It’s easy to see why Europe is a favorite vacation choice for travelers. This diverse continent is filled with magnificent architecture, scenic outdoor adventures, stimulating art and culture, celebrated cuisine, and colorful festivals. With so much to offer, it can be difficult to narrow down destinations and excursions for your trip. Here’s how you can make Europe your own.
Picking a Destination
From the North Sea to the Mediterranean, from the Atlantic to the Adriatic, Europe is a cultural and geographical buffet. The biggest issue traveling to this vibrant melting pot is deciding where you’re going to go. You can’t go wrong with any European country, but Italy is a must for couples looking for romance. Families and history buffs will love the United Kingdom’s inclusive museums and tours and Ireland’s lush landscapes and 30,000+ castles. Greece has stunning coastal views, France boasts world-renowned gourmet dishes, and Iceland inspires with unique natural wonders. If you’re not sure which destination is best, talk with your travel advisor for expert recommendations.
Focus on Your Interests
Are you the adventurous type? Or maybe you’re a foodie? No matter your passion, Europe has the activities for you. Tours are a great way to get to the roots of the place you’re in. And hands-on projects immerse you in the local cultural scene. Discover the art of French cooking with a beginners class or learn how to make vino in a rustic Tuscany countryside. Stroll a Prague castle courtyard, explore Mykonos’ whitewashed villages on a jeep safari, or groove to a zesty flamenco show in Madrid. The possibilities are endless.
Go On & Off the Beaten Path
Even if you prefer the road less traveled, classic European attractions have their charm. There’s nothing like admiring the Eiffel Tower lit up against the night sky, taking your sweetheart on a gondola ride through Venice, or kissing the Blarney Stone in Ireland. You won’t regret any of these magical traditions, but if you want to stray from the beaten path, you can live like a local with numerous activities.
Take a ferry ride across the blue-green Aegean Sea, sip wine in a Venetian bacaro, traverse sunlight-drenched fjords in Montenegro. Hike the the wild Gorski Kotar Mountains in Croatia or savor beer and sizzling sausages in a Hamburg, Germany market — there’s an adventure for every traveler.
Now that you have some vacation inspiration, are you ready to make Europe your own? Contact your travel advisor to start planning your customized trip.