It’s the travel news we’ve all been waiting for: Europe is reopening to vaccinated Americans this summer. In fact, a handful of European countries have already reopened their borders to Americans, including Greece, Croatia, Spain, France, Iceland, and Italy, with more on the way.
So after more than a year off-limits, it’s time to plan your return to Europe … whether you’re ready to go next month or not until next year. And you’re in luck, because cheap flights to Europe are back: We’ve been finding flight deals to top European destinations for as little as $350 roundtrip – and sometimes even less.
Here’s a small taste of the crazy cheap Europe deals we’ve sent to our Thrifty Traveler Premium members for travel through May 2022. And the deals just keep on coming, so you can get them, too.
Wondering where you can travel in Europe now? Read our guide!
Greece is Open! Flights from $455 RT
Greece officially opened back up to travelers from the U.S. and a handful of other countries this spring. To get in, you’ll need proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test conducted no later than 72 hours before arrival will get you into the country to explore Athens, hop out to the islands, and beyond.
Flights to Greece can easily cost $1,000 – or more – from the U.S. But it doesn’t have to be that expensive. We’ve found a slew of flights to Greece at half the normal price! Yes, you can get to Greece for under $500 roundtrip – even nonstop!
This flight deal is already gone, but you can get the next one with Thrifty Traveler Premium for just $5.99 a month!
From Athens, it’s a quick flight or a little bit longer ferry ride to Santorini, Mykonos, or any of the other dozen Greek Islands. Tack on four or five days to explore the pink sand beach, Samaria Gorge, and eat your way around the island of Crete.
Or, head straight to Santorini! This popular island was included in one of the recent peak summer deals we found to Greece, available from nearly every U.S. city – including tons of small regional airports.
Summer in the French Riviera? NYE in Paris?
France is now open to vaccinated travelers, including Americans! How does sitting in an outdoor café along the Seine this summer sound? Or how about Christmas and New Years’ with the family under the twinkling lights of the Eiffel Tower?
This deal to Paris would get you to the City of Lights for as low as $500 roundtrip. There were fares from Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) to Paris for $549 and even from smaller cities like Fargo (FAR) for just $540 roundtrip.
This deal was live from 100+ airports, including regional airports. Yes, you can even get cheap flights to Europe from smaller cities. We find deals from more than 160 airports across the U.S. and Canada.
Dreaming of France beyond Paris? This recent flight deal we found would get you to Nice in the French Riviera for just $500 roundtrip during peak summer.
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Back to Italy with Flights from $330 RT
Italy is open! The path of least resistance is to enter the country on COVID-tested flights on American, Delta, and United.
While you might not be ready to head to Italy next week, we’ve been finding cheap flights to Rome (FCO) and beyond for a trip through March 2022, including Thanksgiving and New Year’s. In fact, we’ve seen fares as cheap as $330 roundtrip:
And again, the deals we’re seeing to Europe aren’t just from major U.S. hubs. We recently found peak summer flights to several Italian cities from over 100 U.S. airports for half the normal price!
Half-Off Flights to Croatia!
Croatia was among the first European country to reopen its borders. Here’s what you’ll need to get in. And trust us: You want to go.
From beautiful Split to ancient walled city Dubrovnik, there is so much to see along this sweeping coastline. Oh, and don’t miss the Plitvice Lakes National Park! It boasts some of the bluest water you may ever see.
Typically, a peak summer flight to Croatia would run you $1,000 or more. But just last week, we uncovered a nationwide flash sale to Croatia from as low as $459 roundtrip.
And the list goes on…all the way down to Wichita, Williston, and Wilmington. Your next trip to Europe doesn’t have to break the bank – seriously.
Spain officially reopened to vaccinated travelers, including Americans, this week. And the airlines are competing to be the ones with the cheapest flight to get you there.
Why not get to Spain in style? This recent business class flight deal we found to Europe was $3,000 off normal prices. This business class fare includes lie-flat seats, business class meals, champagne, priority boarding, checked bags, and amenity kits, and lounge access. Now that’s an entrance!
Iceland is Open, Too – With Flights Under $250!
Iceland was the first country in Europe to reopen to vaccinated Americans way back in March. And interest in trekking to the already-popular outdoors destination is skyrocketing.
If you don’t want to pay peak summer prices to get to Reykjavik (KEF), you’ll need a cheap flight. How about hundreds off regular airfare to this epic destination with a mistake fare? Think you have to pay $700 or more to get to Iceland? Not even close.
Hundreds of Thrifty Traveler Premium members booked this insane deal from cities across the country before it disappeared.
We also saw great these great fares from:
- Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) for $247 roundtrip
- Chicago-O’Hare (ORD) and Orlando (MCO) for $239 total
- Washington, D.C.-Reagan (DCA) for just $247
These prices set record lows, and they disappeared fast. But we’re still regularly seeing fares to Iceland below $400 (and even under $300) roundtrip through the summer and into fall 2021. And that’s a big change: For most of the last year, cheap flights to almost anywhere in Europe had been hard to come by.
Read up on what it’s like to travel to Iceland in 2021!
Whether you’re itching to head out next month or are dreaming of a trip abroad next year, the time has come to start planning to make your return to Europe. Whenever you do, stop paying too much.
Cheap flights to Europe are back on the menu. Book now before demand skyrockets with news of countries opening!
All of these deals were discovered by our team, and many have since disappeared. But we are always searching for the next flight deal to Europe! Join Thrifty Traveler Premium to get these deals sent straight to your inbox!