With 44 countries in 1 continent, Europe is filled with a vast amount of cultures, history and stunning landscapes. With an abundance of cheap flights and easy border crossings, Europe can offer so much from one holiday, hopping from one country to another by rail, air or road.
For those that live in or near Europe it’s easy to take short city breaks and long weekends in great holiday destinations on your doorstep. For those flying long haul to Europe, it offers some great opportunities to tick a number of countries off your wish-list!
Here’s our guide on where to go on holiday in Europe.
The city of love, romance, baguettes and croissants. A popular destination with many people visiting Europe, there’s a lot more to Paris than meets the eyes. Enjoy an Eiffel tower dinner cruise, or maybe a guided tour of paris on a segway. A great way to see the sights without hurting your feet!
With Charles De Gaulle airport easily accessible and cheap flights to other European countries, fast trains covering the entire country and to many destinations including London, England. For something a little different in Paris check out the Catacombes beneath the streets and the weird and wonderful machines of the Musée des Arts et Métiers.
There is no city in the world quite like Venice. The crumbling facades of ornate palaces and a labyrinth of canals and footpaths means you’ll never get bored of Venice. Gondola rides in venice are cheap if you shop around and a boat tour of Venice is a must when the weather is sunny. For something a bit different check out the Ghost walking tours and the Insiders tour of Venice which gives you a full day experiencing Venice from a locals perspective.
The best way to enter Venice is by train. There’s fast trains to Rome and you can always stop at the beautiful city of Florence on the way.
Check out this itinerary for a trip from Paris to Venice.
With a wealth of history and culture, Belgrade in Serbia is a popular tourist destination for Europeans but much overlooked by those outside of Europe. With a turbulent political history as recent as the 1990s there’s a lot to learn. Check out the Belgrade Fortress for military museums and beautiful views of the city.
To learn more about this region of Europe a tour of the Bulkans may be just what you’re after. If you want to learn more about this part of Europe then this tour of “Unknown Europe” is perfect.
A very popular European holiday destination, Dublin has a very cosmopolitan feel and has loads of cheap flights from the UK. There’s a wealth of museums and galleries in Dublin well worth a visit as well as the famous Guinness factory tour. Fancy a pint? You’ll never be short of somewhere to drink in Dublin.
One of the largest cities in Europe and probably the most iconic. With it’s red buses, black cabs and easily identifiable skyline. Flying in to London is easy with 3 major airports all linked by fast rail services. The subway trains affectionally known as “the tube” can take you to all the major landmarks very easily. It’s easy to think you need to get the tube everywhere though, don’t be fooled though, much of Greater London’s tourist attractions are within walking distance. Take in a west end show, party in the parks, shop in markets of Covent Garden and get the best views in London from the London Eye. There’s some fantastic accommodation deals too and some great hostels in London for the budget traveller.
Architecture, music, passion, history and tapas! Just 5 reasons why Barcelona should be on everyone’s list of places to visit in Europe. This very unique city is highly walkable and boasts some stunning and frankly unusual architecture. The restaurants really come to life at night and it’s one of Europe’s best cities to people watch! There are some great Barcelona apartments to rent offering great views of the city and authentic spanish homes that are much more welcoming than hotels!