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If you are thinking about traveling to Europe during June, July or August, chances are you have asked yourself, and possibly others, what are the best places in Europe for summer vacations? This is a terrific question and one that is very enjoyable to answer. That is because there are so many great places to talk about! Europe has a rich history and is also filled with beautiful art, architecture and, of course, plenty of natural beauty. Here are a few ideas on spots to visit on your European excursion.
Before discussing any stopping off point, one of the biggest mistakes that you can make when planning a trip to Europe is trying to take in too many countries. This strategy has the potential of causing you to suffer from overload. Instead of fully appreciating the moment, in let’s say Holland, you just might find yourself fretting about the travel arrangements, as well as other things, you need to tend to for tomorrow’s destination. A good rule of thumb is to remind yourself that this will not be your one and only visit to Europe.
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Now that that is out of the way, let’s talk about Rome. If you are familiar at all with the Roman Empire and its history, you will be pleased with what Rome has to offer. Do not miss the Parthenon, coliseum and the Catacombs. You will get a sense of being taken back in time. And after all the sightseeing, find a nice trattoria for some pasta and antipasto.
London is another fabulous city filled with history. For military buffs, there is the Imperial War Museum. And of course there is the English military and royal tradition of the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. For some great theatre, head over to the West End part of town.
Salzburg Austria is the home of Mozart. It is also home to some of the most spectacular Alpen scenery you will ever experience. The Old Town section of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site since 1996, further testament to the city’s beauty. After seeing Mozart’s birthplace and the Salzburg Cathedral, be sure to try the Wiener Schnitzel vom Schwein or Wiener Schnitzel.
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The “City of Lights” draws millions of people every year, especially for the more romantically inclined. Paris, with its outdoor cafes and eminently charming Champs-Elysees, seems to bring out the warmth in everyone. Notre Dame, the Louvre, and the Arc de Triomphe are not to be missed.
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With a motto like “Munich loves you, ” you can imagine how warmly the people here treat visitors. This capital city of Bavaria is best known for its famous Oktoberfest. Young folks and students will find many night spots to visit and many universities to mingle with other students. You may want to include a stop at the Deutsches Museum, one of the oldest science museums in the world.
This has hardly been an exhaustive list of Best Places Europe Tours. But that’s what makes this continent one of the most sought after vacation destinations. There are countless possibilities for nearly everyone.