The Northern Lights are one of the most magical things you can experience in Europe. What makes it even better is that you can see them in multiple countries. Whether you’re in Ireland or Iceland, you can find yourself under the dancing natural lights. Browse this gallery to learn about some of the best places to witness the Northern Lights in Europe.
Stunning waterfront, fierce storms and a storied past run deep with this legendary body of water. The Romans, Vikings, and World War II all left a remarkable legacy along these shores, proving The North Sea is perfect for sea-lovers and culture-seekers alike. Follow the North Sea Cycle Route and the North Sea Trail to coastal towns, wildlife and seaside heritage sites. Stroll the wide beaches and dunes on your way to seaside towns. Cruise to the Frisian Islands that stretch for miles along the coast where Holland, Germany, and Denmark share in their natural preservation. Gaze over the preserved fortress town of Frederikstad and the fjord-side capital of Oslo. Stand where the waves of water and history collide.
The snow-white scenery of the Dolomites is an ideal destination for those who love skiing, snowboarding, ice-skating, climbing, snowshoeing and trekking. Internationally famous for its ski resorts, it’s a magic realm offering numerous slopes in one track for hundreds of kilometers while being surrounded by magnificent heights and enchanting landscapes. There are so many sports to practice on Mount Rosa and its valleys; the three valleys of Ayas, Gressoney and Valsesia have some of Italy’s biggest ski resorts.
Before planes, trains and automobiles, Europeans traveled by foot to visit famous religious sites. Today, many tourists embark on Europe’s religious routes to explore their spirituality, experience an epic adventure, and learn more about European culture. No matter what their motivations may be, every traveler seems to get their spiritual fix on these European pilgrimages.
Europe is home to some of the World’s most beautiful mountain ranges. The Alps, The Pyrenees and the Carpathian Mountains all stretch along Europe’s landscape. And atop these ranges you’ll find marvelous snowcapped peaks. Browse this gallery to learn more about Europe’s tallest peaks. Then, experience their natural grandeur in person on your next European adventure.
Eager to explore the remarkable nature of the European continent? Do it with your eyes and your tastebuds.
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Some of the most luxurious items in the world, from Rolls Royce to Rolex can trace their beginnings to Europe. Many of these brands have enticed shoppers for generations and show no signs of going out of style. From top-of-the-line automobiles to hand-crafted jewelry and every knick-knack in between, discover Europe’s finest products firsthand.
Europe’s rivers are famous throughout the world. The Seine. The Rhine. The Danube. The Douro. The Thames. These iconic names alone inspire people from around the globe to travel along Europe’s winding rivers and visit the port cities that stand proudly among them. River cruises are an easy and scenic way to travel through Europe without renting a car or navigating various public transit systems. No matter what your travel purposes are, river cruises have a way to fulfill them.
Pilgrimage sites exist all over Europe, from ancient and modern times. Follow these fascinating roads to majestic churches, cathedrals, monasteries, abbeys and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Beyond their spiritual aspects, sacred destinations of Europe hold great artistic and cultural value. Explore these religious sites and consider faith’s effects on history, trade and culture.
With a large number of scenic landscapes along the Danube, with many under state or international protection, your romantic trip begins with a relaxing cruise. Segments of the river are important, beautiful and deserve attention and respect, but only the whole of the Danube connects the different worlds and traditions of the heart of Europe.
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Europe offers some of the most breathtaking vineyards, luscious grapes, and flavorful wines in the entire world. It’s no wonder people travel from near and far to taste and experience the best European wines. Pour a glass and enjoy a few of Europe’s beautiful regions on this detailed wine-tasting trip.
The Tour de France and the Giro de Italia have made Europe synonymous with cycling. But you donʼt have to be a pro to enjoy the pleasures of pedaling past beautiful countryside and historic sites. Europe is covered with cycle routes and footpaths so you can enjoy the region at your own pace
A historic region that symbolizes legendary myths, fierce battles and breathtaking views of islands, beaches and mountains, experience the rich culture, traditions, gastronomy and surprises of each destination along the way.
The aurora borealis, one of natureʼs most mysterious and entertaining phenomenon, has fascinated Scandinavian visitors and locals for generations, starting with the Vikings of old. Witnessing the spectacular light show and discovering the Northern Lights are only the beginning of your remarkable journey.
So-called because the ancient Romans often built settlements around them, the Roman thermal spas of Europe are actually naturally occurring warm springs. They’re perfect for relaxing and revitalizing after a day of exploring Europe. In Roman times, people gathered at the springs to meet people and socialize, and the same is still true today.
Europeans were first lured to explore the oceans of the world centuries ago. Many countries and cultures have grown prosperous economies since then in ports built on the efforts of these first inspired sailors. Today, curious travelers are tempted to explore the history, industry and scale of Europe’s fascinating port cities.
There are ways to lodge in Europe that are simply more European. Perhaps the most unique one is in a hostel. Affordable and creative, these small hotels and inns are found in all European countries. Whether you’re backpacking through Spain or on holiday in Sweden, spend your nights in a hostel for a more immersive experience.
Are you and the love of your life in need of some time together, sharing great experiences? ‘Love on a bicycle’ is a romantic mini-break in one of the most cultural and scenic parts of Denmark. Stay at the beautiful seaside hotels, hostels and Bed & Breakfasts, where you are gently woken by the sea air, and cycle to the local farm shops producing everything from grapes in bottles to chocolates in boxes. In Royal North Zealand, you have the peace and quiet you need to rediscover one another, and as the many experiences are linked by short bike rides, we guarantee romance, rosy cheeks, and big smiles!
Venice is arguably the most romantic place in the world. With serene rivers and canals winding through the city, there are unforgettable sights at every turn. But it’s not the only romantic city in Europe. Get to know the European cities that claim to be the “Venice of the North” by browsing through this gallery.
From the virtuosos of the Renaissance to the modern masters, Europe has hundreds of museums and galleries to house them. Experience the movements that started in Europe, such as Surrealism with Salvador Dalí and Cubism with Picasso. Europe was the center of a revolution in art, the Renaissance.
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Europe has always been irresistible to shoppers, but beyond the big brands and famous streets of some of the world’s most famous cities are lesser-known districts that are inspiring a new generation of European creativity.
An art form throughout Europe, brewing’s tradition can be traced back to the trappist monks and continues to live in today’s breweries. Visit the oldest breweries in Europe for a stout experience, rich in history.