Europe is a place that has it all: Culture, art, food and history. With so much to do, it can be hard to narrow down activities. To help, Contiki created the ultimate European bucket list to use as a guide for what to do in Europe.
With so many beautiful and excited world destinations to choose from, deciding where to travel to can be a bit overwhelming. We compiled a list of the most popular tour destinations in 2016. Based on these top travel destinations, we predict these trends will continue onto 2017.
A European vacation is generally one rich in cultural highlights, as many of the famous cities and landmarks in Europe have existed for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. A sightseeing tour of a city can take you to some of the world’s most famous landmarks– and it’s often not far to travel to another city with equally famous and historical significance. That’s not to mention the rich local culture and traditions that have often been observed and passed down for hundreds of years, and which you can experience firsthand.
Growing up, I always saw myself exploring Europe with a big backpack, ripped up sneakers, and multiple large paper maps. I had dreamed of the backpacking life that most 20-something-year-olds fantasize about. I had it all planned out, my limited budget would allow me to fly into one airport, walk, hitch hike, or find a cheap standing only train ticket to move onto my next city. For accommodations, I would find any hostel that seemed relatively safe and clutch my belongings tightly in my sleep so no one can steal anything if I happened to be able to fall asleep among the noise of however many other people were in that same room bunking with me. Plan b would have been to find the warmest, cleanest corner or steps to get a few hours of sleep in before I explored the city with all my belongings on my back.Continue reading
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