If you are staying in a Heathrow Airport hotel, about to jet off on a sight-seeing tour of Europe, you might be wondering where to begin and what exactly you want to do. A look through the top ten European Cities to visit may get your imagination flowing.
Firstly, take a look around London! England’s capital is one of the world’s most visited cities for a reason; take a trip on the London Eye to see first-hand just how much the city has to offer.
If you are looking for Gothic architecture, then Bruges, in Belgium, more than delivers, and, since the city is home to more than 300 beers, you’ll find great many opportunities to quench your thirst whilst exploring.
Rome is the perfect place to visit if you want to finally find that perfect pizza! But whilst you are there, don’t forget to explore some of its amazing landmarks, such as the Coliseum or Trevi Fountain, so long as you resist the urge to jump in.
Most commonly referred to as the city of love, Paris is a great draw for anyone who has a love for food, wine, or the arts as well. A visitor to the city would be remiss not to visit Le Louvre, one of the largest museums in the world, and home to Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
Though it may not be as instantly recognisable as some of the other cities in this list, Austria’s capital of Vienna is a beautiful city well worth the visit. The capital city of the country’s monarchy, throughout the year large and glamorous balls are held in the Vienna.
If you want to explore the myths and legends of an ancient civilization, then Athens is the perfect destination. Filled with museums dedicated to the ancient Greeks, there are also still several remnants of their world you can visit, including the Temple of the Olympian Zeus.
The same can be said for Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, where you can take a walk along the ancient Theodosian walls, which were built around the year 408 AD.
Venice is a wonderful city, and, as it is sinking at a rate of 1 – 2 millimetres a year, it may not be a city that will always be around to visit. Take a gondola ride along the cities myriad canals to fully take in its uniqueness.
Often declared one of the cities with the highest quality of life, Zurich, in Switzerland, is an ideal place to visit if you want to enjoy some rejuvenation. Whilst in the city, pay a visit to the Rhine Falls, the largest plain waterfall in Europe, and bask in its natural beauty.
Madrid is a city known worldwide for its amazing nightlife, so anybody looking to have some wild nights out should be sure to pay it a visit. For those less wild, it is also home to some beautiful architecture, including the Royal Palace and Royal Armaments.