Europe’s diversity is nothing short of mindblowing. It’s a tapestry of different cultures, cuisines, peoples and histories, woven over thousands of years and, consequently, is an utter thrill to explore. From Scandinavia to Spain, you’re sure to find a destination or ten to take your fancy.
With so many countries creating the European patchwork, there are an inspiring number of cities to discover. Classic tourist spots like Rome, London, Paris and Barcelona are brimming with landmarks, while more obscure destinations have just as much to offer: Lyon is heaven for foodies and Budapest a must for history buffs.
As a vast and varied continent, Europe’s landscapes encompass some incredible national parks. Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes are a spectacular complex of waterfalls, peaceful pools and dramatic gorges, while Wild Taiga in Finland offers unique opportunities to see bears, wolverines and other wildlife in their natural habitat.
The Alps, Dolomites, Carpathians, Pyrenees… If you want to get the best view of Europe, head to the very top! From the petite Peak District in England to the majestic Alpine peaks spanning France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland, the hike up and the exquisite views will both take your breath away!
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