The Olympics is one of the biggest sporting events in the world and to ensure you have a good trip it is best to plan out your 2012 summer Olympics travel in advance. The 2012 Olympics will be held in London. This is a major transportation hub for the UK as well as Europe so travel will be fairly straightforward as long as you do not leave it until the last minute.
London is a busy city and it will be even more crowded during the Olympics. It will not be possible to just show up and find accommodation. Reservations are essential! Book early and check out what accommodation is available. Be assured that any family with an extra room will be renting it out during the Olympics. If you wait until it is too late then you may end up staying somewhere that is not too nice or clean. This can make a great Olympics trip very disappointing.
There are travel packages already being offered for the 2012 Olympics with some great savings and deals. If you want to have a carefree trip and not worry about anything then go all inclusive. There are some all inclusive packages available of which you will be staying at the best hotels and will have all transportation taken care of.
Some travel companies have yet to post their travel packages. They will take your e-mail and send information when it is available. Try to gather as much information as possible. Once you have the details do not take too long deciding. It is best to have a budget in place and then choose what best fits the events you want to see and your budget.
Talk to a travel agent as they will have discounts and deals at their fingertips that are not available online. Additionally a travel agent will be able to completely customize your trip. Many packages and bookings will be fixed and it can be difficult to make changes if you so desire. Even if you do not book through a travel agent it is a good idea to get some information from them. This way you can compare with other packages and bookings and find the best option for your travel.
London hotels are expensive. However there are towns outside of the city that are less expensive and have direct train connects. This is an excellent idea for those that want to save money on accommodation. By staying outside of the city it is also possible to get a break from the 2012 summer olympics as London will be in full athletic mode. A few towns to consider include Suffolk, Ipswich, Southwold, Felixstowe, Lowesoft, Aldeburgh and Orford.
Unless you are living in Europe it will be necessary to fly in into London. For this in Europe taking the train is another option. You can bet that the airfare will be sky high even if you book very far in advance. Look at how the airfare prices will change if you travel a few days earlier or later.
You may find that the savings you make by changing your travel dates will be greater than staying an additional night at a hotel. Unlike other times of year booking the last minute will not save any money. You can be sure that all flights into London at this time will be full.