Europe is a smorgasbord of delights and if you’re country hopping you need to include these destinations on your must-see list.
1. Romantic Paris
Filled with monuments, churches and not to forget the Eiffel Tower, Paris is a city everyone should visit once in a lifetime – at least!
Considered the ultimate destination for romantics, you don’t need a loved one alongside you to appreciate the iconic sights, sounds and senses that this city has to offer.
2. Nothing Rivals Rome
If you love all things Italian, you need to go to Roma! From the amazing pastas and pizzas to the breath-taking architecture of St Peters Basilica and the Coliseum, there is something to see at every turn in this ancient city.
Don’t forget to go past the Trevi Fountain either, as this is a truly awe-inspiring landmark.
3. Vivacious Venice
With it famous canals and gondolas, Venice is a must for any European adventurer.
But it’s not just the sweeping canals that make it so attractive, there are also amazing historical sights, theatres, museums, galleries and eateries that make a stay in this waterlogged city a real treat.
4. Beautiful Barcelona
Brilliant beaches and amazing architecture make Barcelona a wonderful place for a whirlwind tour with a little bit of relaxation thrown in.
Gaudí’s Parc Güell and La Sagrada Familia, and La Seu and Montjuïc Castle are all must-visit destinations, and the local tapas and wine is simply sublime too.
5. Amazing Amsterdam
There is a lot more to Amsterdam than bicycles, the Red Light District and legal marijuana! Noteworthy museums and art galleries, lovely architecture, great food and friendly people all make this destination a good one.
6. Live It Up In London
There’s a saying that ‘if you are tired of London, you are tired of life’, and that’s because there is so much to see and do here!
If you are pressed for time a whirlwind tour of Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and the West End are a must, and don’t forget to have some fish and chips at the local pub.
The only down side to London is that it is very expensive, so you may want to try and hit the jackpot at River Belle casino before you book your ticket!
7. Fun in Florence
Culture buffs are spoilt for choice in Florence and the top-notch museums, quaint hotels and superb architecture make this destination unmissable.
While you’re here, go and see Michelangelo’s David and take in the view from the Ponte Vecchio.
Art and culture are available in bucket loads and there are also plenty of pretty spots to sit back and relax if you need a break.
8. Superb Santorini
Those pictures that you see of beautiful whitewashed buildings backed by the bright blue sea; those are taken in Santorini; with no filter!
This Greek island paradise is something really special to behold and its amazing fresh fish and other food perfectly complement its stunning architecture.
Check out the Red Beach and black sands at Kamari Beach and pay a visit to archaeological attractions like Ancient Akrotiri and Ancient Thira.