The modern western world was shaped by this small continent. It has a rich history and culture that would take a lifetime to explore all of it. A trip to Europe can be many things. It can be a journey back in time to the age of the Romans. It can be a ski trip to the Swiss Alps. Or it could be a culinary experience through the many different regions of the continent. Don't try to pack in too much in one trip to Europe, despite its relatively small size there is a lot to traverse. Below are my top recommendations. If you are interested in learning more please contact us.
Walking through Rome is like walking through a time capsule. There are ancient buildings like the Colosseum that are thousands of years old, to Renaissance buildings from the fifteenth century to modern structures like the subway system. The city is mostly walkable if you stay in the right area, but the streets can be tricky to navigate, so be sure to have your GPS with you. Don't forget to have some Gelato after dinner and make sure you throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain to ensure you'll make a trip back some day.
It's hard to find anywhere in the world that has the natural beauty of Norway. It is the ultimate destination for any outdoor enthusiast. There are many famous hikes that tourists from all over the world come to trek during the limited summer weather. A cruise on one of the fjords with the surrounding landscape is a must do experience. The history of Norway is steeped in Viking culture and there is plenty of opportunities to learn about it. While Norway is one of the most expensive places to travel in the world it is well worth the investment.
Ireland is an amazing destination to explore! From the vibrant city of Dublin with its unique culture and interesting history, to the stunning landscapes, coastline and delicious food, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Dublin is a great place to start your journey, as it offers a range of attractions and activities, from the Guinness Storehouse to the lively pubs and restaurants. Outside the city you can explore the rolling hills, dramatic cliffs and stunning coastline of the Irish countryside. The food is also something to savor, with traditional Irish dishes such as Irish stew, colcannon and soda bread, as well as a range of modern cuisine.
Stockholm is not at the top of a lot of peoples bucket lists, but it should be. A city that is set on hundreds of islands, it is extremely easy to get around due to its numerous transportation options. There are several unique museums to visit such as the the Nobel Prize Museum, the Vasa Ship Museum and the ABBA museum. The craft beer scene is thriving with some of the best options in Europe. Stockholm is a modern city that isn't as large as some of the other popular tourist cities and is a good place to start if you've never been to Europe.
The always bustling capital of Great Britain is a city that requires more than one trip to see all that it has to offer. With iconic sites like London Tower, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham palace and more you will never be at a loss for what to do. If you like big cities that are always busy then London is the place for you. Even on weeknights you will hardly be alone going out to the pubs or riding the tube. If you're flying in and out of Heathrow airport you'll want to take a stop at nearby Windsor Castle.