Eastern European destinations have enjoyed a resurgence over the last decade. Previously little-visited cities such as Warsaw, Vilnius and Riga have become popular spots for short breaks, and tourists looking for longer trips have woken up to gems such as the Croatian coast, the Slovenian lakes and the Transylvanian wilderness.
Western Europe, on the other hand, is one of Luggage Mules top shipping destinations with its rich tapestry of ancient history, vibrant cities and beautiful landscapes.
Wherever you’re traveling to within Europe, don’t get bogged down with baggage concerns. You’ll enjoy stress-free travel, and our generous 30kg luggage allowance will give you plenty of room to pack all your clothes and gadgets – as well as leaving room to bring home some souvenirs.
Packing for Europe
Weather: Wherever you’re going, always research weather prior to your holiday to inform your packing list. If you’re visiting Europe during high season (between June and August) you should pack for hot, dry weather, especially if you’re heading towards the Mediterranean. Outside of high season pack for variable weather, with waterproofs or an umbrella in case of rain. Pack warm clothing for winter trips, particularly if you’re bound for the north of Europe.
Technology: If you can’t live without your laptop or want to bring your photography gear, Luggage Mule has you covered. Our generous 30kg allowance means you can ship all your tech and gadgets ahead. We recommend you pack them carefully to avoid damage during transport. Remember to bring a travel adapter – much of Europe have 220V / 50hz sockets but be its worth researching country specific plugs and sockets before you go.
Shopping: Everyone gets the shopping bug in Europe, whether they’re picking up handcrafts in Alpine villages or high fashion in the streets of Milan. But while the journey home is relatively short, you could still face fees of up to £10 per kilo if you exceed your airline’s baggage allowance. Use Luggage Mule’s European luggage shipping service and you’ll have a generous 30kg allowance, giving you plenty of room for souvenirs.
Customs: The European Union (EU) has made travelling through Europe a lot easier but there are still some rules to abide by. See our Luggage Mule prohibited list pages for information on what you can and can’t ship within the EU. Be aware that duty-free goods are no longer sold to those travelling within the EU.
Shipping sports equipment to Europe
Bicycle Shipping: With rolling countryside, rugged mountains and sprawling forests, Europe is a paradise for both road cyclists and mountain bikers. It’s also a hugely popular region for cycling tours, as well as major races such as the Tour de France. Luggage Mule can help you get your bike to anywhere in Europe securely and without fuss – with our bike and cycle gear shipping service, your bike will be waiting for you when you arrive.
Ski Shipping: Few regions capture the imaginations of skiers like Europe. Hitting the slopes of the Italian Dolomites? Going off-piste in The Alps? Whatever your ski holiday of choice, Luggage Mule’s ski shipping service will get your gear to the resort quickly and without fuss. So all you have to do when you arrive is get ready and hit the slopes.
Golf Shipping: Europe is one of the great regions for golf. There’s so much for golfers to tick off, from the sun-drenched courses of Spain and Portugal to the historic clubs of the UK. Take the hassle out of travelling with your clubs with Luggage Mule’s Europe golf shipping service – we’ll deliver all your golf gear to your resort, saving you time at the airport and helping you make the most of some of the world’s best courses.