Europe is full of an endless amount of exciting things to do and see, whether it’s learning about the beautiful art and history and different cultures, eating the diverse cuisines or going on adventures and seeing the sights, you will never run out of new things to discover. All across Europe in the Mediterranean and up to the Northern countries, there are so many incredible destinations and experiences to be had. Here are some of the many things to do when you visit Europe.
Tour the Amalfi Coast
The Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy is one of the most picturesque locations in the world. The coastline is known for its cliffs, beaches, and colorful fishing villages. A tour along the coast includes getting to see the stunning vineyards, gardens, villas, and lemon groves, as well as the unmatched views of the ocean. You can take a ferry along the coast to get a better view of the scenery.
View Renaissance Era Art in Florence
Also in Italy is Florence, a common port of call on a Europe cruise. It is known for its Renaissance-era art and architecture and has many art galleries and museums. In particular, a visit to Florence wouldn’t be complete without going to the Accademia Gallery of Florence, where you can marvel at the infamous David of Michelangelo, a sculpture by Michelangelo that was carved from white marble. Florence is also home to the Palazzo Pitti and the Uffizi Gallery, home to many other Renaissance sculptures and paintings.
Attend the Opera in Vienna
Vienna, Austria, is home to the Vienna State Opera, or in German Staatsoper, which is one of the most legendary opera houses in the world. The original opera house was built in the 1860s, and composers such as Mozart and Strauss had performances of their works here. Attending an opera in Vienna is an especially noteworthy experience considering the huge part the city played in the history of music.
Visit the Islands of Greece
There are thousands of islands in Greece, but the most well-known are Santorini, Crete, Mykonos, Ios, Paros, and Naxos. Santorini is known for its blue-roofed white houses that sit atop cliffs, making for incredibly scenic views of the Aegean Sea. Mykonos has more of a party vibe, with plenty of places to drink, eat and shop. Taking a ferry from one Greek island to another is a perfect way to experience what each island has to offer, especially considering all of the many amazing places in Greece there are to visit. Taste the delicious healthy cuisine, relax on white-sand beaches that have bright blue waters. Feel welcomed by the people of Greece, who are known for being extremely friendly and hospitable.
Travel Through the Scottish Highlands
Scotland is known as one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The Scottish Highlands have spectacular landscapes and views of the majestic mountains and lochs. The most famous loch is Loch Ness, where sightings of the Loch Ness Monster have been recorded for decades. You can take a guided tour through the mountains surrounding Loch Ness and visit Urquhart Castle.
View the Northern Lights in Norway
If you visit Norway between September and March, you have the opportunity to see the amazing Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. Norway and other Scandinavian countries, including Sweden, Iceland. Finland is great places to view this unique phenomenon because of the long and dark nights. Tromso, Norway, is one of the popular destinations for people in search of the Northern Lights. You can take a guided tour away from the city where there is little light pollution. This gives you the best conditions for seeing the lights.
Whether you’re experiencing art, history, culture, food, or adventure, European destinations are full of so many experiences to be had. These are just a few of the many things to do on a visit to Europe.