There are few better ways to explore Europe than on foot or by bicycle, but if you prefer to travel in style and have the means to do so, here are 10 of the best places in Europe that you must visit at least once in your lifetime! From amazing natural wonders to historic cities and plenty of opportunities to shop ‘til you drop, make sure these destinations are on your bucket list!
London, the bustling capital of the United Kingdom and one of the world’s most diverse and exciting cities, is a great choice for those interested in seeing how the world got to where it is today. It is a dynamic metropolis with so much to see, do, and experience – from iconic tourist attractions like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Piccadilly Circus to hidden gems like Covent Garden Market and trendy neighbourhoods like Camden Town.
Paris, France: As arguably the most iconic city in Europe, you don’t want to miss out on an opportunity to see Paris. Stroll the banks of the Seine and stroll through its bustling neighborhoods while marveling at world-famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral. Spend your evenings on Champs Elysees or wandering through Montmartre at dusk admiring spectacular views of Paris.
For those who want to experience everything Italy has to offer, Rome should be your first stop. No trip would be complete without taking in the Roman Forum, the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain. It’s also worth exploring Trastevere for some off-the-beaten path sightseeing. Paris: France’s capital is a city that never sleeps. There are countless attractions to explore including the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral and Sacre Coeur Basilica. Don’t forget to eat French food while you’re there! Athens: Greece’s cultural capital is home to many of Europe’s oldest historic sites such as Acropolis Hill and The Temple of Olympian Zeus.
Prague is a city in the Czech Republic that has had many different influences on its culture, including being the hub of Jewish culture during the 19th century. As a result, Prague has retained many of its historical monuments from that time period, making it one of the best places to visit in Europe.
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and it has been given the status of a creative city. This means that architecture, design, fashion, film and video game sectors in Barcelona are deemed as some of the most innovative in Europe. The city is also known for its stunning architecture.
Although Europe is a massive continent and the continent that everyone associates with art, food, and culture, there are still some destinations that have managed to stand out. Amsterdam is one of these places. Being in Amsterdam will offer you beautiful scenery at all times. You’ll be surrounded by churches, museums, and canals filled with boats going through them.
The home of bands like Einstürzende Neubauten and international fashion designers Vivienne Westwood, Berlin has a feel all its own. It’s been termed the poor man’s Paris, but that doesn’t diminish its art scene in any way. There are plenty of museums to explore as well as exhibits like Brit Floyd at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall and amazing sculptures throughout town.
Vienna has a reputation for being one of the most classical, yet avant-garde cities in Europe. With beautiful music, paintings and architecture – as well as some world famous Mozartkugeln (chocolate balls) – Vienna’s charm is undeniable. When you are there, be sure to visit Schönbrunn Palace and take in a concert at the Musikverein.
Lisbon is the capital and largest city of Portugal, known for its famous landmarks like St. George’s Castle and Jerónimos Monastery. It was first named Aeminium in Roman times, which means that it has over 2000 years of history behind it!
Madrid, the capital of Spain and one of Europe’s largest cities, is often overlooked by tourists who are interested in other nearby destinations. However, Madrid has much to offer in the way of museums, restaurants, shopping opportunities and nightlife. The most iconic landmark in Madrid is Puerta del Sol – a square lined with cafés, bars and shops that at midday serves as a meeting point for Madrileños.