Blooming capitalism in all its enticing glory is what Western Europe is all about, with its age-old monarchies, “small but proud” microstates with astronomical foreign exchange reserves in whose banks, luxury with self-respect, forever inviolable human rights… and others, other attributes of a highly developed society. It so happened historically that for a domestic tourist, Western European countries have always been a secretly desired, but never achievable forbidden fruit – an ideological enemy was supposed to be publicly trampled on, and the friendly states of Eastern Europe were allowed into the maximum. Maybe that’s why today France, Germany, Great Britain are still associated with a guaranteed better life, which you really want to look at! – albeit only for the duration of a tourist trip. So a tourist who surfs the expanses of Western Europe is special: he wants not only to go over the sights, but also to see with his own eyes “how people live” and, among other things, whether they go to the bakery by taxi!
Geographically, the concept of Western Europe includes the United Kingdom (the farthest reaches nestled in the stormy waters of the Atlantic), Belgium and the Netherlands closest to it, the “monsters” of tourism – Germany and France, as well as Luxembourg and Liechtenstein.
Of course, this division is largely arbitrary, and there are a lot of discrepancies in the interpretation, even according to the versions of various official organizations. But let’s not get bogged down in conventions, let’s talk about the merits of Western Europe as a tourist destination.
To begin with, we will designate a potential tourist. Wealthy clients come here first of all: tours to Western European countries are traditionally not cheap and price reductions are not expected in the foreseeable future – destinations are not mass-produced and are able to offer an exclusive varied vacation – both beach, sightseeing, and wellness. Last but not least, Western Europe is attractive to businessmen: French, German and Dutch companies have long ago “mastered” Mother Russia, which is expressed in the mutual inflow and outflow of managers and other administration. In winter, here you can find excellent conditions for skiing (yes, we are talking about the French Alps), as well as for the “Après” life associated with it. By the way, it is best to indulge in all serious things in Western Europe – we are talking about the Netherlands, where, it seems, legalized certainly most of the vices! And of course, it would be remiss not to mention the study of foreign languages in the literal sense “where did it come from..” – they will teach you to speak English in the UK, in German – in Germany, and impeccable French pronunciation can be acquired at the best language schools in Paris and surroundings.
Of the difficulties of the direction, there is a “trouble” with entry documents: even leaving the Schengen aside, in the process of obtaining only one English visa, you can turn gray, and although not a long, but expensive flight – however, as well as the total cost of Western European voyages. In return, you will be offered impeccable service, high-quality hotels, even of low star rating, and that very beneficial atmosphere of the Old World, which has such a positive effect on creative people – you can see this in any of the local museums.
According to Countryaah, Western Europe has the following countries:
- Great Britain