Europe is a destination sure to please the most discerning visitor. There are 27 countries in the European Union alone and within close proximity, making travel very accessible. Whether you are looking to vacation both long term or short term you can indulge yourself in Museums, Arts, Cuisines and Culture as you explore different regions.
Sights & Activities
Many people visiting the UK sometimes only stick to London and the immediate surroundings. The city is huge, one of the biggest in Europe and has a fantastic charm. It’s a must-see when you are only visiting Europe for several weeks. The core is the City of London, which has most to offer for the traveller. Within London are many different landmarks such as Big Ben, Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace.
Florence was the birth place of the renaissance and the home to some of the world’s greatest minds and artists. Amazing churches with works of art designed by some of the most renowned artists in the world to museums that have paintings and sculptures that the entire world knows like The David. Any trip to Florence is not complete without wine, cheese or seeing the tombs of some of the world’s most well known minds.
All roads lead to Rome and this city is a great place to visit. From amazing Roman ruins to Catholic churches that can shock and inspire any first time travellers to the veterans, this is a place where history and culture come alive in stunning ways. Rome is a city that can consume an entire vacation and where anyone can find something to love.
Canals, romance and a former world power, Venice is completely amazing. Built on a series of islands and reclaimed land Venice grew into a naval super power that controlled the Mediterranean world for several centuries. Today it is known for romance, amazing seafood, churches and being a truly unique city in the world. No trip to Venice is complete without a stroll in Saint Marks Square.
Along the valley of the Loire, extending from Centre to western France towards the Atlantic, are hundreds of magnificent châteaux and fortresses. Among the best known worldwide are Château de Villandry, Château d’Azay-le-Rideau, Château de Chenonceau, Château de Chambord and Château d’Amboise. The valley from Sully-sur-Loire, in the Loiret, to Chalonnes-sur-Loire, in Maine-et-Loire is now classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Mont Blanc and the Alps
Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps, and sometimes mistakenly named as the highest mountain in Europe (which is the Elbrus). It is the highest mountain of the Mont Blanc Massif, which is popular for mountaineering, skiing, snowboarding and hiking. Other outdoor activities on offer include glacier hiking, ice climbing, paragliding, canyoning and mountain-biking.
While Gothic architecture remains prevalent in Northern France, scattered all over the country are medieval Romanesque abbeys and churches, no less interesting in their own rights. Mont Saint-Michel, Saint-Etienne de Caen, Saint-Front de Périgueux, Abbaye de Fontenay, Saint-Sernin de Toulouse, Saint-Pierre de Moissac and Sainte-Madeleine de Vézelay are but some of them. The Romanesque period flourished between 10th to 12th century.
Palace of Versailles
The Palace of Versailles is a royal castle in Versailles. Today it is one of the biggest tourist attractions in France, and a popular day trip from Paris. The castle itself houses 2,300 rooms, and the gardens cover a huge area on the west side of the palace, and is largely unchanged for the last 300 years when it was designed. The palace and gardens are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Nestled on the Mediterranean coast in north east Spain, Barcelonais the capital of Catalonia and Spain’s second largest city. But where the city might be slighted in size and population by Madrid, Barcelona stands tall as a distinct and beautiful city with a rich cultural heritage. Among its most famous attractions is the Sagrada Familia, a cathedral designed by Antoni Gaudi which is still being completed (construction started in 1882).
Málaga is the capital of the “Costa del Sol,” a hospitable, cheerful city that is one of the country’s most popular destinations. Málaga is known for beautiful beaches, espetos of sardines, white wine, and some famous buildings, including a cathedral, museum and fort. Málaga has a mild to hot climate year-round and is also the birthplace of Picasso.