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					Travel Tips to European Countries: Luxembourg

About the country

One of the Europe’s smallest sovereign states is The Grand Duchy of
Luxembourg. The north part of the country is blessed with greenery and
hills. The Ardennes provides great scenic view. The country is small and
all the tourist attractions are within reachable limits. It snows during
the winters in Luxembourg, but isn’t as cold as its neighboring countries
and the summer is warm which comes in May and lasts till September.
Incase of emergency dial 112 or 113.

Culture

Generally handshake is used to greet people. Although majority of the
locals speak English, Letzeburgesch is the national language of
Luxembourg. French and German is also spoken by many Luxembourgers. When
appearing as a guest at someone’s house, it is a good practice to bring
along gift or flowers. People are expected to dress in smart casuals, but
it would be best to turn up in formals when attending social functions,
or clubs. It’s not advised to smoke in public places.

Shopping

Crystals and porcelains of Villeroy and Boch are very famous and the
earthenware pottery from Nospelt is a shopper’s must have item from
Luxembourg. VAT of 15% is applied to all items purchased other than that
from campground, hotel, and restaurant, which charge 3%. Tipping is
exempted.

Site Seeing

The capital, Luxembourg is a place to be. Stay for a day or tea to
explore the city. Village of Viaden has a cliff top castle which is a
famous landmark.

Taxis can be hired to move around the city. They charge 10% extra from 10
pm to 6 am and if hired on Sunday, an extra 25% extra will be charged if
hired for the whole day.
Accommodations

Luxembourg has many luxurious hotels, most of which are located in Lux
City. Other options are guesthouses which are beautifully decorated with
flower and plants.

Travel

The national airline which operates here is Luxair. There are flights
from London to Luxembourg every hour. The Luxembourg airport is at a
distance of 5km from the city and it takes about 20 minutes to reach
there. There are provisions such as duty free shops, bank, tourism
information and car hire for the passengers.
Eurostar provides a fast railway service from London, Paris, Belgium,
France or Brussels to Luxembourg. Bookings can be made via telephone and
£5 fee is charged for telephonic booking. Check out for offers which are
provided on some of the routes. To travel within the country, Inter-Rail
pass can be bought which gives the offer of unlimited train travel for 29
countries of Europe.

When driving on road, it is recommended to take the train or ferry
service when passing the channel between Dover and Calais. Check out for
vacancy before hand especially during the rush hours. While driving,
drivers should stay on the right side and there are strict rules for
drinking while driving and seat belt.

Duty Free Items

1. 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco
2. 1liter of spirits or 2liter of sparkling wine or 2liter of liqueur
wine and 2liter of non-sparkling wine
3. 50g of perfume and 250ml of eau de toilette
4. 500g of coffee and 200g of coffee extract
5. 100g of tea and 40g of tea extract
6. Tobacco and Alcohol can be carried by visitors over 17 years of age
only.

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