Europe is a cultural melting pot, with numerous countries to visit and cities to explore, from mega cities like London, if you’re after romance you can head to Paris or for ancient history visit Rome, there are simply endless options. Europe has long been a popular holiday destination for people from all around the world as each country offers its own unique cultural identity, traditions and cuisine – it’s just hard to choose where to visit first.
Travelling around Europe isn’t as hard as one would think either, with an excellent transport system connecting most of the major cities, small distances between places of interest and its open border policies. Travelling from country to country and between cities can be really fun too, as you’ll be able to immerse yourself in to different and fascinating cultures, see places in between the main tourist spots often missed from the normal tourist trails, and create your own unique holiday experience which is really rewarding. For me this kind of multi-centre holiday is the only way to explore this amazing continent – it also enables you to cover more ground and really see as much as possible during your holiday.
With a multi-centre itinerary you can visit as many counties as you like (providing you have the time) and city hop to your heart’s content – so to get you thinking here’s are a couple of European multi centre itineraries:
Why not combine Amsterdam with its 17th century canal system and world class museums, such as the Anna Frank House and the Van Gogh museum, with Belgium to see its Grand Place or Grote Markt the central square in the city. Then after your sightseeing, indulge in the finest ale’s and chocolates of which this great city is most famous for. From here you could then move on to the romantic city of Paris home to the Eifel Tower, Napoleon’s tomb and the Louvre. Paris also offers some of the finest dining in the world, which is probably why it’s the most romantic city in the world.
Or, why not start in Rome this ancient city is a must for fans of antiquity, boasting such monuments as the Great Colosseum and the Pantheon, from here it’s only a short journey to Tuscany. This charming little place with its hilltop towns and rolling hills is a great place to relax and unwind, a must visit is the medieval hilltop village of San Gimignano. Then to finish of your Italian adventure a trip to Florence, the capital city of Tuscany, the birth place of the Renaissance. So if you’re an art lover then this vibrant city is a must with its amazing galleries showcasing great works of art.
What would be your favourite itinerary?