Picking a destination for a holiday on Europe can be difficult with so many countries that have so much to offer. Here are five of the most popular ones.
The art, culture, and history of Greece make it a favorite destination for many. Things to do include: the Acropolis in Athens, ancient Delphi which was considered the center of the world, or Mount Olympus where Zeus ruled from his throne. While you are there, you could charter a yacht or take a cruise around the islands of Greece.
If your idea of a holiday is to sip wine, tour vineyards, and indulge your taste buds with Italian cuisine, Tuscany is the place for you. While you are there, you will want to check out Pisa and its famous leaning tower. Florence is a charming Renaissance city with the Piazza della Signoria at its center and many stunning cathedrals and museums to visit. If you are interested in Gothic architecture, you’ll want to visit Siena and the city square Piazza del Campo.
Barcelona, Spain is home to the fascinating Church of the Sacred Family, which takes Gothic architecture to the extreme. If you love art, you must visit the Picasso Museum and peruse the over 3000 pieces of artwork that are arranged chronologically. The CosmoCaixa is a well-known science museum with many interactive exhibits that make learning fun. The Magic Fountain of Montjuic is not to be missed as it will delight you with dancing water enhanced with lights and color.
When you visit Paris, France you will see the Eiffel Tower, the symbol for Paris. Other not-to-be missed attractions include the Louvre Museum, one of the most famous museums in the world, and Château de Versailles which is a magnificent palace. It will be hard to miss the Arc de Triomphe which was built to commemorate Napoleon’s victories. It is located at the end of the Champs-Elysées. If you are traveling with kids, they probably will not let you miss Disneyland Paris.
London is the capital of England and the largest metropolitan area in the UK and there are numerous flights to London from just about anywhere. Once you arrive, you will not want to miss seeing Big Ben in the clock tower of the Palace of Westminster or the London Eye which gives you a great 360 degree view of London. The Tower of London and the Tower Bridge are both examples of Gothic Architecture. If you decide to fly to England, any of the flights to London will be the start of a memorable vacation.