost all airport currency booths, it will cost $1.62 to get 1 Euro. Do the math…an additional 20 cents on each dollar. Additionally, do your very best not to come home with any leftover Euros (or other currencies) unless planning a return trip. You’ll be lucky to receive $1 U.S. back for every Euro, a loss of forty-two cents

European Holiday

Holiday and European travel go hand-in-hand. With so many different locations to choose from, one could get easily besieged with choices. A beautiful country that could be spent on holiday and a European travel trip is England for its beautiful countrysides and historic landmarks throughout the country. However, be sure to stop by London where one can see the Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park. Another country that comes to mind is Holland. Besides the usual visit to Amsterdam, one can visit the beautiful city of Rotterdam or the very historical city of Den Haag.

However, if a warmer climate is preferred then why not travel South to Italy. Italy could definitely be a made a holiday and European travel trip with its many famous locations. Some great picks would be Pompeii to visit the sites preserved from the volcano, Lucca for some great shopping, and a favorite, Siena which is surrounded by a wall so you couldn’t get lost and leave the city. If one is up for a short distance, visit Palermo, Sicily and see the beautiful landscapes. If Italy isn’t quite what is desired, why not travel to Spain. Spain has many regions to offer, but also has parks, the beautiful coasts, great city destinations like Granada, Madrid, and Barcelona, and of course the World Heritage Cities. While in Spain, why not stop over to Portugal. Portugal has beautiful beaches and islands not to mention great hospitality as well.

However, if there is a desire to see EuroDisney World then one must travel to France. France has many great things to offer and many historical landmarks as well. The most obvious choice of city to visit would be Paris with the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, Sacre Coeur, and Notre Dame. And those are only a few of the beautiful places to visit while in the city. If Paris isn’t appealing, then one should travel to Mont Blanc which is located in the in the Alps. It is known for skiing, mountain climbing, and hiking. However, if the mountains are not desired then travel to the city of Strasbourg which is located near the border of Germany. While visiting here, one can get a taste of both cultures with signs reading in French and German. There is the Black Forest to see along with the Rhine river. Shopping and restaurants are also a fun time. So while visiting Strasbourg, a traveler can get the best of two countries by spending a day across the Rhine river or through the Black Forest into Germany.

However, when an individual doesn’t know where to go but wants to see many locations, a starting country is great to start with and then get a rail pass and visit other countries as well. This would provide a traveler with many options and countries to visit so a holiday and European travel can easily be made, but the choices are endless.

Europe Budget Travel Tips

Full of history, great culture and beautiful architecture and natural landscapes, Europe is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, but it is also one of the most expensive. Finding a cheap flight is a good way to start saving money on your European trip, however once you are there, accommodation, food and transport costs can quickly chew through your budget.

Although Europe can be expensive, there are many ways to save money and travel this great continent even if you are a budget traveller. Here are some tips on how to travel Europe on a budget.

Accommodation

Hostels:

One of the best ways to save money in Europe is to stay in hostels. You may think that hostels are only for 20 something backpackers looking to party, but in truth there are hostel options for all types of travellers. The cheapest hostel rooms are known as dorms, where you get your own bed in a shared room that usually house from 4-10 people, as well as a shared bathroom. Most hostels also offer private rooms, some just as nice as a hotel room but at a much cheaper price.

Camping:

Even cheaper than hostels, camping can be a great option. In Europe there is an excellent amount of convenient camp grounds, often even within major cities. And these camp grounds have excellent facilities such as bathrooms, cooking areas and shuttle buses to take you to the nearest town or city.

Last minute deals, multiple night stays and advanced bookings:

If you want to stay in hotels, there are still plenty of ways to save money. Often hotels will offer last minute deals if they have plenty of rooms available, and give a great discount. Many hotels also offer discounts for booking more than a certain amount of nights, while others offer discounts if you book well in advance. It’s a good idea to look around on hotel sites and see what is available.

Apartments:

If you’re staying in a certain city for a few weeks or more, renting an apartment can be a very affordable option. The longer you stay, the more options there are to save money. For example some apartments can be rented on a weekly basis, while others are monthly. This is also a great option if you are travelling with a few people to share the cost.

Food

Cook your own:

If you are staying in a hostel, camping or renting an apartment, it is likely that you will have kitchen facilities available. Buying your food at a supermarket and cooking it your self will save you a lot of money. This doesn’t mean that you have to eat every meal like this, but even one meal a day will save you a lot of money in the long run.

Eat local:

Eating where the locals eat can be a lot cheaper than eating where the tourists eat, and usually the food will be a lot better too. Often restaurants that are located close to tourist attractions will leave you with a hefty bill, while you may be able to walk a couple of blocks away and find a nice restaurant for half the price! Usually the locals know best.

Street food/take away:

It’s not unusual to find different food carts or eateries located around a city, and they are a great option for saving money on food. For example: For only a couple of dollars you could buy a nice slice of Pizza in Rome, a Crepe in Paris, or a Bratwurst in Berlin.

Transport

Rail pass:

One of the best ways to travel in Europe is on the train, and a great way to save money on train fares is to buy a rail pass. There are many different passes available from single country passes to complete passes that allow you to travel all over the continent. It entirely depends on your trip, but a rail pass can literally save you hundreds of dollars.

Tourist passes:

Many cities in Europe have special tourist passes that you can buy, and they usually give you free use of their public transport systems, and also offer free or discounted entry to attractions and museums in the city.

Walking and cycling:

One of the best ways to see a city is on foot. You will always see more and have a great experience, it gives you lots of exercise and costs you absolutely nothing. Many European cities are also very bicycle friendly, and renting a bike for the day can be a great way to explore a city.

Budget airlines:

There are two great budget airlines in Europe, EasyJet and RyanAir, and together they fly all over Europe to most major destinations, and at excellent prices. This is a great option if you are short on time and want to travel faster or over larger distances.

Lease a car: If you are going to be travelling in Europe for an extended amount of time and want to hire a car, it can often be cheaper to lease a car instead. Many companies such as Peugeot lease cars for a certain amount of months.

Travel in Europe doesn’t have to be as expensive as you might think, and if you use these tips, you are sure to save plenty of money on your trip through Europe.

Havaianas Europe

Want to see the Pope in Vatican? Eager to witness the Football Cups? Dying to Drink the tastiest beers? Then you would kill to have Havaianas.

Havaianas will take you on a   Euro   trip . First stop, Greece. This is where the famous Phidippides (or Philippides) made his run from Athens to Sparta. If only Havaianas were discovered earlier, then he could have run a longer distance. Next, we go the sacred place, Vatican City-it is the smallest country and has the least population. Hence, they would not let you in without wearing your Havaianas sandals. After Vatican, we go to London – the royals are here. And so is Havaianas.

Next we have Belgium – we get drunk, we get to a fight, stumble back to our hotels, fall on the way to the stairs, break our legs and knock our heads only to wake up the net day with flip flops still on our feet. Talk about a perfect fit! So now, we have to return home – a child to its mother and a flip-flop to a foot. Guess what, we are at Italy. Europeans loved Havaianas so much that they carved Italy into a foot to pay tribute to the King of flip flops – Havaianas.

And as a rightful king, Havaianas will not let his people stay in vain. Give credit to where it is due and give Havaianas to Europe.

So now, we are happy to inform everyone that Havaianas flip-flops would be taking over Europe. We already have stores across the continent ready serve the needs and wants of every deserving pair of feet in Europe. We have everything you need from sexy, stylish shoes to versatile sandals, to the famous flip-flops. Plus, we let you customize designs for your footwear. All of these and much more at Havaianas Europe. Prices will be in Euros.

Euro 2012 in Ukraine

The year of 2012 is going to be rather significant for Ukraine. Elections to the Verhovna Rada, Ukrainian Parliament, are rather important for the political life of the country. The 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as Euro 2012, which is going to be held in Poland and Ukraine in June and July, is rather important for Ukrainian economy and the country’s image in the world.

Poland and Ukraine are sharing the honor to host final tournament for 16 best European Football teams. The final match is going to be held in Kiev on July 1. It is a very special event for all Ukrainian and foreign fans and more than a million fans are expected to come to Ukraine to be eyewitnesses to the matches.

Ukraine was given a loan of 5 billion Euros to be well-prepared for the upcoming tournament. As a result, Ukrainian stadia, roads and hotels are in much better condition and most facilities correspond to European standards.

The Ukrainian cities to welcome the Euro 2012 matches are Kiev, Donetsk, Kharkov and Lvov.

Kiev is the capital of Ukraine with the population of more than 3, 5 million people. The city which is more than 1,500 years old is really worth seeing, especially in summer. The biggest stadium involved in Euro 2012 is Olympic Stadium with its ticket capacity of more than 70,050 people.

Total 5 matches are to be held in Kiev: 3 matches for Group D teams, one quarter- final match and a final match. You can find the schedule for Kiev below.

Group D

11 June 2012 21:45 UTC+3 Ukraine Match 8 D2 Olympic Stadium, Kiev

15 June 2012 19:00 UTC+3 D2 Match 15 D4 Olympic Stadium, Kiev

19 June 2012 21:45 UTC+3 D2 Match 24 D3 Olympic Stadium, Kiev

Quarter-finals

24 June 2012 21:45 UTC+3 Winner Group D / Match 28 / Runner-up Group C /Olympic Stadium, Kiev

Final

1 July 2012 21:45 UTC+3 Winner Match 29 / Match 31 / Winner Match 30 / Olympic Stadium, Kiev

IF you order the tickets via tour agency representatives in Ukraine it will be cheaper than buying online. It is also cheaper to rent an apartment for a month in Kiev (2 room apartment is up to 600USD/500 Euros) than staying in a hotel and paying daily at least 80 USD/60 Euros per day. There are plenty of inexpensive self-catering places to eat with an estimate price for one meal of 8USD/5 Euros. You can easily calculate the price of a monthly stay in Kiev.

Donetsk is the second important city in the championship. Located at the distance of almost 727 km to the south- east from Kiev this large coal-miners’ city with the population of about 1 million people is proud of having one of the best stadia in Ukraine. It is certainly worth flying or travelling by overnight train or bus to Donetsk to see a quarter-final and a semi-final matches here. To stay at the hotel here is a good idea as the apartments for rent are not of a very good quality. Early booking will guarantee a room in the hotel. You can find the schedule for Donetsk 5 matches below.

Group D

11 June 2012 19:00 UTC+3 D3 Match 7 D4 Donbass Arena, Donetsk

15 June 2012 21:45 UTC+3 Ukraine Match 16 D3 Donbass Arena, Donetsk

19 June 2012 21:45 UTC+3 D4 Match 23 Ukraine Donbass Arena, Donetsk

Quarter-finals 23 June 2012 21:45 UTC+3 Winner Group C /Match 27 / Runner-up Group D / Donbass Arena, Donetsk

Semi-finals 27 June 2012 21:45 UTC+3 Winner /Match 25 /Match 29/ Winner Match 27 / Donbass Arena, Donetsk

Kharkiv and L’vov will both have three group B matches.

Kharkiv is the second largest industrial city of Ukraine with the population of almost 2 million people. There are not so many attractions but the good news is that it is reasonably close to Kiev, at the distance of 478 km. The city has a big airport, lots of buses and shuttles which makes it easy to get to and from Kiev. It is certainly better to stay in the hotel here and early booking is highly recommended. The schedule for Kharkiv is below.

Group B

9 June 2012 19:00 UTC+3 B1 Match 3 B2 Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv

13 June 2012 B1 Match 12 B3 Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv 21:45 UTC+3

17 June 2012 B4 Match 19 B1 Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv 21:45 UTC+3

L’vov is one of the most beautiful cities in Ukraine with lots of attractions and rich history. Its population is close to 0.75 million people. Located at the distance of 550 km south west of Kiev this architectural landmark will surprise you with European standards of hotels, service and touristic infrastructure. L’vov has an airport with at least 2 flights to Kiev but most people prefer to travel to and from Kiev by overnight train. Lots of inexpensive hotels offer their wonderful services to tourists. You may come here not only for matches but also to see medieval castles, cathedrals, museums and visit one of the best theatres in Ukraine. You can find the schedule for L’vov below.

Group B

9 June 2012 21:45 UTC+3 B3 Match 4 B4 Arena L’vov, L’vov 13 June 2012 B2 Match 11 B4 Arena L’vov, L’vov 19:00 UTC+3

17 June 2012 21:45 UTC+3 B2 Match 20 B1 Arena L’vov, L’vov

We hope that this article will help you to organize your   trip  to  Euro  2012 events in Ukraine and you will enjoy the hospitality and level of service provided by the Ukrainians.