TOURIST EUROPE 1960: A Guide to Prices & PIaces

FROM speedy new quadrupod jets and slower prop planes, from fast liners and converted wartime Victory ships, 500,000 Americans will land in Europe this summer in the greatest tourist invasion in history. With curiosity and half a billion in cash, they will wander from the all-night-sun Lapland, north of the Arctic Circle, to the stoned isles of the Aegean. Some will tramp through cathedrals, others will look for the high life, and many will exhaust themselves trying to combine some of both. But Americans in Europe in 1960 are in for some surprises....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!