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Published on March 10th, 2014 | by Emma Hackwood

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Top 10 Things to See and Do in Europe

With 48 distinct countries in Europe to explore, all full of fascinating history and spectacular scenery, it is hard to decide where to go and what to see. So we’ve put together 10 of our favourite things to do and see in Europe. From large festivals to remote beaches, Europe has something for everyone:

1. Hit the Beach in Greece

With over two thousand islands among the Greek Islands, you are sure to find a beautiful beach with which to soak up the sun.

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2.  Stroll Charles Bridge in Prague

Listen to the buskers, view the artists’ offerings or just enjoy the view of Prague Castle from this famed 13th century pedestrian bridge.

 

3.  Bike the South of France

Enjoy the finest that French wine country has to offer with visits to centuries old chateaus, wine tastings and food that embodies La Vie En Rose!

 

4.  Hike the Cinque Terre in Italy

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Make your way along 18kms ofItaly’s beautiful coastline featuring five fishing villages making up part of a national park that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

5.  Enjoy Oktoberfest in Munich

Put on your best lederhosen, grab your biggest stein and get ready to celebrate everything Bavariaat this annual 16-day festival that attracts more than 5 million people. 2010 marked its 200th anniversary.

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6. Discover the Tower of London

Discover this enduring symbol of the Norman Conquest, and one of the most famous attractions in the world, which has been enjoyed as a royal palace, served as an armoury and even housed a zoo.

 

7.  Visit the Algarve in Portugal

On the southwest tip of Europe lies the continent’s sunniest spot combining fabulous beaches with historic Portugal.

 

8. Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Ireland

There is no better way to spend the day everyone wants to be Irish than in a pub on the Emerald Isle surrounded by Celtic music and a pint of Guinness.

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9.  Become a Viking in Sweden

An hour and a half ferry fromStockholmgets you to the demesne of Hovgården on Adelsö where Viking Week takes place in July.

 

10. Tour the Canals of Amsterdam

Hop on one of the many canal boats and enjoy this unique view of the city as you venture past houses and museums and under a variety of bridges.
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Looking for more information on travelling to Europe? Contact one of our experienced travel consultants today to help plan your next Europe vacation at 1-877-967-5302 or browse through our Europe Travel Deals

 

 

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About the Author

Emma Hackwood

a freelance copywriter, amateur glider pilot and full-time adventure seeker, has travelled extensively in pursuit of her lifelong dream of simply seeing it all. Up to over 50 countries, she lists American Samoa and the seldom visited Marquesas Islands as her current favourite destinations, with a wandering eye on Guam and Tonga to complete her Pacific escapades.



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