10 Best Places to Travel in Europe

Tuesday Oct 9, 2018

If you have never been to Europe, you have been missing out. Europe is a continent that has a lot to offer travellers, including history, culture, fashion and excitement. In Europe, you can find the best restaurants and nightlife in any of the major cities; or, if you'd prefer something quieter, the quaint cobbled streets within the tiny villages will be sure to please you.

In order to help you plan your European adventure, we've put together a list of the top 10 places to travel in Europe.

1. Paris

Home to some of the best attractions in the world, Paris, the City of Lights, is an amazing, busy city that is filled with food, culture and fun. Situated in France's north, Paris is touted as the world's most romantic city, and it's not hard to see why. Boasting the famous Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre-Dame, you can spend countless days exploring the many neighborhoods of the city, taking pleasure in the many gardens and fine food.

2. Spain

We'd like to suggest just one city in Spain, but it's too hard! Spain is an amazing destination in Europe due to the miles and miles of Mediterranean coastline, the sunshine, and architecture. Whether you visit Madrid, Barcelona or a smaller city, you'll be amazed by the free spiritedness of the Spanish people. If you want to take your vacation to the next level, consider making the famous pilgrimage called the Camino de Santiago. Not only will you be spiritually fulfilled, but you'll have completed an amazing task, too.

3. Rome

For an amazing mix between food and history, Rome should definitely be a part of your European trip. Stroll through the cobbled streets of the city, visit Trevi Fountain, stop for a pizza margherita, or enrich your life with ancient history by visiting the Roman Forum, Pantheon, and the Rome Colosseum, some of the best feats of ancient architecture that are still standing today. The weather is very mild, so it's a great place to visit at any time of the year.

4. London

London is a diverse and modern city that has an endless supply of things to do. Home to millions, and boasting even more tourists each year, London has something to please any kind of visitor. If you're interested in hearing about the history of London, you can join any of the many walking tours that operate each evening. There are also many free museums and galleries you can visit, such as the Museum of Natural History.

5. Venice

Venice is known as the Floating City for the canals that snake through the city. If sipping cocktails in a speakeasy or wandering the Guggenheim are your ideas of a good time, then Venice has got you covered. What is a trip to Venice without a ride down one of the many canals in a gondola? Whatever your pleasure, Venice is truly a city for the young and old alike.

6. Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a truly unique city that is home to tons of history and beautiful scenery, and it's no wonder that it's top of the list for many European travellers. For art lovers, there is the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, which contain hundreds of Van Gogh's works. For a more somber experience, visit the Anne Frank House, where you can see the Frank family's hiding place and the diary. Otherwise, relax by the water and watch the canal boats go by as you enjoy a coffee.

7. Florence

This Italian city is one of the most charming, yet under-visited cities on your European trip. With beautiful architecture and laidback lifestyle, Florence is known as the birthplace of the Renaissance, so there's plenty to see and do. Florence has a much slower pace than the bigger Italian cities like Rome, and the city center is dominated by pedestrians strolling about, eating gelato or socializing in piazzas.

8. Santorini

Santorini is a place straight out of a postcard. With its domed rooftops and iconic architecture, Santorini is perched on the hills above the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea. This beautiful island is known for amazing sunsets and views across the sea, and the volcanic island is also home to many of the oldest vineyards you can find in the world. Relax as you dine on traditional Greek food, or buy a book from the famous Atlantis Books, the choice is yours.

9. Swiss Alps

For those that crave adventure, a stop at the Swiss Alps is a must do. With majestic snow-capped mountains and Alpine pastures that go on for miles, visiting the Swiss Alps is like stepping into another world. There is plenty of skiing to do, with some of the best ski resorts in the world located here. However, if skiing isn't your thing, you can enjoy some hiking, and you'll be able to enjoy the amazing traditional customs that the region is known for, like yodelling. No matter what your interest, you'll feel right at home.

10. Prague

Located in the Czech Republic, Prague is a beautiful old city straight out of a medieval book. Prague is home to the largest castle in the world, sitting at over 70,000 square meters, and is even featured in the Guinness Book of Records. Prague wasn't significantly damaged during the Second World War, which means that a mixture of baroque, renaissance and Gothic architecture dominates the landscape. If you're into something a little darker, be sure to visit the Sedlec Ossuary, which is also known as the Bone Church. True to its name, the Ossuary contains the skeletons of over 40,000 people, stunningly arranged in a macabre yet spectacular display.

A European vacation can be a lot to organize, especially when it comes to deciding which European cities to visit. Whether you want to spend your days strolling the cobbled streets, sitting in small cafes, or hiking through stunning landscapes, there's definitely a place in Europe that can cater to your desires. With the help of our guide, you'll be able to plan the perfect European vacation.


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