If you’re looking for a holiday filled with beautiful scenery, incredible history, and unbeatable variety, Europe should be at the top of the list. With its picturesque coastlines, delicious food, and rich cultural heritage, Europe is a beautiful tapestry waiting to be discovered and experienced. Now is an easier time than ever to visit some of Europe’s great countries, and starting the journey is just a simple booking away.
Here are some can’t miss destinations for your next European holiday.
France is an excellent place to visit, with incredible food, hospitable people, and outstanding natural beauty. From the global culture center of Paris to the luxurious Cote d’Azur to the romantic timelessness of Normandy, there’s something for everyone. Whether you want to visit the historical city of Rouen, bike through the hills near Clermont-Ferrand, explore wineries in Bourdeaux, catch some sun in Marseille or visit the Eiffel Tower and experience the heart of old Paris one bite at a time, France will absolutely not disappoint you. The French joie de vivre (joy for life) is clear and the lovely places and people make everyday a new adventure. Vive la France!¹
Italy is famous for its food and culture and for good reason! This wonderful country is full of mouth-watering food from lasagne to gnocchi to gelato. And it’s got several incredible locations from the island of Capri to Rome to Florence. Italy offers a wealth of treasures waiting to be uncovered. Whether you want to see the leaning tower of Pisa and eat pizza in Bologne, walk through the Colosseum in Rome or relax on the beaches of Sardinia, Italy is sure not to disappoint. Andiamo!²
Get ready for tapas and tan lines, Spain is calling your name. This vacation favorite has everything you could hope for, from the Gran Canarias to Barcelona to Tarifa there are all sorts of amazing and wide-ranging areas to visit. And don’t forget the lively culture, toe-tapping music and finger-licking food. With many top-notch and budget accommodations available, Spain has something for everyone whether you want relaxation or adventure, luxury lodging or barebones backpacker prices. Arriba!³
Romania is an undiscovered gem with many breathtaking sights and scenes. Famous for being the home of the fictional character Dracula—whose castle you can visit in Bran—Romania has very friendly people, low prices, decently good weather and many fascinating historical locations to visit. Consider checking out the cities of Brasov and Sibiu where you can find a panoply of old churches, charming cafes, outstanding restaurants and natural surroundings for enjoying pleasant walks. There are also reasonably-priced guesthouses, hotels, hostels and luxury bed and breakfasts for travelers of all stripes.
The Netherlands is a wonderful place to visit with warm locals, lovely canals and boathouses, and lots and lots of tulips. From the Van Gogh museum in the small town of Apeldoorn to the beautiful canals of Amsterdam and the lively downtown of Rotterdam and Maastricht there are all sorts of fascinating things to see and do in the Netherlands. One option to consider is to take a canal cruise through one of the Netherlands’ many great cities and enjoy the sights and scenes on a relaxing boat. The Netherlands is certainly not a place to be missed and you’ll love its pleasant atmosphere and natural beauty. Proost!
Planning your trip to Europe is half the fun as you search for flights, accommodations and consider what activities and destinations will be on your list. There are all sorts of choices and options that can make your trip amazing. As you might expect, researching online and comparing your options is the best bet for finding good prices and ensuring you have the best trip you can imagine.