There is something about Europe that makes it appeal to all types of traveller. It is a continent of great variety, with many different cultures having an influence throughout history, and despite its small size, a place of quite amazing history and natural beauty. You have it all here – from glorious mountains to stunning beaches – and you really get a feel for diversity in Europe.
The many different aspects of European culture make it a delight to travel. From the lazy and relaxed lifestyle of the Mediterranean to the lively, bustling cities such as London and Paris there is much to enjoy, so where should you include on your European itinerary? Here are a few suggestions.
Greek History and Sun
Such is the nature of Greece, with its numerous islands and stunning weather, that is easy to forget it is part of Europe. It is fair to say that this is a country unlike any other in terms of culture, but when it comes to history, there are few places in the world that can match Greece in terms of majesty. Witness the Parthenon, the stunning temple more than 2000 years old that stands majestically above Athens. It’s just one of the many fantastic ancient buildings in the country, and really does give you an idea of how important the Greek civilisation was in its day. Today, you can also lounge on a beautiful beach or visit any of the amazing islands that make up the country, and relax in your own time.
London and the Royal Family
It is impossible to think of Europe and not think of Her Majesty the Queen. An iconic figure throughout the world, her London home – Buckingham Palace – is one of the most famous and iconic buildings in the world, and its position at the end of the Mall gives it an air of importance. The history of Buckingham Palace is fascinating, too, so make sure you check it out when in London.
London is a city like no other, with a wealth of historic buildings – the Tower of London, Houses of Parliament and the great churches of Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral are must -see places – and it is arguable that you can view more historic buildings in London than anywhere else in the world.
If art and culture are your thing, London is home to some of the finest galleries and museums in the world, so make a date in your diary to visit the capital of England, and enjoy the lively atmosphere of this amazing multi-cultural city.
The above are just a couple of the many things you must see and do when visiting Europe, and we also recommend many other fine cities. Barcelona, with its amazing architecture, is a must, while Paris should be on your shortlist. Rome is a stunning place – as are the other Italian wonders of Venice and Milan – while Germany has a number of excellent cities to visit. Plan your visit in advance and you will get the very best out of your European adventure, and enjoy some of the finest sights in the world.