One can never have enough of Europe’s spectacular landscapes, architectural wonders, rich cultural heritage, exotic adventures and gastronomical delights. To help you plan that perfect European holiday, here is a list of top 7 experiences in Europe that you just can’t miss.
1. Watch the sunset from atop the Eiffel Tower in Paris
Eiffel Tower, Paris
No trip to Paris is complete without a visit to the iconic Eiffel Tower. For the most spectacular experience, go atop the Eiffel Tower before sunset. Sip on a glass of bubbly while watching the sun go down against the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sainte-Chapelle and the stunning Parisian skyline. Truly a photographer’s delight!
Where: The Champagne Bar
Cost: Lift ticket to the top costs 1700 Euros per adult
2. Take a Gondola ride in Venice
Gondola Ride, Venice
The beautiful canals and bridges, charming squares, renaissance architecture and artistic cultural heritage are sure to make you fall in love with Venice. Take a gondola ride through its many historic waterways, with baroque buildings and palaces in the backdrop. Sounds like a dreamy setting, doesn’t it? If you’re lucky, your gondolier might sing for you too!
Where: Tronchetto, the Piazzale Roma or the Rialto Bridge area
Cost: 80 Euros approx. for 40 minutes for 6 people; 40 Euros for additional 20 minutes. Post 7 p.m.: 100 Euros approx. for 40 minutes for 6 people; 50 Euros for additional 20 minutes
3. Attend an Opera in Germany
Home to some of the most noted musicians and composers of all times such as Mozart, Beethoven, Weber and Richard Strauss, Germany hosts one of the largest number of opera performances every year. From short two-act productions to long epic performances and masterpieces by singers from across the globe, you’re sure to find something of your liking.
Where: Baden-Baden Festival Theatre, Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Deutsche Opera in Berlin, Gasteig in Munich, Frankfurt Opera, and Hamburg State Opera
Cost: Ranging from 50 to 180 Euros approx.
4. Take a chocolate tour in Switzerland
Welcome to Switzerland—home to the world’s finest chocolates and the best international chocolate brands. The chocolate shops, boutiques and chocolatiers here offer an extraordinary variety of local Swiss chocolates for sampling, along with a glimpse of their chocolate making process with original recipes handed down over the generations. For the most passionate of chocolate aficionados, the Tour de Chocolat organises workshops, lessons, and dining experiences with prominent chocolatiers.
Where: The Maison Cailler in Broc
Cost: 12 CHF per adult, 9 CHF per child
5. Party the night away in Ibiza
Think party, think Ibiza! This island off the coast of is packed with beach bars, pulsating electronic music, happening nightlife and an ever-vibrant holiday vib. The best time to visit this ‘party capital of the world’ are the summer months for summer discos and popular European nightclubs where top DJs from around the world come over to play.
Where: Amnesia, Eden, Ocean Beach, Benimussa Park, Ibiza Rocks Hotel, DC-10, Pacha, Heart and Lío
Cost: Ranging from 30 to 60 Euros approx. per person
6. Go wine tasting in Tuscany
Wine Tasting in Tuscany
Tuscany in Italy is touted as one of the world’s best wine destinations. From small, family-owned wineries to large and long-standing historical wine producers, Tuscany is home to an overwhelming variety of wineries, producing the best of local wines, world-renowned labels and great vintages as well. Get set for a tour of their ancient cellars and beautiful vineyards amidst spectacular landscapes, followed by an introduction of the wine making process and a private wine-tasting session.
Where: Chianti Classico
Cost: Ranging from 50 to 200 Euros approx.
7. Cable car to the top of Mount Titlis in Switzerland
Mount Titlis in Switzerland
Switzerland’s most popular attraction, Mount Titlis, is the highest peak in Central Switzerland. Take the revolving cable car from Engelberg to Mount Titlis for spectacular 360 degree views of Switzerland’s scenic lakes, valleys, snow covered mountains and glaciers. Once at the top, explore its glacier cave, glacier park, photo studio and the many snow activities. The Titlis Cliff Walk, the highest suspension bridge in Europe, is a must not miss for adventure lovers!
Cost: 92 CHF return ticket per adult