10 Amazing European Experiences
7 Sep 2021
With literally countless incredible experiences to be had on a holiday in Europe, it would be impossible to list them all. While overseas travelling is paused, let's get nostalgic and reminisce about ten amazing experiences that capture the true magic and culture of a European holiday.
Ski in Europe
Europe’s ski resorts are among the most beautiful in the world. With soft, powdery snow, stunning alpine scenery, charming ski villages, exhilarating ski runs and a lively nightlife.
European River Cruise
A tranquil and luxurious way to experience Europe, a European River Cruise is like holidaying in a moving hotel, calling in at popular cities, charming towns, and quaint villages along the way.
Take a scenic Norwegian Rail and Fjord Cruise
One of the most scenic rail journeys in the world, The Flåm Railway climbs up steep mountains, through wild nature and past breathtaking waterfalls. From Flåm, take a fjord cruise to further experience the wondrous beauty of this region.
Highlights of Paris in a day
Wander around the Louvre in awe of the century’s old art works by the Masters, enjoy lunch in a street-side café and then watch the sunset over Paris while picnicking under the Eiffel Tower before taking in a show at the Moulin Rouge.
Get cultured in St Petersburg
Visit the opulent Winter Palace, former home of the Tsars but now housing the Hermitage Museum. Witness a treasure trove of magnificent works of art, ranging from Egyptian carvings to Impressionist masterpieces.
Ride a Gondola in Venice
There is nothing more romantic than gliding through the tranquil waters of Venice’s mazelike canals, being serenaded by your gondolier as you admire the beauty of the city’s baroque architecture – appearing to rise magically out of the water.
Sample the local cuisine
Goulash in Hungary, beer in Belgium, pork knuckle in Germany, chocolate in Switzerland, truffles in France and gelato in Italy - there’s nothing quite like the culinary delights of the country you’re visiting and in Europe. The food is sure to make your experience even more enriching.
Stay in a palace or castle
All over Europe, there are majestic castles and luxurious palaces that you can not only explore during the day but live in like Royalty overnight. Sleep like a king in Ireland’s Ashford Castle or pamper your inner princess at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace in Switzerland, where you’ll awake from your slumber to views of Lake Geneva and the picturesque Alps.
Attend a concert or opera in Vienna
The historic birthplace of Classical Music, some of the world’s most beloved composers such as Mozart, Haydn, Strauss, and Schubert found their origins and inspiration in Austria. In Vienna, you will find goose-bump inducing Classical Concerts and Opera performances all over the city, at any time of year.
Go Greek Island hopping
Home to some of the oldest European civilisations, the stunning Greek Islands offer a diverse range of unique archaeological sites, spectacular beaches, mouth-watering cuisine, and fascinating local traditions.
Alpine Christmas Markets
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