No matter where you go in Europe, history is all around you.
Medieval Castles, Roman Ruins, Timeless Art, War Relics, Religious Monuments, and more. A history buffs paradise.
Tower of London, UK
Some buildings in Europe are older than a great number of countries.
By just walking down a single road, you are often observing different time periods through the architecture.
Colosseum, Rome, Italy
3. Unique Cities
Paris, Venice, London, Prague, Barcelona... every city in Europe has its own unique feel and vibe.
Europe surely has to be home to the most "must visit" cities in the world.
Bridges in Prague, Czech Republic
With the amount of different countries and cultures in Europe, festivals are plentiful and unique.
From beer festivals in Germany, to tomato throwing and bull running in Spain - you are bound to find one you want to attend. Find European Festival's Here
La Tomatina, Bunol, Spain
Home to some of the party capitals of the world, Europe is unbeatable for nightlife.
Hip underground music scenes in every city, trendy bars on every high street; superclubs on party islands and ... well... Amsterdam.
Studio 80, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
6. Islands and Seaside Towns
Beset in and along the coast of the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Aegean Seas lie some of the most beautiful islands and towns in the world.
You can easily stumble across some hidden gems.
Oia, Santorini, Greece
Whether you love it or don't understand it, sample a game in Europe to see the best that this sport has to offer.
The best players, stadiums and atmospheres can be found in England, Spain and Germany.
Borussia Dortmund's famous yellow wall, Germany
Yes everyone has tried pizza before, but it tastes much better from a genuine Italian Pizzeria, than a fast food chain.
Again the diversity of Europe means food is very distinctive in each place you visit.
The longer the queue, the better the food.
Selection of Petit Fours, in a French patisserie.
Europe is a very small continent with excellent and reasonably priced transport links, making it extremely easy to get around.
This access means you can be shopping in Paris on Wednesday, skiing in Italy the next few days and then on a beach in Greece by the weekend.
High speed train in the Alps
10. The Alps
The Alps are one of the most beautiful and accessible mountain ranges in the world.
Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland all have great hikes and ski slopes in the midst of the range.
Recommended For Further Information
Europe On A Shoestring: Lonely Planet
If you are heading to multiple destinations in Europe I highly recommend picking up a copy of Lonely Planet's; Europe On A Shoestring. It provides the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, what hidden discoveries await you, where to stay, and how to optimise your budget for an extended continental trip...
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The cost of food and drink will barely dent your budget, and bus and rail transport is incredibly cheap.
France is one of the most diverse countries in Europe, with world class cities, scenic countryside, Mediterranean beaches, snowy mountains and majestic castles.
France also has distinguished gastronomy, particularly wines, cheeses and baked goods, as well as a rich history and culture...
Italy is the birthplace of Western civilisation, therefore is rich in history, culture and architecture.
Not forgetting nature lovers, Italy also has beautiful coastlines, alpine lakes and extensive mountain ranges...
Spain has a relaxed vibe, vibrant nightlife, rich culture, renowned festivities and the world’s largest number of World Heritage Cities.
Spain is one of the most diverse countries in Europe, making it a great destination for whatever you desire...
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