Some of the most visited countries in the world lie within the continent of Europe, which is bordered by Africa, Asia and two oceans – the Atlantic and the Arctic. Europe may be the world’s second-smallest continent by land surface area, but there is no lack of diversity in the countries that are part of it. Visitors are generally amazed at just how quickly a separation of a few miles can transform one culture into another. Languages change and the taste buds are exposed to a whole new range of gastronomic delights.
Europe packs quite a punch on all fronts, be it the spectacular natural scenery of the Alps, the romance of Venice, the lure of Scotland’s glens and lochs or the beaches of the Mediterranean, there’s no dearth of stunning scenery to leave you ‘starry-eyed.’ For those interested in history and the arts, the attractions are mind-boggling. One can literally step back in time in the numerous medieval cities like York, Siena, Saint Paul de Vence or Prague or get lost in the Moorish palaces of Andalucia or the imperial palaces of St. Petersburg. If spirituality is what you seek, the grand monasteries and spectacular churches of Europe are sure to satiate the restless heart.

Top 11 Things To Do In Annecy

Top 11 Things To Do In Annecy

Once referred to by geographer Raoul Blanchard as the “Pearl of the French Alps,” the largest city of the Haute-Savoie department in southeastern France definitely lives up to its name. Deriving its name from the beautiful lake on which it lies, Annecy is a gorgeous blend of natural beauty and manmade charm. Its Old Town…

Top-12-Things-To-Do-In-Stavanger

Top 12 Things To Do In Stavanger

A small, old-fashioned, charismatic and gorgeous city located in the western coastal area of Norway, Stavanger has a lot to offer to its visitors. As one of the priciest locations in Norway, Stavanger exudes wealth and charm. Although the outskirts of the city are quite modern, the old center has retained its old-world charm with…

Top 12 Things To Do In Assisi

Top 12 Things To Do In Assisi

One of the most visited pilgrimage sites in Umbria Italy is the medieval town of Assisi, renowned as the birthplace of Saint Francis, who founded the Franciscan order. Assisi dates back to the 7th century as an early Umbrian settlement which was conquered by the Romans four centuries later. Traces of its Roman past are…

Top 12 Things To Do In Avila

Top 12 Things To Do In Avila

Sometimes referred to as the ‘City of Stones and Saints,’ the spiritual city of Ávila located in the Autonomous Community of Castile and León about 111km north-west of Madrid, boasts of having the highest number of Romanesque and Gothic churches per capita in the country. Founded in the 11th century to defend the Spanish territories…

Top 12 Things To Do In Zadar

Top 12 Things To Do In Zadar

Rather surprisingly, hordes of tourists have not yet descended on Zadar, the oldest continuously inhabited city in Croatia and the second-largest metropolis in Dalmatia. Zadar has a rich and varied history right from the Late Stone Age, to its Roman era and invasion by the Huns. In the early 15th century Zadar was sold by…

12 Beautiful Villages In Italy Worth Visiting

12 Beautiful Villages In Italy Worth Visiting

Most people travel to Italy to marvel at the historic sites of Rome or to soak in the beauty of Florence and Venice, or marvel at the fashion in Milan, but not many actually go off the tourist track to explore Italy’s hidden gems; its beautiful villages. Nestled between majestic mountains, perched on the edge…

Top 12 Things To Do In Lubeck

Top 12 Things To Do In Lubeck

Lubeck a historical city, known for its rich heritage, is located in Northern Germany. It gives an insight into the Old World Germany and is positioned near the Baltic Coast. Due to its status, its nickname during the 14th century was “The Queen of the Hanseatic League.” There are several cultural spots that offer tourists…

Top 12 Things To Do In Girona

Top 12 Things To Do In Girona

Less than a hundred kilometers from the northeast of Barcelona is the Catalan city of Girona. It is an ancient city, having originated during the time of the Iberians and later known as the Roman city of Gerunda. In the 12th century, the city had a flourishing Jewish community and had one of the most…

Top 12 Things To Do In Stockholm

Top 12 Things To Do In Stockholm

Sweden’s capital city, Stockholm, stretches along fourteen islands where Lake Malaren flows into the Baltic Sea, creating one of the most picturesque scenes; rightfully earning the city the sobriquet ‘Venice of the North.’ The beautiful landscapes and outstanding landmarks that form the city are a revelation of its rich cultural heritage. Gamla Stan, the city’s…

Top 12 Things To Do In Genoa

Top 12 Things To Do In Genoa

Italy’s leading port is a land of contradictions; its past grandeur sometimes shadowed by its dark side. Once a city of great wealth, the decayed glory of Genoa’s past is sometimes quite astonishing. Grand palaces are tucked away inside small and sometimes scruffy alleyways, surprising the unsuspecting visitor with their grandeur. Genoa was an autonomous…

Top 12 Things To Do In Chamonix

Top 12 Things To Do In Chamonix

The commune of Chamonix situated in south-eastern France and north of Mont Blanc is a photographer’s delight. Surrounded by breathtaking mountains, it draws mountain climbers from all over to scale the beautiful rugged terrain, especially that of Mont Blanc. During the winter, the slopes around the area are buzzing with activity as skiers and snowboarders…

Top 12 Things To Do In Reims

Top 12 Things To Do In Reims

Reims, an ancient city, was founded by the Celtic tribes and later invaded by the powerful Romans in 356. There is a long chronology of historical events that took place in Reims. Most importantly it is known as the Coronation or the Champagne capital of Europe. Being a rich ancient city, it is certainly an…

Top 12 Things To Do In Zug

Top 12 Things To Do In Zug

Like most towns in Switzerland, Zug too is ringed by mountains and situated near a lake, but what makes this city stand out is its obvious affluence. Zug which was founded by the Kyburgers in the 13th century AD is a low tax region where the headquarters of a number of multinational enterprises are located.…

Top 12 Things To Do In Modena

Top 12 Things To Do In Modena

The ancient city of Modena on the south side of the Po Valley in northern Italy is a ‘foodie haven.’ The birthplace of balsamic vinegar and the creative force behind the giant tortellini, the backstreets of the city have little known restaurants which serve up gastronomic delights. Modena is also home to the ‘best restaurant in…

Top 12 Things To Do In Crete

Top 12 Things To Do In Crete

Crete, the largest and most populous of the islands of Greece, is located 318 kilometers south of the port Athens. It is the most southerly outpost of Europe with its southern coast extending to the Libyan Sea. The island is steeped in tradition and history; being the birthplace of the Minoans, the first advanced civilization…

Top 12 Things To Do In Lucerne

Top 12 Things To Do In Lucerne

One of the most popular destinations in Switzerland is the little gem called Lucerne, located in Central Switzerland, at the foot of the Alps. This beautiful medieval city which began as a small fishing village is now the most populated town in Central Switzerland. Situated on the shores of Lake Lucerne and within sight of the…

Top 12 Things To Do In Gdansk

Top 12 Things To Do In Gdansk

Gdansk or Danzig (in German) is a Polish port city stationed at the mouth of the Motlawa River on the coast of the Gdansk Bay (of the Baltic Sea). Originally a center for European merchants, Dutch traders, and shipbuilding, the city, later on, flourished as a major center of art, architecture, and education in Poland.…

Top 12 Things To Do In Dresden

Top 12 Things To Do In Dresden

Dresden is one of the most populous city of eastern Germany and the capital of the German state of Saxony. Located on the bank of the Elbe River along with the Ore Mountains in the backdrop, Dresden is a perfect ‘postcard city’. It has been the seat of Royal families and Polish Monarchs for centuries…

Top 12 Things To Do In Galway

Top 12 Things To Do In Galway

The medieval city of Galway (Gailimh) lies along the banks of the River Corrib in Western Ireland. The historic city is set to be the European Capital of Culture in 2020 along with Rijeka in Croatia. Galway was once ruled by fourteen merchant families referred to as the tribes of Galway, hence the city has…

Top 12 Things To Do In Benidorm

Top 12 Things To Do In Benidorm

The city of Benidorm located in the province of Alicante in eastern Spain has been a popular tourist destination since the 1950s. This coastal resort attracts many visitors throughout the year. Besides the various attractions that make up Benidorm, it has a vibrant nightlife with numerous bars and clubs. What sets Benidorm apart from the…

Top 12 Things To Do In Vigo

Top 12 Things To Do In Vigo

The westernmost tip of the Spanish landmass is grand, with lush green vegetation, picturesque mountains, and an electrifying coast. Vigo, in the Galician landmass, used to be a village whose mainstay was fishing! But now, it is one of the most populous cities in Spain owing to the large area it covers. This city has…

Top 12 Things To Do In Cannes

Top 12 Things To Do In Cannes

Cannes is a lively and cozy city located on the French Riviera. Once a small fishing village, it is now a dazzling and exclusive seaside town considered to be one of the ‘happening’ places of Europe. Cannes is synonymous with the International Film Festival, one of the most prestigious events held annually. This annual red-carpet…

Top 12 Things To Do In Carcassonne

Top 12 Things To Do In Carcassonne

Carcassonne is the largest citadel in Europe that was fortified by the Romans. This citadel is located in between the Mediterranean Sea and Toulouse and happens to be one of the major tourist spots, especially among the connoisseurs of history. It is the astounding walls of Carcassonne’s citadel which protected the city for centuries and…

Top 12 Things To Do In Zakopane

Top 12 Things To Do In Zakopane

Zakopane often referred to as the ‘winter capital of Poland‘ is a town located in the extreme south of the country at the foot of the beautiful Tatra Mountains. Its location makes it a preferred destination for hiking, skiing, and tourism. Zakopane was only a small village in the mid 17th century with only 43…