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European Vacations

Whether you are planning a quick city break or a long summer vacation in the sun, Europe has plenty of interesting destinations to choose from. As Europe is so diverse there are vacations to a suit whole range of budgets and tastes. Skiing, hiking and watersports will appeal to those who love the outdoors while history lovers will enjoy exploring museums and galleries. There are plenty of great family destinations too which have attractions to entertain the whole family.

The rest of this guide outlines some of the most popular desitnaitons in Europe and their attractions.

France

France is a popular destination for those looking for a European vacation. Paris is the most popular destination in Europe and it is easy to see why. Indeed, there is so much to see and do while on vacation in Paris. Synonymous with France, the Eiffel Tower is a must-visit when on vacation in Paris. The iconic tower has three viewing platforms which offer stunning views of the city. If you are planning on visiting Paris with your family, why not consider visiting Disneyland Paris? The resort is situated just outside of Paris and is Europe’s most-popular attraction. The park is home to an excellent collection of themed rides and attractions.

Art and history enthusiasts will love the Louvre, one of the largest museums in the world. The collection is home to hundreds of famous pieces from prehistory up until the 21st Century, including Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Studded with designer stores, boutiques and chic cafes, the Champs-Élysées is the perfect place to people watch and go shopping.

UK

Despite its unpredictable weather, the UK is a great vacation destination. Many people heading the UK choose to visit London. The capital is home to some of the UK’s most iconic landmarks including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and St. Paul’s Cathedral. In London you will also find some of the UK’s best museums and galleries as well as excellent shopping opportunities.

However, if you are looking for something a bit different, there are plenty of fun destinations to explore beyond London. Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast are great alternatives, each with its own distinct personality.

Italy

Home to some of the world’s finest art galleries and museums, varied landscapes and great food, it is easy to see why this boot-shaped country is on so many travelers’ bucket lists. Nicknamed ‘the eternal city’, Rome has been a popular destination for decades. Here you will find the famous Colosseo, fantastic shopping opportunities, a wealth of cultural attractions and so much more.

Venice is another fantastic destination in Italy and is especially popular with couples. From attending Carnevale di Venezia to taking a gondola ride across Venice’s Grand Canal, Venice is full of fun things to see and do.

Spain

From soaking up the sun on the beaches of the Canary Islands to exploring the cultural attractions of Madrid and Barcelona, there is something for everyone in Spain! Madrid is an excellent destination for those who are looking for a cultural vacation or city break. Spain’s capital is home to a number of famous Spanish landmarks including The Plaza Mayor and Plaza de Cibeles. In addition, here you will find plenty of great galleries, museums and restaurants.

If you are looking for a beach vacation where you can soak up the sun and maybe partake in some watersports, look no further. Spain has a number of excellent destinations to choose from. Some of Spain’s most-popular beach destinations include: Majorca, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria.

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