A holiday is something we all deserve; it’s a time to let off some steam and relax. So how do you make the most of it? Travelling to a firm holiday favourite is a popular option, but why not try to do something a little out of the ordinary and make it an experience you can truly never forget?
The Gondolas of Venice
In an age where it’s sometimes quicker to walk somewhere than to drive, Venice is a refreshing and stress-free place to escape from it all. You definitely won’t be witnessing or feeling any road rage here. Although gondolas were initially used as a common way of getting around in Venice, they now tend to be used by tourists on romantic getaways. Romantic and energy efficient? How can that offer be refused?! When booking a European holiday through Imagine Holidays, you’ll not only be able to take in the sights and sounds of Venice, but you’ll also have the opportunity to explore other parts of the country, allowing you to truly immerse yourself into Italian culture.
The History of Madrid
The golden metropolis of Madrid is a must-see for every holidaymaker in Spain. On top of the delicious tapas dishes, grand plazas and year-round sunshine, the capital is home to cultural and artistic heritage sites, and a range of museums to suit every age range and interest. The Royal Palace, for example, is Madrid’s most beautiful building, and is the largest palace in Western Europe, while The Prado, one of Europe’s greatest art galleries, is home to displays from the likes of Velázquez, Goya, Raphael, Rubens and Bosch. Open-topped bus tours and cable cars are available throughout the city, and allow you to soak in the sights of Spain in true holiday fashion – by sitting back and relaxing!
The Catacombs of Paris
When thinking about Paris, most tend to think of the Eiffel Tower, the incredible artwork or even simply about the romance of it all. However, the Catacombs of Paris are just as iconic. Steeped in history, you can go into the Catacombs and discover a whole new world. Home to the remains of millions, it may not be the first thing that comes to mind when wanting to relax on holiday, but it’s a history lesson that you will never forget. Heading underneath the streets of Paris, you get to see it all, from beautiful decorations to the bones of the deceased… it might be worth leaving all horror film viewing until after your trip!
The Splendour of the United Kingdom
If you’ve yet to visit the United Kingdom, then a trip to London is certainly at the top of the list when it comes to seeing the sights of Europe. Not only can you take in attractions like the London Eye and Big Ben, but you can also delve deeper into the history of the city with guided tours, museum visits and conversations with the locals. There’s no better way to immerse yourself in British culture than to sit in the local pub with a pint!
There you have it – four must-see sights across Europe. Whether you’re travelling across the continent or you’re sticking to a couple of select countries, make sure you set your itinerary in advance to ensure you don’t miss out!
Photo credit – Catacombs