Several European countries are highly visited by tourists from all over the world including Italy, France, Spain and United Kingdom. If travelling to europe, here are some of the best attractions to put on your must see list.
The Eiffel Tower is without a doubt one of the most popular attractions in Europe, specifically in Paris, France. It served as the World’s Fair’s entrance arch in 1889 and had since become a famous icon of Paris around the world.
The Colosseum in Rome, Italy is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the symbol of the Roman Empire and was used for gladiator combats. It is the biggest amphitheater in the world and could hold around 50,000 to 80,000 spectators. Concerts were hold in the modern days, though only hundreds of people could be accommodated because of the damage caused by earthquakes in the past years.
The Acropolis of Athens in Greece is an old fortress where several ancient buildings can be found including the popular Parthenon, temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the Propylaia. It was included in the European Cultural Heritage list of monuments in 2007.
This is a museum that can be found in London, England. It was built in 1824 and it offers free entrance to visitors. It is one of the most visited museums in the whole word and it houses more than 2,300 paintings including The Baptism of Christ by Piero della Francesca and Venus at Her Mirror by Diego Velázquez.
The Grand Canal of Venice or Canal Grande in Italy is a popular attraction to tourists. Enjoy the view of the city in a gondola, which is the traditional Venetian boat. You can also ride on vaporetto or private water buses, as well as private water taxis.
Most people think they should visit all of Europe attractions in one go. This type of thinking puts pressure on you, and might stress you out during your vacation instead of enjoying the trip. Don’t just go to popular places you’ve seen on TV or heard from friends and families. You must visit the places that truly interest you. If you miss something, remember that you can always visit those places the next time you come back to Europe.
Planning is integral so you won’t miss the best part of your trip. Make sure you have a logbook where you put your entire itinerary, so that you wouldn’t have to waste energy and time on just one place.
Remember that you will be going to a whole new place with different people, culture, and tradition. With this situation, it would be best if you know a little bit of the basic words with the languages of the countries in Europe that you will visit. At least learn “hello,” “goodbye,” “please,” and “thank you.”
Accommodation and dining
Make sure you wont stay in an American chain hotel. You did not travel that far to be at the same place. Experience the real hotels in Europe and get a feel of how it is to be in an old European hotel. IF you want to grab something to eat, do not eat in an American food chain as well. You must have a taste of the specialty in the country that you visit. Also, do not eat in restaurants that offers menu for tourists. They will charge bigger.
Other things to remember
Make sure you travel light and bring only the basic necessities, like clothes, clean under wears, etc. You can also bring your ATM or credit card. Make sure you inform your bank that you will be using the ATM and credit card in another country. Do not forget your camera too, memories are very important.