European travel is a must. Let’s face it; Europe is the home of history. So, if you want to experience history, arts, culture and fun, you need to head to Europe. Of course, the difficulty with travelling in Europe is that it can be difficult to know where to start. There is a wealth of fantastic cities within the continent. But, that shouldn’t deter you. In 2015, it’s time to start planning your European jaunts.
It’s time to break away from the well worn route of Paris and London. Europe is a continent of many amazing cities. Let’s take a look at the top four destinations you must see this year.
For those among us that love France, Lyon is the perfect alternative to Paris. Lyon is considered as the gastro-city of France. So, if you love good food, it’s time to head out to France’s second city. There is now a Eurostar stop between London and Lyon that is being introduced this May. So, if you want to get there on a budget, now is the time. Of course, you can opt for something a little more luxurious in the form of jet charters should you want to splash the cash. One of the top attractions to visit within Lyon is the Rivers de Saone. The promenade is simply exquisite and is a must for any traveller who wants a taste of ‘real’ French life.
When it comes to Spain, Seville is the place to be. Ignore the package deals to tacky seaside resorts; Seville is the ultimate destination for those that want to see the real side of Spanish life. The cathedral and Alcazar are among the best places to visit. What is more, this is the place to see flamenco dancing done correctly. It’s a short flight away from the UK too. So, if you want to make sure that you are sampling the delights of Spain, without a high rise hotel complex in sight, it’s time to head to Seville. Head out in April, where the temperature really starts to heat up.
The Czech Republic is world famous for its beer. So, why not head to Plzen to sample the delights up, close and personal? Plzen is the 2015 Capital of Culture, and so a lot of money has been pumped into the city to make it an important tourist attraction. Head to the city hall to see history frozen in time. The city hall pays homage to the Renaissance era art and architecture. It’s a truly stunning city. You’ll want to stay for a week!
Belgium is always high on the list for those that want to head out to Europe. So, why not head to Mons? The small city is practically perfect in every way. Cobbled streets and antique buildings stand tall and proud. The town square is where all of the action happens. Sample the street food and see the exhibitions from World War One within the area. It’s a stunning city and truly one of a kind.