Europe offers an unlimited variety of things to see and do. Whatever your interests are for visiting Europe you will find plenty to do to fulfill your interest needs. Culturally Europe offers some of the greatest museums in the world. The history of Europe is captured, documented and preserved in many of its museums. As Europe explored and settled in all of the other continents it brought back to Europe, not only the resources from those areas but, the relics and records of their past civilizations and culture. Europe is the origin for many forms of art, whether it is painting, music, sculpture or design. You will find museums and venues dedicated to the preservation and understanding of these art forms. If you are of European lineage, a trip to the village or area where your ancestors once lived, can be an inspiring and emotional experience. World War sites where Americans served are a clear reminder of the price many had paid to preserve freedom and end tyranny. Over the centuries certain individuals have made incredible contributions to not only to Europe but, the world. One can visit where these famous people work, ruled and lived. Then there are those places were events occurred or are remembered. Battlefields, Memorials or Ruins of a past civilizations.
We list 46 European countries for reference in Europe Traveler Guide. The largest being European Russia to the smallest the Holy See – Vatican City. Go to specific pages for each country to find more detail information
When one thinks of cities in Europe, these are most likely the names that roll off a person’s lips first. These are some of Europe’s most visited as well as, interesting and famous cities. They are absolutely a must to see when visiting a particular country.
The Famous Sights
What comes into your mind first when you think about Europe? Places like the Eiffel Tower, Roman Ruins, the Parthenon, the Alps, Big Ben or the Grand Canal in Venice? Maybe you imagine castles, royal palaces, gothic cathedrals, medieval villages and much more. All of the places that you’ve read about or seen in pictures.
Europe’s Natural Sights
If you’re not the type for the hustle and bustle of the big cities and want to see the natural beauty and wonder of the European continent there are some incredible sites to visit. There’s a lot for the natural enthusiast to see, do and enjoy throughout the continent
Europe has some of the world’s greatest museums and there are plenty to choose from in all of the countries. When European countries colonized across the globe their archaeologists discovered many of the of the ancient sites in Egypt, China, India, Mesopotamia, etc. They uncovered ancient cites, tombs and civilizations all but lost centuries ago. The artifacts they uncovered where sent back to their museums in Europe.
Europe has much to choose from when you are seeking activities in the great outdoors. That is because Europeans are as enthusiastic when it comes to outdoor activities as Americans. Hiking, Bicycling, Water & Winter Sports, etc. are all meshed into the fabric of their lives from the days when their societies relied on those functions for their basic survival. At one time walking, long distances, skiing over snow, riding a horse or using some sort of aquatic vehicle where the only forms of transportation. Europe possess diversified natural beauty with its various geography and climates. National Parks have emerged to protect these areas as well as, classified UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The geography of the European continent also provides a variety of environments that make it extremely attractive to visit and observe.
Whatever your particular niche of enjoyment may be Europe can fulfill your desire. Europe is home to over 700 million people who work and play just like us in the US. For entertainment Europeans do much of the same things Americans do, attended festivals that preserve their ethnic culture and history, music concerts, sporting events, etc. They will take summer vacations in the Alps or Scandinavia, not unlike us heading to the Rockies or northern woods. In the winter to escape from the cold long winters they go to warm sunny Mediterranean resorts or the Canary Islands, much like us heading south to Florida or Arizona. In the major cities there is plenty of night life in clubs, pubs, casinos, the theater and other entertainment venues.
Whatever your interests may be tailor your visit to meet those interests. Tours and guides are plentiful and a great source of information that will enhance your visit. Determine your travel style and desires and plan around those accordingly. Go to ➾ Getting Started/Determine Your Traveling Style page for a reference.