1. Famous Beaches & Coastal Locations
You’ll find some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and coastlines in Europe. Spend time on a sun-drenched Greek Island or swim in the azure waters of the Italian or French Riviera. The Algarve region in Portugal is dotted with picturesque beaches or you might like to unwind at La Concha Beach on the Spanish Coast.
2. Grand Museums
Europe has a plethora of grand museums. Some of our favourites include The Louvre and Pompidou Centre in Paris, The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, The Vatican Museums in Rome, The Serralves Museum in Porto, The Acropolis Museum in Athens and The Prado in Madrid.
3. Shop for Designer Fashion
France and Italy are without doubt two of the most fashionable countries in the world. Shop in Milan’s iconic Golden Rectangle or head to the outlets just outside Florence for designer bargains. Stroll along Avenue Montaigne in Paris or admire the beautiful domed ceiling of Galeries Lafayette.
4. Iconic Landmarks
Europe is home to some of the most iconic landmarks in the world – the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe in Paris; The Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and Vatican City in Rome, and The Acropolis in Athens.
A visit to a Chateau is like taking a step back in time. Stroll through the lush gardens and view the extraordinary collection of paintings at Chateau de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley or discover the stunning architecture of Chateau de Chambord.
6. Scenic Drives
For stunning scenic drives, it’s hard to beat Europe. The French Riviera, Amalfi Coast, Loire Valley Drive and Tuscan countryside are just a few. Why not hire a car and see for yourself.
7. Sporting Events
Sports enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice in Europe! Watch one of the legendary soccer teams play in Spain or Italy. Absorb the adrenalincharged action at the Monaco, Spanish or Italian Grand Prix. Cheer on your favourite at the French Open tennis tournament in Paris or from the sidelines of the Tour de France.
8. Food & Wine Heaven
Food and wine are an integral part of European culture and there’s an endless list of delicacies to tempt your tastebuds! Devour authentic pizza in Italy, try classic tapas and paella in Spain and don’t leave Portugal without trying the famous Portuguese custard tart. Sample local wines at Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne in France’s wine region.
9. Historic Battlefields
Some of the most poignant and important World War I battlefield sites can be found in France. Make time to visit the historic beaches of Normandy and the battlefields of Somme, where you’ll find the Australian National Memorial site at Villers-Bretonneux.
10. Churches and Cathedrals
Europe is famous for its spectacular churches and cathedrals. Discover the medieval Catholic heritage at Notre Dame in Paris, the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona and St. Peter’s Basilica Rome. For stunning views, climb to the top of the magnificent Duomo in in either Florence or Milan.