Tourist destinations in Europe
Europe, or the “Old Continent” as many call it, is also the most accessible area on Earth.
It is made up of many countries, some large, others much smaller, well connected by a huge network of highways (which are free in many countries), high-speed railways and a dense network of airlines.
Most European countries are united in a single economic area, the European Community, the countries of the European Community almost all uses the same currency (EURO) and many are part of a geographical union (the Schengen Treaty) which allows European citizens and also foreign tourists, once they enter the Community, to move from one country to another. other without customs formalities and having to show the passport to the intra-European borders.
As previously written, accessibility, especially in Western Europe, is at a very good level and is quite homogeneous between the various European countries.
There are national and European laws that protect people with disabilities by establishing rules that transport companies, accommodation facilities, public buildings or buildings open to the public are required to respect and which guarantee a fairly uniform level of accessibility.
Europe is the destination of hundreds of millions of tourists, from all over the world, every year and hundreds of thousands are tourists with disabilities who visit its cities, its museums and monuments, its tourist and cultural attractions, its parks and its natural beauties.
For tourism, accessible Europe can be divided into:
1. Accessible Italy
2. Accessible France
3. Accessible Spain and accessible Portugal
4. Accessible UK and Accessible Ireland
5. Accessible Germany
6. Accessible Belgium, Accessible Netherlands and Accessible Denmark
7. Accessible Norway, Accessible Sweden, Accessible Finland and Accessible Iceland
8. Accessible Hungary, Accessible Czech Republic and Accessible Poland
9. Accessible Switzerland, Accessible Austria
10. Accessible Greece, Accessible Malta, Accessible Cyprus and Accessible Turkey
11. Other Europe accessible countries
There are also accessible tourist services in other countries that are not part of Europe but overlook the Mediterranean like: Turkey, Israel, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, …
If you are looking for tourist services in these countries for travel or for taking part in a cruise that calls at the ports of these countries, even if they are not in Europe, you can ask AccessiblEurope which has relationships with specialized tour operators based in these countries.
In the Mediterranean or in the many seas that flank the jagged continent of Europe, hundreds of cruise ships and large ferries that usually host dozens of passengers with disabilities set sail.
The reason is that in the last 10/15 years, cruises have become one of the most accessible and favorable tourist habitats for travelers with reduced mobility.
Cruise ships are getting bigger, with more accessible cabins, which are now as accessible as regular hotel rooms.
Furthermore, all the spaces on board these ships are accessible, the decks are connected by large lifts, all the attractions and activities on board are generally accessible, the disabled passenger is in a protected and extremely comfortable environment.
Once on board, the “hotel” will move, not the traveler who has to change hotel and room every 2 or 3 days to follow an itinerary.
In addition, there are also cruises that provide dialysis services for passengers who regularly need this therapy.
Problems arise during shore excursions which are almost always organized by the ship using NOT accessible large buses.
AccessiblEurope can organize accessible shore excursions for small groups of 2 to 6 pax (including up to 2/3 wheelchair users) or even for larger groups.
Contact us and tell us the port, the exact date, the start and end time of the tour, the number of participants and the essential accessibility needs, we will make you a proposal.
For any information or clarification, consult the linked pages or write to us.