Travelling to Europe this year? Cheap Quotes on Travel Insurance

Europe is one of the world’s most diverse travel destinations. With so many amazing countries to explore, old worlds to discover and different cultures to experience, it’s no surprise that Europe is on almost every Aussie’s bucket list.

With many European adventures awaiting, it’s wise to ensure you’re covered for your journey to enjoy the peace of mind our policies bring. Columbus Direct provides cheap travel insurance for Australians heading to Europe.

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Common Travel Insurance Claims in Europe

Most European countries are considered relatively safe, but we do get a lot of lost or stolen baggage claims from customers travelling in Europe. There’s a few things you can do to minimise this risk:

  • Don’t leave your bags unattended. This one really is a no-brainer, but quite often disregarded for convenience. You may only be popping to the bathroom on a train journey, but a few minutes are more than enough to snatch a backpack from an empty seat
  • If you’re driving, never leave valuables in your car and, if you have to leave luggage in your car, make sure you lock it in the boot
  • Always keep valuables, travel documents and money on your person, never put them in the suitcase
  • If something does get lost or stolen, notify the carrier and/or the police immediately and get a report, otherwise you may not be able to claim.

Our travel insurance covers holiday essentials such as overseas medical expenses, personal money and documents, baggage delays / loss, travel delays and more. You'll see a list of benefits in our online travel insurance quote process.

Great Travel Experiences Europe

Explore Croatia’s wooded islands, pebble beaches and hike up Vidova Gora for the spectacular views of the Dalmatian coast, atop the highest point of the Adriatic islands. Walk the cobbled streets of France and discover the fashionable capital, taking in the city from the famous Eiffel Tower.

Discover the romantic Grand Canal in Venice, Italy, by gondola or by water taxi between the lagoon near Santa Lucia railway station and Saint Mark Basin. View Buckingham Palace in all its glory, taking in the spectacular palace ballroom and tour the gardens overlooking the lake and west front of the property.

Convenient Ways to Travel throughout Europe

The Eurolines bus service offers cheap passage throughout Europe, while Busabout run a more tour group oriented service with hop on, hop off facilities. Train travel is arguably the preferred way to travel around Europe by tourists with rails just about everywhere and a service that delivers you straight to city centres and popular destinations. The Eurail Pass is the go-to cheap option for European tourist travel. They offer especially good deals for young travellers (25 and under).

A great way of fitting multiple destinations into your trip without having to constantly unpack and re-pack your suitcase is a cruise. Routes are as varied as the Europe itself – from island-hopping in the Mediterranean to cruising down the Danube river or dipping in and out of Norwegian fjords.

Please note that the benefits we’ve listed below are just a summary – to really understand what you’re covered for it’s important that you read our full policy wording including terms, conditions and exclusions.

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